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Should I work at DW Drums?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Upgr8r, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Upgr8r

    Upgr8r High Priest or maybe Jedi Master

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    I have been unemployed for almost a year now and today a temp agency called to see if I would be interested in a temp gig (I do accounting/collections).

    It turns out that it is with DW Drums, which is really cool. The downside is that it is only for two weeks and probably not much of a chance of going permanent plus the pay is very low (my Unemployment Compensation is more that that). I have a fear that if I don't take it I could lose my UC for refusing work.

    Any thoughts?
     

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  2. mandown

    mandown Poopdeck Repost

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    ouch, that is a tough spot to be in. if it was a chance for a real hire and a promotion to good money, it would be obvious, and sweet. i don't know the laws around unemployment and what is required. it would certainly suck if taking the job "backfired" and cost you more money that being on unemployment.

    ...that said. get a job, hippie.
     
  3. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Stand fast for your unprincipled, slacker ways! Damn the man and his trying to force you into his corporate slave mold...drum company? Can/will you get a discount?
     
  4. johnbryanpeters

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    Accept the gig, see what comes of it.
     
  5. Yelo

    Yelo Monkey

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    the wise guy as spoken îîîî
     
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    accept it and then get me a deal on a kit.
     
  7. UNHrider

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    check your unemployment laws, they might make up the difference if you accept a job that will make less then what unemployment would pay you. At least thats the way i understood how Wyoming's unemployment worked.
     
  8. kickstand

    kickstand Turbo Monkey

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    I work in staffing, every state's laws are different.

    However, turning a job down because it is less than unemployment is grounds for being reported to the state, next, in michigan if you work for 2 weeks, your unemployment will be extended by two weeks, also, as a recruiter I can tell you that many times (not always) an assignment that is a 2 week assignment "CAN" turn into something longer or permanent if you do a good job and the stars align.

    I'd suggest taking the opportunity and continuing to search for long term gainful employment.
     
  9. CBJ

    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    Totally get out there and do a good job and you never know. Better than sitting at home going crazy.
     
  10. Upgr8r

    Upgr8r High Priest or maybe Jedi Master

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    I had decided to do the interview and if offered the job take it and hope it turned into something good but the point is moot now as they called me and canceled the interview as they filled the position. Now if I can get a second interview with a property management company I interviewed with a month ago I'd be stoked. That interview went well but the company is dragging their heels right now
     
  11. eaterofdog

    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    Don't screw yourself out of benefits.
     
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    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    Dragging feet = the have somebody else the prefer.
     
  13. kickstand

    kickstand Turbo Monkey

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    8.9 times out of ten this is the case
     
  14. Upgr8r

    Upgr8r High Priest or maybe Jedi Master

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    Yeah but as they have not filled the position I feel I still have a chance.
     
  15. rockofullr

    rockofullr confused

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    Move out of Ventura, there be no joobs der!

    Go get a job at VeloPro in Santa Barbara as a bike mechanic (or one of the other 10 bike shops in the area).