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yeah, we get time and a half on sundays, which is probably the only reason anyone wants to work sundays since it's a complete shitshow there on the weekends half the time 

I used to work in a job where it was pretty good standard pay anyway (considering it was a part time/summer job), but we got paid double for working on Sundays and triple for working bank holidays. Loved it!



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just apply at a costco :P i may hate my job sometimes and dread going to work from time to time... but for retail work, $16/hr is nothing to scoff at. and i'm not even top scale either. there's cashiers and lot attendants there that make <$60,000 a year 


Jeez. A costco just opened up near me a few months back. I'll definitely try them next year when I start putting in applications again

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Gunna look into part time jobs while I'm at uni. I feel useless at the moment just being an unemployed dollop of adult sitting on my parents sofa all day. Once I'm actually learning things again it'll be lots different but I just really want to work again I guess.

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I like my new Mondays. Lots of time to plan and prepare. I'm equal parts delighted and concerned I only have 16 of my 22 teaching ours in class. It's amazing having the rest of the time to prepare, but when those hours do eventually get full it'll be a right culture shock. Good to be back in the swing of things though. Two hours of classes later to ease into things. 



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It printed, and it's so perfect! I got a text from the girl I featured this morning, telling me that the story made her cry... in a good way, of course. So happy!  :dance:

 

And even better — our commenters (aside from just a few) have been overwhelmingly positive! Crazy! :runaround:



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Where I fall down on applications/interviews is when I'm asked "why do you want to work for [famously awful retail store]" or whatever. Somehow I don't think it'd go down too well if I said "because the economy is fucked, I can't find anything else, I'm utterly desperate, and I need money to stay alive until I can get the break I need to pursue my pipe dream Mickey Mouse career." When you don't fit into the general demographic of a company's current employees/customers it's hard to know what to say.
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Where I fall down on applications/interviews is when I'm asked "why do you want to work for [famously awful retail store]" or whatever. Somehow I don't think it'd go down too well if I said "because the economy is fucked, I can't find anything else, I'm utterly desperate, and I need money to stay alive until I can get the break I need to pursue my pipe dream Mickey Mouse career." When you don't fit into the general demographic of a company's current employees/customers it's hard to know what to say.

That's another instance where (unfortunately) you have to lie. You have to act like you have a shit ton of background information on the place and you've been studying it for months just desperately waiting for something to pop up so you can work there. Aside from the obvious answers like "job experience" or "I heard from so-and-so that it's a great environment to work," etc., you need to show you've at least looked into the place a bit. 

 

For example, in my career, they always tell you to look up the big stories the paper has been covering (we all have our hot topics, so to speak) and reference those in your interview. Like, "oh, I saw you're covering the ongoing corruption in the police department... those stories were really great, blah blah blah..." Basically, employers will be more likely to hire you if you toot their horn for them.


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That's another instance where (unfortunately) you have to lie. You have to act like you have a shit ton of background information on the place and you've been studying it for months just desperately waiting for something to pop up so you can work there. Aside from the obvious answers like "job experience" or "I heard from so-and-so that it's a great environment to work," etc., you need to show you've at least looked into the place a bit. 
 
For example, in my career, they always tell you to look up the big stories the paper has been covering (we all have our hot topics, so to speak) and reference those in your interview. Like, "oh, I saw you're covering the ongoing corruption in the police department... those stories were really great, blah blah blah..." Basically, employers will be more likely to hire you if you toot their horn for them.

Thanks for that, it makes sense! But it seems to be more applicable to "real" jobs or whatever. I got my job at B&Q after telling the interviewer "I just have a passion for selling paint brushes" and she found it funny.
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"100 isn't considered a fever" fuck you, I feel like ass and I'm coughing up yellow-green stuff.

 

I hate this job and I can't wait to quit.



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Thanks for that, it makes sense! But it seems to be more applicable to "real" jobs or whatever. I got my job at B&Q after telling the interviewer "I just have a passion for selling paint brushes" and she found it funny.

I think for other, less career-ish jobs you have to focus on what skills you think translate well into the job for which you're applying. Even if it's something as simple as working well with the public, or being organized, for example. For jobs where they know upfront that you're probably not making a career out of it, you can frame as you want to spend a few years getting a good foundation for a future job in "insert career here," and you think the starting job will be a good way to further develop your skill set in the mean time.

 

My God, I sound like a public relations person. Ew.


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If you really need a job, you'll have to settle for anything.

 

I spent six months without a job, and I was going insane. I applied for anything, teaching positions, call centers, retail and just about anything I thought I'd be able to do. I have a degree in Computer Science Engineering, so I was "overqualified" for these jobs, but I honestly didn't care. Thank God I found a job career related, but I wouldn't mind doing something else, a job is a job.


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Quitting after the next schedule. I don't have a choice, it's going to be way too much for me to worry about everything school related and commuting to school and commuting to work.

Already told my manager I can really only work Sundays and Mondays and that he can schedule me for Saturdays but I might not be able to come in.

So sad to be leaving but I have to.

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OMG my favourite art supply store is hiring. Totally applying tonight. I have always wanted to work there so I'm hoping I have a chance. I would even quit my job I just got like a month ago :P



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OMG my favourite art supply store is hiring. Totally applying tonight. I have always wanted to work there so I'm hoping I have a chance. I would even quit my job I just got like a month ago :P

Hope you get it!

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Flying out for my interview today. The interview is tomorrow but I've got all those jitters now anyway. Surprisingly confident though!



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Flying out for my interview today. The interview is tomorrow but I've got all those jitters now anyway. Surprisingly confident though!

Good luck, Ste! *fingers crossed*

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Good luck Stephen!

 

So I'm not really sure where to put this, it's a work-related issue but it doesn't involve me, it's to do with coworkers from my old job. Anyways, one of the girls I used to work with has been texting me telling me one of the assistant managers there has been verbally sexually harassing her. Saying stuff like "you haven't experienced the d until you've had the black d", "I'd love to eat you out", "you have a nice ass", "you look extremely hot today"... ect, and every single time she's told him to stop because it makes her uncomfortable, yet he keeps persisting. I told her to go straight to HR, but this guy hangs out with pretty shady people outside of work and she's afraid that he would do something to her outside of work if she told them, as this could potentially get him fired. So we thought that she could call HR, but tell them to say it came from an outsider viewer (as he does it in front of staff all the time) and then he wouldn't know who told. Has anyone been in a situation like this before? I honestly feel so bad for this girl, she always gets taken advantage of because she's too nice and doesn't like to hurt anyone's feelings (specifically why he's targeting her, he knows what she's like). 




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