pastormacman wrote:What's the pay and the hours. I mean don't get me wrong, just getting paid anything to build LEGOs all day would be great but I do have a family to feed.
SIMAFOL wrote:I agree with pastormacman. I don't want to jeopardize my current position and family status just to follow my dream. I've spoken to Gary about what happens to your home building and he said he doesn't build for himself anymore. We're currently a little over an hour from the new FL location, it might be in my interest to check it out.
I also have a wife and kids to support, so I'm well aware of your concerns. Associates, Builders, and Designers all work 40-hour weeks. I don't know what pay they are currently offering, but 10 months ago it was 12-15 dollars an hour, so it's probably safe to assume the same now. In addition, there are fantastic benefits, including 401k, Lego discounts, and medical, among others.
Obviously, the pay isn't amazing. The vast majority of the workers in the shop have either a second job on the side or have a significant other with one. California's not a cheap place to live. Honestly, the pay + benefits + job satisfaction all work together to make it rewarding.
@ Simafol: my building at home has been hindered more by kids and a vast amount of unsorted lego than by anything work-related. Everybody is different though. Your results may vary.
drfeelgood wrote:I' am currently applying for a postion as model maker for windsor over here in the UK. I was wondering what the interview process is like.
I can't speak for the model shop in Windsor, but it sounds like their process is definitely different than the one here. I can say that a great portfolio goes a long way. Best of luck to you!