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Old 01-31-2014, 09:29 AM
 
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Good morning! I'm helping my little sister look for a new job! She's currently a college student in the Oakdale/Robinson area. Her school schedule is different each day. Tuesdays for instance she is there all day. She is looking for a new job and is feeling down on her luck. She doesnt want to start at min wage because she drives pretty far to get to school and a paycheck would just take care of the basics (she's a single mom)

I'm thinking eat n park would train for serving. Or maybe even getting an hourly-wage at Sheetz since their pay is a little higher. She's also tried call centers but the mandatory training seems to be 2+ weeks and her school schedule doesnt fit in the specific training schedule.

thanks for any help!!
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:44 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Good morning! I'm helping my little sister look for a new job! She's currently a college student in the Oakdale/Robinson area. Her school schedule is different each day. Tuesdays for instance she is there all day. She is looking for a new job and is feeling down on her luck. She doesnt want to start at min wage because she drives pretty far to get to school and a paycheck would just take care of the basics (she's a single mom)

I'm thinking eat n park would train for serving. Or maybe even getting an hourly-wage at Sheetz since their pay is a little higher. She's also tried call centers but the mandatory training seems to be 2+ weeks and her school schedule doesnt fit in the specific training schedule.

thanks for any help!!
Really?
Minimum wage is better than nothing, especially when it gets you experience!

Can the school help her with a job on campus? They work around class schedules very well!
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Awkward Manor
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Is she at a for-profit college (like Strayer or PTI)? I don't think they have student employment.
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Crafton via San Francisco
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I have a friend who works at Eat n' Park. She makes below minimum wage; something like $2-$3 an hour plus tips. She's worked there for years and likes it. She says she has her regular customers. I guess she makes enough in tips to get by.
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Awkward Manor
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She should look on Craigslist, I see some restaurants listed under "food/bev/hosp".
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Olive Garden has a lot of young girls working as waitresses, due to their young age they had to be inexperienced when they were hired.
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Crafton via San Francisco
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Really?
Minimum wage is better than nothing, especially when it gets you experience!

Can the school help her with a job on campus? They work around class schedules very well!
Costco pays well for retail work. Don't think they're hiring now, but as they get busier they hire temp. seasonal workers esp. during the holidays. They'll work with a student's schedule. They start at around $11 an hour. Certainly worth looking into. Many retail employers and restaurants have jobs with flexible schedules. She's gotta start somewhere.
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:34 AM
 
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I've never heard of a student having a problem finding part-time employment in this region.
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:39 AM
 
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I've never heard of a student having a problem finding part-time employment in this region.
Really. It shouldn't be an issue unless she's adamant about not working weekends - most P/T service jobs require that flexibility.

If she wants to make better than min wage AND get tips on top of it, try a Crazy Mocha. They're near everything.
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Really. It shouldn't be an issue unless she's adamant about not working weekends - most P/T service jobs require that flexibility.

If she wants to make better than min wage AND get tips on top of it, try a Crazy Mocha. They're near everything.
Crazy Mocha has a really modest presence in the suburbs, they aren't in any of the major malls, they aren't near everything but they do have a fair number of locales in the city proper.
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