i knooow, when I called them and the lady told me each individual manager does the hiring i was so confused. but maybe the other branches in NYC have them so I'll probably call back sometime next week and see! what did you do for your last job?
it's definitely their problem hence why i put quotes around the overqualified bit (ugh) so it's really upsetting to be denied for that reason. i tried calling my local costco back but they said they had no hiring managers so alas i must wait /rolls impatiently
psh nah there's no such thing as "overqualified" when you'll accept a pay range within what they want to pay you. all "overqualified" means is that you have enough experience/education that you can and will ask for more money than they're willing to pay you and that's their excuse for denying you
yeah. :( I'm actually hoping to work at costco if I can't find anything within my field in the next few months but part of me me feels like I'll be turned down for being "overqualified", haha. though I do know a lot of people with degrees - albeit not really "useful" degrees - work there. hmm
i'm actually surprised at how inexpensive it could be to live here. well, it's definitely not on the cheap side either but from the looks of things even $10/hour will be enough to last me and i'm in NYC. not that i'd like such a salary but.. we'll see. xD;
I'm probably going to stick around in staten island for now! brooklyn and other areas in NYC tend to be more expensive. plus it's a lot less crowded here and i tend to like it~
yeah I think as long as your living space is under 1/2 your net income you should be fine. everything's expensive and that but if you actually think before spending it's all fine!
are you looking in a particular area or just whatever is good that you can get?