evilawyer: young black-tailed prairie dog at SF Zoo (Default)
[personal profile] evilawyer posting in [community profile] knitting
I applied for a job with an organization in their senior center. My interview went well, and I was excited to see that one of the regular, well-attended programs was knitting and crocheting. Yarnwork with elders! Double Joy!

I got a call back asking if I would consider being considered for a better-paying job with more responsibility that's, frankly, right up my alley, but that would have me working at headquarters and not at the senior center.

The thought "What?! No knitting?! No crocheting?! What kind of bait-and-switch number is this?!" flashed through my mind.

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Date: 2014-06-20 05:39 pm (UTC)
curiosity: Close up of a tabby cat's face from nose to corner of the eye, including part of the muzzle and a few whiskers. (Default)
From: [personal profile] curiosity
Well doesn't that just . . . I suppose you had to accept the job, what with the economy and all. But maybe they'll let you spend one day a week doing yarn-y stuff with the seniors.

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Date: 2014-06-20 06:06 pm (UTC)
dragonfly: The ninth doctor grinning, with the caption, "Now THAT'S more like it!" (more like it)
From: [personal profile] dragonfly
Sometimes there's more to consider with a job than just the pay, though!

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Date: 2014-06-20 06:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] left_turns
Ha, I kept a minimum wage job years longer than I should have partially because I had romantic ideas about helping the owner save this business she started with her late husband, but mostly because I was allowed to write or watch TV and knit on my downtime, and we had a lot of downtime. Failing small business, the owner still owes me four figures in wages she taxed but claimed she never had the money to actually pay. I was the only employee so I never go breaks the three times of year we were busy--literally I'd be told "no, you can't go to the bathroom/get a drink, we're too busy"-- and I would spend six or eight hours completely alone when I worked full days. I was there six years and the only raises I got were because of hikes in the rate of minimum wage.

But if I quit and went to one of the big box chains, they'd pay me, but they wouldn't be as flexible about working around my community college classes or the second job I had later, and I'd have to do things other than sit and knit.

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Date: 2014-06-21 06:22 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cc_weasel
Congrats on the job offer. The initial reaction is TOTALLY understandable, too!


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Date: 2014-06-25 06:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zcat_abroad
Time to negotiate! Yes, I'll take the higher-level job, as long as I get one day (or half a day) helping in the senior centre, 'to keep in touch with the customers'.
:) Also, congratulations on job!



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