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Old 02-02-2010, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Sacramento CA
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Noticed that the last time I was there - lady at the register was answering the phone while taking money/handling the transactions while a lot of people were standing in line. You could tell that store is trying to operate on the cheap.

Oh really?

I noticed that while customers were in line, the phone could ring and theyd stop what they were doing to answer. Its for sure a crazy setup. It be a good place to work if it werent for this factor though.
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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that's what I meant - cashier stopped what she was doing (talking money) to answer the phone - poor management, imo - a sign of understaffing - and a reason for the cheap prices, I guess.
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:09 PM
 
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If you have lots of experience in the nursing field, you have a good shot at getting a job as a glorified butt-wiper. And the pay will be slightly above minimum wage, which is much better than all the intern/volunteer positions out there!
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:00 PM
 
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I am also having trouble finding work. You are not alone bud. Tampa has, what, a 12.5% unemployment rate? Work isn't going to come easy in this town for a while I'm afraid. Sucks too because I am basically living on student loans. Those never last forever! : (
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:38 AM
 
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BucFan: I've seen this at many retailers, jcpenney, sears, bed, bath and beyond.....and not just now.....seen it in Fort Lauderdale back in 2001, 02, 03.....nothing new.....i've seen employees talk to each other while the line was over 5 people long........it has to do with "work ethic" not pay.....and that's not taught in school, that has to be taught by the parents..........it is a vicious circle.....
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Hmmm, let me think.
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I looked online for jobs in Tampa, saw lots of them. Is it the entry/lower level jobs that are hind to find in Tampa or is across the board? I am a Project Manager/Business Analyst in the Insurance Industry and it seemed as though there were quite a few job for this type of work. Am I mistaken?
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:26 AM
 
Location: South Tampa - Bayside West Neighborhood
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There is a large presence of Financial Services/Insurance businesses in the Tampa area. Some Corporate Headquarters and Regionla Headquarters for companies like Raymond James, Bank of America, John Hancock, MetLife, Citi, USAA, etc.
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Old 02-04-2010, 01:47 PM
 
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There is a large presence of Financial Services/Insurance businesses in the Tampa area. Some Corporate Headquarters and Regionla Headquarters for companies like Raymond James, Bank of America, John Hancock, MetLife, Citi, USAA, etc.

Thanks TampaGuy, seems like a good fit for myself and my skills. I have seen some other posts on this forum where people believe there are no jobs available while others say there is work to be had. It seems to depend on your qualifications and how desirable your skillset is on the current market.
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Old 02-04-2010, 03:07 PM
 
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Look closely at the postings on Monster and Career Builder. You will soon discover that a good portion of them are repeated postings by staffing agencies for positions that may or may not actually exist. The staffing agencies are desperate to justify their branch's existence right now and have resorted to posting openings for positions that do not actually exist. If they are able to add X more people into their database each week, they get to keep their location open, regardless of whether they actually have any work to offer anyone.
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Old 02-05-2010, 03:29 PM
 
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Just an update:

I tried the Michaels, but apparently they are looking for management, something I, a college student, am not qualified to do. I've put some other pokers in the fire, though, so hopefully I get called back on at least one of those. If not, I guess I will keep trying.
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