I've worked for several years as an RSR for Frito Lay. I've worked HARD, putting in 50-60 hour work weeks, coming in on my days off to make sure displays were set up, etc. Last week, management let us know that we are the latest victims of restructuring. Now, instead of making $60-65,000/year with commission, I've been told I can earn a whopping $16.45/hour as a "CSS" or customer support specialist, a 50% pay cut that rings in around $33,000/year. I'm in my late 50s--how am I supposed to start a new job now after giving my best years to Frito Lay? Who is going to hire someone with my experience and pay rate when they can get a young guy who doesn't expect as much?
I know $16.45 sounds like a good wage for some people, but be warned: there are no raises in this position. There is no room for advancement. It's a dead end, and after what they've done to long-time employees like me, you can bet they won't care about you. Look at something else for your own good.
What the company used to be
They will use you up and spit you out