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    student (3 years bachelor) and in my spare time (holidays etc.) volunteer police work :angel:
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    (Original post by ChloeElizabeth)
    Hey my agency was supposed to sort me out with this kind of holiday-time work and as yet nothing! How did you get into it?


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    hahaha, with a lot of effort and confusion...

    my mum sent me an email for a summer play scheme that came through her work, so i applied but didnt get the job. i then got a phone call from a different youth centre saying they knew id applied for another job, but would i mind applying for their play scheme... so i did, went for an interverview, didnt get the play scheme job, but got the holiday club job with the older ones...

    maybe on on local youth centre websites and have a look if they have any jobs going?

    good luck and hope you find something!
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    (Original post by pellejema)
    oooooooh that's cool!

    i know you aren't an ophthalmologist BUT do you know what degree you need to have to be one of those?
    Depends what you want to do exactly.

    "eye doctor" i.e. Hardcore ophthalmologist who would qualify to do surgical procedures on eyes, and work in a hospital etc, would do a degree in medicine and specialise last 2 years in ophthalmology. (Different unis/countries offer various routes of entry)

    Optometrists, i.e. the people who test vision can get in by doing an optometry course which is your standard 3 years degree.

    Dispensing opticians (people like me) are having their courses phased out (although still available in a few unis), but instead, corporations prefer to take you on and train you via vocational routes.


    That's the general, rough gist. I'd be happy to answer more questions specifically/with more detail if you have any.
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    I'm a greenkeeper/spare at a local golf hotel. 'Spare' involves getting roped in to fill a role like barman or dishwasher if someone calls in sick, can be good somedays, and utter **** others
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    (Original post by tamimi)
    Depends what you want to do exactly.

    "eye doctor" i.e. Hardcore ophthalmologist who would qualify to do surgical procedures on eyes, and work in a hospital etc, would do a degree in medicine and specialise last 2 years in ophthalmology. (Different unis/countries offer various routes of entry)

    Optometrists, i.e. the people who test vision can get in by doing an optometry course which is your standard 3 years degree.

    Dispensing opticians (people like me) are having their courses phased out (although still available in a few unis), but instead, corporations prefer to take you on and train you via vocational routes.


    That's the general, rough gist. I'd be happy to answer more questions specifically/with more detail if you have any.
    thank you! i was burning to ask the optician this when i went the other day.
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    Support officer for my local government's legal department. Nice to be around solicitors and dealing with their work and seeing how lawyers go about their daily activities. Pay's good but do miss being on £10 an hour at another council temp job I was in.
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    At the moment, a short-term Research Assistant in a research group at the University of Nottingham.
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    (Original post by pellejema)
    thank you! i was burning to ask the optician this when i went the other day.
    The money's good. (Y)
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    Post-conflict humanatarian worker
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    (Original post by ipoop)
    Hypothetically, if you've had a bad day at the office, once you get home, do you think to yourself "if I see one more bottle of milk....".
    The only thing is...I don't have an office...

    The early mornings do get you at times and I just keep thinking, why the **** do I do this?! But it's one of those things, money makes it worthwhile.


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    Stockroom assistant (clothes shop)
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    Full time marketer for an online company.
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    Flight Support Officer - marshalling Aircraft and Ramp operations.


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    Summer Art Intern at 4J Studios, developers of Minecraft for Xbox360 c:
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    (Original post by tamimi)
    Optical Consultant + Running thine own business.
    Boots, by any chance?
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    I'm a librarian/archivist, currently for a television company.
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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    Boots, by any chance?
    Indeed. What gave it away?
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    I sand wood for money at the moment
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    Full time PR and Marketing Assistant
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    (Original post by tamimi)
    Indeed. What gave it away?
    Optical consultant. Everywhere else I know calls them optical assistants.

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