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Old 11-17-2014, 06:06 AM
 
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This job IS in the US, correct?
Yes.
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Old 11-17-2014, 06:20 AM
 
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Maybe it is normal for commission-based jobs, but most people I know getting out of school work a standard 40 hour salaried position.
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:55 AM
 
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Now when I've heard the word salary I always ask how many hours/week the average person works, anything over 40 I don't even bother.
OMG.

What field do you work in and how do you ever find a job? Please get me one!

OP, there was a thread floating around last week about staying late in the office. Basically, at most salaried jobs, you are expected to complete certain tasks and have a certain productivity. If you can complete it in a certain time, you leave. If it takes you longer, then you work longer.

In sales, people typically work more hours than most.

Retail/service industry jobs are different. For example, I consider nursing a service level job. There is a closing time and when it closes, you are done.

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Old 11-17-2014, 07:58 AM
 
Location: NC
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Dear OP - you are actually only making $10.00 an hour.... fing a new gig once you get more experience.

40 X 15 = 600 / 60 = $10.00 actual pay rate for hours worked....
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Old 11-17-2014, 08:07 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Dear OP - you are actually only making $10.00 an hour.... fing a new gig once you get more experience.

40 X 15 = 600 / 60 = $10.00 actual pay rate for hours worked....
The few figures he posted were for expenses above and beyond his salary, which figure he didn't share.
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Old 11-17-2014, 08:48 AM
 
Location: RI, MA, VT, WI, IL, CA, IN (that one sucked), KY
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Anyone who needs to work 60 hours a week with no life, needs to find a different job.. Thats ludicrous to work those hours. Especially if you are salaried exempt (whatever the term is) where you are not paid OT. You're just being taken for a ride, used and abused.

When you're young you can easily have a rich social life working only 60/hrs a week. Lets not go overboard.
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Old 11-17-2014, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Eastern Colorado
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When you're young you can easily have a rich social life working only 60/hrs a week. Lets not go overboard.
Agreed, prior to my wife and kids I wanted to work around 60 hours a week, as to much time off was boring to me. My friends all worked 50-60 hours a week, my family obligations were pretty minimal, so I worked and made money to spend on all those nights out partying, I had plenty of dates, and still had time for hobbies. Now in my late 30s I struggle to work 60 hours a week, I have a family, I have my hobbies, and the kids always have something going on with school, some days I wish I could just work and have fun like I used to, which is one reason I struggle to understand the whole idea of just working enough to survive.
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Old 11-17-2014, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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It sounds like you're being worked to the bone for a salary that is not commensurate with the level of work. I'd find other employment.
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Old 11-17-2014, 10:54 AM
 
Location: JobHuntingHacker.com
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Stick it out for an year and then look for commissioned sales job. But you need to be able to put at least 12 months on your resume.
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Old 11-17-2014, 11:55 AM
 
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Get a Life/Health insurance license along with a securities (series 65) license and make as much as you want. There's a big issue in the financial world about aging agents. If you can make a commitment to the industry you can make some serious green.
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