I went for my interview (which was more like “fill out an application, let’s see if you qualify, and let’s talk for about 10 minutes) and on the application there was 25 pages of personality assessment.
Basically the same 5 questions, just worded differently 10 times over.
After going through all that, the manager says I’m in the “yellow”. They only accept “green”. So basically at this point it’s either they’ll take it, or they won’t. If they do, they start me on minimum wage. $7.15.
Let’s consider the following: just today, I took 3 buses. It’s $2 for the first bus, a free transfer for the second, and another $2 for the third. And that’s going. $4 just going. Going back home was another $4. So that’s $8 in total for the day. If I get this job, and I work say…3 days (because since the theater is small, they usually don’t get too much traffic, hence, everyone’s on a part-time schedule), at $7.15 an hour for 8 hours. That’s $171.60 for the week (before taxes mind you), and $686.40 for the month, before taxes.
Now if you calculate how much money I’m spending for transportation ($8×3), that’s $24 for the week. That’s $96 a month. So deducting that from the wages, I have $147.60 for the week, $590.40 for the month.
If you count lunch, which ranges from $5 to $7 every day I work. $5×3=$15 a week. $15×4=$60 a month. Bringing lunch from home is not an option. Food that I actually enjoy is rarely in my house. I’m also getting tired of eating the same shit for dinner, let alone lunch.
147.60-15=$132.60 a week. $590.40-60=$530.40 a month.
Now, let’s talk about taxes. They take out roughly $13 for the week. That’s just one week. Obviously it will be $13×4=$52 for the month.
Hence, for the week, the net is dwindled down to roughly $119.54 for the week, $478.16 for the month. Ouch much? That’s spending cash.
Now, a lot of people would have a grand time with $478. But there’s one more thing to consider–bills. I have student loans up the yin yang, and a few small credit cards (I have a bigger one that my dad helps out a bit with). The student loans by itself eats up about $200. So when that’s done, I’m left with $278. That’s not counting the other bills.
So ultimately, I’ll end up in the same situation (if not worse) like I was in when working at Target.
You know it’s bad when my mom is basically telling me to say no to the job. She wants me to get one. Just one that will pay me more than $7.15.
Hmph. This sucks. They said they’d call (which is translated to “fuck you, become a hooker” in job language). There’s a small part of me that’s saying that if they don’t call, then it’s probably for the best. There’s a $10/hr job somewhere. Until then…whatever.
In other news, I’m revisiting the original idea of P739. Join and see exactly what the original idea was.
And while you’re at it, join Ecstasy. I’m Nyree.Kage; in it. 😉