So heres my scenario, my wife is air force and we are stationed in a horrible little town called san angelo, where I was forced to lose my good job working for AT&T at their central offices because guess what..theres no at&t in west texas, just verizon lol. So I ended up getting a horrible job that pays horrible (10 an hour) and its construction for data cable (cat5/6) and it is extremely stressful since I am the lead tech at a large job for reagan county and I really hate my job, i have been lied to sewveral times about a raise and am yet to get one so, i am quitting. So I got a job offer at the Geek Squad as a DA (yeh...i know... the geek squad...dont hate me, this town is horrible, last resort) So I did research, starts at $16 an hour and up to $22, sounded great, easy, enjoyable alright ill do it. WELL i went in to do my paperwork and they dropped pay to $9 an hour and told me I had to do home theatere installation til I take my test and am fully on the team, than I can get promoted to the actual geek squad...ok the kids there now, are ridiculous...how do i know..well i did computer repair for a local shop when i first moved here, sadly, the manager was in horrible debt and went out of business, but i got to know the geek squad well,a dn how they really dont know what they are talking about (except for a few that also work at the local college as techs, they know their stuff). Well this brings a new problem...not much money at all.
This is a problem since i just went through the most amazing experience of my life and that is the birth of my son, but how am i going to get enough money, I cant do JUST that at 9 an hour, and my current position wants me to leave for a big job 4 hours away for 5 weeks, which is a absolute no.
So i decided I would do my own PC repair business for extra cash, so my questions for you guys are these:
1. Have you heard of a GSI (Geek Squad Installer) be promoted toa DA (double agent) in 3 or so moneths? or am i getting raped?
2. Have any of you done your own pc repair business and is it enjoyable and was the profit good for you, and how did you jump start it?
If this is in the wrong forum please let me know and i will delete it and post it in the correct forum
Edited by Box In A Bag, 12 September 2008 - 12:36 AM.