Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    How many hours do you work during summer? Do you work more than during term time?
    I'm applying to Asda and Debenhams and can't decide between applying for 8hours or 20 hours so thought I'd see how much everyone else is doing!
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Zango11)
    How many hours do you work during summer? Do you work more than during term time?
    I'm applying to Asda and Debenhams and can't decide between applying for 8hours or 20 hours so thought I'd see how much everyone else is doing!
    Uhm, I'm planning to work 35 hours a week during the summer. However, this is mainly because I have to save up for university in September, because my parents are stingy .

    20 hours would be fine, or you could try 8 hours and do overtime.
    • Political Ambassador
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    Political Ambassador
    Clearing and Applications Advisor
    (Original post by Zango11)
    How many hours do you work during summer? Do you work more than during term time?
    I'm applying to Asda and Debenhams and can't decide between applying for 8hours or 20 hours so thought I'd see how much everyone else is doing!
    I guess it depends whether or not you'll be working there during term time. If you will be, then you will probably be best to choose the 8 hour contract and do overtime since it may be difficult to reduce from 20 hours after the summer. If it's only for the summer, then go for the 20 hours if you want the money and you know you'll be happy to work those hours.
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    ...I'm gonna be working 60 hour weeks during summer.. I need the money =L
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    During my summer holidays I was working 8 - 14 hours a day for 5 - 7 days a week. Basically as much as I could.
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Reue)
    During my summer holidays I was working 8 - 14 hours a day for 5 - 7 days a week. Basically as much as I could.
    Where did you work?
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Emma:-))
    Where did you work?
    I was a lifeguard
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Reue)
    I was a lifeguard
    Sounds interesting.
    Correct me if im wrong, but being a lifeguard pays decent doesnt it?
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Emma:-))
    Sounds interesting.
    Correct me if im wrong, but being a lifeguard pays decent doesnt it?
    It did at the time. Was the equivalent of about £10 an hour.
    • Community Assistant
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    (Original post by Zango11)
    How many hours do you work during summer? Do you work more than during term time?
    I'm applying to Asda and Debenhams and can't decide between applying for 8hours or 20 hours so thought I'd see how much everyone else is doing!
    When I was at uni I worked full time 5 days a week, sometimes 6. I worked in a Call Centre through a temp agency and there were quite a lot of uni students who worked from 7am - 8pm shifts! Because work experience counts.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    I would say 16-20 hours is the average that a university student works during the summer if they've already got a job. That is because you're unlikely to suddenly be able to get loads and loads of hours just because you've finished uni, as stores have hours assigned to other people. Most common reasons for extra hours are other uni students going home for summer or offering to do other peoples shifts.

    I've just applied for a part time job and I'll be doing 12-16 hours a week (sometimes 20 if there is overtime) in a retail store. You should do the 20 hours one as summer is a really great opportunity to earn money that makes all the difference once term time rolls around.
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Zango11)
    How many hours do you work during summer? Do you work more than during term time?
    I'm applying to Asda and Debenhams and can't decide between applying for 8hours or 20 hours so thought I'd see how much everyone else is doing!
    I'm currently applying for a job since I'm going back home in a few weeks. Last year I worked from June-September approximately 25-30hours a week.
    My contract was 20 hours but there was plenty of over time
    I don't work during term time. If you really need the money & don't have many commitments this summer then I'd go for 20 but if you just need something on the side I'd go for 8. There is always plenty of overtime in the summer.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    What's your favourite Christmas sweets?
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.