Started a new job recently. Boss told me the wage would be 15$/h, but got my first check today and it's actually 11.25$/h (minimum wage here). Naturally I'm pissed as I've already clocked 100h+ and I thought I'd be getting a lot more than this. Can I do anything if he refuses to change to my wage to what he promised?
Alright, /biz/. You guys are smart and think outside the box and I'm kinda losing it. I'm having a really bad time. My finances have fallen apart in the last few weeks. I lost my job last friday and have a $378 traffic citation to pay on the 16th. I had the money...but another stroke of bad luck hit me two days ago when my 3 month old kitten's leg got crushed in my front door. After a $700 vet bill...I have next to no money left. I have no family to ask either. I wouldn't mind letting the ticket go unpaid and taking the jail time but my kitten won't... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1371953 Yep, you literally need to be a moron to be poor. Curious thing is that most people are. Now, advanced question: what can you buy now for cheap that you could sell for a big profit in 6 months? (Tip: it was expensive, now its cheap, and it will be more expensive then its now in some time)
Now that going to college is the new norm, are skilled trades a viable option to make money given you start your own business or do contract work? We essentially have over educated and underskilled workforce.
>>1371948 It depends entirely on the trade. Is 30 dollars an hour worth being in an attic all day or dying from welder's lung at 35? Then you have the problem that many trades aren't growing. Obviously all of them aren't bad and everyone has their own tolerances, but quite a few trades are works of passion unlike whatever the fuck it is drones do in an office/factory/field.
>>1371948 Listen I want to dispel this fucking myth... I have a college degree and I have worked in a trade. Working in a trade FUCKING SUCKS. It is dirty dangerous and underpaid.
It is far better to work in an air conditioned office pushing paper than be surround by idiots (trades attract literally lowlife idiotic scum). You will be tired and worn out after a long fucking day. It is not so great. Go to college just don't study some liberal art. Get a useful skill based career like in medicine or accounting or engineering.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1371948 > going to college is the new norm > We essentially have over educated and underskilled workforce.
I went back to school for a CS degree.
I talked to CS seniors, who tended to be in the top half of the class. NONE of them knew what software version control was.
If you're interested in computers, and you go to school for CS, and you work as hard or harder than the top 5% hardest working people in your class, and you do projects... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
hey /biz/ I should have around $10,000 in savings by the end of September this year. If all goes well, and life doesn't happen, by January of 2017 I should have an extra $5,000 to play with. Any tips and tricks for penny stocks? Or should I steer clear of them and play in the stock market? What's the best way to invest my money? >inb4 401k fuck that shit.
Any good books that you guys recommend for beginners?
long Btc, sell when it hits 665 cause that's resistance right now. When it breaks that in the next couple of weeks at 670, long again. You can literally just keep long and shorting between 640 and 664 right now and make bank.
Short ETH in a week or so or whenever the time limit is up for the DAO hacker decision
Do it there cause the spreads are good right now and probably the most straight forward exchange when it comes to leverage trading.
How realsitic is making $1,000,000 (One Million) a year from a business? I'm crunching my numbers now and to be honest it looks like i'll be lucky to break 50k - 75k a year with the business I'm starting, give or take. >feelbadman.jpg
Any booming hipster town. I've heard Fayetteville, Arkansas has grown quite a bit in the past couple years in population and real estate has started to go up. I believe it's where the Walmart HQ is located as well.
Hi /biz/, anyone else having shit social communication at work due to being the youngest person there?
I'm 10years younger than my all of my colleagues and way too direct in my communication (90% of everything I say is work-related and it sometimes pisses people off.) I'm one of those 'no fun allowed at work' people I guess..
How the fuck can I fix this? Any reading-material etc? I already tried asking them for their holidayplans & their children, but after that they just shut down (they literally never ask me things about my personal life).
inb4... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
In a similar position, but my situation is almost completely different from yours. I'm about 7-10 years younger than most of my colleagues, and I only ever say hi, bye, or something work related. They'd make half assed attempts to make conversation so in return I'd give them a half assed response. Truth be told, I don't like talking about my private life with my colleagues.
You kind of remind me of a co worker of mine. Are you sure you're not just socially awkward?
There's nothing wrong with being a "boring person". There's no reason to waste your time talking about last night's baseball game or someone's kid's piano recital. If others are pissed off that you are focused on work, then they are the ones being unprofessional.
So how do I manage to inspire and motivate myself to chase my business dreams?
I have tried a few things. The most recent thing I have done is pic related- I created a biography that I hope will sit on my company website in 10 years when my business is successful. I read it every night before bed so I can finally motivate myself to succeed...
but it isn't enough. I still feel afraid of failure. What do I do? Surely some success stories from /biz/ can help me?
