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Old 08-20-2009, 07:27 PM
 
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Hello to All ..I recently had some interviews in the Triad Area, It seem like a hiring process is kind of trendy here..for the employers ....the talk of the great company to work for..the benefits, hours..blah blah blah......then bamm...they hit you with the low ball entry level wages...It seem like the employers are taking advantage over potenial employee's here. Has anyone on this forum been their already?
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Old 08-21-2009, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Are you comparing the wages to other companies in NC? From what I understand wages here are lower than other areas of the country. It may not be that you are getting "low ball wages" rather that the offers are what those jobs pay here.

Minimum wage is $7.25. Companies are going to save money however they can. Limiting salaries is an easy way to do that.
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Old 08-23-2009, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:03 AM
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Location: Queens, NY
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its not just the triad area...its charlotte too. its the whole state. its the region, to be honest...although companies in general are low balling...

this region just seems to be full of 20-30k/year jobs.
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:49 AM
 
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This really makes me mad... and I know that it because of the economy.....How do they expect families/single people to make it off that....
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:05 PM
 
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This really makes me mad... and I know that it because of the economy.....How do they expect families/single people to make it off that....
Two people making $10-$15/hr can easily "make it" here. You won't get rich and drive a BMW but you won't suffer. As a single person, you might need a roommate unless you have a small apartment but you can still save quite a bit if you live within your means and are disciplined.

Also the other problem with Raleigh is there are a lot of folks with 4 year degrees on the market, which devalues the college degree. This is actually going on throughout the nation. A college degree used to mean something and be a shoe in for a good mid level job, now it's akin to what a high school diploma was "back in the day".

I bet there are more people out there in the trades or sales without degrees making more than those with them in most cases.
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