So I Got A Job In A Covid World
So I needed to get a part time job. The pandemic had run down my "build it for retirement" fund to the point I needed some additional income besides the $1200 I'm getting with Social Security. Its at a local version of the big box hardware store (like Home Depot but not Home Depot). Since I had put on my resume/application that I could drive a forklift and was experienced in unloading semi-trailers, they put me back in Receiving. Big mistake! way too hard for this 64 year old. At the end of the week I let them know I needed to be reassigned to a different department.
Now here is where things got different from my before pandemic employment, they did with no real fuss.
Its been my experience that companies will try and subtly pressure you to stick with the position they hired you at. With things like "Well try it one more week". This time it was, OK. I'm now in morning stocking, which is both easier on my body and better for me time wise (Was 3 days or 8 hours, now its 4 days of 5 hours).
Pay is amazing, $15 US an hour. No benefits but you expect that from part time. They do offer of all things Dental Insurance. Why they did that and not health insurance confused me until I realized that Medicare doesn't offer dental. I wonder what the percentage of retirees they have in their workforce.
Covid related, the company has a "Please wear a mask" on the door. Its Missouri and Covid is pretty bad here. I'd say 90% are wearing a mask.