Hi i made a thread awhile ago when i was still struggling to be involved in coprate security in the UK, (no one probably remembers ;_:) Well i succeeded in my endevour and now work a very comfortable job guarding a massive warehouse at what i think is reasonable pay.
However in a couple of months i think id be finacially sound enough to progress to the next level i want to be at: personal security. I'm working on my fitness and reading up on requirments but theres one, major thing i noticed: the only people who get hired well in personal security who dont have a previous history of serving in the armed forces all have one thing: Firearm's training.
I'd take this guestion to /k/ but I feel it would both slide into oblivion with all the recent turmoil the boards facing and i got some genuinly great answers from people here. I mean hey, advice here got me this far. (pic somewhat related, i know it wouldnt be practical but bloomin' hell would i feel badass if if I could guard someone with one of these tucked under my jacket)
Anyone else wanting to ask for advise carrer-wise is welcome to post here also!
Hi OP, Britfag student here. I have a buddy who would love some advice from you and perhaps start a business venture in private security. I know it's a long shot, but is there a way I can put you two in touch?
>wanting to do personal security in a non gun friendly country without a background in the military or police sorry OP but I don't think that's going to be possible. Even here in America I live in a non-gun friendly state and the only people who get concealed carry licenses are ex police and millionaires who say they need guns or they'll get kidnapped.
Remember to hold, we are witnessing history. Just hold Bitcoin and become filthy rich in 10 years, as you are holding the most important asset ever. What a time to be alive. Nocoiners in denial just confirm this law.
I inherited my Grandmother's condo several months ago when she passed away. Some relatives came out of the woodwork hearing about all this money/property in her will so obviously took several months of lawyer crap but I finally have the deed in my hand. No mortgage or nothing, I own it outright.
The condo is a dump, almost everything is broken and needs some major renovation. I had it looked at by an appraiser (no, did not tell the govt anything about it yet) and he said it's in the $85k range. The condos in the same building are worth $110k but because of the renovations needed it could never sell for that much.
I am paranoid about cheap contractors running away with my money, because I have heard of such horror stories. So going with a reputable, larger well known renovation company they estimated $30k to fix everything and that includes brand new appliances, carpet, paint, etc. Maybe that quote is too much, I have no clue about construction stuff.
It could probably rent for $800/month in this area, but property prices went to hell in the recession and haven't recovered since. So I don't see the property value going up anytime soon unless more businesses setup shop in the future.
Should I just sell it and be done with it or fix it up and hold onto it/rent it out?
Hey guys, it's my first time posting on /biz/, and I come at you guys with a scenario. Not sure if this would be better posted else where as I didn't see a real 'US Law' channel on 4Chan.. Anyway,
Employer A is a family owned, seasonal work hotel that caters to upper class white people for Spring and Summer peaks. Employer A has hired a South American J1 Visa worker to work in Housekeeping as her primary task. Now advance to Peak of Season. The Employer has asked the J1 worker to also buss tables in the restaurant. Bussing is a tipped position. From the average 'per person per plate' numbers, a bussers tip out earns more than a houskeepers standard wage. However, Employer A refuses to grant their J1 worker the bussing tips they've earned. Is this legal under any state or federal law?
tld;dr is it legal to have someone work in two separate departments that are paid differently but only pay them as if they were doing the less paying of the two?
It is illegal to not grant an employee their earned tips no matter what job, but especially if it is a tipping job. If the employer agreed to pay her the same wage bussing as a housekeeper and she continued to make tips, she is entitled to both her normal pay and her tips. Keep in mind that the employer is not paying her tips; so they're basically taking money she earned thay they have no right to.
State laws may be different. Look it up yourself before doing anything about it.
ITT: let's discuss some shitty jobs/bosses we've had to endure to scrape up some coin for our success
I don't really have too much but one time I was working next to literally all women and they forced me to do all the physical work while they did next to nothing and I wasn't having any of that so I got fired before my first shift even ended.
Ok, /biz//, I am an extroverted (I strike up conversions with everyone), honest("Does this hat look good on me?" - "No."), sometimes blunt (but I can control it most of the time), guy and I know how to handle my self at work OK(basically say nothing if I am not sure if I will offend someone). And I like arguments (not yelling type but discussion type... )
But the problem is the females. They will get offended with ANYTHING in the workplace. Or at least that is because I am not handsome or tall. Should I just ignore them and talk to them EXCLUSIVELY... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1370928 One female once got offended when she forgot to order food for me (company paid for the meals that week). I said: "It's no problem. I will eat at home anyways. I am going back to do more work." Maybe she thought I was angry but I was completely calm, my tone was calming and slightly uninterested, my gestures were slow and calming too. She came to my office in middle of business call and kept asking me "Would you like me to order you something ? Or buy you something?" I kept answering... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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