Pay rate per hour?

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Pay rate per hour?

Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
During an interview, when the piviotal part comes along when they ask you what kind of pay are you looking to get, what do you normaly say?
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Anything above minimum wage is fine by me!
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28  (47%)
At least $8.00 an hour
skeeterlynn , SaraW0512 , mama2007 , novanilla
4  (7%)
I need at least $10
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12  (20%)
I won't for for anything below $15.00
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12  (20%)
Money is not an issue for me
Buddy, you can't afford me. But I'm feeling nice...so let's do this shiz!
brevado , RatchetS , Stagger13 , Bignuf
4  (7%)
Total votes: 60
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10/23/2012
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Ryuson Ryuson
When I look for a job it's for the summer and with my minimal experience. In this economy I'm stoked just to get an interview when I start applying for summer positions!
10/23/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I don't work, but when I did I expected at least $15 an hour plus commissions.
10/23/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
You don't have my answer listed, and it's actually a trap question which should not even be asked during the initial interview.

If pinned into a corner about it, it's best to have been informed beforehand on what is the average pay rate for that career field in your area - as well as cost-of-living and such taken into account. There's a huge difference in pay between - say - the exact same bakery job in New York ($25/hr) and Florida ($9/hr). Giving too high of a figure will get you booted out, and giving too low of a figure will get you taken advantage of. Go for an upper middle number, which can be negotiated with. Of course there is always what my response to the poll would be:

"What is the range you are willing to offer?"
10/23/2012
ShadowedSeductress ShadowedSeductress
I really hate this question in an interview. I agree that in this economy I am happy to be getting an interview. If having trouble finding work and an interview finally comes along, I am not picky when it comes down to it. I will of course be looking for a better job at the same time though.
10/23/2012
skeeterlynn skeeterlynn
I prefer to not have a job less than $8 an hour. I am very well qualified for above min wage. Then again, I won't even be applying if they don't pay at least $8 Where's I'm living, being just me, I manage fine with $8-9+ and hour with 40 hours a week. But I can't do less. Technically I'm qualified for $9-15 and hour depending on what branch of my field I go in.
10/23/2012
Sima-pusya Sima-pusya
I won't for for anything below $15.00
10/23/2012
Ansley Ansley
It depends on the responsibilities of the position. I have always said rates were negotiable. I've made $9.25 as an assistant store manager in a retail corporation and I've made $22 an hour as the Treasurer and General Manager of a corporation...so, yeah it really depends on the job and all that. But I always, always say it's negotiable. I never lay out hard numbers.
10/23/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
Quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ronald
During an interview, when the piviotal part comes along when they ask you what kind of pay are you looking to get, what do you normaly say?
I like to say anything is fine
10/23/2012
Jesyra Jesyra
It depends on the type of job. McDonald's isnt paying much above minimum wage, whatever I demand, but at the same time, I am not applying to McDonalds.

Being a writer my pay scale is kinda skewed. I doubt I'd work for less than $10/hour, but I'm currently working as a volunteer in a 50k+ a year job, because it's an experience I want and I enjoy the work. So I dunno...
10/23/2012
CaliGirl CaliGirl
I was a manicurist for years and made $30+/hour. Now that I only do that part time I was surprised at how low people pay for office jobs lol. Thank goodness I didn't get rig of all my clients!
10/23/2012
SaraW0512 SaraW0512
Around here the best you will get is about $10/hr. luckily I have succeeded in the restaurant business so I make decent money as a GM. But I know what my employees get paid and I definitely couldn't survive off of it.
10/23/2012
Beck Beck
Depends on the other perks of the job. My hubby use to say he wouldn't take a job below $15 until a job offered that was 13 with full family insurance paid for. We did the math, it came out to about 20 in pay. That was well worth it! However, he ended up leaving that job for another job. Jobs don't pay like they use to and expect more out of you. Just be happy you have one willing to pay you more than minimum wage.

I haven't had a job in a long time. Since I was 19. Because I stay home with the children. However, when I start working, I won't be answering this question. I'll flat out say, this is a trap question and I refuse to answer it.
10/23/2012
BG529 BG529
right now i get way less than that
10/23/2012
JennSenn JennSenn
Above minimum. I'm just happy to get an interview though.
10/23/2012
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by Beck
Depends on the other perks of the job. My hubby use to say he wouldn't take a job below $15 until a job offered that was 13 with full family insurance paid for. We did the math, it came out to about 20 in pay. That was well worth it! However, he ...
" However, when I start working, I won't be answering this question. I'll flat out say, this is a trap question and I refuse to answer it."

And they'll show you the door. It's not a trap question so much as it is a question to test your resolve and judge your ability to respond in uncomfortable situations.

Contrary to popular belief, it's a actually a legitimate question. If you won't work for what they're offering and you think you deserve more for the position, than you probably aren't a good fit.

(The general you, not you specifically.)
10/23/2012
Kdlips Kdlips
above minimum
10/23/2012
Loriandhubby Loriandhubby
my dad always said to leave open that way they start the negotiong. idk. i work for min wage in the service indestry
10/23/2012
Ex-prude Ex-prude
I'm a broke college student, so I take anything legal
10/23/2012
buttcleavage buttcleavage
If I ever got a job with my lack of education right now thats $10+/hr I would just explode.
10/23/2012
Lioncub Lioncub
I would go for at least 10/hr but if I was in desperate need of a job I would take minimum just to have a job.

I have to agree with Stormy, where I work if you don't give them a number figure you won't get called back.
10/23/2012
Sinfully Sinfully
I wouldn't go for anything below $10. I only make $13.50 an hour now.
10/23/2012
TheSinDoll TheSinDoll
I have the luxury of not having to work. When it comes to money, I don't talk numbers first. I have my limits of what I will and will not accept, but I like to see what they have to offer me and also - what their supervisor does.
10/23/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ronald
During an interview, when the piviotal part comes along when they ask you what kind of pay are you looking to get, what do you normaly say?
I won't for for anything below $15.00
10/23/2012
Feisty Feisty
Depends on the job.
10/23/2012
Beck Beck
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
" However, when I start working, I won't be answering this question. I'll flat out say, this is a trap question and I refuse to answer it."

And they'll show you the door. It's not a trap question so much as it is a ...
Yeah, if they do that, that isn't the place I want to work anyhow. That isn't a legitimate question. It is a question that traps you into saying what you want to make. If you say to high, you are screwed. If you say too low, you are screwed. Hence why it is a trap question.
10/23/2012
dv8 dv8
In a couple of months, minimum wage here will be $10.55/hr. Starbucks and burger joints already pay a few bucks more per hour. Entry-level jobs that require a bachelor's degree should easily pay more than $15/hr. Of course, a one-bedroom apartment around here costs over $1300/mo.
10/23/2012
SexyTabby SexyTabby
I set my own fees. I'm a freelance photographer so my time is money and my packages include my fees. I don't get my camera out for less then $75 an hour.
10/23/2012
Taylor Taylor
It depends on the job for me. I won't take any massage therapy job where I am receiving less than $35 for an hour massage (excluding tipping). For my physical therapy assistant work I wouldn't take less than probably around $22-23/hr

I suppose if for some reason I couldn't do either of those jobs I might take less, but honestly it is easy to find a job in either field in my area so I am able to be choosy about how much pay I am willing to accept
10/23/2012
Kat and Aaron(aaron) Kat and Aaron(aaron)
For cooking it will cost you to get me into your kitchen.
10/23/2012
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