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Old 10-26-2011, 06:02 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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This sounds crazy, but my favorite job of all time was Taco Bell (I was 16-17). Easy to do and I got to eat free food when I got there for my shift. Now, as I sit in my office and meetings for 10+ hours each day, I find my mind wandering to the food prep line at the 'Bell...

--Dim
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:36 AM
 
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I worked at USAA and I will say that I hated working there. I worked on the investment side on the phone and was micromanged to death. It was very frowned upon if you used the bathroom when it wasn't during your break or lunch. The whole company has turned into a sales environment, sales first and customer service second. A manager will give you a poor review if you don't offer a product during a phone call, no matter what the circumstances were during the call. To the guy who mentioned the good pay, new hired college graduates in the insurance side make around $12 a hour. The last couple of years employees have been getting around a 3% raise each year, do the math if you're making 12 bucks an hour. I bring up the insurance side because the vast majority of employees work there on the phone. That is not good pay at all in my book. I guess offering a bonus each year means you can pay employees crap wages. I have friends who are insurance reps there and moving up means going into the underwriting department. Too bad underwriting jobs are now filled with contractors from India. If you want to move to another department within USAA, your best bet is to quit and reapply with the hope of being hired. I could go on and on about how my girlfriend was sexually harassed by her director there, but said nothing because she feared she would lose her job if she said anything.
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:48 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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USAA used to be very hard to get into. No so anymore, so the people who really like it there are the ones who have been there since dinosaurs roamed the earth. They always act like their stuff doesnt stink because they work at USAA. It is full of a bunch of suck ups if you ask me. Unless you were a high up in the military, they they will create some position for you.
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:20 AM
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A "market rate" for one city versus another, is one thing...a market rate for different locations within a city, is another. We aren't talking about 25 cents either. If I remember correctly, the difference was a few dollars in pay for the exact same job.

As far as the legality of this, I'm no expert, but I'd imagine lawyers are just clamoring for Bill Miller's to try and "test" them.
Different areas of SA ARE different market areas, whether you like it or not. Ask HEB about this....and why only certain items are sold on certain sides of town. It's not racism, its business.

Bill Miller's "testing" the lawyers? They've been doing this for quite some time now.
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Prolab is the worst place I have worked at. I was a phlebotomist going to nursing facilities within a 100 mile radius of S.A. using my own vehicle on graveyard. They ration butterfly needles (10 per month) to everyone and expect you to be back in the office by 9:00 a.m. You are rushed to draw x number of patients which can take time to do. Unacceptable to supervisor if you are running behind...Heaven forbid you run out of small needles cause you have too many hard sticks or break down inbetween facilities not to mention speeding tickets when going through the little hicktowns at 3 or 4 a.m. cause you're trying to make good time or running behind to avoid reprimand. Putting up with rude nursing staff was common cause we were expected to in a sense...kiss a$$ to keep their business. Disorganization was a biggie due to too many chieves and not enough indians. I would not recommend working there to anyone.
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:30 PM
 
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I could go on and on about how my girlfriend was sexually harassed by her director there, but said nothing because she feared she would lose her job if she said anything.
I would say that I probably know the director that you're talking about, but then again, I know five directors in the same exact position.
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:48 PM
 
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Different areas of SA ARE different market areas, whether you like it or not.
I don't work at Bill Miller's. So it's now about whether I like it or not. It's about fairness: plain and simple.

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Ask HEB about this....and why only certain items are sold on certain sides of town.
Apples to oranges.

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Bill Miller's "testing" the lawyers? They've been doing this for quite some time now.
They were getting away with it for quite sometime and when it went public in the media it put a spotlight on them. I gather that they finally wised up as I haven't heard any new TV reports about their "varying" pay within the northside.
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:05 PM
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I don't work at Bill Miller's. So it's now about whether I like it or not. It's about fairness: plain and simple.



Apples to oranges.



They were getting away with it for quite sometime and when it went public in the media it put a spotlight on them. I gather that they finally wised up as I haven't heard any new TV reports about their "varying" pay within the northside.
Cool story, bro.
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:27 PM
 
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Different areas of SA ARE different market areas, whether you like it or not. Ask HEB about this....and why only certain items are sold on certain sides of town. It's not racism, its business.

Bill Miller's "testing" the lawyers? They've been doing this for quite some time now.
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They were getting away with it for quite sometime and when it went public in the media it put a spotlight on them. I gather that they finally wised up as I haven't heard any new TV reports about their "varying" pay within the northside.
I think Bill Miller's could have quelled a lot of the pay disparity controversy by doing what a lot of private-sector employers do: Don't disclose salary ranges to anyone outside the company, including bona fide candidates for a position. You just have to know what the market rate is for the kind of work you do, commensurate with your experience and training.

I've interviewed for positions here in San Antonio in the past where employers did just this. You could end up working alongside others with the same job title who make more, less, or the same you do.

With Bill Miller's advertising what the starting wage is at a particular restaurant on their marquee for all to see, it makes it easy to make comparisons from the comfort of one's vehicle.
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:11 PM
 
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This sounds crazy, but my favorite job of all time was Taco Bell (I was 16-17). Easy to do and I got to eat free food when I got there for my shift. Now, as I sit in my office and meetings for 10+ hours each day, I find my mind wandering to the food prep line at the 'Bell...

--Dim

Great!!!!
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