Called the guy today, told him $7.50 just isn't enough, I can't take the job. He offered me $10.50. It is about 4 miles from my house. Full time, benefits, 30 days will be reviewed and maybe making more money(I stupidly said I was looking for $12 so I may have shot myself in the foot there). I am having trouble thinking about if I want this job or not. I'm half insulkted by his initial offer and the fact that he just jumped up when I said it was too little. He said "Well you are working construction right now so I wanted to see what you could do before we talked more money"... either way I called my buddy today, he is making $8.75 an hour at pep boys changing oil and tires... This is the first job offer I've had yet, wondering if I'm gonna screw myself by taking it, or screw myself but not taking it. All this and I have to come up with tools I can't afford(loan) before I start.