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I work for a casino now as a retail clerk. The area is small, job is easy,I'm decently paid, and most of the people I work with are nice aside from a egomaniac co-worker. (I only dislike the random schedules, and I don't want to work retail for the rest of my life)

I have a degree in Media and a minor in Business Administration. There is a entry level position I applied to within the same casino it's a Human Resources Representative. I fit the qualifications which was limited, they didn't even require a college degree.

Because of this I'm scared, I'll leave my good stable job for something less certain.If it's TOO good to be true it normally is. This casino is known to change the name of a job and have people fighting for their jobs back, in most cases if you didn't kiss the right ass it doesn't end well for you even if your a excellent worker.

How stable are hr positions?

It is impossible to say in your position without knowing the nature of the job. Generally HR jobs are stable and most HR people stay in their jobs for years. I have been with my company for 32 years. I started in payroll and ended up in HR and now I am the HR director.


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Shirley McAllister, CPP, PHR


I can answer questions pertaining to Compensation, Health Benefits, Retirement Plans, Payroll,Payroll taxes, Employee selection, Employee Termination, Training, and Employee Incentives. I have offices in U.S., Canada, UK, South Africa,Australia and NZ. I am most confident in the U.S. and Canadian but have knowledge of the internationals. I do not have extensive knowledge of South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. I do have some Human Resource Knowledge in those areas. Please do not ask me homework questions, I do not have time to answer them.


I currently hold both the U.S. and Canadian Payroll Certifications. I currently hold the SHRM PHR certification. I have worked in the Human Resources area with high emphasis on compensation and benefits for 25 years at the same company. My company is an international company and I work with our International offices whenever there is a Human Resource area needing addressed. I volunteer on the American Payroll Association hotline and have for the last 10 years or so. I answer many questions each week for other payroll and HR professionals, mostly on taxes, benefits and compensation issues. I have been the trustee for our 401K plan for Retirement benefits and our 125 Cafeteria Plan for Health Insurance benefits.

SHRM, National APA, National DOLEA, State National Mentoring Network I.O.M.A. Advisory Board


Boise State University Human Resource Certificate Program PHR through SHRM CPP through American Payroll Association Payroll Administrator and Payroll Supervisor certification through Canadian Payroll Association Published writer of Payroll and Benefit articles in a payroll Publication 25 years experience in an International Company

Awards and Honors
Citation of Merit 8 years in a row for hotline service for A.P.A. Honor Award for child mentoring service through RSVP and National Mentoring A "Pat on the Back" award for outstanding leadership as a Youth Group Leader by "The Salvation Army." Runner up for Employee of the Year at my Company twice and Employee of the month 4 times.

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I used to answer questions on when they had a similar quesition and answer section. I volunteer for APA hotline I also belong to several HR forums when I often answer questions

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