Here's the job market in Michigan - good luck. Note the starting wage.
Part Time Administrative Position Available in the XYZ area.
Looking for an administrative assistant for a rapidly growing landscape company.
2 days per week (flexible)
Needs to be professional and friendly.
Able to work as a team or alone
Able to work in a fast paced, changing environment.
Needs to be organized and a self starter.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Needs to be proficient in:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Outlook, filing, Answering Phones, internet use
Starting pay $8.00 (review after 90 days)
I looked, and in 2011 the minimum wage in Michigan...
$2.65 for service (tipped) employees. Minors 16–17 years of age may be paid 85% of the minimum hourly wage rate (currently a rate of $6.29 per hour). Training wage for new employees ages 16 to 19 of $4.25 per hour for first 90 days of employment.
Yeah, doesn't pay a lot, but the position really isn't asking for much.
Part time, 2 days a week....for a "growing landscape company" meaning small business who is finally big enough to need someone to answer the phone, mail stuff, file and be able to fill in the blanks on an spreadsheet.
For $8/hr proficient in excel and word means you can type in numbers and use spell check.
Everyone thinks they have a fast paced environment. An organized self starter means they show up and look for something to do.
Good job for someone with kids in school, who needs a few extra bucks.