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Old 04-23-2013, 13:53   #1
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had my 3rd interview this morning.

I had an interview this morning. I spoke with the HR person yesterday, and they said it sounded like I was just what they were looking for. It was for a warehouse, shipping, receiving and forklift operator position for a company that builds firetrucks.

15 minutes into my interview he told me they were looking for someone with less experience. I was asked, though, if I knew how to weld. Unfortunately, I don't. I was told too bad, because they were looking to pay top dollar for a welder. I asked, out of curiosity, what they paid welders. $11.50 an hour of they have at lest 3 years experience. I was dumbfounded. I figured I had nothing to lose, so I asked what the S&H job paid. $8.25 an hour, with at least 5 years verifiable experience.

I could almost see a starting job in as a material handler being $8.25, but $11.50 for a welder?

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Old 04-23-2013, 14:06   #2
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I had an interview this morning. I spoke with the HR person yesterday, and they said it sounded like I was just what they were looking for. It was for a warehouse, shipping, receiving and forklift operator position for a company that builds firetrucks.

15 minutes into my interview he told me they were looking for someone with less experience. I was asked, though, if I knew how to weld. Unfortunately, I don't. I was told too bad, because they were looking to pay top dollar for a welder. I asked, out of curiosity, what they paid welders. $11.50 an hour of they have at lest 3 years experience. I was dumbfounded. I figured I had nothing to lose, so I asked what the S&H job paid. $8.25 an hour, with at least 5 years verifiable experience.

I could almost see a starting job in as a material handler being $8.25, but $11.50 for a welder?
They will never hire anyone that is a "welder" for that, they might get someone who knows how to weld... but not a welder.

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Old 04-23-2013, 14:42   #3
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I could almost see a starting job in as a material handler being $8.25, but $11.50 for a welder?

LAWL. Top dollar...

I better tell all these gas companies that they are over paying their welders by 4-5X.
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Old 04-23-2013, 14:46   #4
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...a company that builds firetrucks...
Which company if you don't mind me saying? Just curious being that I may be a stake holder in a company only paying welders $11.50.
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Old 04-23-2013, 15:12   #5
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Anyone dumb enough to weld for 11.50 is either young and having a kid or too stupid to know how to weld, the right way.


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The rest is going to pay the Obummercare tax. Wait.....that's not funny.
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Old 04-23-2013, 15:27   #7
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Hell, helpers where I work Make $20 an hour.

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Old 04-23-2013, 15:40   #8
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My oldest kid drives a forklift at a Wal-Mart distribution center and makes nearly $19 p/hr. $8.25 is fast food wages.
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Old 04-23-2013, 16:31   #9
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I mean no offense, and I hope I don't. Why would a company have 3 interviews to fill a $8.25 an hour position. I see one interview and a visit to HR to get the paperwork done correctly.

What a wasteful company. Inefficient and bureaucratic. I know you want a job, but you may have dodged a bullet.

Good Luck in your job search.
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Do you know if they have a union?
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Old 04-23-2013, 17:59   #11
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Do you know if they have a union?
Not if they are paying those wages. No way.

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Old 04-23-2013, 18:38   #12
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Sorry the interview was not fruitful. Hopefully something good will come your way soon.
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Old 04-23-2013, 18:42   #13
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aw, **** clancy...i was hoping something would pan out quicker than this.

praying for ya.
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Old 04-23-2013, 19:53   #14
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5 years experience = $8.25 WOW

Do you have pay them if you have 0 years experience?

Some places deserve to have crappy workers.
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*Keep at it Clancy...dont stop...the right door will open. The ones who stop dont have a chance.
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That is def not top dollar for a welder. If im not mistaken, a good welder makes a very decent wage.
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Old 04-23-2013, 20:24   #17
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I mean no offense, and I hope I don't. Why would a company have 3 interviews to fill a $8.25 an hour position. I see one interview and a visit to HR to get the paperwork done correctly.

What a wasteful company. Inefficient and bureaucratic. I know you want a job, but you may have dodged a bullet.

Good Luck in your job search.
This is exactly what I was thinking.
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Old 04-23-2013, 20:30   #18
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Hang in their- youl find something soon!!
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That is def not top dollar for a welder. If im not mistaken, a good welder makes a very decent wage.
An "ok" welder makes good money, a "good" welder makes great money and a "great" welder makes obscene amounts of money. At least here in oil country.
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I mean no offense, and I hope I don't. Why would a company have 3 interviews to fill a $8.25 an hour position. I see one interview and a visit to HR to get the paperwork done correctly.
Good way to fail.

The way to succeed in hiring is to screen, screen, screen and make the correct hire one time, not just hire warm bodies.
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Good way to fail.

The way to succeed in hiring is to screen, screen, screen and make the correct hire one time, not just hire warm bodies.
For most jobs I agree, but when you're paying 8.25/hr, you can't be too picky or you'll screen out everyone who's applied, at that price you're lucky if the bodies are warm.
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I mean no offense, and I hope I don't. Why would a company have 3 interviews to fill a $8.25 an hour position. I see one interview and a visit to HR to get the paperwork done correctly.

What a wasteful company. Inefficient and bureaucratic. I know you want a job, but you may have dodged a bullet.

Good Luck in your job search.
I believe this is the OP's third interview in general, not with this company.
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An "ok" welder makes good money, a "good" welder makes great money and a "great" welder makes obscene amounts of money. At least here in oil country.
A good welder/fabricator with a rig doing what I do in the quarrys can make around $100 an hour, starting off with your own rig being just a welder can get you 35-40 per hour. That being said I know guys who have been flown to other countries to weld and being paid thousands per hour for perfect heliarc work.

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Keep your head up clancy. I applaud your efforts in trying to get a job in a time where most people just give up. Just keep at it, I'm sure something will come your way soon brother. Wish you the best of luck.
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Good way to fail.

The way to succeed in hiring is to screen, screen, screen and make the correct hire one time, not just hire warm bodies.
Proper screening should come before the interview. It should not take 3 interviews for an 8.25 an hour job. I have hired over 100 degreed professionals. I haven't had any failures or quick turnover. None have failed the subsequent background check. None have taken 3 interviews to hire. Perhaps the knowledge of a background check to come is enough to keep the criminals out.

If they haven't made a sufficient enough impression to be hired after their 2nd interview, I won't be hiring them. Do you use behavioral interviewing techniques? Maybe you aren't asking the right type of questions. Maybe I am just lucky. Maybe it is a lot harder to hire for non-professional roles.
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