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Hi I'm close to getting a job for the first time! Being very young I don't really know what questions to ask etc like pay slip stuff to my employer. It's at a call centre so how much salary shou… Read More
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6y, 4h agoPosted 6 years, 4 hours ago
Hi I'm close to getting a job for the first time! Being very young I don't really know what questions to ask etc like pay slip stuff to my employer.

It's at a call centre so how much salary should I be expecting since I don't want to ask too quickly (might be rude!).
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6y, 4h agoPosted 6 years, 4 hours ago
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banned#1
You shouldn't need to ask, you should have already been told.
banned#2
Also how old are you, is it direct or through an agency?
#3
good luck. Don't burn out.
#4
So your starting a job and don't know how much your been paid oO


Edited By: SBOB1 on May 25, 2011 17:08
#5
SBOB1
So your starting a job and don't know howmuch your been paid oO


Perfectly normal nowadays. I dunno how much I'm getting paid when I start my new job on Tuesday but it's a good company so I assume it's at least minimum wage and for us young 'ins, minimum wage is better than no wage :)

Edited By: Legendaryjordan on May 25, 2011 17:11
#6
it's never rude to ask. go ahead and get as much info as you can!

p.s good luck

Edited By: ham82 on May 25, 2011 17:19: .
#7
You should really only expect minimum wage or there abouts i think. Dont really need to worry about payslips etc.. they will ask you for the details they need.
#8
it annoys me the minimum wage thing, in my job the carers all do the same but the young ones get paid less, its stupid if there doing the same work surely they should get the same pay. i remember years ago when i fisrt started in caring i think i was on £3 odd an hour haha.
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Legendaryjordan
SBOB1
So your starting a job and don't know howmuch your been paid oO


Perfectly normal nowadays. I dunno how much I'm getting paid when I start my new job on Tuesday but it's a good company so I assume it's at least minimum wage and for us young 'ins, minimum wage is better than no wage :)


Thats the right attitude IMO.

Call Centre's will always pay over minimum wage in my experience. Make sure you ask the question when you get a chance though. Also ask about development opportunities in the company.
banned#10
op are you sure this isn't just your first job interview
3 Likes #11
Questions to ask: What time does work finishes? How long do I get for breaks? Have you got access to the Internet?
#12
pink-ka
it annoys me the minimum wage thing, in my job the carers all do the same but the young ones get paid less, its stupid if there doing the same work surely they should get the same pay.



If I were an employer, and I had ten jobs, I would employ people in there 30's as opposed to teenagers. A minimum wage may persuade me to take a chance with a youngster.
#13
The lucky thing is that you are actually working in a call centre, which means shifts (i am guessing here) this means you will work only your contracted hours (lucky ****!) You will get the relevant breaks along with every other sod.

Things to ask are what time you are expected to start, is there any over time required (this will prompt them to say whether it paid 1.5 times or the standard pay rate)

At my old work place the employers expected me to know a bit about the company and how it works and history, things liek that should be easy to find on the net and they are suprisingly happy when people tell them a bit about their company, as it shows the person is keen.

Last but not least. DO NOT work too hard or always ask to do over time. This will lead to them continuely asking you to do it and not give a crap. it will become the norm and trust me pal you dont want that.

Apart from that have a shave, dress smart and knock em dead......good luck!
#14
Rupz
The lucky thing is that you are actually working in a call centre, which means shifts (i am guessing here) this means you will work only your contracted hours (lucky ****!) You will get the relevant breaks along with every other sod.

Things to ask are what time you are expected to start, is there any over time required (this will prompt them to say whether it paid 1.5 times or the standard pay rate)

At my old work place the employers expected me to know a bit about the company and how it works and history, things liek that should be easy to find on the net and they are suprisingly happy when people tell them a bit about their company, as it shows the person is keen.

Last but not least. DO NOT work too hard or always ask to do over time. This will lead to them continuely asking you to do it and not give a crap. it will become the norm and trust me pal you dont want that.

Apart from that have a shave, dress smart and knock em dead......good luck!

This is fine inless like most businesses cutting back by reducing or eliminating any overtime !
#15
Unless it is a voluntary place or a work placement it seems odd that you dont know the financial aspects of the offer as yet.
Yes these are tough times and there are lots of people competing for jobs but unless you are prepared to take an interest in your own finances a prospective employer is unlikely to truely value you.
You should really have been presented with some sort of outline of your tasks and responsibilities, together with how much you are likely to be paid. Even if that is within a salary band.
#16
Every interview I have been to finishes with
'do you have any questions?' from the interviewer.
Opportune moment to ask about these things.
However, I have never applied for a job without knowing salary.
#17
don't be late ever
don't nick anything even a paper clip
don't be angry with idiots
work hard
#18
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Rupz
The lucky thing is that you are actually working in a call centre, which means shifts (i am guessing here) this means you will work only your contracted hours (lucky ****!) You will get the relevant breaks along with every other sod.

Things to ask are what time you are expected to start, is there any over time required (this will prompt them to say whether it paid 1.5 times or the standard pay rate)

At my old work place the employers expected me to know a bit about the company and how it works and history, things liek that should be easy to find on the net and they are suprisingly happy when people tell them a bit about their company, as it shows the person is keen.

Last but not least. DO NOT work too hard or always ask to do over time. This will lead to them continuely asking you to do it and not give a crap. it will become the norm and trust me pal you dont want that.

Apart from that have a shave, dress smart and knock em dead......good luck!

This is fine inless like most businesses cutting back by reducing or eliminating any overtime !

Ive never really worked for a company where the pay is per hour, usually a salary. In these situations you are expected to work beyond your contracted hours. This is the only reason i ask. For those companies who do have alot of work, i think its cheaper for a company to pay overtime then it is to hire a new body.

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