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Old 01-14-2008, 04:27 PM
 
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just wondering if anyopne knew anything about this job? My cousin moved to Florida and started their training classes a week ago.
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:23 PM
 
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Default All work and no play!

I had a friend who work there for 4 months she said she got plenty of OT(they work you to death), they dont really start you as trainee but you work your way up(pretty quickly),you're on your feet allday, and it gets really tough doing lots of cash and check handling. But one thing for sure you can make some good money if you're willing to work, work, work! She hated it!
Good luck!
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Old 01-15-2008, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl (SoHo/Hyde Park)
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$14/HR in Tampa is a very high wage to start....
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Old 01-15-2008, 01:13 PM
 
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$14/HR in Tampa is a very high wage to start....
It is, indeed. I would think Amscott, with their cash advances, would be a recession-proof job, too. The worse things get, the more people will need Amscott!
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Old 01-15-2008, 01:40 PM
 
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$14/HR in Tampa is a very high wage to start....

Well you can bet they aren't paying that much because they are nice people. From the sounds of it, it's a high stress job and they want you to work all the time. That's probably why they have so much turnover and in turn have to pay $14/hr. to get someone to stay.
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Old 01-21-2008, 03:03 PM
 
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beggars cant be choosers 14 to start not bad
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:33 PM
 
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$14 an hour is $28,000 a year w/o overtime.

Amscot has a reputation for working people very hard. Please review whether what they do is congruent with your morals - payday advances, etc.

Although I do not know first-hand, it would seem that if alot of OT was required, the company would shift to a salary so they could avoid it.
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Old 01-22-2008, 06:30 AM
 
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Default haven't seen

a "salary" vs. an hourly rate in years. only upper mgmt. but then you're usually expected to work well over 40 hours with nothing extra. the hourly was supposed to "protect" the clerical and lower level of mgmt. (supervisors and the like) of course what it did was penalize them because most companies on that system schedule for around 37.5-38 hrs a week not a full 40. heaven forbid you clock out a few minutes late or early and they have to pay a couple of extra dollars in a two week pay period.
If they shifted to salary to avoid overtime pay, they'd have to be paying a lot more than 530/wk if they expected people to stay over 40 hours. It's cheaper for them to just bring on a second shift.
You make a good point about the morals but the payday advances are a 2 edged sword. It's true that a lot of people get caught in the cycle of rolling them over every pay day but if you KNOW some extra money is coming, like a tax refund, and you have an emergency, they can be a great help. You have to be willing to pay for the "privilege" and do your best to make it a one time thing, however. What I really have a problem with is that they advertise "free money orders." True, but if you wind up not using it for any reason they charge a hefty "service" feel to cash it. You want a roll of quarters to do your laundry? 50 cents please unless of course it's art of your payday advance.
This is an imperfect world and if you dig deep enough I'm sure you'll find something morally challenging almost everywhere you work. It IS a problem.

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$14 an hour is $28,000 a year w/o overtime.

Amscot has a reputation for working people very hard. Please review whether what they do is congruent with your morals - payday advances, etc.

Although I do not know first-hand, it would seem that if alot of OT was required, the company would shift to a salary so they could avoid it.
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