I just started my first job. I have no previous work experience, just my 6 months international on the job training experience before graduation. I have a bachelors degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. I just started my first job 3 weeks ago. I get paid 9dollars per hour and work from 5:30pm to 2:00am and most of the time OT up to 3, 4 or 5am. The job is really tiring, a lot of paper works, lots of things to do, you can’t just leave at 2am because we have to finish all the paper works due for that day. I have two days off but we work on the weekends too. The HR told me they don’t raise my salary until after a year. My starting salary is 9/hr maybe because I have no work experience, my co-workers starts at 11 and I understand that they have previous work experience unlike me. I know it’s hard to looka for a job nowadays… But Every time I think about my 9/hr salary, I feel like quitting the job already. I’m thinking why don’t I just look for another job, like a morning shift or evening shift as long as I don’t work past midnight because I have a baby and we’re having a hard time on looking for a baby sitter and at the same time I get the same 9/hr. I feel like the job is not worth it. I see jobs online now that requires no experience but the starting salary is from 10,11 and some 12/hr. I am not picky or want to get paid with a high salary but I’m just saying I might as well work in a store and get paid 8/hr as long as it’s a morning shift or evening shift. Or maybe I can ask my boss if he can transfer me to morning shift 8am-430pm.
Now I am just wondering about the night differential shift rate? Everyone was asking me if i get the night differential rate? My co-workers said we don’t get it. We (including the morning shift) all get the same rate. I hope you get what I’m saying. Does the night shift differential rate depends on what company we’re working for? Do you think I should quit this job and look for other jobs?
@ mutt: I just didn’t want to mention but my husband just had a stroke. Yes, a stroke at 30 just because of playing bball.. But it was 9 months ago already, we’ve been through a lot and he’s back to work but still can;t move his right hand or write and still can’t walk straight. So physically he can’t really take care of our daughter yet, he can’t even change her diaper and emotionally he’s still down and we’re both stressed about my job and our situation. okay, I’ll just try my best to be patient and maybe look for a job while working and then just quit when I found one. Thank you guys!