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Oct 15, 2010 09:27 |  #1

Is it just me or does the pay for this seem rather low at $8.50 an hour, considering they want someone proficient in the adobe creative suite.


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Oct 15, 2010 10:25 |  #2

It is low but if you want experience it is a place to start


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Oct 15, 2010 10:28 |  #3

Agreed. Got benefits? Three + weeks vacation? Do you like saying "Do you want fries with that"? ;)
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Oct 15, 2010 12:57 |  #4

Ha! "Weekends and holidays are just considered normal working hours for us here at Acme Photo. Must also be available on-call evenings."

On the other hand, up here in Wisconsin, Uline (huge packing supply cataglog) has still been promoting their search for a photographer. They're asking for lots of requirements though I'm afraid.


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Oct 17, 2010 09:59 |  #5

They're asking for lots of requirements though I'm afraid.

They always load up on requirements to give an excuse to not hire someone they don't want. "Up in Wisconsin" I imagine that they'll take whoever the market offers & feel lucky to get them?


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Oct 17, 2010 10:19 |  #6

The photographic industry attracts those willing to work for small change, so I'm sure they'll have no shortage of applicants.




  
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Oct 17, 2010 10:26 |  #7

Biffbradford wrote in post #11103075 (external link)
On the other hand, up here in Wisconsin, Uline (huge packing supply cataglog) has still been promoting their search for a photographer. They're asking for lots of requirements though I'm afraid.

I don't blame you for being afraid. Uline sends me its catalog. I feel sorry for the postal carrier who has to haul that gigantic beast of a book. I imagine their photographer(s) wear out cameras by the week.


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Oct 17, 2010 10:34 |  #8

its a low paid and dead end "job"


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Oct 17, 2010 11:56 as a reply to  @ kenwood33's post |  #9

No doubt that it is low paying but it does appear to be above the minimum salary level by 1.25 per hour. Is it a dead end job, I don't think so. Anyone that wants to work in this industry for others is going to have to get some experience. I can remember some of my first job hunting sprees after school and that infamous "must have previous experience" statement used to drive me crazy. Jobs like this, albeit undesirable to some, does provide people starting out to get some experience. Maybe they provide benefits that bring the per hour up to a more respectable level, something that we don't know. Having put my days of working for someone else behind me, looking at the salary only is a narrow view of things and there is certainly more that an employer can put on the table to help employees out, health care would be an example of such. I doubt that this is the kind of job that will hold people for a long time but it does provide experience in the industry.

When I was freelancing earlier in my life I took a part time job with an established studio. The pay was not all that great but what I took away from that taught me about the industry and running a business.


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Oct 17, 2010 14:49 as a reply to  @ ssim's post |  #10

Should be proficient in Photoshop, InDesign, LightRoom. Studio portfolio required...

Photoshop, InDesign, Lightroom and a studio portfolio? Do they have any idea of the learning curve on those programs, especially Photoshop and InDesign? :shock:

I could meet those requirements, but I wouldn't take the job for that wage...


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Oct 17, 2010 16:32 |  #11

Much of this is taught in High Schools now. I know of many 16 years who are pretty darn good at it.


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