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  1. RaspberryPharm

    RaspberryPharm 5+ Year Member

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    What is your starting salary and where? I just got an offer at Wag and they're offering $56/hour.
     
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  3. Dred Pirate

    Dred Pirate 2+ Year Member

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    $45 an hour, 2004, OSCO drug decatur illinois

    not relevant to this discussion :)
     
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  4. gwarm01

    gwarm01 7+ Year Member

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    $44 an hour, 2013, not really pleased but that is normal range for this area.
     
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    confettiflyer Did you just say something? 10+ Year Member

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    $5hr cash tutoring the kid next door on reading sometime in the 90's.
     
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    xiphoid2010 7+ Year Member

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    I remember when I started flipping burgers, it was $4.25 minimum wage back in the 90s. And how i sucked at flipping burgers....lol, ah the memories, can't help but to smile.
     
  7. pharmerjohn

    pharmerjohn Working on a Dream 2+ Year Member

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    How do you “suck” at flipping burgers? Did you drop every other patty on the floor? You do realize there’s a 5-second rule, right? On top of that, there’s also a 5-minute grace period for when the drive-thru gets backed up. ;)
     
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    xiphoid2010 7+ Year Member

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    You know those frozen patties that go into one end of the the giant fiery grill and come out the other end? Well, it comes out dripping hot oil, so you pick them them up with tongs and make burgers out of them. Well, I dripped hot oil over the back hand of another girl I was working with during the process.. OUCH! She went home with one hand bandaged, I felt horrible. On top of that, she was pretty and I was secretly admiring her...ah, brain. Yeah, fast food wasn't right for me.
     
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    pharmerjohn Working on a Dream 2+ Year Member

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    Yeah, the pretty ones almost never last! At least you had some decent stimulations while it lasted. :D You're a safety hazard in the fast food industry, good thing you quit and went for something else with less grease and no fire.
     
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    xiphoid2010 7+ Year Member

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    Yeah, cashier in grocery stores was a much safer for me. Little chance of hurting pretty girls ringing up their buns and melons. :whistle: So I stuck with it all the way until end of high school. :)
     
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    $7.50 an hour but only after becoming licensed. Yes, it was a few years ago.
     
  12. pharmerjohn

    pharmerjohn Working on a Dream 2+ Year Member

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    Lucky you! All we every had were buns, and never any melons. Fruits are healthier, too... Man, I need some melons. :p
     
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    KARM12 Super Member 10+ Year Member

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    My first job in HS paid $5.15 and hr - that was minimum wage back then.
     
  14. Trent Steele

    Trent Steele benadryl brownies 5+ Year Member

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    Hospitals in the greater chicago area are starting new grads at 44-46 an hour ... thats if a new grad can get a job at a hospital
     
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    dang :vomit::barf::barf::eek: :vomit:


    Dred Pirate: it is still relevant: 2004 to 2013/2014 wage is still the same in Chicago area.

    note to self: avoid Chicago area like the plague :)
     
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    confettiflyer Did you just say something? 10+ Year Member

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    As of last year it was $61-63/hr in retail for N. California/Bay Area; $65-70/hr for clinical/inpatient, with per-diem rates between $73-77/hr. These are all base rates not including any applicable differential (+$3-15/hr depending on shift/hospital).

    The two outliers are Contra Costa Regional Medical Ctr which pays ~$40-45/hr FT with caveat being it has a pension/generous benefit package. Washington Hospital in Fremont, CA posted a clinical position for $77/hr FT w/benefits last year (with per diem rates in the $80-$85/hr range).

    UCDMC in Sacramento starts at $61/hr for inpatient, UCSF isn't much more. You can research compensation packages for these and other UC hospitals online.

    This is all from memory so actual numbers may differ a bit, but you get the idea.
     
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