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Do you get any grants? Cos if you aren't eligible, can't your parents help out?

Move into cheaper accommodation perhaps?
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Then you can't honestly complain about being unable to get a job. My girlfriends a veggie and works at McDonalds. If you have alternative ear piercings and you can't take them out for work you'll probably find you have difficulty with quite a few high street places. As discriminative as it is. What earings do you have?

If you're picky about jobs and then complain about finding one, then it's your own fault to be perfectly honest. When I was 16 without any qualifications I managed to find a job within a week. There are absolutly loads of temping jobs going for Christmas now too.

A girl who used to work with me got a job after being in the country for a week. There are jobs out there, you just don't want to do them.
Actually, that's the ONE place that I've had an issue with regarding my piercings. They're not even all that 'alternative', it's just that the shift manager refused to let anyone wear any jewellery in case it fell out, although that's nigh impossible.

As for other finding jobs, I have applied for every job I've seen. I've been applying since BEFORE I came to uni and have heard nothing, as have a lot of other people I know. So well done you for finding a job, perhaps you can find me one too.
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Do you get any grants? Cos if you aren't eligible, can't your parents help out?

Move into cheaper accommodation perhaps?
I get a bursary, but that doesn't come through until December. My mum can't help out other than the shop she's doing for me every month - it's simply not possible.

As for moving out - I've looked into it, but I need to find someone to take my room, which isn't looking all that possible now, apparently. If I don't find someone to take it, I'm still liable for all the rent, too.
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The mighty OVERDRAFT. I dunno if anyones mentioned it.

Just get one, the biggest one, it's like free money :awesome:
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The mighty OVERDRAFT. I dunno if anyones mentioned it.

Just get one, the biggest one, it's like free money :awesome:
THIS

YOUR IN DEBT ANYWAY so u might aswell. thats what there for..to help

once again..

OVERDRAFT

OVERDRAFT

OVERDRAFT
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You mean
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Overdraft and keep trying to get a job
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Actually, that's the ONE place that I've had an issue with regarding my piercings. They're not even all that 'alternative', it's just that the shift manager refused to let anyone wear any jewellery in case it fell out, although that's nigh impossible.

As for other finding jobs, I have applied for every job I've seen. I've been applying since BEFORE I came to uni and have heard nothing, as have a lot of other people I know. So well done you for finding a job, perhaps you can find me one too.
Not meaning to sound harsh, but have you called any of these places back and chased them up?

I know what you're going through on the job front, I've just had the arduous task of trying to find a 40-week placement in events management for my third year. I must've phoned and e-mailed about 50 companies, but it was actually calling someone a couple of weeks after I'd sent in my CV that resulted in me getting the job -and it was an off-chance phone call as well.

Persistence is the key on this one, but chanes are if you phone someone after you've sent them the CV, it shows them two things:

A) You're persistent and you want a job at their company. You're not just like every other student who drops off their CV in the vain hope that they'll get a job to fund their nights out getting plastered (even if that is your aim :cool: )

B) It'll remind them about your CV. Sometimes if you blanket e-mail to a random address, it'll be flagged straight into their junk inbox, and will be ignored by them. If you phone them and pesk them a bit, it might prompt them to have a root 'round and dig it up.

Good luck :p:
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Get an overdraft on your account!
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Not meaning to sound harsh, but have you called any of these places back and chased them up?

I know what you're going through on the job front, I've just had the arduous task of trying to find a 40-week placement in events management for my third year. I must've phoned and e-mailed about 50 companies, but it was actually calling someone a couple of weeks after I'd sent in my CV that resulted in me getting the job -and it was an off-chance phone call as well.

Persistence is the key on this one, but chanes are if you phone someone after you've sent them the CV, it shows them two things:

A) You're persistent and you want a job at their company. You're not just like every other student who drops off their CV in the vain hope that they'll get a job to fund their nights out getting plastered (even if that is your aim :cool: )

B) It'll remind them about your CV. Sometimes if you blanket e-mail to a random address, it'll be flagged straight into their junk inbox, and will be ignored by them. If you phone them and pesk them a bit, it might prompt them to have a root 'round and dig it up.

Good luck :p:
This is the thing, I keep trying, and just nothing comes up. It's either 'the position's already been filled' or 'we're not looking for anyone anymore, sorry'. I've even signed up with job agencies, who never seem to get back to you. *sigh* I didn't mean to get defensive, just I choose not to work in one place, and everyone goes nuts at you.
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nobody mentioned it yet:

become a test subject


of course, your face might swell up to 5 times the size and you might go blind too ...but hey those the breaks.
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This is the thing, I keep trying, and just nothing comes up. It's either 'the position's already been filled' or 'we're not looking for anyone anymore, sorry'. I've even signed up with job agencies, who never seem to get back to you. *sigh* I didn't mean to get defensive, just I choose not to work in one place, and everyone goes nuts at you.
Live anywhere near any supermarkets? Seasonal stores (i.e camping stores, specialist stores etc)? They'll start going on big recruitment drives over the next few weeks to look for christmas staff. It's not amazing, but it'll get you some money.

