#1
I'm trying to get a new part time job because mine sucks, but it will have to be further away from my house and to make up for gas I need to make a certain amount or more. I don't want to apply for this job and then find out I'm making the same amount. Would it be rude if I called them and asked the manager how much they pay?
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#2
i dont think it would be. you have every right to know how much they are going to pay you before you agree to work for them.
#4
certainly not, just as much as an employer is interviewing you to see if they want to hire you, you are supposed to be interviewing them to determine if you would like to be employed by them.

always have questions that you would like to ask a potential employer, such as what will my entry pay be.
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#5
why dont you go there and ask an employee? people ask me all the time at my work
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Yup. Theyll usually already tell you or after they accept you, if you dont like it you leave, or try to get something better.
#7
It's not rude to ask, it is rude to try to negotiate pay with them.

I mean, in any case it's your right to know prior to signing the employment contract.

And it would be within your interests to go into the place instead of calling, because of various privacy laws they may not be able to disclose their pay rate over the phone.
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Very. Never ask during your interview.
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#9
So you wanna work there without knowing when the paycheck will show up if it ever will? Sure you can ask that, just don't throw it out there immediatly that'd be rude.
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#10
It's alright to ask them how much they pay, but don't tell them you need to make X amount in a week.
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I think it is fair to ask it right away. They know you are there to do a job and get paid.
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Maybe just ring em up or go in there or something and say "Hi, I'm interested in the *whatever it is you wanna do* job, I was just wondering before I apply how much the wage is?"
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Yup. Theyll usually already tell you or after they accept you, if you dont like it you leave, or try to get something better.


Well I can't be without a job, so I wanted to ask and if it's what I need then I will apply, I'm fairly sure I could get the job.

I think I might just put what I need under the expected wage blank, and hopefully if they call that means that they are willing to pay that.
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Yeah, dude ask. I don't see a problem with it. Who would be like "Oh my God!!! You wish to know how much you will get paid?!!! How dare you!!!!"
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Don't ask how much the pay is. This advice was given to me by professional employment agents.

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Don't ask how much the pay is. This advice was given to me by professional employment agents.


Just because they're professional doesn't mean they're not dumbasses. Can anybody who's even the slightest bit reasonable expect someone to NOT care about how much they'll make? That's like landing an awesome job and getting your first check and finding out they only pay a dollar an hour.
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Don't ask how much the pay is. This advice was given to me by professional employment agents.


This. Ask them when they call you AFTER the 1st interview.
#20
Apply for the job and in an interview (if you have one) ask how much they pay. If it works out that its not enough and they offer you a job, just say "Sorry I got a better offer".
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Would it be rude if I called them and asked the manager how much they pay?
it could be.

timing and tact are everything.

letting your prospective employer know that you don't want to waste his time on an interview with you, if the wages are less than you already earn, could be seen as respectful and considerate.

most entry level jobs have a fixed salary. negotiating is usually unwise. asking the pay rate is not.
you could/should ask before submitting an application.
but if you have already scheduled an interview, any discussion of wages should come after determining if you are a good fit and before accepting the position.


with high level jobs, the interview process is somewhat different.
salary is rarely discussed until the end of the interview, unless the prospective employer offers that information. with a higher level job, there is usually a range of starting salary available, depending of how many of the necessary skills you already possess and what you will need to acquire on the job. if not specifically stated, it's acceptable to ask if the offered salary is negotiable. if so, you can and should ask for more to start, if you think the offer is too low. or at the very least, what kind of advancement is possible soon after starting.

some jobs require a large investment on the part of the employer, in terms of training new employees. in those cases, substantial raises are possible after the training period. i received a 37% raise on one such position, after three months.

bottom line:
you can (and should) ask. just be respectful in the way you do so.
also, be sure to thank the interviewer for their time, even if the salary isn't sufficient for your needs. not often, but occasionally you might get a call with a better offer on the same position if you've presented yourself well in an interview.


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#22
Thanks. That's a lot of good advice, although I'm not applying for a major job, I'm just applying at Staples.
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#23
it technically is rude. normally when an employer interviews you, they tell you how much they're going to pay. it might also be better if you ask them during the interview.
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it technically is rude. normally when an employer interviews you, they tell you how much they're going to pay. it might also be better if you ask them during the interview.

This is pretty right. Ask at the end I would in case they don't. It's your labour you're giving them, and you have a right to know
#25
no it isnt, ring up, go for interview, and ask there. you can always decline the job if they ring up and offer it to you
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