What’s the best way to pay your call center work?
It’s a big ask for many call center workers.
The average hourly wage is around $10.50 and some companies pay as little as $7.25 an hour.
The work isn’t exactly glamorous, but it’s a vital part of a call center’s day-to-day business.
But a recent report from Call Center Union suggests that a pay cut could be on the horizon.
According to the survey, nearly half of the 3,000 call center staff surveyed said they were willing to go below the minimum wage, as long as it’s to improve their pay.
“I don’t want to go out there and start working under the table.
I want to be able to pay my rent,” one of the survey respondents told the outlet.
“I don’s want to have to work in a job that pays less than minimum wage.
And I don’t even want to make a profit.”
The survey found that just over one-third of the surveyed employees said they had already made a salary reduction by changing jobs.
Another 26 percent said they planned to take a pay reduction in the next year.
That leaves about half of workers who responded to the poll saying they were considering a pay increase.
But what about call center employees who are paid below minimum wage?
One in four respondents said they weren’t willing to take that risk.
The majority of the workers said they would be willing to lower their hourly rate if they had a higher-paying job.
The survey also found that one-quarter of call center managers said they are not willing to work for less than the minimum, and one-fifth said they don’t plan to make any changes to their work schedule in the coming year.
The survey also revealed that the majority of workers surveyed would be unwilling to go on strike if they felt the company wasn’t treating them fairly.
Only 15 percent of those surveyed would work without a union contract if they were dissatisfied with the way their pay was being handled.
The majority of call centre workers who answered the survey said they didn’t want a strike because it could disrupt their work.
One-third said they could not support a strike if it meant going on strike, and about one-fourth said they wouldn’t even consider striking if it made it harder to get their pay down.
The Call Center union also said that a large percentage of the industry’s call center workforce is currently paid under the federal minimum wage of $7 an hour, with a handful of companies raising their hourly rates as well.
The union said that if the pay cut goes through, it could affect an estimated 2.6 million workers nationwide.
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