1000$ a month in San Diego?
A startup is offering me this amount which is negligible, given I have no other options, unemployed for 6 months, do I take it?
I don't know where you live, but here in Colorado -- much lower cost of living, and the unemployment benefit is higher (almost $1600/month).
Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
If you accept, then apparently they can. : )
<shrug> depends entirely on how badly you need the money.
git off yur ass, lil boy and do some work...
You can make $7 to $12 in SD at McDonalds, or at WalMart, or at Starbucks and you get good benefits too. Much less stressful. More reasonable hours. More fun. Believe me, doing development for $6 is not fun. Even nonprofits pay stipends better than that.
Ed the Millwright
Most likely I won't take it, they appraoched me again, after a few months.Apparently they are a "startup" in hyper secret mode, nothing else, but better work at McDees than this I feel.
I see a lot of startups doing this around the SF bay area too, offering only options, or worse nothing. It's a risk some people take, but what irks me is that most of these companies act like they are doing their employees a favor when it is the other way around.
"Can companies screw you like this?"
Bella will tell you that no programmer in the US works for less than 25k / year
That's just silly. I work for a branch of a company based in San Diego (county) and the programmers at that office pay more in rent.
http://www.fuckthatjob.com is always good for a laugh with low paying jobs / internships
Oh yeah, in case anyone's interested, here's the website for the company:
My _rent_ is over $1000/mo in San Diego. For a 1-bedroom place. Granted, my apartment is in pretty nice neighborhood and it's five miles from my office, but you're not going to find a decent place anywhere in SD for less than $800/mo -- and that will probably involve a long commute. So no, you can't live on $1k/mo here. Don't even think about it.
I like how that web site gives you no real information on what their software does. It's fantastic!
I'll second the notion that you can't live in San Diego on $1000 a month- but if you are doing it to stem the cash drain, then $1000 is better than nothing, and it is a very nice city to live in while you look for a better job.
AOL'ing Dave here with a "me-too". If it's advice you're after, no--don't take it. Not to gripe, but our cost of living would not work with $1k/mo, and our rents are indeed that high.
I had an apartment in Imperial Beach for $400 a month. But then, that was 1989.
My babysitter makes $1600/mo for 50 hrs/week. Maybe you should move to NYC and become a nanny.
People here are shortsighted. Take the job. It is not ONLY about money. You are getting experience, which is worth 10-fold more than your actual paycheck. While working, keep looking for a better paying job. But ANY job beats sitting on the couch.
. . . and, of course, that happens to everybody.
Nimoy's Bilbo: Yeah it does.
"With its unique rules based client/patient management scripting language, there is no limit to the capabilities of Raintree's assortment of software solutions. "
You can't take a job which won't pay enough to live on, unless it's an internship-type deal (meaning you don't have a degree OR any relevant experience) and you're mooching off of friends or relatives for housing.
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