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To get a job... or not?

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Specializes in Case Manager. Has 4 years experience.

As of right now, I have an employment offer with Foot Locker, the shoe store. It actually fits my needs perfectly as far as scheduling goes. 10-25 hours a week and they'll work around my days.

The only thing that I'm NOT liking about this job is the pay. It's literally less than minimum wage. ($6 + commission).

Should I take it? Right now I'm on unemployment, but I'd rather not depend on that. There's something things I need to buy (iPhone, gym membership) that would help me in school a lot and I don't want to do so unless I have a guaranteed and somewhat stable income.

I don't think that anyone but you can answer this question. For one thing, different folks have different definitions of needs.

Food and shelter are needs, text books and reliable transportation are important....but not quite needs.

iphone and gym membership? Definite luxuries.

Spikey9001, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case Manager. Has 4 years experience.

I have food, and shelter and text books.

I don't have transportation so... and I consider that a need. and an iPhone would help me tremendously because of the fact I could put all my books on it and drug guides and other useful tools that I could need... and it's definitely a high priority for me to stay in shape.

I have food, and shelter and text books.

I don't have transportation so... and I consider that a need. and an iPhone would help me tremendously because of the fact I could put all my books on it and drug guides and other useful tools that I could need... and it's definitely a high priority for me to stay in shape.

No doubt....but there are cheaper ways then an iPhone to have electronic resources (Palm PDA, or iTouch don't require monthly service fees), and you can stay in shape for free by exercising at home.

The difference between wants and needs.

Spikey9001, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case Manager. Has 4 years experience.

But I need money in my pocket too... I'm not a child and my mom doesn't take care of me.

What does that have to do with anything? I'm sure you'd like to have money in your pocket....who wouldn't? I still haven't seen anything I'd call a need....but we all have different values.

As I said, only you can make the choice.

How much is your time worth? $6/hr? Don't forget about taxes getting taken out of that $6. Have you applied elsewhere? Maybe somewhere that pays more than minimum wage?

If you can afford the time to work and think that's the job for you, then go for it.

My daughter had one of those mall jobs and found it to be more trouble than it was worth. At that rate of pay, you will not be gaining much. Better to work as a CNA if you plan on going into nursing.

Spikey9001, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case Manager. Has 4 years experience.

My daughter had one of those mall jobs and found it to be more trouble than it was worth. At that rate of pay, you will not be gaining much. Better to work as a CNA if you plan on going into nursing.

I was also thinking this as well... $6 an hour times 30-40 hours per pay period isn't even $200 to take home... yeah I don't think it's worth it either...

agreed. CNA is given after ist semester of clinicals, or can be done in 2 weeks at a community college or trade school. the wages are 11-15$ per hour, depending on where you are, AND, you get a foot in the door of a healthcare facility.