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    Hi all,

    I'm 17, 18 in May and I'm currently in 6th form doing 3 A-Levels.

    I'm in school for 3 days a week.

    Tuesday: 9:00-12:30
    Wednesday 9:00-3:00
    Friday 9:00-1:20

    I want to apply for a job, a vacancy has come up at a local supermarket with a part-time pattern of 16 hours over 4 days.

    I am thinking of applying for this job to keep myself busy on my days off.

    However, my main concern is, is it too many hours during my week? I suppose I could do Monday anytime, Tuesday would have to be early afternoon, wednesday could do late evening and so on...

    Is a 16hr job too much on top of A-levels?

    Thanks
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    I don't think it would be too much, especially as you don't have many contact hours. However, you need to make sure the job isn't for particular hours that would clash with classes. For example they may be wanting someone who could work 9-1 Mon-Thurs to fill a gap in their rota.
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    (Original post by Dusky Mauve)
    I don't think it would be too much, especially as you don't have many contact hours. However, you need to make sure the job isn't for particular hours that would clash with classes. For example they may be wanting someone who could work 9-1 Mon-Thurs to fill a gap in their rota.
    Thank you for the advice. Yeah I understand where you are coming from. I think the hours are 'flexible' anyway. I'm unsure as to what it means exactly, but does it mean you choose when you work or they choose a random shift?
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    (Original post by JamesDavies99)
    Thank you for the advice. Yeah I understand where you are coming from. I think the hours are 'flexible' anyway. I'm unsure as to what it means exactly, but does it mean you choose when you work or they choose a random shift?
    There's no harm applying and asking at the interview if you get one. They'll have a system for working out what staff work when and you need to make sure it works for you too. Remember even if you get offered the job, you can still ask for a day or two to think about it before you accept or decline. Applying for the job isn't committing to it!
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    (Original post by Dusky Mauve)
    There's no harm applying and asking at the interview if you get one. They'll have a system for working out what staff work when and you need to make sure it works for you too. Remember even if you get offered the job, you can still ask for a day or two to think about it before you accept or decline. Applying for the job isn't committing to it!
    Thank you for the really helpful advice.

    Looking around for a job now before I finish school so by the time June comes I won't be sitting in the house doing nothing. If i'm successful and that means I may have to work a few evenings after school a week, then that's fine by me.
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    (Original post by Dusky Mauve)
    There's no harm applying and asking at the interview if you get one. They'll have a system for working out what staff work when and you need to make sure it works for you too. Remember even if you get offered the job, you can still ask for a day or two to think about it before you accept or decline. Applying for the job isn't committing to it!
    I agree
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    you could also look for 0 hour contracts and tell them when you would like to work and when you can't

    I know that Domino's and Sports Direct do 0 hour contracts
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    (Original post by JamesDavies99)
    Hi all,

    I'm 17, 18 in May and I'm currently in 6th form doing 3 A-Levels.

    I'm in school for 3 days a week.

    Tuesday: 9:00-12:30
    Wednesday 9:00-3:00
    Friday 9:00-1:20

    I want to apply for a job, a vacancy has come up at a local supermarket with a part-time pattern of 16 hours over 4 days.

    I am thinking of applying for this job to keep myself busy on my days off.

    However, my main concern is, is it too many hours during my week? I suppose I could do Monday anytime, Tuesday would have to be early afternoon, wednesday could do late evening and so on...

    Is a 16hr job too much on top of A-levels?

    Thanks
    16hrs isn't too much tbh. As long as they know your availability (so work doesn't clash with school) and you can balance out school work and work hours, then it isn't an issue


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