So, I interviewed. Their pay system is retarded. Here's the breakdown:
You get $4 per hour!!
Whatever you sell you get commission. I would be working with parts only. Not per-built desktops and lappys.
Say you sell a motherboard, processor and sound card.
You get 1.5% commission on the highest dollar line item. In this case it would be the processor.
You then get 2.5% for each attached item.
Then you receive 10% on service plans.
The sales manager claimed that his average employee makes $10 PER HOUR after all the commissions. Some employees make $13.
Every employee apparently carries stickers in their pocket with info that relates to them on it. When you buy something with an employee nearby, they put their sticker on it. When you get rung out, the cashier sees who's sticker you have and makes sure that employee gets credit.
I'm sure that 90% of people walk in, grab what they want and leave without ever talking to an employee.
The interview was OK. I brought a few magazines I've been in to show them and they did seem fairly impressed. Afterwards I had to take a 40 question test. There were questions like "What's the speed of USB 2.0?" or "Is PCI-E serial or parallel?" It wasn't that hard, except for the 3 Apple questions where I literally guessed the answers.
The store doesn't open till 10 a.m. which is great for me because I'm in charge of getting the kids up in the morning and on the bus. I can't get there till 9 a.m. at the earliest. There's the problem. I would be expected to be there at 7, because of freight and setting displays. I cannot get there that early. I'll let them know of my hours I can work and if they don't like it, then I guess I won't be getting the job
$13 an hour is pretty crap even when compared to the exchange rate here i get $20 an hour for doing helpdesk support for an isp and thats really low in fact i'm leaving soon cause the pay is so crappy...
not everything though like supps are 3 times more expensive or more, food is, clothes is about 2 to 1.5 times as more, electronics aren't that much more you guys just have a better range and more stuff when it come to everything actualy, rent is way more expensive...
cars are like 3 times as much
Many people here buy heaps of shit from the US cause it's alot cheaper even when you factor in postage.
healthcare is free though lol but it's substandard (unless you goto a hosipital then you get 1st class care)