{September 8, 2018}   Can You Stop In For A Few Minutes

Me and the kids were on our way to pick my check up and go get their hair cuts, my phone went off. It was a text from the guy at the car lot. The job I went to see about the other day. It ask if I could come in for a few minutes he wanted talk to me and for me to meet his brother. I was a couple blocks a way so I told him I could come then. I told the kids sit in the truck and wait a few minutes why I talk to them. Ibleft the truck and air on.

I went in talkes to them he told me what all was involved and what you would do when I the day and everything. He then says the pay is $350 a week!! I said and how many days a week? Thinking they must have decided something different since we talked last time. He says we are looking for someone 6 days!!! He said then in 90 days I do a review and give a raise, the last girl was getting $400 a week. So I took that as saying in 90 days you will get a $50 raise.

He then says I am going to pay cash so you don’t have to report it to the state you have kids you get help probably doing it on your own. I said I have to report it because if your kids are in school they make you do so many hours a week for them if your not working. He said something about taxes not taking all that out either. I said on $350 I bring home about $325. He said no lot less than that they take out a lot. I said not on me I have kids I get everything back I file exempt. He just looked at me. I finally said yeah I do it for that. Thinking I need a job making something until I find something else. He said they would let me know Monday.

I got in the truck I am thinking about it and started crunching numbers and they want someone there 54 hours a week 6 days a week. That is only $6.46 an hour minumal wage is $8.25. Then if they give me $400 a week in 90 days that is still only $7.40 an hour. I am not doing it for that.

I called Bff and told her these guys are crazy there is no way. I guess old boss heard us talking and he said no he was told different and things. That wasn’t enough.

Like I told her if it is such a great deal or good amount where is the person he is trying to replace? Why isn’t she still there? Oh wait that is because she is a druggie and he had to get rid of her. And he gave her a car to drive. I don’t want the car I have my truck I am okay with that. I don’t like driving other peoples cars if I don’t have to.

But like I told Bff, he says he wants someone to come in there organize and get things running smooth. I can do that, he wants someone that can work with and deal with customers and to do colletions and fill out titles and all that. I can do it but if you want someone that knows what they are doing and who will work and not disappearing all the time and knows what they are doing you have to pay for it. You get what you pay for is very true when it comes to jobs and when your wanting to pay under minum wage your not going to get anyone who is going to care and do the job right.

Like I told Bff so they are not taling taxes and I don’t have to report it. That still isn’t how this works. You still pay you may not pay $12 or $13 that someone would make somewhere else. But you pay at least minum or a little more. So I’m not paying taxes no I am not paying them to the goverment i am paying them to him basically.

Like I told Bff I make more somewhere making the $8.25 an hour and reporting and paying taxes than here not paying taxes and reporting it or not reporting it.

I said something to her about it later she said that the guy had called old boss and talked to him and told him he was starting at $350 and after 90 days give me $100 raise. I said yeah that isn’t going to work either because the more I think about it I am not going in there working for nothing. Even for 90 days. If he brings in to $450 that will bring it right at $8.43 an hour so min is $8.25. We are not even talking about the fact that there are 14 hours a week he wants you there that if on the books would be paid at just over $12 an hour.

I am going to wait for him to call me i am going to tell him look I have did the math and crunched the numbers and I can’t do it for $350 even for 90 days. If you want to start me at $450 I will do it. Then a $50 raise in 90 days I do it.

I am going tell him look I am not stupid I have told you a little bit of what I have done. But I have done a lot more and I am not stupid. I have taken tax courses, had my bonds license, my massage license, and one to sell health insurance in two states. I know what I am doing and I know the job you want to fill I am more than qualified to do and would pay a lot more somewhere else.

I didn’t tell you everything because I didn’t want to be over looked for the job because I was “over” qualified. But I also am not going to do the job for nothing. It is under the table I don’t have to report it or claim it so no I am not asking for the full amount of what the job would normally pay somewhere else. But I expect decent or fair pay.

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