let me start at the begining. 2 years ago i was making 15 an hour for a boat company.
i got laid off from that. 2 months later i got another job making 13 an hour and a 45 mile round trip to work and back. i took the job because i needed a job and 13 an hour was the best i could find. then in october i was laid off from that job.
now these 2 jobs were fiberglass work. and we all know that *** is gooing down hill fast. ok, since i was laid of i have been searching all the websites including the unemployment job search page. i even have my resume posted on that site and several others.
now according to what i learned i cannot refuse any job offer. so aerotek called me about 3 weeks ago and offered me a job. well i didn't want to fuckthings up with ui so i took it. i drove 173 miles round trip from anacortes to south everett then to lynwood (*** test) and home.
the job is 10.75 an hour on graveyard shift. it was a 3 day contract and that was it. well i did the contract and wanted the weekend to relax and spend time with my 3 kids. i wasn't happy with 10.75 an hour nor the graveyard shift.
while i was sleeping aerotek called my mother-in-law several times looking for me. my resume says my home number before the alternate number. but he didn't bother to call me directly. she even told them to call my home number.
i was so pissed at them i called aerotek rigt after i woke up and heard about it. i said "look, number 1: you are to call my home number befoer the alternate number. number 2: its the weekend and i want to spend time with my kids. call me back on monday." and hung up.
i haven't heard anything back from them at all since then. well when it came time to file my weekly for my unemployment i have to call them on monday morning after i get the kids off to school and ezplain i am technically still employed but am waiting to hear from them. i didn't quit and they didn't say i'm fired. my friend has been thru this before with a different temp service and she told me i don't have to keep with aerotek because they won't pay me the wages i need to survive.
so i decided ok i'll just keep looking and keep aerotek on the side for now to be safe. what i am pissed about is these temp services that call you informing me they saw my resume on the unemployment site and want to hire me for *** pay. i don't know if i can do it. my rent is 950 a month, i have 3 kids (5 yr old boy, 9 yr old boy and 13 yr old daughter), i need better than 10.75 an hour to support my family.
unemployment pays me 1300 a month after tax and my wife works. with what we make we are fine. do i really have to take these *** pay jobs?
what can i do? i hate temp services.