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Alexa Gonzalez
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Hello today I started a job and i am a temp to Hire employyed by Pridestaff and today I started at a company takinh Calls and filling out a message sheet and or transfering to a Rep. And today got told I will be doing 2 jobs from 8-2pm i will be doing the Recieving Calls and 2pm-5pm I will do Front Desk.

Do I deserve to be paid MORE than minimum wage?

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K R
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Yeah i know what thats like. It burns you out and to make matters worse you haven't time to do anything recreational or relaxing since you're working and some people get mad still when time isnt being spent. I know from experience

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Alexa. did you know what the pay was before you agreed to the position?

What employees fail to realize is you are trading your time for dollars. That’s it! You will NEVER be paid for your VALUE as an employee. So if you’re told you are doing 3 different jobs, your salary is only representing the hours you spend there not the amount of work you do. For example... let’s say you’re hourly is $11.00. You could do 10 minutes of work and spend 50 minutes goofing off, you will be paid $11.00. Or You could do 3 jobs in 60 minutes and still only earn $11.00. You were hired to be there and get work done not at all for how much you do there.

The only time EMPLOYEES are paid for their value is when they are ready to HIRE THEMSELVES.

In the meantime, think about how coaching, training & development could possibly change your life. It's a total game changer. Something else employees don’t know.

I couldn’t teach it once I learned it when I worked in the HR field but now I get to Educate, Elevate and Empower people who know they are worth more. People who know that minimum wage require a minimum of 4 jobs to live a half way decent lifestyle but they also know that it is not something worth sacrificing raising a solid sensible and stable family either if they have one. Not mention 4 jobs is only for 4 people. It’s just that simple.

I’ve never met anyone working multiple jobs living their absolute best life possible. Definitely not a lifestyle I found to be amazing. But that could be just me.

If more individuals Bossed Up and bossed themselves instead of begging to be bossed, managed and supervised by another, there would be very little “minimum wages” offered. It’s offered because people wake up everyday dying to be told what to do.

Is your needs or worth being met at minimum wage? Reflect on that.

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Bridget Cullen
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Inside Sales Representative at Hayward Lumber

Until you go from temp to hire it’s not going to happen. They are paying an additional 5-7 dollars an hour to the temp agency so until you get on their regular payroll it’s just not feasible. However, you should get an increase once you’re on their books.

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Courtney Starratt Zani
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Director Of Administration at Orange County Business Journal

"Deserve" is a tricky word when you are talking about compensation. Try to look at things from the employer's point of view, are you doing 2 jobs at the same time? From your description, it sounds as if you are not, so you should not be paid more than the prevailing wage for either position. If you would like to make more money, prove yourself invaluable to the company and they will hire you full time and offer you benefits.

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Aquil Richburg
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Supports Coordinator at Creative Independence Alliance

First, I would like to say congratulations! Now I would like to address your question. While doing more than one job at the same rate is always an undesirable challenge, you would need to do both jobs to see if they are only two jobs because of the titles involved not for the functional complexities of each position. E.g. if a company hires a patient care rep to do clerical duties and a CNA to do medical duties, and pay both positions nearly the same rate (with benefits), it would not be efficient for the company. However, if the company hires a Medical Assistant (MA) who has skills to perform both functions at once, the company has lowered its payroll expense. If a company has decided to outsource a position, it usually means it is more efficient for them, rather than hiring someone who they will need to provide a full benefits package from the date of hire. My advice would be to learn both positions, do them effectively, then ask if there are considerations made like pay differentials for the dual role. Good Luck!

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Patricia Collins
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Of course you deserve more than minimum wage; all working individuals deserve adequate money coming from where they have to place their time, effort and due diligence and thus deserve top dollar in that particular industry. Next go round, you know not to go through Staffing Services to find gainful employment. Their goal usually is to place the most they can get into the agency's pocket.

Just like one of the commenters stated, this is an issue for your staffing service, but good luck with that. Afterall you took that position at that rate of pay you could have declined. On the other side of the fence you are suppose to let the service know when changes are made in your position.

They didn't hire you to apply yourself in the least way possible, but to maximize productivity, therefore it speaks for itself what is deserving.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of people that strive to get more for less, and for those delusional minded people we can only pray that they will eventually awaken to the reality that ultimately this type of thinking doesn't work well.

In the meantime, you yourself can only keep going and pull out of this experience what there is to get, and that would be experience. Experience that you will soon be able to apply to a better adversary, one of which deserve your dedication, and what you offer.

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Timothy Watkins
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Administrator And Healthcare Provider at Christian Mission Outreach

While reading your post I was lead to believe you were doing two jobs at the same time, Unless one of the jobs have a higher pay raye than the other, I'm sorry but the answer would be no. And please bear in mind if you do want to discuss this with anyone, the right persons to speak with is the temp service, not you place of work.

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JOE FLAXMAN
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that be a no, its ajob you do it or they hire another person, they pay you... etc, the other thing is , does it require trainning, or did you need a college degree, etc before doing 2 jobs, it really depends on hoew much you bring to the table, these companies today, are hard core they bleed you dry..

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Janeen Hendon
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Case Manager at Courtyard Homeless Resource Center

Which Pride Staffing company. State.

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Michelle Bruce
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Accounting Manager at I H M

No but if the company hires you , you should be paid more than what the agency is paying you.

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