View Full Version : I need a summer job
04-07-2008, 08:39 PM
I live in Michigan but could travel anywhere. I don't have my own setup but need to find a welding job for just the summer between my Sophomore an Junior year of college.
04-07-2008, 09:29 PM
Come to Milwaukee, lots o jobs
04-08-2008, 08:31 AM
You should use the Michigan Talent Bank website. I would not tell them I was looking for summer work. If I found a job, I would take it and just quit at the end of summer. Be honest if the employer asks about your school, but if they don't ask, it is their problem.
04-09-2008, 10:11 AM
Really nice way to treat an employer. Especially if you wanted to work there next summer.
04-09-2008, 10:31 AM
I was not suggesting "misleading" the employer, just putting the odds in your favor. By all means, look for internships and "summer opportunities". Not everyone will have them though. I hired into two summer jobs where they were actually looking for full time people. The positions were open, they needed the work done, and I was available to fill the gap. The HR managers knew I was in college, and it was assumed I was going back. In both cases, they sent me right to the shop and I started work. At the end of the summer, they did offer me a continuance. They wanted me to team up with some other students to job share. I just quit to be a full time student. It never hurt my references. Sometimes, companies need to hire more people in the summer to cover people who are on vacation. That helped me out in the past.
04-09-2008, 01:53 PM
Suppose a job offer convinces a worker to leave their current job, maybe relocate, and earn less, during a less-productive learning curve; with an eye toward increased earnings in the future. Basically, gear-up for what will eventually become a better, long-term situation.
Then, the worker finds that his new employer didn't "mislead", but was simply "putting the odds in his favor" by not specifically saying that he knew the job would be short lived, and that the long-term benefits, could never be reached.
What would that be called?
04-09-2008, 04:22 PM
“Suppose a job offer convinces a worker to leave their current job, maybe relocate, and earn less, during a less-productive learning curve; with an eye toward increased earnings in the future. Basically, gear-up for what will eventually become a better, long-term situation….”(and then lets the worker go)
I suppose it would be considered “life” which is not always “fair.” I once had a new employer “cancel” a job offer after day two of work. I had my head down at 7am reading an important document (the work day started at 8am and I worked 12 hrs that day). The owner of the company came in and asked how much he was paying to have me “sleep” in my office. He got his answer from the guy that had hired me, and the next words out of his mouth were “fire him”. I was on layoff when hired, and had turned down at least 5 other job interviews, quit my unemployment benefits, and signed a 1 year lease at $700 a month, and moved several hundred miles in less than 7 days. What goes around comes around they say. He did me a favor since I got a job 1000% better than that one for twice the pay and I get to work for a wonderful boss that is not a turncoat butthead. At some point in life either employees or employers will either “get their due” or be “disappointed.” I am not talking about getting and quitting a welding engineering position. I am talking about entry level welding work that a temp could do. I once worked a “summer” in a “full time” position as an automated welding machine “operator.” Since I was a sophomore in welding engineering school, the learning curve to productive work was about 15 minutes in that case. The company was not hurt when I quit at the end of the summer. Even though I had filled a “full time” position, it was expected I might “quit” at the end of the summer. They wanted to keep me through the school year, but HR left the choice up to me. It was NOT an official internship that led to some good experience with fab to print job shop work. If I had said on my job application that I was looking for an Internship, or summer job, they might not have hired me. Probably the best way to get internships is through the school you attend.
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