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Old 02-07-2017, 08:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I recently had a interview at a temp agency called K-force in Austin, Texas. I had a couple concerns after the interview. Before I get into those this would be my first "tech" position. So my first concern is that the company is Home Depot. I would be working in there help desk office in Austin. I would be receiving calls from there 2,000 plus stores. There are 300 workers currently at the help desk office. The second concern is the pay/benefits. The pay is only 13/hr. I would be a temp with a one year contract. No paid time off and very few holidays. The final concern would be the hours. I would be working weekends and hours ranging from 3am to 10 pm. The only plus I can find is that I would get 40 hours a week. So my main question is what were your hours while doing help desk? Should I just take the job if offered to get some experience? It just frustrating because this isn't what I really went to school for. I was hoping for more pay at least.
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Sounds like a basic call-center type support job. Those will always be basic / "bottom of the barrel" in terms of pay / benefits for tech roles.

But it does give you valuable experience and something to put on your resume. I guess it's kind of up to you if you want to take the position or not - did you put your resume out to other companies? Get interviews with them?
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Old 02-07-2017, 08:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This is the first call back so far. I have contacted several temp agencies and haven't had much luck. I'm probably going to use it as a stepping stone. You have to start somewhere I suppose.
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This is the first call back so far. I have contacted several temp agencies and haven't had much luck. I'm probably going to use it as a stepping stone. You have to start somewhere I suppose.
Check this one out:
https://www.truno.com/about/careers

I work for this company as a remote technician. There are a lot of opportunities with them in Texas, and we have a Houston office. You might be able to get in on the help desk, or even as a technician. It's not a bad gig really. In my case they provide the vehicle (gas, maintenance, insurance, etc), tools, equipment, storage unit for extra equipment, stuff like that.
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If you were still in school, SpaceX a few hours north is looking for interns
No FT positions sadly
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Old 02-13-2017, 03:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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O ended up accepting the position at 15/hr...i hope it works out...kind of nervous because o havent worked in a call center enviroment before. Thanks for the replys guys...first day is march 1st!
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