Thursday, May 31, 2012
I thought I interviewed for what appeared to be a professional job with professional salary on Tuesday.
North Carolina pays lower than almost everywhere else, BUT, I know I could make it on 40K, and, if I have to start out less, say 35K to get my foot in the door and work my way up, I'm happy to do that. It may be half of what I made before, but, hey with the economy crashing in 2008, and being in NC now, it is what it is.
However I was shocked speechless, shocked all the way to the bone, when they offered $11.50 per hour. And 3rd shift, which they didn't tell me until I arrived at the interview. GMP manufacturing work, never, and I do mean NEVER as in N-E-V-E-R, pays that low. I countered with a higher amount, and have not heard from them. Afterwards, I thought about it all day yesterday, and realized if they take my counter offer I'm in trouble. I did the math and it's, also, way too low to either do the commute, or to move there, either one.
If it were here in Statesville, I'd take the $11.50 and work it while I kept looking for a real job.
But, sigh, it's not. I can't drive 80 miles a day, my car would need mntc and tires, and the gas would take alot of my paycheck. I'd be making less than minimum wage. My plan, based on the assumption it was a professional job with professional pay, was to move there. No way can I move there at their offer price or my counter offer price; I could not afford the rent even if I had 4 roommates.
So my hopes were crushed again, & I am back to square one again, looking locally again.