part time jobs in Houston that pay $8.50 + / hr?
May 27, 2012 10:10 AM   Subscribe

part time jobs in Houston that pay $8.50 + / hr?

I work at Kroger's and it's O-K. Thought about becoming a delivery driver, but that seems like a mixed bag with wear and tear on car and gas.

What jobs can I do that are semi-easy and earn $8.50/ hr?

posted by isoman2kx to Work & Money (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I don't know anything about Houston or what they pay, but I do know that Starbucks is generally considered a decent place to work part-time.
posted by Pineapplicious at 10:17 AM on May 27, 2012

Visit Indeed and enter "-experience" in the "what" field you'll be able to find a variety of jobs in the area.
posted by livinglearning at 10:25 AM on May 27, 2012 is a job site that specializes in retail / entry level / part-time jobs.
posted by COD at 10:45 AM on May 27, 2012

sweet. thanks for the replies so far! :)
posted by isoman2kx at 10:52 AM on May 27, 2012

Lifeguard (here is one example, a little over $10/hour).
High school tutor (here is one example, $15 - $35/hour, obviously very part time)
Night stocker at HEB (here is one example, $10 - $13/hour)
Bank teller (example here, $11/hour)
Office personnel for storage places (example here, $10 - $12/hour)
Night security guard (example here, $11.44/hour)
UPS package handler (here, $8.50 - $9.50/hour)

Before switching jobs, I'd look up what HEB pays for equivalent jobs. With those rates in hand, talk to your manager about either an increase in your hourly rate or a move to a different department. For example, the service desk, night stockers, and front-end managers (managers of the checkers) usually make more.
posted by Houstonian at 10:53 AM on May 27, 2012

It looks like there are three Costco locations in the Houston area. I've heard they pay pretty decently (although I've never worked there).
posted by AMSBoethius at 11:15 AM on May 27, 2012

Seconding HEB. I worked there for years as a high school student in the late 90's and I made more than $8.50 an hour after about 18 months. I would think that fifteen years later, this would be easy to accomplish there. And back then at least, it was a good place to work.
posted by supercapitalist at 1:38 PM on May 27, 2012

I shop at HEB. The main reason I shop there is the employees appear to be a lot happier about working there than the people at Kroger's and WalMart and Randall's
posted by bukvich at 4:18 PM on May 27, 2012

Yeah, Kroger's doesn't pay us very much. We start at $7.35/hr. I think you make a little more as a checker, but I don't really want to do that. Just looking for a stable job that's $8 or more an hour ideally!
posted by isoman2kx at 8:50 PM on May 27, 2012

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