Your Value and Employement Status

1743621_10152939462053631_4900759173207350112_n Though we can’t just go leaving a job that pays, to taking nothing because we want more, we do need to hang onto the idea that we are always worth more than what a paying employer sees us at. Well some of you aren’t, but the most of us are.
Remember to know your value and keep the search for a job that pays you what you deserve.

Proposal for Law Enforcement

Proposal for Law Enforcement

We should vote this in and mandate it as the first rule in order. That all law enforcement and members of government . All law enforcement should have to spend 5 months delivering pizza. This would give the police officer a fine chance to observe traffice from the eye of the least respected car on the road.
All government should have to work in a gas station before becoming anything. To be the least respected person in retail and to see how people really treat you as a person who is at work. They should be paid the same wages as their fellow employees, and be forced to live on such income. They should see society for what it really is. They should see how employees in the lowest rung get treated as if they are worthless in life, by even their employer who tells them they will never succeed at anything. This would force the government to intervene in minimum wages, benefits and relations of society. They should be hit constantly with beer stings at the fullest level. They will be less likely to treat low income people as if they do not have a valid story. They would see how many people out there are out to rip off everyone and how many people will try and get you fired because their soda was flat.

 

My two Cents

Gas Station Woes

for those of you who are still in a gas station but somehow found this. My hat’s off to you but I am confused.

My time doing your job, I barely even knew one cashier that could do much more than wiggle the mouse and get the screen saver to stop. i once had a manager come get me from behind the counter in a panic to help her fix her “exploding computer”. The manager who sat in for her on her vacation time, turned the star burst screen saver on. Yes I was actually belittled quite often by that idiot.

One day I just had enough. A store got robbed right after I left. I came in the next day and had to talk to two managers and the owner of the chain I worked for. The managers and owner of this chain of gas stations actually tried to make me feel bad for leaving when I did. The person that relieved me was 20 minutes late already as it was. I had enough. I said ” Whoa Whoa Whoa, Where were you all? Living the life you think I’m not good enough to live? I leave here and I try to forget that I work for people like you, I come back and do my duties, there is no sense in talking to me like this. This is just a gas station”.

You have to remind your boss that you work in the crummiest line of business. You have to remind your boss that you get paid the crummiest pay. and you have to remind your boss that  the things he or she does, you do it better, especially the stuff of f the clock.

You got your job there because you just needed an income. You did not get your job there just because they wanted someone else to work the register instead of them. You are there just to get on your feet even if it means sacrificing one or two weekends a month. You have not been sentenced to be there. It is not your destiny, it is not the best you can do. You could beg on a street corner and feel more dignity. (don’t do that).

Holidays, you deserve to have a holiday off, you do not deserve to watch everyone else get the holidays off while you work. Even if you get double pay for the holidays. Nothing can replace the life you gave up to make double minimum wage.

The guy that scrubs sewage tanks and then eats a sandwich without washing his hands, makes nearly three times what you make. He doesn’t even have to worry about checking i.d., if he will get a bathroom break, if he will get a lunch break He doesn’t have to worry about getting shot over 50 bucks. He doesn’t have to worry about counting the dang cigarettes before he leaves work. he deals with pooh, you deal with spoiled teenagers and drunk adults.

A tree trimmer makes almost 4 times what you make. a lawn care guy makes 1.5 times what you make and he just has to worry if he will have enough gas to mow one strip back to the truck. An independent babysitter makes $20-40 a day, per kid.

There are websites that let you check to see how much each job position makes like this. Think of the crappiest job you could do, and see what that person makes and compare it to your current position. Stay in the gas station and work for crap pay, get treated by crap by every single person that walks on that site. Or just leave and start job searching.

Employment status update

If you have been wondering what the current status of employment is, This chart is from Bureau of labor statistics website
The employment statistics site seems they do a bit of profiling but it’s not quite in a bad way. These labor and employment statistics are more in a way that is informative. The employment statistics just simply states facts.
It is not like the site is made by Your local “Insert what ever you here “. It was made by the state.

there does seem to be a greater number of people on unemployment now. But at the same time, the women over 20 seem to be holding strong at keeping employed or at least off of government help and or welfare.
While the men on on welfare seems to have slightly increased a bit.
Although the chart shows that between the two genders we have an over all decrease in unemployment for the year time period. Guys, it looks like the women are holding up the performance for us all. And just as they would be upset with their performance if it was the other way around, I think we should be straightening up our act. (Hopefully this does not jinks my job).

Found some wages listed by the government, give you something to write down on your employment form when hunting for a job. You know the feild that says  “Expected Wages”. and well, if the bos is hiring at less than what is on this list, you might want to consider your standards andyour own expectations. (I find if they start less, they will not be much good later).

Here are the employment statistics for 2009.

Employment Statistics for 2009 for industries.

Occupational Wages 2009.

Typical Wages for 2009. (ok I say typical because it’s what it seems to me. Don’t use that  though. because it isn’t quite right)

Not sure what this but it’s more wages.

An average of the big companies and what they pay.

State Statistics and typical pay rate.

City and local Metro Averages.

By all statistics, I am kind of seeing Houston and Texas as being the lowest pay rate. Cost of living by state. Not an official site but what I found real quick.

The better you know about your current pay rate and employment status and the average pay rate and employment statistics, the better you have a chance of achieving the wage or salary and life you want for yourself.

Remember, if it isn’t fun. It isn’t worth doing.