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Charlie Thunder
Oct 20, 2006

Goodbye Horses


I'm applying online for a summer job at a furniture store, hoping to land a warehouse associate position or to be a delivery assistant. On the application it asks for my minimum wage desired. I have no idea what these positions would typically pay. I don't want to go too low and then work for peanuts during the summer and I don't want to shoot to high and not be considered for the job. Does anyone have experience working this type of job or know what I should enter as my desired wage?

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tripwires
Oct 21, 2005

by The Finn


I always put negotiable so you can talk about it during the interview.

kponds
Nov 10, 2005



Leave it blank.

Charlie Thunder
Oct 20, 2006

Goodbye Horses




It doesn't give me an option to put negotiable, and couldn't leaving it blank make it look like I just rushed through the application and missed a field?

935
Jul 28, 2006

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I've been told to always fill it out. Never leave it blank or put negotiable, they see that all the time. Putting in a number tells the person, "this kid knows what he wants, he's driven."

tripwires
Oct 21, 2005

by The Finn


Just put 100 million dollars.

Cheekio
Feb 19, 2004

I have a lot of points to make and I will make them later.


It's a bullshit question, and most employers have half a brain enough to recognize this. Put about what you think the other people on the staff get paid there, because what the other staff get paid for a summer job is what you'll get paid anyway.

beejay
Apr 7, 2002



haha it says "Minimun"

cravoecanela
Jul 15, 2003



Just put a bit over what you think the average wage for your position is. During the interview/hiring they will let you know what they can hire you on for. The question isn't really for you to decide what you want, but rather to allow employers to low-ball you a bit if you go under their expectations.

You won't be turned away for simply putting a dollar or so over what they start at.

Zeinin
May 7, 2003
I traded a sunrise for a sunset.

REAAAAAAAAAAACHING FOR THE STAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARS

Sheep-Goats
Jul 28, 2003



For a warehouse job just put minimum if you're unable to leave it blank. That's probably all they'll pay you anyway. For more important jobs (of if you actually care) try typing "average salary for XXX" into Google some time. There are all kinds of websites that do nothing but list salaries, equivalent salaries (30k a year does a lot more in Wyoming than in Manhattan), working conditions, etc etc etc, for most of the regions you'd be interested in.

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Inferior Third Season
Jan 15, 2005



935 posted:

I've been told to always fill it out. Never leave it blank or put negotiable, they see that all the time. Putting in a number tells the person, "this kid knows what he wants, he's driven."
lovely summer job employers don't want driven people. They want monkeys that will do as they're told and be happy with whatever poo poo wage they decide to give them.

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