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A good place to work part-time temporarily?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by qwerty, 11 Jan 2011.

  1. qwerty

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Jul 2005

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    I graduated from university last summer and I am currently looking for a 'proper job' in Asset Management in London. The process for all the banks I'm applying to will take several months and any job offers are likely to be for a training programme starting around September.

    I would like to fill the time before then doing some sort of job, in any sector really, but would like to hear some suggestions of what sort of thing might be good. Ideally the hours would be flexible so I could work as often or as infrequently as I like so that it fits around other commitments (like job interviews). I've got 3 years bar work experience so could probably walk into a job doing that but I'd be more keen to do something else if possible. I live in central London so I would have thought that pretty much anything is available.

    What part-time/temporary jobs have you guys done in the past? I would love to hear some suggestions of jobs that were vaguely interesting to do, or ones that should be avoided at all costs.
     
  2. Jedeye

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    If you can get to Slough (number 81 bus from somewhere near hounslow took me there seven years ago) then you could be a 360 game tester for Microsoft.

    Pay is shambolic, and the place is too, but its testing games ;)

    I think VMC Europe still has the contract for hiring.

    Before getting into the games industry, I was a rollerblading waiter (to answer your lst paragraph) on shaftesbury avenue. I don't think there is a smiley that could accureately convey the emotions I feel about that :)
     
  3. 4T5

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    Work in a supermarket the jobs not great but you get Free women. :cool:
     
  4. DJMK4

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    In before Mc Donalds appears

    You get to create your own Hybid lunch :)

    bahaha, cant belive I worked at a Maccy d's in my college days. Luckily I left to work at a Marriott for part time work, infact, working at the Marriott hotel was one of the most fun jobs I had, I was working with practically people I went to school with, we always used to mess about, steeling the golf buggies and driving them across the golf coarse, we even managed to roll it once down a bunker

    Pasty spotting whilst serving and looking after weddings, meeting celebs, getting tips, steeling bread rolls, drink, getting drunk on nye, free gym membership (and boy was there gym/swimming good) having food fights after guests have left a business dinner conference :)
     
    Last edited: 11 Jan 2011
  5. Chris1712

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 29 Jul 2004

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    Location: Somerset

    I've always fancied working in Boots just because its rammed with totty and you'd be basically the only bloke working there. Yes I'm shallow.
     
  6. Brian8bit

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    You just want staff discount on bath salts and lotions.
     
  7. Chris1712

    Sgarrista

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    Oh blast you've seen right through me. On a similar note, Lush or The Body Shop might be worth a go. Though not as many staff so less chance of a little slap 'n' tickle.
     
  8. Thekwango

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    does anne summers employ men :p
     
  9. J.B

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    Ann Summers do employ men, I used to know I guy who worked there. I think there was some sort of rules regarding him dealing with dildos though, might be wrong about that.
     
  10. Thekwango

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    ^^lethal, thats a job i want......
     
  11. Brian8bit

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    Do not sample the stock?
     
  12. muon

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    You're a bit late for the Asset Management Graduate positions.

    As for temp jobs, for the 2011 Census they are hiring people. You are employed by the Civil Service and some of the positions give good people management experience.

    https://censusjobs.co.uk/fe/tpl_census01.asp?newms=info1
     
  13. A2Z

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    Location: London

    From the ads ive seen those only start about March/April time?

    Im also looking for something temporary, until about March, when im planning to go on holiday for 3 months :D

    Applied to Waitrose, hopefully hear back from them this week.