|Quoting Laxintl (Reply 9):|
Working at CO will not only provide less income however you will have little say about your schedule being at the bottom of the seniority and will very likely end up working the least desirable shifts.
Just from the income perspective - yeah, $9.50/hr isn't wonderful (to be perfectly honest, it's less than my first job paid, so if that impacts how you view my advice...) but you are (probably) at an age now where you can live relatively inexpensively (dorm room, with parents, etc.), and taking a somewhat less than diserable job now will get your foot in the door for later opportunities with CO
. (Most large companies open jobs to internal canidates before external canidates, so many of the prime jobs are filled from within)
The scheduling thing is also important to consider but, again, if you ever think you'd want to work for an airline (CO in particular), you're going to start at the bottom of the senority list anyways... you might as well get it taken care of now. There will be people after you (eventually).
Also, in addition to looking at hourly rate of compensation, look at the entire benefit package (don't know where CO
stands on any of these, let alone the unnamed cellular stores):
- Vacation / Sick Time?
- Health / Life / Disability / AD
- Travel benefits?
- Where you can go in [1/2/5/10 years]?
For example, in my case, I'm well compensated from a cash perspective, but when you look at my employer's benefit package (Vacation, Sick Time, Health Insurance, Internet Access, ...) I make about $7,000 a year (or about $3.50/hour) more than I think I make.
Just things to think about...
[Edited 2006-01-04 19:52:46]
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