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Forum topic by JAAune posted 10-10-2019 07:47 PM 1069 views 0 times favorited 29 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JAAune

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10-10-2019 07:47 PM

We’re hiring someone to help us with an end-of-year spike in orders. Anyone in South Chicagoland looking to get into the wood industry may be interested as it’s an entry-level position that requires no previous woodshop experience.

Temp worker for remainder of 2019

Assist in the production of Christmas wholesale orders and fabrication of an altar rail and chancel screen.

  • No experience required.
  • Must have good manual dexterity and be willing to follow instructions.
  • Job responsibilities will include sanding, assembly and repetitive machine operation.
  • Pay is $9/hr. Overtime is not required but is available at 1.5x base pay.
  • Flexible hours.
  • Safety equipment will be provided as needed (ear muffs, dust masks, safety glasses, etc).

Anyone interested in applying can find contact info at the link below.

Temp for 2019 Position

-- See my work at http://remmertstudios.com and http://altaredesign.com


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ArtMann

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#1 posted 10-13-2019 02:26 PM

$9 seems pretty low to me for someone in the Chicago area. I live in a lower cost of living area and it isn’t really possible to hire someone who would meet your requirements here for that rate.

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MrRon

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#2 posted 10-13-2019 04:46 PM

Sounds like a good opportunity for a high school student who can learn woodworking and pursue it further in life. Could be an apprenticeship.

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JAAune

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#3 posted 10-13-2019 05:40 PM

There aren’t any requirements other than good dexterity and being open to instruction.

We’re in a tiny village south of Chicago (just inside what’s known as Chicagoland) so other than insane Illinois taxes, cost of living is very low.

Reality is that an untrained worker will not be able to work quickly enough to bring in enough money for a higher wage. So we provide temps with a small wage and training that makes it possible to apply for other jobs that require woodworking experience.

There are two quick ways to get into the wood industry. One is to pay for classes and the other is to get paid for being trained.

-- See my work at http://remmertstudios.com and http://altaredesign.com

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CaptainKlutz

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#4 posted 10-13-2019 10:12 PM

+1 $9 seems really cheap?
My reference:
- Home depot, JcPenny, and McDonalds paid my high school kids $10-$12 per hour for seasonal work. Most earn $12.50 after first 6 months of training.
- Can’t even hire one of the hundreds of illegal Spanish speaking migrant workers hanging out at the local Circle K in ‘immigrant’ neighborhoods here in AZ to push a shovel/rake/mower for less than $12-15 per hour. They will take $10/hour after lunch when they start getting desperate for work that day, but nothing less.
- The strong back, weak mind college student ‘lumper’s’ hired to help carry boxes for moving get $12-13 to start.

Best Luck.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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waho6o9

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#5 posted 10-13-2019 10:39 PM

Thanks for giving LJers and associates an opportunity for employment.

Rock on.

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Andre

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#6 posted 10-14-2019 04:07 AM

Min. wage by law is $15 in these parts, I have limited knowledge so you pay relocation and lodging?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Think0075

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#7 posted 10-14-2019 04:15 AM

He just advertised the pay, if you don’t like the pay or want more then don’t apply for this job. If your interested in woodworking and don’t have much experience could be a great opportunity. At least he is offering overtime pay.

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moke

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#8 posted 10-15-2019 03:11 PM


He just advertised the pay, if you don t like the pay or want more then don t apply for this job. If your interested in woodworking and don t have much experience could be a great opportunity. At least he is offering overtime pay.

- Think0075

AMEN!!!
JAAune…aren’t you glad you put this here now!

I guess if no one is interested he will have to raise the pay…it is really none of our business.

-- Mike

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Andre

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#9 posted 10-15-2019 03:30 PM

Wow, some people really need to take life a little less serious? Besides I couldn’t afford the Health care:)
(Ours is FREE)LOL

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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pottz

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#10 posted 10-15-2019 04:00 PM



Wow, some people really need to take life a little less serious? Besides I couldn t afford the Health care:)
(Ours is FREE)LOL

- Andre


ill hire ya andre and you can have all the free band-aids and tylenol you want-lol.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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JAAune

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#11 posted 10-15-2019 10:21 PM

The position is filled and no longer available.

-- See my work at http://remmertstudios.com and http://altaredesign.com

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MSquared

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#12 posted 10-15-2019 11:29 PM

Didn’t seem so terrible. Making a few bucks in a small shop (I’m assuming) while learning to use wood working machines? Like the man said, people pay for classes. It’s temp help for Christmas after all. Safety equipment and presumably safety instructions as well? Seems reasonable.

-- Marty, Long Island, NY

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robscastle

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#13 posted 10-16-2019 12:55 AM

I have two other friends that will share the $9 if the first person dosent work out.
We are on standby, southern CA and Churchill the guy from Churchill will arrange his own flights !

Look forward to working together!

Some nut from Australia.

-- Regards Rob

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Knockonit

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#14 posted 10-16-2019 01:04 PM

and we wonder why no one wants to go into the trades, with this kind of pay, just saying, bummer for the new guy

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pottz

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#15 posted 10-16-2019 01:56 PM



I have two other friends that will share the $9 if the first person dosent work out.
We are on standby, southern CA and Churchill the guy from Churchill will arrange his own flights !

Look forward to working together!

Some nut from Australia.

- robscastle


ha ha you funny rc,that duck from churchill might have gone for it though,being unemployed,and he does have some skills.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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