To all the complainers. Society cannot be blamed for your ineptness handling/saving for the future. Many overspend to show off and then DEMAND society hire them, just because of the AGE& education.. had you thought of the golden years when younger.. you would not be seeking to hired late in your life.. Any job is good and it seems the majority would not want to earn an HONEST 8-11 dollars and hour, why? it is honest.. Stop complaining and re think you spending and saving habits, if not stay unemployed.. someone will take the JOB you refuse because of low wages...STARVE.
UPS Is NOT the great company everyone thinks it is anyway. The pay for drivers, etc. may be good BUTmanagement abuses the hell out of employees there. Plus, they hire a lot of scabs to take work away from company employees. When union employees contracts are up then they offer a lesser package 7 tell everyone It is BETTERthan the last. They lie right to your face & lack any kind of Integrity.
As a brief reminder for those who forgot or for many that didn't know Here is what happened, quietly, on January 1, 2015: Medicare tax went from 1.45% to 2.35%Top Income tax bracket went from 35% to 39.6%Top Income payroll tax went from 37.4% to 52.2%Capital Gains tax went from 15% to 28% Dividend tax went from 15% to 39.6% Estate tax went from 0% to 55% A 3.5% Real Estate transaction tax was added. Remember this fact:These taxes were all passed solely with Democrat votes.Not a single Republican voted for these new taxes. These taxes were all passed in the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamacareIf you think that it is important that everyone in the U.S. should know this. There are many millions who don't yet, then pass it on.
Welcome to the so-called "recovery" after the 2008 recession. Look at the great jobs that are available!1. UnitedHealth Group - You can be a customer service rep making a whopping $10-$11 an hour. Imagine a job where you can answer phones all day dealing with customer concerns, complaints and client issues! Yep. Great times.2. Brookdale Senior Living - $8-$11 an hour caregiving jobs! Oh, boy! Abuse from management, being taken advantage of, doing the work of several people if your area becomes understaffed. No opportunities for advancement, few benefits if any, crummy health insurance too. Yep.3. Firestone - $8-$10 an hour jobs selling or installing tires. Maybe if you're real lucky you can get $12 an hour if a management position is available.4. UPS - While the wage for package handlers has increased to $10 an hour, ask yourself if you can truly afford to live on that. Most of the positions are also part-time with no benefits.5. The Vitamin Shoppe - $8-$10 an hour low-wage part-time retail jobs.6. Catholic Health Initiatives - Unless you go into nursing (which is not recommended due to the constant bullying, high stress, and having to wear many hats due to understaffing), the rest of the jobs are few and far between. The majority of the jobs are low-wage clerical or processor jobs.7. Chipotle - More part-time $8-$10 an hour fast food work.8. Hilton - $9-$11 an hour front desk or housekeeping work.9. Enterprise - $10-$11 an hour front desk positions where you can answer phones, do customer service and even clean cars. Wow!10. Bankers Life & Casualty - Selling insurance for commission only and no benefits. Great opportunity!So give that associates degree you might have gotten in a field like medical lab technician or that MBA in Business Administration a pitch in the trash and try out for one of these great low-paying no-future jobs.Happy 4th of July everyone - be sure to thank your fat cat politicians for making your freedom to live in poverty a reality!
At the end of this article, AOL says "Reviews may have been edited for clarity." ?? ?? How about the clarity in the UPS writeup, where it says, "The company employs approximately 350,000 in the United States, ... It's begun gearing up for holiday deliveries with the hiring of seasonal employees, ..." REALLY? UPS has begun gearing up for - what holiday??? At the end of April? Could it be, May Day? Cinco de mayo? Decoration .Day? Samhain?
Makes me think twice about UPS, except maybe full time year around drivers.
Another site that collects reviews of employees of companies is myjobrating.com. This is another point of view on the best and worst USA companies according to the staff
Try being 61 with a Master's....and 2000 apps later in the Houston area...and so many responses...Thank you for applying eventhough your credentials are excellent...blah blah blah..and I am applying for 30K a year jobs....No interviews...nothing.....16 months of this BS..... People yell discrimination all the time....wait..till you are older.....that is the worst one....everyone will find out....
Sad to say roy106 is correct, companies will do anything to find a reason NOT to hire you, no matter how good your past work history ! I'm 60,was Disabled for 10 years due to a failed spinal fusion,but it was a legit Failed Surgery Syndrome operation, so I stayed home and played Mr. Mom raising our 2 boys. I'm a retired cop, law enforcement is all I know, I never had any complaints filed against me and got along very well with the community I was well liked by other officers and "the Brass" at the 2 departments I worked for. So at age 59 I learned they were hiring dispatchers, being a police dispatcher was my 1st job, I did it very well and it was at the same department I had started my career at. When I was a dispatcher I did "ride a longs" with an officer I liked, he was happy to have me ride with him and we were considered good friends. Years later he became Chief. So at age 59 I applied for a 9-1-1 Dispatchers job at his department...think I was a "shoe in" for the job ? After all I performed the very same job many years ago, the years in between the dispatch job I was a cop for 25 years at another department. So basically I was very qualified, my back all fixed up and my general health was excellent, I aced the test and interview with 3 of the command staff, and the Chief knew me and knew my work ethic. So I was hired, right ? NOT, I scored 3rd from the top on a list of 200 applicants, worked there before, knew the Chief, etc.,etc.,weeks later I got a letter at home, no phone call or face to face visit...just a letter claiming I was on the waiting list due to my high score, that was 2 years ago, I never heard anything from them and frankly I have changed my mind, I don't want the job, too long a commute for a low salary, I'd be started out working night shift (11PM to 7AM) and obviously they didn't want a 60 year old guy working there (although they were smart enough not to say that).
Low paying jobs and no jobs for those of use over age 50! My friend, who has a Master's degree worked two low wage part time jobs because she searched for three years without finding anything and she is a whooping 46 years old! Maybe the administration and their croonies would lile to swap their salaries and take these!
Wow! what a bunch of swell careers. america is back, "would you like fries with burger that Mr. China"?
Just take your car to Firestone for one of their low-ball oil changes and have a 3 year old car with 21,000 miles and wait for the $900.00 estimate of extensive/ necessary repairs indicated on the unsolicited inspection of the car.They took twice as long to inspect the car as they did changing the oil. BTW, I know front ends and did also take this vehicle to a garage for confirmation of necessary work. What a joke !