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Auto Parts store pay #4522271
09/21/17 02:12 PM
09/21/17 02:12 PM
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The Garden State
Whimsey Offline OP
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In my older age I thought it would be fun to work at a major auto parts store since I've loved auto's and ope's for over 50 years. I was looking for Sat & Sun, with flexibility if needed for week days, I do other work during the week days, though I'm flexible usually. The interview went great and then she asked the pay I expected. I know it's a retail position so I said $15/hr, mind you there are zero job benefits. This is in NJ a high tax state unfortunately. Their pay is $9/hr, just above minimum wage in NJ. The store manager who interviewed me was barely making $15/hr shocked2. No wonder the help at these stores is poor, they pay poorly to say the least and get what they pay for sorry to say.

Whimsey

Re: Auto Parts store pay [Re: Whimsey] #4522275
09/21/17 02:15 PM
09/21/17 02:15 PM
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NY
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Amazing isn't it? You nailed it, with regard to the help, don't expect much from them.


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Re: Auto Parts store pay [Re: Whimsey] #4522278
09/21/17 02:18 PM
09/21/17 02:18 PM
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SF BAY AREA, CA
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SF BAY AREA, CA
Yup I think starting pay here at a major auto parts store is $11.50. In MARIN COUNTY! Rent is $2k+ for a 1 bedroom apartment. Gas over $3/gal. Parts discount is good, if you flip cars or drive Uber in a 300k mile car in your spare time.


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Re: Auto Parts store pay [Re: Whimsey] #4522281
09/21/17 02:19 PM
09/21/17 02:19 PM
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Ontario, Canada
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Ontario, Canada
When people shop solely on prices, this is what happens.


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Re: Auto Parts store pay [Re: Whimsey] #4522286
09/21/17 02:23 PM
09/21/17 02:23 PM
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Posts: 21,633
Orlando, FL
Mr Nice Offline
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Originally Posted By: Whimsey
In my older age I thought it would be fun to work at a major auto parts store since I've loved auto's and ope's for over 50 years. I was looking for Sat & Sun, with flexibility if needed for week days, I do other work during the week days, though I'm flexible usually. The interview went great and then she asked the pay I expected. I know it's a retail position so I said $15/hr, mind you there are zero job benefits. This is in NJ a high tax state unfortunately. Their pay is $9/hr, just above minimum wage in NJ. The store manager who interviewed me was barely making $15/hr shocked2. No wonder the help at these stores is poor, they pay poorly to say the least and get what they pay for sorry to say.

Whimsey


Maybe drive for Uber or Lyft.



Re: Auto Parts store pay [Re: Whimsey] #4522287
09/21/17 02:25 PM
09/21/17 02:25 PM
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Dallas,Tx USA
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Dallas,Tx USA
You could also go to work at a dealership as a shuttle driver or dealer trade driver. I've known a lot of retirees that did that and loved it.


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Re: Auto Parts store pay [Re: mightymousetech] #4522379
09/21/17 04:00 PM
09/21/17 04:00 PM
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Canada
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Canada
Originally Posted By: mightymousetech
When people shop solely on prices, this is what happens.


+1


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Re: Auto Parts store pay [Re: Whimsey] #4522391
09/21/17 04:15 PM
09/21/17 04:15 PM
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Virginia
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Virginia
Race to the bottom.. People wonder why a certain ideology sounds so enticing now. This is part of the reason why.


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Re: Auto Parts store pay [Re: Whimsey] #4522394
09/21/17 04:19 PM
09/21/17 04:19 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
In-n-out burger pays better.


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Re: Auto Parts store pay [Re: Whimsey] #4522435
09/21/17 05:00 PM
09/21/17 05:00 PM
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America
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America
that doesn't sound like livable wages. how do these employees make ends meet?

Re: Auto Parts store pay [Re: Alfred_B] #4522479
09/21/17 05:51 PM
09/21/17 05:51 PM
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The Garden State
Whimsey Offline OP
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The Garden State
Originally Posted By: Alfred_B
that doesn't sound like livable wages. how do these employees make ends meet?


The employees are kids living in their parents basements with $100,000's of student loans. They will never be able to pay them back, they're screwed totally. They could work at a fast food joint and probably make more per hour. I feel sorry for many of today's youths, not all though.

Whimsey

Re: Auto Parts store pay [Re: Mr Nice] #4522493
09/21/17 06:07 PM
09/21/17 06:07 PM
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OH
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OH
Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Maybe drive for Uber or Lyft.


Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
I still don't understand why people would drive for Uber or Lyft and make peanuts while taking on ALL the risks... ?


Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Unfortunately (fortunately for Travis) people are driving for Uber and making a poverty wage. A part-time $12 an hour job is much better than driving some strangers you never met before.


Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Again, its better to work 20 hours part-time in retail than work as a ride share contractor. Uber keeps lowering the rates it pays their drivers.

Leasing a car to drive as a contractor is financial suicide.


Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
It simply doesn't pay to drive as a contractor for a ride sharing company.


Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Your boss is dumb to think he'll get a quality person for an Uber wage.


Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Can you tell Uber driver to take alternative route to avoid heavy traffic ?

Last edited by SatinSilver; 09/21/17 06:15 PM.
Re: Auto Parts store pay [Re: Whimsey] #4522533
09/21/17 06:55 PM
09/21/17 06:55 PM
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Virginia
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Virginia
Very good post Whimsey. I think you are correct in your thoughts here. 2/3 of the jobs created in the past 8 yrs have been low pay jobs $8-14 an hr. This supposed economy is not what it has been made out to be for a LONG time now.


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Re: Auto Parts store pay [Re: Whimsey] #4522534
09/21/17 06:55 PM
09/21/17 06:55 PM
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TX
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TX
Last time I was in one of those, a worker said he put in 80 hours between two jobs at different places the last week.

Re: Auto Parts store pay [Re: Whimsey] #4522538
09/21/17 07:01 PM
09/21/17 07:01 PM
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Denver
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Denver
Here in the Denver metro area there is a severe labor shortage.
Most fast food places are starting people at $12.00 an hour and cant find help.
And the labor shortage is not confined to just entry level jobs.
I'm in management for a large flooring company.
If you can set floor and wall tile you can make $2000+ a week as a sub contractor.


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