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Old 06-09-2019, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Originally Posted by charlygal View Post
Better to spend your time looking at postings in your salary range. Just filter. You won't see lower salaries.
I don't filter by salary. I find that it often leaves out some of the listings that don't mention salary.
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Old 06-09-2019, 03:07 PM
 
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I would never consider that job...especially in this strong economy. You can make multiples of that in retail sales.
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Old 06-09-2019, 03:59 PM
 
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Just an FYI...

A lot of people would work that job for free to get the experience.

It's difficult to get hired without direct, relevant experience these days.

It's about building a career performing a service/task...

Not about turning a piece of paper into a salary.

It just boggles my mind how people don't teach this to their kids, and my parents didn't teach me either. I also grew up thinking Bachelors of Science in XYZ = $XX,XXX.

Just bad parenting... bad guidance counseling etc, but mostly bad parenting...
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:13 PM
 
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Thanks for the advice. (Incidentally, the Spanish is a preferred item, not required.)

I'm not applying for this job. I think that it's outrageous that the range starts at 20K. To me it's a red flag.
MY first job out of college was for $20k, and that was in 1982. That's when rent for a 1-bedroom was $350 a month, a week's worth of groceries was $35, and lunch at work cost $2.25.

That salary is ridiculous, and what makes it even worse is that it is coming from a law firm where associates get $200,000 a year.
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:26 PM
 
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MY first job out of college was for $20k, and that was in 1982. That's when rent for a 1-bedroom was $350 a month, a week's worth of groceries was $35, and lunch at work cost $2.25.

That salary is ridiculous, and what makes it even worse is that it is coming from a law firm where associates get $200,000 a year.
My first year in the military gross pay was $588/mo, my rent was $205/mo, grocery budget for wife and I was $60-65/mo.
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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We have an inspector that wears a khaki work uniform and hard hat.

High school graduate is required.

Must be NICET Level III certified to inspect fire sprinkler systems.

90% of the time he works by himself and has unlimited use of a company vehicle and typically drives 100 miles per day if inspections are close by but if far away he has a company credit card for lodging and food when on the road.

Bosses are NEVER around and an inspector NEVER has anyone looking over their shoulder. All inspections are done on laptop with reports sent to the office and customer.

The average fire sprinkler inspector earns $53,160 but I have known some who have earned six figures through commissions and long work hours. Instead of 40 hours per week they might work 60 to 65 but the money is good. How much would you work for $100K plus full benefits and company vehicle?

The best part about the certification is if you need a job you will be hired within 24 hours and I am not kidding, the market is just that tight.

And people with degrees actually apply for crap jobs like the OP posted?
Welding inspectors, too (CWI). They never have enough of them in NYC with all the building that's been going on and will be going on.
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Old 06-09-2019, 07:42 PM
 
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The worst job post I ever saw was in the early 2000. Employment Specialists for the disabled. BA or higher degree required. Pay is $10/hr. During this time, receptionists and low end admin with no college degree were getting paid between $13-$16 an hour.
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:15 AM
 
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Perhaps they are simply casting a line to see if they can catch someone with some/most of the skills who will bite.

An ad is not a contract. What is stated as required and preferred is what they hope to get in an applicant. Salary comes down to the local market. Will they get someone with the skills they list at required? The skills they list as preferred? At that salary? Depends on the local market (Milwaukee? I doubt it).

They are likely fishing.
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Perhaps they are simply casting a line to see if they can catch someone with some/most of the skills who will bite.

An ad is not a contract. What is stated as required and preferred is what they hope to get in an applicant. Salary comes down to the local market. Will they get someone with the skills they list at required? The skills they list as preferred? At that salary? Depends on the local market (Milwaukee? I doubt it).

They are likely fishing.
Excellent point. And as someone else pointed out, law firms are notoriously tight.

On a side note, I think it's interesting that, in Maryland, employers of administrative professionals are exempt from the requirements relating to state minimum wage.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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MY first job out of college was for $20k, and that was in 1982. That's when rent for a 1-bedroom was $350 a month, a week's worth of groceries was $35, and lunch at work cost $2.25.

That salary is ridiculous, and what makes it even worse is that it is coming from a law firm where associates get $200,000 a year.
Adjusted for inflation


Salary equivalent: $51k
Rent equivalent today: $910
Grocery per week equivalent: $93
Lunch equivalent: $6

That all sounds a lot like now, except maybe the lunch cost and the apartment, but that depends on where you live.
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