I was a dispatcher/expediter for a large industrial service company towards the end of my career. I worked from 7:00AM- 4:00PM five days a week, no lunch breaks. I made about $65K a year, medical and dental, 401K. Eventually I was laid off at the age of 61 and from what I gather, replaced by a younger worker who was paid less than $65K.
My resume must still be out there somewhere, even though I am now retired. I received an email request from an employment agency to apply for a job as a dispatcher.
For the position I would communicate with a team of service employees who are on the road and assist them with any problem resolution while on route for business services they provided. I would handle incoming service orders, direct drivers, and resolve service issues. I would also have to interact with customers service sales and operational route managers mechanics etc. No, the skills required to complete the tasks do not require a college education. However, they do require multiple skills; organization, time management, customer service, employee management, crisis management, communication, and so on.
Here’s the punchline: Starting salary $17 an hour or $36,000 a year.
At a quick glance, a one bedroom apartment in the area is about $1,500, or half of your wages.
And no doubt the “liberal” media and this employer will report that there is a “labor shortage” and “nobody wants to work”.