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    This thread has made me laugh numerous times.

    first advice how to live on dole

    second some guy posting oh I slept in till 3pm thats how I coped.... oh wait.

    That sums up my life. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUAAAAAAARRRRk kkkk
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    Unfortunately, getting employed is tougher than ever , keep going though perhaps you could always look into something regarding self employment perhaps? Could be an idea.
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    Adopt the proud-yet-parsimonious disposition of an obscure literary critic until your savings run out, then cry yourself into a seizure.

    Speaking hypothetically, of course.
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    (Original post by UnknwnEntity)
    Protip:

    Work as a careworker for the elderly, the industry is always growing and there is especially a demand for male care workers.

    I've been doing it for 8 months now and I get paid £7 an hour plus they paid for me to do an NVQ level 2 (every little helps on the CV). It's just a stop job for me but great experience and I'm taking home £1k a month after tax.
    how many hours a week do you work?


    This sounds pretty good actually
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    (Original post by AwsomePossum)
    how many hours a week do you work?


    This sounds pretty good actually
    Awesome wouldn't be word i'd use. It's really tough work, depends what type of work though lots of different roles.
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    (Original post by Captshiznit)
    Awesome wouldn't be word i'd use. It's really tough work, depends what type of work though lots of different roles.
    Yeah my mum used to do it back in the day she has some horror stories about it
    My aunties still in it now tho I want a job i can get at 16 to tide me over until im old enough for the military police
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    (Original post by AwsomePossum)
    how many hours a week do you work?


    This sounds pretty good actually
    (Original post by AwsomePossum)
    Yeah my mum used to do it back in the day she has some horror stories about it
    My aunties still in it now tho I want a job i can get at 16 to tide me over until im old enough for the military police
    It isn't that bad. Certainly the calls aren't all my clients are fine, it's mostly the agency that is a pain in the arse, they often try to pile calls on you but since I put my foot down and stood up for myself they have stopped doing that and I have a reasonable rota every week.

    When I first started I was working 6 days a week and earning about £300 a week after tax but I now only work 4 a week earning £200 a week after tax. (I have a 3 day weekend )
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    When I was on the dole, I did a lot of volunteering
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    (Original post by UnknwnEntity)
    It isn't that bad. Certainly the calls aren't all my clients are fine, it's mostly the agency that is a pain in the arse, they often try to pile calls on you but since I put my foot down and stood up for myself they have stopped doing that and I have a reasonable rota every week.

    When I first started I was working 6 days a week and earning about £300 a week after tax but I now only work 4 a week earning £200 a week after tax. (I have a 3 day weekend )
    Thanks
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    (Original post by AwsomePossum)
    Thanks
    Well 16. I'd definitely reccomend it because it'll be a good life learning experience for you. Me however im 23 and already and done my fair share of it so no more for me thanks.
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    (Original post by UnknwnEntity)
    It isn't that bad. Certainly the calls aren't all my clients are fine, it's mostly the agency that is a pain in the arse, they often try to pile calls on you but since I put my foot down and stood up for myself they have stopped doing that and I have a reasonable rota every week.

    When I first started I was working 6 days a week and earning about £300 a week after tax but I now only work 4 a week earning £200 a week after tax. (I have a 3 day weekend )
    Presumably this involves bathing old men and cleaning up their ****. Are you honestly saying you don't mind doing that?
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    (Original post by Mick Travis)
    Presumably this involves bathing old men and cleaning up their ****. Are you honestly saying you don't mind doing that?
    I've been working as an HCA, at start it's just wrong. But in a weird way you get used to it and don't bat an eyelid. I'll wipe your ass for you even wouldn't bother me
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    (Original post by Mick Travis)
    Presumably this involves bathing old men and cleaning up their ****. Are you honestly saying you don't mind doing that?
    It honestly doesn't happen very often. Nearly 90% of my clients calls involve prompting medication and preparing meals. You do have to do personal care but you don't "bathe them", they do it themselves you just make it safe and enable them to do it. You always have a pair of gloves on too, it's really ****ing easy and you get used to it. Mostly the job is just ensuring social needs are met, nearly all of them are independent enough to wash and dress themselves. Either way, when I have to, no I don't mind doing it. It can also be very rewarding helping people live happy lives.

    A job is a job, its great on the CV, it's a stop job I'm earning £2.8 above minimum wage and got a free qualification that can let me get my foot in the door of the NHS if I wanted to, and excellent experience. Which is better than a majority of other young people with degrees, and I can confidently say I've learnt a lot doing it
 
 
 
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