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  1. GuitarGuy

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    Some of you may remember a few weeks back I posted a thread asking for help finding work. Here's my situation, I've got 7 weeks, I want to have gained £2,500 in that time, and I'm willing to put in 90 hours a week if that's what it takes. But no where seems to have any use for me at those figures. If I don't make that amount, I'd rather not have bothered, the money is for a motorbike insurance gear and road tax and 7 weeks is when I move to Nottingham for university. Someone throw me a bone here.......
     
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    You're cutting it fine. You could have a look at doing some labouring for a construction company. Might need a CSCS card though.
     
  3. GuitarGuy

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    You answered your suggestion for me already. Cscs card. Thanks for replying though mate. As for cutting it fine, been searching high and low for weeks....... McDonald's are hiring. The only issue is at their wages and their hours I wouldn't have nearly enough. The wage doesn't bother me. It's the amount of time they offer. Unless I take two of their jobs at the same time (not happening because there's only one of me) like I'd work for £4 an hour even. Just give me the hours! :/
     
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    I said might as CSCS is a guideline atm not the law.

    You might find somewhere, i.e small firm that doesn't need CSCS as a prerequisite.

    The labourers on my site start at circa 8 notes per hour.

    Look at signing on with an agency. Worth a shot ;)
     
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    Bar work / supermarket - 90 hours a week though and you might be the walking dead:)
     
  6. GuitarGuy

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    8 an hour?! I wish I could find a job at that with just 45 hours a week!
     
  7. GuitarGuy

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    Looked at supermarkets, only part time work. As for bars. None seem to advertise online. Might drop by the student areas of Coventry some time. See what they say. None seem to advertise online. Having worked in the family kebab shop, I have plenty of experience dealing with drunks :smashin:
     
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    Can't imagine any of the big names (supermarkets, restaurant chains, shops etc) helping. They will pay minimum wage but won't let you do 90 hours pebr week because it isn't healthy - their health and safety policy wouldn't permit it.

    Why the need? Not saying there shouldn't one, just trying to understand whether it is amust have or a nice to have.

    What happens when at university - do you have finances sorted out for that.

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
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    I'd approach it from a different direction, are you sure you need a motorbike during the years you're at Uni? Most kids I've known haven't bothered with their own transport during that time.
     
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    Nobody will hire you with that many hours, you will need 2 part time jobs.
    Or you could just use the bus like everyone else does at Notts uni :thumbsup:
     
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    If you worked 6 days a week , that would be 15 hour days! A week of those and you'll be a zombie.

    Why not take the part time work , a little is better than nothing.
     
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    its not just that- noone would hire anyone on those hours imo.

    Cant you just wait till youve started uni and then work weekends for the bike- although if your weekends were anything like mine you wont make it into work :laugh:, uni towns generally have a fair few jobs going, bar work and such
     
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    This is surely one of the worst thought out and most unrealistic plans I have ever heard. Is it a wind up? Also it sounds as thought your job searching is limited to searching online. When I was a student I would go into the city centre and walk round all the bars and visit all the job agencies and take the best job I was offered. Never spent a summer without work.
     
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    Job agencies, flexibility and never saying no to what they offer.

    The classiest job for newbies in the Worcester area was always the night shift on the croissant bending line at the local food factory. I kid you not! But once you had done your initiation, the agencies would always find you something better.

    And once you are on their radar, they are usually pretty good.
     
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    Most important, if the curve isn't exact to the nearest mm they aren't allowed to call them Croissants and face fines from France (sorry, meant to say the EU).

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
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    Couldn't you just call them English Croissants instead? Shades of Yes (Prime) Minister... :laugh:
     
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    Public transport should be more than sufficient in Nottingham and the student areas well catered for with buses and trams. Parking and not getting your bike nicked would be a a major concern for me.
     
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    Would a student loan be a viable option?
     
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    +1

    Also his family will be missing him as he leaves home for the first time, don't make them worry too
     
  20. GuitarGuy

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    First up, sorry for lack of replies in a while, I am reading still. Just woke up...... Anyway, 90 hours a week, I've done it before, I know how hard it is, but try doing it for your family and not taking pay. One of the guys in the family kebab shop got a nasty burn late one night, and another got severe flu, so I had to cover for two people at the same time. I know it can be done.

    Many of you question if it's a need or a want, yes the Nottingham bus service is good, used it on open days and the like, there is no doubt that I don't NEED a motorbike, but for me personally, it's something I really want and tbh I'm willing to work the hours to get it. I'm determined like that. I'll be popping into every job agency in town today and a few bars. Got 30 fresh copies of my cv ready to give. All neatly stapled ect ect. So this really isn't a wind up, if it was I'd manage better than that :laugh:

    Also I had a think about what some of you were saying about working to save up some money anyway. Decided if by the end of summer I haven't got anywhere near enough, say 1-1.5 grand, I'll spend a little on say an iPad, maybe a computer part, then blow half of what's left on freshers week and have a really good time for that week. 2 grand +? Carry on saving lol.
     
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    the only undergrad I ever knew with a motorbike was also a first year flatmate (university owned flat for 10) - an Electronic and Electrical Engineering BEng student, averse to a daily wash or a deodorant, and with a huge supply of his mum's lethal home made pickled onions

    EDIT ... he also took his socks off very often in the lounge/TV/common room (part of kitchen, so everyone eat and spent their evenings there when not out), which assaulted various senses
     
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    And the moral of the story is? :D
     
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    Your totally unrealistic with your amount needed lol, £2,500k in 7 weeks do you have any decent qualifications (apart from filling in for 2 guys at a kebab shop)

    Then there's the tax, NI etc lol
     
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    A fair few of my mates at uni had a motorbike but i think thats just because they love biking rather than needed one, bus services are very very good, by all means keep job hunting but that kind of money in that short notice is a mean feat. I would keep striving for one but expect to get it while at uni.
     
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    Probably not for someone that is prepared to employ you for 90 hours a week ;)

    Cheers,

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    Why not just work in the family kebab shop?
     
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    If you are prepared to do anything, why not try some of the local recycling companies. From experience, they can struggle to hold onto staff on the "Picking Lines". Not the nicest of jobs, but the pay should be decent, and it would probably be a full time role over the summer.

    There are a couple of recycling yards in an industrial estate behind the City Ground that you could try.
     
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    Do you live near the countryside? If so you could give farm work a try. I used to grade potatoes for a local farm, i remember netting myself over £300 one week which wasnt bad for a 16 year old not getting a full adults wage.
     
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    If you sell your motorbike you might be able to raise enough funds.......
     
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    hes trying to raise funds for a bike :D
     

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