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Old 02-05-2014, 07:24 AM
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Dollar General to spend big bucks in Bexar - San Antonio Express-News
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:48 AM
 
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Great News.

Now if we can get the city to upgrade Foster and FM 1516 to alleviate some traffic maybe retail will follow.
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:22 AM
 
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This is good news for San Antonio. I am glad that it is not another 500 call center jobs this time.
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:53 AM
 
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This is good news for San Antonio. I am glad that it is not another 500 call center jobs this time.
So you would rather have low skill, low pay job then, medium skill, above average pay?
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:39 PM
 
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So you would rather have low skill, low pay job then, medium skill, above average pay?
This isn't about what jobs that *I* want to see in San Antonio. That is a whole different topic.

Point is, call center jobs are not for everyone. This will give jobs to people that don't either 1) want to work in a call center or 2) can't work in a call center.

I am sure there are unemployed warehouse employees that don't exactly fit the call center profile that would be happy to land a job at the new Dollar General distrobution center.

Did you even read the article? Not all of the 500 jobs are even warehouse jobs, 36 of them are management and some others are clerical. They are even hiring truck drivers.
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:41 PM
 
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So you would rather have low skill, low pay job then, medium skill, above average pay?
They may be low skilled jobs but according to the article, the average pay will be something like $16 an hour. That's more than what call center workers make.
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:10 PM
 
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They may be low skilled jobs but according to the article, the average pay will be something like $16 an hour. That's more than what call center workers make.
No its not.

My company employees 1500 people in San Antonio and the starting wage is 16 dollars an hour if you have no experience. Raises come every year and only a tiny fraction of people have started within the last year.
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:16 PM
 
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This is good news but not necessarily for the East side since Foster Rd. is a bit outside the boundaries of our East side and in some cases Foster Rd. is the actual city limits. Would not be surprised if this goes up right outside of San Antonio city limits. Many in the East side rely on public transportation and the bus does not even go out that far yet.
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:16 PM
 
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No its not.

My company employees 1500 people in San Antonio and the starting wage is 16 dollars an hour if you have no experience. Raises come every year and only a tiny fraction of people have started within the last year.
I've worked enough call center jobs and know enough people who have worked and still work call center jobs to know that your company is the exception to the rule. Average salary begins at $11-12 an hour for most call center positions. Is every company starting at that wage? No. But most are.

I remember it being $9.25 an hour in 2005.
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:58 PM
 
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No its not.

My company employees 1500 people in San Antonio and the starting wage is 16 dollars an hour if you have no experience. Raises come every year and only a tiny fraction of people have started within the last year.
There is a call center in San Antonio with 1500 employees that do nothing but call center work at $16 dollars / hour?
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