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They must be joking...


#1
I get email job alerts from one of the Job Sites and today's gem is a company in Exeter who have a temporary contract for a graphic designer paying, wait for it - I know everyone will want to apply.... £6.60 an hour!!!!

I know any job is better than no job but seriously ASDA pay more than that :icon_eek:
 

Katedesign

Well-Known Member
#2
It's 58p OVER the minimum wage! Pay peanuts...get... - actually in this day and age a fraduate with a first class honours degree who will work hard for the first few months then get pissed off and leave!
 
#4
It's 58p OVER the minimum wage! Pay peanuts...get... - actually in this day and age a fraduate with a first class honours degree who will work hard for the first few months then get pissed off and leave!
Yes well I'm a "fraduate" with a First and there's no danger - even if I were near Exeter
 

ARRIVALS

Well-Known Member
#6
Is it for a graduate, or a mid-senior designer?

Sometimes, whilst the pay is shit, some people are just too picky. I know for a fact, if I was a graduate desperate for a job in design, looking for my first job in the industry I'd jump at the chance. Yea sure, Asda could pay me £9.00 an hour to stack shelves, but bollocks to that. I've spent 3 years at uni, I want a job in design. For now, £6.60 is fine. I'll work, progress, learn and work my way up, in the industry I want to be in.

:boxing:
 
#7
Is it for a graduate, or a mid-senior designer?

Sometimes, whilst the pay is shit, some people are just too picky. I know for a fact, if I was a graduate desperate for a job in design, looking for my first job in the industry I'd jump at the chance. Yea sure, Asda could pay me £9.00 an hour to stack shelves, but bollocks to that. I've spent 3 years at uni, I want a job in design. For now, £6.60 is fine. I'll work, progress, learn and work my way up, in the industry I want to be in.

:boxing:
Exactly; times are hard out there looking for graduate roles so if there's an opportunity to earn money for a while, building up your portfolio and adding to your CV all the while, I'm sure there will be people who go for it, even if they're only looking at it for a temporary solution.
 
#10
Is it for a graduate, or a mid-senior designer?

Sometimes, whilst the pay is shit, some people are just too picky. I know for a fact, if I was a graduate desperate for a job in design, looking for my first job in the industry I'd jump at the chance. Yea sure, Asda could pay me £9.00 an hour to stack shelves, but bollocks to that. I've spent 3 years at uni, I want a job in design. For now, £6.60 is fine. I'll work, progress, learn and work my way up, in the industry I want to be in.

:boxing:
Yeh I get what you are saying but this is a 3month temp role and they are asking for a Graduate. I personally think it's an insult to expect to pay a trained / qualified designer less than a shelf stacker can earn.
 
#13
We constantly have graduates on the phone chasing a 3 month placement. If we take a graduate on we only ever pay expenses. I've even heard of companies in London who you have to pay for the pleasure of working with.
Based on this I think £6 per hour is pretty good, especially considering that most Graduates are pretty much useless in the real world of design. (All of our graduates agree with this statement after a few weeks).
 
#15
I've over twenty years experience in design and I can't get any work whatsoever.

Today, I was given the chance of working for free to aid my portfolio. :icon_mad:

I've tried looking for other work ie. shelf stacking, but I can't get it because my CV says that I can't shelf stack! Twenty five years ago whilst at college, I used to stack shelves in a supermarket of a night time to pay my way. Unfortunately, now I need three consecutive years of shelf stacking to even apply for the job!

One of the lads I was working with twenty years ago is now a manager of a supermarket.

£9 an hour sure seems like a lot to me when you're struggling to pay the mortgage - believe me! :icon_confused:
 
#16
I did it when I was 25 for 5.50 an hour! All I could get and I didn't have the luxury of choosing! Like you say you got bills, mortgage etc you have no other choice and they know it!!!! Thanks CAMERON!
 

Katedesign

Well-Known Member
#17
Life is tough out here in design&print land. @Scott - try teaming up with a PR/Marketing person - they can be very useful contacts - if you're freelancing that is!
 
#18
Life is tough out here in design&print land. @Scott - try teaming up with a PR/Marketing person - they can be very useful contacts - if you're freelancing that is!
Thanks Kate.

Any PR geezers out there whom need a hand?

Feel free to drop me a line.

ps. I don't work for free :icon_wink:
 

Katedesign

Well-Known Member
#19
Try some local networking, there's bound to be some free meetings - write to local PR/marketing people and introduce yourself. It will take time (I know that's not helpful!!)
 
#20
Oooh, local networking has not been good for me in the past... :nono:
T'was full of fat suits telling me how great they were doing and it was a selection of business cards with tits on. :crazy:

American Psycho: Business Card Scene - YouTube

I'm in the middle of revamping my stuff (aren't we all?) then I'll see about the PR scenario.




I don't like suits though. :puke: