What do you do when you have been unemployed and you get a job offer that doesn't seem close to being enough?
Unfortunately, that's common these days. Take a look at our unemployment stories and you'll see how many people can't even come close to finding a job paying what their previous position paid.
Author and career columnist Joyce Lain Kennedy says "Many new jobs are being filled on the cheap -- lower pay, with minimal or nonexistent benefits."
In fact, National Employment Law Project describes most new jobs as paying less than $13 an hour. Despite the low pay, you might want to thinking about accepting a job offer, even if it's less than you expected.
Job offers are still few and far between and if you're unemployed and close to running out of unemployment benefits, a paycheck is better than no income coming in.
Kennedy advises "I'd take the job and evaluate the decision after six months to a year. If nothing else, accepting the available job repairs your unemployment status. At some companies, being unemployed makes you an 'untouchable.'"
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