So I'm a bank teller…

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Preach! It’s so stressful!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Tell me about it. My firm has a few super rich individual clients. We send them bills/get checks for more money than I make in a couple of months. Sad day.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@FutureMrsB123:  Do you plan to stay in banking? in particular being a teller? Does your bank offer a training program to move into other areas of banking?

Learning is lifelong these days. It is never too late to retrain if you are not happy with the working conditions (including compensation) where you are now.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@FutureMrsB123:  That’s gotta be frustrating. I wouldn’t recognize a $2,500 paycheck if it was staring me in the face haha. Kind of makes me happy to work in healthcare because the people I deal with are in a lot worse shape than me. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I hear you. Its not easy and everyone’s financial situation is different. I would find comfort in the fact that at least you CAN get by (even pay check to pay check), because some people can’t even do that. 

For me, I am not making huge dents in my credit card bills, but I haven’t added to the debt in a few months. At least I can celebrate that victory. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@Aquaria:  yikes!? hopefully you enjoy working in healthcare OTHER than for seeing people worse off than you. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee

When I was a teller, I never really envied the people that had those kind of checks. But then again with the development of direct deposit, I normally don’t see those kind of checks anymore. But you gotta put it into prospective since it depends on how often you are seeing these checks from the same individuals. It could very well be their monthly paycheck instead of a biweekly or whatever pay schedule they may be.

 

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@FutureMrsB123:  I used to work at a call centre for a bank and seeing the balances in peoples accounts and how they were spending money was incredibly frustrating sometimes

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I’m in HR on the comp side and so I frequently see ridiculously huge salaries and bonuses. I used to work for a very successful oilsands company and we had more than a handful of people who made 5,000,000+/year. It’s pretty crazy! I can’t even imagine making money like that.

 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@FutureMrsB123:  I lasted 2 yrs as a teller before I snapped. I just quit after 1 too many complaints addressed to me personally eg YOU are charging me too much in bank fees, YOU made a mistake on my statement for $10/hr. It wasn’t worth the abuse. I turned my little name card to “closed” and left. My manager did not seem fazed when I called her later that day explaining it all hmmmm. 

Anyways, I managed to save the good faith and the bank worked well on my resume. Landed a fun job at the casino for a little extra pay and tips. Moved on since then, but just an idea for a transition.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@orchidaloha:  It that in Calgary area? We get people from the oilsands industry on Vancouver Island buying their summer homes here- $$$ is no object and they are so nice!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

Tell me about it!!!!! EVERY MONTH, we get two weeks in and are down to nothing. It’s frustrating. We’re working on it, but …… BLECH I just hate it.

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