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Rochelly Fajardo
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I was talking to a friend of mine that has been in retail her entire career. We were trading plus and minuses of having a desk/salary job vs. being an hourly worker. She told me she loves the pace, she loves the hours, and the flexibility. She "jokingly" also told me she gets paid overtime while I don't, even if I work past what a regular working week is for me. She says I get paid a salary to work until the work is done, while she clocks in and out when her shift is done. That got me thinking, what do people prefer?

💖 Hourly, I get paid overtime, more pay when I work holidays, and flexible schedules

💯 Salary, steadier paychecks, no overtime pay but I get health insurance and time off

👏🏽 Hourly, with benefits like healthcare

Any other options that I missed or want to share the "why" to your reaction? Comment below! #watercooler

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Lisa Sierra

also depends on the company and state you work in

also depends on the company and state you work in

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Nora Hodges
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I just got offered a job in my desired field (I'm a data analyst) and the salary is right where I want it to be. I'm tempted simply accept the offer, but it would be great if I could make more money. I just don't want to lose the offer by negotiating. What do you think? #advice

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Katerine Norwood

From my experience, I regret not negotiating past offers. Why? Because it's MUCH harder to get a raise/promotion than it is to begin at a higher rate. Know your worth!

From my experience, I regret not negotiating past offers. Why? Because it's MUCH harder to get a raise/promotion than it is to begin at a higher rate. Know your worth!

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Ruby Sue
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During my divorce, and after a 44 year spot free record, I now carry a couple of MD charges on my background that will be expunged in 3 years. With out having a vehicle at the moment, I have been looking for WFH opportunities with-in the medical community that I have been familiar with for the last 20+ years. I realize that may no longer be an option for me at this time, which may just be what forces me into another industry. I am always willing to learn new things and looking for a place where I can put in to use the 20+ years of customer service I also have under my belt. Would appreciate any information!! Thanks in advance. #jobsearch #advice #healthcare #careerchange #interview

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Michael FrashCommunity Specialist
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Hi I have two great resources for you: the work from home and second chances libraries. There are so many great articles and posts here. Good luck on your search

Hi I have two great resources for you: the work from home and second chances libraries. There are so many great articles and posts here. Good luck on your search

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Balaji Arya
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Some people like routines, some people like variety. Which do you prefer?

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Paul Genviio

I used to work 9-5 and it was so boring. Life was so boring. I like variety

I used to work 9-5 and it was so boring. Life was so boring. I like variety

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Ken Harvey
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I'm currently working three jobs to pay the bills and it's starting to kill me. Having one full time job with job security and some benefits would be a dream at this point. I currently work part time at Ross, Starbucks, and working a parking lot. I've asked all my bosses for full time work but they can't help. Any help you can offer is appreciated.

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Arnold Jorgenson

I was in the situation earlier in my life, and it sucks because you seem stuck when you are balancing so much. You probably have the experience to be a supervisor or a manager.

I was in the situation earlier in my life, and it sucks because you seem stuck when you are balancing so much. You probably have the experience to be a supervisor or a manager.

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Ruby Sue
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When applying for positions that ask this question, it is often left with 2 options to choose from. Yes or No. What I really want to put, if the option were available, in a comment box is; "What are your passing qualifications?" Or is it just assumed that it must be "free and clear" of anything current? Does it include past/expunged? I am ok with the question "have you ever been convicted of a felony?" because that is a definite "NO". I have been instructed by several friends and past colleagues to just answer "yes" instead. Is that frowned upon later? #jobsearch #advice #felony #wordsofadvice

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Jim Fridas

do a background check on yourself, see what is out there and use that as your guiding light, if you find nothing wrong then they will more than likely find nothing wrong, so this should be a positive!

do a background check on yourself, see what is out there and use that as your guiding light, if you find nothing wrong then they will more than likely find nothing wrong, so this should be a positive!

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Could you be next?

It can pay to help people in the Jobcase Community! Five Jobcasers are selected as the Jobcasers of the Week, and they are awarded $100 for:

  1. Providing helpful answers to questions by fellow Jobcasers.
  2. Having a fully filled out profile, including a profile picture. Jobcasers of the week must reside in the US.

Here are this week’s Jobcasers of the Week:

Frank Dolese - Connect with Frank
Frank replied to a question from a long time employee who was wondering why he’s not being promoted:

“Why not just approach them and inquire with some simple questions like, do I have growth opportunities? Can I get some additional compensation for the training I've been doing? You will get some good answers with those questions and a better understanding of where you stand with the company. Then you can make a more intelligent decision, you wouldn't want to leave a job that has no intention of letting you go. Make sure you have a job before you quit, if that's the direction you go.”

Jose Pena - Connect with Jose
Jose replied to a question about why employers are posting jobs but not hiring people:

“I am in the same situation that you are in, as well. I had a job interview on Friday. I waited nearly an hour and a half before I got interviewed. In between the time I was waiting, I saw one of the hiring managers talking to the administrative assistant saying she couldn't really hire anyone except for a few positions. Little did I know that that was the same hiring manager who would hire me about 45 minutes to an hour later.”

Margo Harmata - Connect with Margo
Margo replied to a post about being rejected for being overqualified:

“The salary can also depend on if they are giving you benefits. Health insurance is expensive, depending on what plan you get and the deductible. So, a lot of companies will pay a little less for the salary because they are paying insurance 100% for the employees. So, see if insurance is offered and if they pay 100% for the employees. Then you will know the salary will be lower, but you will have benefits.”

Arnie Nelson - Connect with Arnie
Arnie replied to a question about dealing with job search fatigue:

“For me, looking for a job has been the most stressful thing in my life. I'm a stable person, always have been. Life always throws curves your way. When the injustices of the day all jump you at once, I realized maybe it's medication time, meditation time and prayer out in the mountains near my home, but either way, It's a time out for me, and it seems to work...”

Hun Kame - Connect with Hun
Hun replied to a question about changing but losing health care benefits:

“Benefits and family are more important than this or that career move…”

Congratulations to this week’s Jobcasers of the Week!

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Anasaria Aldridge

Be on time and dressed professionally

Be on time and dressed professionally

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Sanjay Patel

I have 3rd interview with them in few days !

I have 3rd interview with them in few days !

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