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19 September 2007 @ 12:14 pm
That was a short-lived addition.  
So September 30th will be J's last day. That's right, our shiny new manager lasted exactly one month. She blew in like a breeze with many promises for better times; I'm curious to see what will be fulfilled in the days she has left.

We will be having reviews on Friday. I am curious to see where that will go, as our raises will be determined by the review results. What can J say about me? We only worked together a handful of times. Will the raises be like the annual merit raises at my other jobs, where the amounts come in the form of quarters and dimes? If that's the case then I will be gone. I like Lush but I like my free time more.
Right now all our sales associates are making $8.00. Come January that will be minimum wage. That is nothing. Teavana starts their staff at $9.50, I hear. Valley Fair's average starting rate for sales associates runs between $8.50 and $10.50. I currently make $10. (I was supposed to get an extra $1 or $2 while we had no store manager for my extra work, but of course that paperwork was never filed.) There is a rumor that a sales associate transferring in from another store will be getting fifty cents more than me. As a sales associate. I am a senior keyholder. That. Is. Not. Cool.
So to me, this review (with our pay raises being determined by our regional manager, who lives in Arizona and may not have the greatest grasp on Bay Area living costs) is pretty critical.

My gut instinct is that I will not get what I want with this review, so I have started to making alternate plans. B&BW has lost the entire management team at Oakridge, so I'm seeing if they could use another sales lead. Renee, my old manager, thinks I should as for $15/$16 and that I'll probably get it.
Nechtan Albaflameelf on September 19th, 2007 07:53 pm (UTC)
Do it!!!!!

Staying where you're not appreciated will only kill you in the end. Find a new place and get the 'best revenge': i.e., better pay and better appreciation!

Nechtan :)
kerokerotab on September 20th, 2007 01:56 am (UTC)
If I knew you wanted extra money, you could have replaced me at Dr. Fry's...maybe a job outside the mall is just what you need?? I dunno -_-
当て字: O_o_Oateji on September 20th, 2007 02:52 am (UTC)
I second flameelf: go for the $15-16 range as a lead.
(Anonymous) on September 20th, 2007 04:31 am (UTC)
i was making $8.09 as a lead (and having been with the company for 2 years)

one of the new girls was hired at $8.10

i was less than happy.

(i bitched about it and got a raise, but not as much as i'd been hoping for)
Moon-Mad Eyes - Eyebrows like flakes of sunlightmadnesspassing on September 20th, 2007 04:31 am (UTC)
oops, that was me :P
Narratoraswirlymatrix on September 20th, 2007 06:42 am (UTC)
Is there a possibility they'll give you all a raise when the minimum wage increases, so new hires won't be making more than you? When the minimum wage increased in San Francisco, Godiva did exactly that after getting feedback from the managers saying current employees would quit immediately. Maybe you can talk to someone with power about it? Otherwise, I'd definitely go with the sales lead.