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    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

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    $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...

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    $20 must be nothing where you are then, because my wife could damn near quit her job if I made that much

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    from that job description it seems they need people with more technical sales skills than actual technical skills.
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    Yeah, you really have to know the parts you're selling

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreatSatan View Post
    Yeah, you really have to know the parts you're selling
    That would be a first for a computer parts store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreatSatan View Post
    $20 must be nothing where you are then, because my wife could damn near quit her job if I made that much
    It's
    $18.31 U.S. dollars

    Not really much of a differance things are alot more expensive here though and it's an entry level IT support job meaning lowest pay grade possible

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    lol. this kid has to be a troll....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyK 3.0 View Post
    lol. this kid has to be a troll....
    me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by M1CH43L View Post
    It's
    $18.31 U.S. dollars

    Not really much of a differance things are alot more expensive here though
    They must be

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreatSatan View Post
    They must be
    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)

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    Soon the US will have substandard health care too.

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    Where do you live, Mexico? Minimum wage out here is 10 an hour and I don't understand how people survive on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreatSatan View Post
    Soon the US will have substandard health care too.
    You mean we don't already?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreatSatan View Post
    Soon the US will have substandard health care too.
    soon? the list below is from the last time the WHO ran the numbers in 2000

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    Anyway, I think minimum is $8.25

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreatSatan View Post
    Anyway, I think minimum is $8.25
    If you're talking about minimum wage in the U.S. it's $7.25 an hour, I think.
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    I'm thinking of IL

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreatSatan View Post
    I'm thinking of IL
    7.25 in Missouri, 8.25 in Illinois. In Wyoming it's only 5.15.
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    The reason I don't see how anyone can survive on that is because in my province alone the average house is currently worth over 400k and a condo goes for over 200k. In the city I work by, Fort McMurray, a single family home goes for about 700k. Rent for a single bedroom place is currently going for 1700, 2000 for a double. Pay at a gas station or McDonald's starts at around 18 an hour with benefits here..

    http://www.woodbuffalo.net/linksFACTSHome.html

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    So I got called yesterday by Micro Center for a second interview. I went in today for it and it went well. The managers are just as geeky as I am. They know their hardware and software, they have a real easy no BS approach to sales. They even knew of my published mods and have all been to my site. I told them that I am available every day, but cannot get to work till at least 9 a.m. because I'm the one who gets my kids ready and on the bus every morning.

    They were cool with that.

    I made it clear that I can't stand sitting behind a desk waiting for customers to come to me and that I would be all over my area finding people to help.

    They said that's exactly how they want me to do my job.

    So, I took the job. I'll be starting at $12 hr during my "training" phase which will go for two weeks or so, then it will be the regular pay scale as above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreatSatan View Post
    So I got called yesterday by Micro Center for a second interview. I went in today for it and it went well. The managers are just as geeky as I am. They know their hardware and software, they have a real easy no BS approach to sales. They even knew of my published mods and have all been to my site. I told them that I am available every day, but cannot get to work till at least 9 a.m. because I'm the one who gets my kids ready and on the bus every morning.

    They were cool with that.

    I made it clear that I can't stand sitting behind a desk waiting for customers to come to me and that I would be all over my area finding people to help.

    They said that's exactly how they want me to do my job.

    So, I took the job. I'll be starting at $12 hr during my "training" phase which will go for two weeks or so, then it will be the regular pay scale as above.
    Awesome! Good luck!
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