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I think this could be a golden oppotunity for some.

But this part saddens me;

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If you are not a hobbyist, don't worry because it's the skills and attitude that are important! :end quote

I know, i shouldn't be surpriced. But i don't think i have seen this before in public; we don't need our black/red/blue shirts to know anything about the hobby, we just need them to push the grey plastic-crack.:(
 

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Its why I like my local stores ones... they actually know what they're talking about for the most part.

Thing is though its the starting wages... they're ridiculously low. I can get the same ammount pretty much being a shelf stacker anywhere else in my town... Its why they're not getting the right sort of people for the most part.

Heck, if it was more like £15K, I'd sign up to be a trainee as admittedly, I don't know as much as I could about the hobby.

But then too you'll always get the problem of, they'll want you to work at a store in a town you don't live in.
 

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Wow those wages are so far off the pace its almost laughable, just done a check on uk averages, a store manager for my area (yorkshire) would average £25k and the uk average is £27k ,basic retail staff in my area (shop assistants) can expect 17k.
Still i suppose we cant complain, if they put the wages up guess what else would go up? infact i think they are paid far too much



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Wow those wages are so far off the pace its almost laughable....
Unless they have made changes, you make up for your wages being lower with the wonderful discounts on GW product.

Of course that means you work for them in exchange for you increasing their profits but we all love models more than food anyway:p
 

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yeah i would agree with the wages being a joke, i would love to work in a GW store but there is not a chance i could afford to. these jobs are for people whom still live at home lol.
Plus i cant really by into the bonus of saving on GW products as you could still get better deals from other retailers.
Apparently GW products are sold at 60% of the RRP to retailers, now if you was getting those proces as GW staff then yup i can see part of the benifit.
lol, though if they are seeling at 60% RRP and still making a profit i would be intrested to find out how much % profit they get though GW sales
 

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GW must be making incredible profits, paying their shop workers minimal amounts, and selling the products at sky high prices? Seems a bit weird. Maybe if they reduced priced they'd sell more and they'd make bigger profits? Maybe..

Plus, I don't need to become a legend. Because I am a Legend...
 

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That low wage + relocation an advantage (read essential here) and I stopped reading.

The plus is its pitched as a job with no academic requirements, the reality is that anyone not passing well in their training sessions would likely be dropped pretty quickly.

As a good comparison, an un-named burger establishment with large golden Ms offers £18.5k to its trainee managers, true they will have a harder time of it and they (for some reason) require a degree in 'something', but I don't expect the GW lot to be very forgiving in thier staff training.

For someone who just needs a job right now and wants a kick start its probably a good oportunity to work with a product you love, but I think you will sweat blood to advance far up the chain as you are working with/against a whole load of peoplw who also want to work for GW. I don't think this is for anyone without balls of steel or those already in any kind of career and it is certainly not going to be playing games and painting stuff
 

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Yeah as said... my area is a low wage place due to the demand for jobs, and even I can get better wages then that for skivvy work, which is traditionally the bottom of the food chain wage wise.

Having to move as you would... yeah, a discount doesn't make up for that, nore does the 'health benefits' they offer... hell, as said, you can get all that at a certain fast food chain doing grunt work.
 

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How is getting paid half as much with more resonsibility and finding the costs of moving somewhere miles away (There's only 1 GW in norfolk and it already has a boss)make me legendary more like really stupid.
If I spent half my income on GW products then I'd break even.
This is definately not a job for a family man.
 

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Simple ... get the job buy all of your paycheck in GW shit then sell on ebay and make your money that way ...
That's actually why GW cut down on the discount they gave their employees, because they'd buy tons of Spearhead boxes and sell them on eBay before their street release date and make a killing. I'd know, a friend of mine did it. :)
 

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Twelve weeks of brainwashing and mind scrubbing to work for GW! I can't wait. :laugh:
And don't forget the bionic upgrades and organ implants... :laugh:
 

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I think I will stick to the medical field, thanks. Those wages are crap. If I was rich as fuck, maybe, but considering I am not..... hell no.
 

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That's actually why GW cut down on the discount they gave their employees, because they'd buy tons of Spearhead boxes and sell them on eBay before their street release date and make a killing. I'd know, a friend of mine did it. :)
Out of curiosity, whats the current discount?
 

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the chaps in my local GW store are [understandably?] cagey about disclosing the exact amount of the discount they get, but i did badger one of them to admit that it's in the ball park of 40-50%.

that, combined with the wages, would not be enough to get me to relocate to some dark and horrible part of England, as you'd probably end up having to do!
 

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"If you are not a hobbyist, don't worry because it's the skills and attitude that are important!"

Surely that should read
"If you are a hobbyist, don't worry because we'll drill it out of you..."
 

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GW staff discount is 50%, back in the day you used to get 'weight order' which was: you did a mail order and you just paid the postage.... a land raider would cost about £5.00 but it was stopped becuse the non-EU staff didnt get the same benefit.

I have been to many full-timer meetings in Nottingham and low wages always get brought up, and the answer is always 'you get discount'.

The average full-timer wage is £8,900 - go figure!
 
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