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Old 08-22-2013, 12:03 PM   #1
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I started with a small company in Georgia about 2 months ago making 9$ an hour. hile I love my job (as a helper of course) I'm pretty sure they're going to cut me loose when this job wraps up. In these 2 months I've gained a good bit of on the job experience (bending and running conduit, high and low voltage circuits etc.) I don't have any formal training per se but I was wondering, if I were to apply to another company, what would be a fair starting rate to ask for? I took a pay cut from my last job to do this but I'm in love with this workand would really like to continue if they let me go.
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What part of Ga?
This makes a huge difference in starting pay and what you could ask for.


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Southern Ga. Valdosta to be exact
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Southern Ga. Valdosta to be exact
I imagine the pay there for the same type of job here will pay less.

9 or 10 an hour may be all you will be able to get.
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Try applying at Cletus electric. I hear they pay well.
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I started with a small company in Georgia about 2 months ago making 9$ an hour. hile I love my job (as a helper of course) I'm pretty sure they're going to cut me loose when this job wraps up. In these 2 months I've gained a good bit of on the job experience (bending and running conduit, high and low voltage circuits etc.) I don't have any formal training per se but I was wondering, if I were to apply to another company, what would be a fair starting rate to ask for? I took a pay cut from my last job to do this but I'm in love with this workand would really like to continue if they let me go.
Always ask for a couple of buck an hour more than you want so when they offer you less because they're cheap fcks it will be in the range that you want.

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Try applying at Cletus electric. I hear they pay well.

It's a long commute from Valdosta to Cincinnati.

In Southern Ga $9.00 to 10.00 is pretty much the standard for green helpers.
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