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Best Part-time Jobs at uni

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    I applied for every job available at my uni, nearing the end of 1st year and I'm glad I didn't get a job actually, you need all the time you need to make new friends, socialise and get used to the different style of working - i.e. doing your own reading! A-Level's don't prepare you for that :P
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    (Original post by Miss_Rachel)
    When I was at Sheffield Uni I worked at Staples on a Sunday only, 8 hours a week work, and nothing ever happens on a weekend at uni cos all the student nights are in the week so all you miss is people bumming around and not getting up til 3ish.

    What was teh pay like?
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    (Original post by rockinrads)
    What was teh pay like?
    Um... roughly £5.60 an hour, so definatley better than minimum wage!
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    (Original post by Miss_Rachel)
    Um... roughly £5.60 an hour, so definatley better than minimum wage!
    ooh thats really good. i'm hoping to go to sheffield this september and i really wana get a job otherwise i wont have enough money infact no money! lol

    so how much did u get paid in a month approx if u dont mind tellling please? :o:
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    (Original post by rockinrads)
    ooh thats really good. i'm hoping to go to sheffield this september and i really wana get a job otherwise i wont have enough money infact no money! lol

    so how much did u get paid in a month approx if u dont mind tellling please? :o:
    Oof, can't remember now! Roughly £170 ish? Sheffield was a really cheap city to live in tbh, was never short of money
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    Bar jobs are only social if you work afternoons/early evenings where there's not many people in and you have the chance to have a bit of a chat. Working at night in a student bar is a nightmare, its basically serving one drink after another with a relentless crush of people at the bar which never goes down, and the more and more people get drunk and have to wait, the more rude they get.
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    (Original post by Ellastar)
    Haha, good luck with getting a "good" part-time job, there are few enough of the bad ones.
    Work for a supermarket like Asda or Tesco. Think about it, the employ so many staff it's easy to do shift swaps if you want to. They give you exam leave, better pay than a lot of places (I get £6.24 ph). Plus you get 10% discount and other perks as well. Time and half on bank holidays and its quite easy to get overtime if you need it.

    When I go to uni I'm gonna try and just have the one shift on a sunday (12-8 or something) and get a few extra hours on holidays

    Most importantly as they are massive companies, they take care of you. Its not like working for an independent shop where the boss can fire you if he just doesnt like you.

    Cannot really see a bad point in working for a large supermarket.
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    (Original post by Miss_Rachel)
    Oof, can't remember now! Roughly £170 ish? Sheffield was a really cheap city to live in tbh, was never short of money

    oohh thats good
    well hope so because my accomodation is realllyy expensive compared to the loan i'll get :\ lol
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    I just remembered about clinical trials.. It's not exactly a part-time job, but it pays very well!

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