I presume you're at uni? Anything going at any of the uni bars, or the student union? Campus shop?

Don't mean to be annoying, just exploring all the options. :rolleyes:
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Should'a thought 'bout your finances before going? Times change but one of the reasons I've picked the Uni's I have, as well as being awesome Universities, they have lots of opportunity for Job transfer.

What do these guys who are at Uni FT with no job and parents who aren't saps do? I don't get it. Don't borrow money you don't need. With my wages I shall Live, and the non-income assessed loan pay for Accom. I could get an extra 2000 pound if income assessed, BUT ...then you've got to pay it back (plus Interest).

Apply online to EVERY JOB. Apply to recruitment agencies, take CV's around everywhere, pester pester pester.

Remember, that Overdraft as well (once the interest rate kicks in) will be a big kick to the balls! Stay out of unnecessary debt.

Rant over.
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That's a fortune! Esp considering you don't need food.
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Sorry but don't student loans exist for situations like this? You can always search for part-time work.
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you can live off £12.50 a week for food (ask your mum to give you the money weekly rather than bulk-shopping monthly, otherwise your food may go off, be eaten by others, etc)

If you fancy going out a fair bit, get yourself a hip flask and fill it with cheap vodka (or another spirit) (our local supermarket does 70cl of vodka for £7) so you dont have to buy drinks when you're out - big money saver!
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Oh yeah, living off 12.50 a week on food relies on you being able to cook the food yourself - always buy economy and avoid ready meals - they are so bad for you and also expensive. I'm living on £15 a week, I have a pretty good diet of pasta + pesto, peas, spinach, eggs, bread, wafer thin ham, cereal, some tinned veg sometimes, lettuce. I cook myself one "big" meal a week if my budget stretches to it, like a bolognase or lasagne or all the flatmates put a quid or two in and we have a roast. Also, get yourself a fruit bowl in your room - a bunch of bananas or pack of peaches are only a quid! Also, no one else can eat those. Don't buy any crappy snack foods like crisps or chocolate except maybe a treat.
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Live anywhere near any supermarkets? Seasonal stores (i.e camping stores, specialist stores etc)? They'll start going on big recruitment drives over the next few weeks to look for christmas staff. It's not amazing, but it'll get you some money.

I presume you're at uni? Anything going at any of the uni bars, or the student union? Campus shop?

Don't mean to be annoying, just exploring all the options. :rolleyes:
It's not annoying, it's reminding me to do stuff, in a way. I have tried the supermarkets but the thing is, most supermarkets transfer their staff over, which is what they've done here, and they're not taking on for Christmas because they've got so many students to call on already :/ I'll have a look at the union bars and shops tomorrow though, that's a decent idea. Hopefully they've got something - anything!

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Sorry but don't student loans exist for situations like this? You can always search for part-time work.
I have the loan, that's the issue, here. Does no one read threads anymore? I've been looking for work. Looking for a job is BECOMING a full time job in itself :p:

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you can live off £12.50 a week for food (ask your mum to give you the money weekly rather than bulk-shopping monthly, otherwise your food may go off, be eaten by others, etc)

If you fancy going out a fair bit, get yourself a hip flask and fill it with cheap vodka (or another spirit) (our local supermarket does 70cl of vodka for £7) so you dont have to buy drinks when you're out - big money saver!
Don't the clubs have a right to kick you out if you do that and they catch you, though?
The shopping's mostly going to be my tins, juice... Stuff that won't go off, but things that I need. It might be possible to turn it into two fortnightly ones, I suppose. Fresh fruit and veg is up to me though, because I get through a lot, and it's better to buy it really fresh at the market
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Don't the clubs have a right to kick you out if you do that and they catch you, though?
The shopping's mostly going to be my tins, juice... Stuff that won't go off, but things that I need. It might be possible to turn it into two fortnightly ones, I suppose. Fresh fruit and veg is up to me though, because I get through a lot, and it's better to buy it really fresh at the market
I'm sure they do have a right to kick you out but you gotta live life on the wild side sometimes
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It's not annoying, it's reminding me to do stuff, in a way. I have tried the supermarkets but the thing is, most supermarkets transfer their staff over, which is what they've done here, and they're not taking on for Christmas because they've got so many students to call on already :/ I'll have a look at the union bars and shops tomorrow though, that's a decent idea. Hopefully they've got something - anything!


I have the loan, that's the issue, here. Does no one read threads anymore? I've been looking for work. Looking for a job is BECOMING a full time job in itself :p:


Don't the clubs have a right to kick you out if you do that and they catch you, though?
The shopping's mostly going to be my tins, juice... Stuff that won't go off, but things that I need. It might be possible to turn it into two fortnightly ones, I suppose. Fresh fruit and veg is up to me though, because I get through a lot, and it's better to buy it really fresh at the market
So where did all the money go? Surely it must have been enough if the rest of the entire student population seems to manage. Sorry if I seem rude but I am quite taken aback.
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