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Yesterday's Interview

March 6th, 2021 at 03:42 pm

I feel that my interview yesterday went very, very well.  There were 3 people interviewing me via Zoom; the same two people who interviewed me last time and a third person.  And I learned that they currently have 2 open positions.  It is a small office, so 2 open positions must be quite a hardship on the others.  They intend to make a decision next week.  So, we will see.  If they do not offer me a position now, then they just aren't interested in hiring me.  I do not know how many qualified candidates they interviewed.

Right now, I earn $25.79 per hour, and I am topped out.  I can't earn more unless I promote to a higher position.  The water district has 3 classifications of Administrative Aide (I, II, and III), and each has 7 pay steps.  There is some overlap between them (bottom step Administrative Aide II is less than top step Administrative Aide I), and they do have some discretion to start you or promote you as they see fit.  Still, the position is clearly for Administrative Aide I.  Bottom step is $17.50 per hour.  So you can see, that is a significant cut from $25.79 per hour.  I may not have to start at bottom step, but then again, I may have to do just that.  

Last summer when I interviewed, I still owed 27k on the 5th wheel.  Taking a pay cut to $17.50 would have been the end of accelerated payments, and I felt very hesitant to pursue such a plan.  I didn't want to spend years making only minimum payments, I wanted the debt gone.   At this point, however, it almost is gone, so isn't as much of a concern.

There are very few jobs up here period.  Most of the jobs which are here are very low paid.  It is pretty amazing to me that a CalPers covered clerical job is here at all, much less in an office 10 minutes from home.  I would be extremely grateful to land this job, $17.50 or not.

4 Responses to “Yesterday's Interview”

  1. SMS Says:

    Fingers crossed for you !!

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Hope you get good news!

  3. Wink Says:

    Sounds like it went great!

  4. terri77 Says:

    I hope that you get the job & they match your salary as much as possible on the pay scale!

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