Isn’t it an entry level position?Googling it, average QA tester wages in the US go anywhere from $30-50,000. I excluded some survey outliers which said $65,000, and one employee survey said they make $100,000 at EA????
Who knows, but for sake of argument, let's ignore the big outliers and say the avg QA tester makes $40,000. That's $20/hr.
Wages and job security are obviously a sticking point, so what kind of wage does an avg QA worker want if they are getting around $20/hr right now? $25? $30? $40?
Can confirm on the USPS story. I worked there during the summers in college. The union employees were the laziest people I've ever met. They got paid twice as much to do 1/8th of the work.Forming a union means nothing. It all comes down to if a company recognizes it as part of employee relations.
I'd just fire them and find good workers who arent unionized. Unionized workers are entitled. The kind of worker that drops everything they do at 5 pm. The stories my brothers told me long time when they worked at the post office as PT summer students. You wouldnt believe the shit the vets did and how little they worked. Yet at the time, posties got paid pretty well.
It's a pretty simple concept if you want a good job at decent pay. Get a role which you arent lumped in with tons other drones all willing to work or $15/hour.
Lots of people out there make decent money. Cant be that hard. You dont have to be a doctor or lawyer to make good coin. The dev team and IT people the QA people work beside probably make 3x or more what they make.
Companies will pay you good money if you are worth it. The money is there. Let's not pretend here that every company pays all their workers $9/hr. If that's all you get offered, you got shit skills because aside from fast food and shopping mall kinds of jobs, nobody gets paid that low.
The lowets job at my company are probably marketing assistants and junior analysts. They get paid around $60,000/yr CDN. Not saying that will make you a millionaire, but getting paid the equivalent of $30/hr to do some basic spreadsheets and rudimentary analysis, it cant be that hard to get a job that pays ok. Most of these people are lousy (young grads who are learning or those stodgy 40 or 50 year olds who cant get better)..... but still getting $60,000. If they can get hired any white collar dude can.
If a company is willing to outsource your job to another country to save a couple bucks, it shows your not as great as you think if some guy half way around the world who can barely speak english and relies on Skype to talk to the boss can do an equally or better job than you.
The best stories my bros had at Canada Post (looks like posties on both sides of the border acted the same) was when the posties would read everyone's magazines for a days passing it around and then finally send it off to the destination. Or they'd be stolen. Porn mags were the most abused.Can confirm on the USPS story. I worked there during the summers in college. The union employees were the laziest people I've ever met. They got paid twice as much to do 1/8th of the work.
Not that I blame them. I'd do the same.
In Spain there are only a few unions and are global, cross-industries unions and basically do nothing for workers. They are basically more corrupt puppets who collect a lot of -sometimes legally, sometimes illegally- money from tax payers.As for some of you above talking US or Scandanavian unions, there does seem to be a difference. I don't know what it is, but when people in Europe talk unions it seems (I think) to be more productive and well intentioned as it's meant to be.