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This may sound typos but I’m genuinely struggling. Very few places will hire me for the upcoming year because my hours at Uni are unpredictable; one week, I may have to be in from 8am-5pm, other days, I have maybe one lecture in the morning/afternoon, other days none at all. My timetable changes on a weekly basis.

My applications aren’t being accepted because very few jobs are THAT flexible. The only day that I’m completely free is Saturday.

How am I supposed to get a job?
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it takes time to find such contract, but also luck. it took me ages to find a weekend job 10-21 hrs. Also if you need money then I think missing a few lectures won't be too bad. I slept through most of my morning lectures, and I didn't really struggle on the unit. I just put the hrs in another time.
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(Original post by ihatePE)
it takes time to find such contract, but also luck. it took me ages to find a weekend job 10-21 hrs. Also if you need money then I think missing a few lectures won't be too bad. I slept through most of my morning lectures, and I didn't really struggle on the unit. I just put the hrs in another time.
Haha, that was my plan, alas I'm in 2nd year and just about scraped 1st year, so I want to put most of my time into studying. May I ask what kind of job you found and how? Currently just scanning Indeed and Totaljobs doesn't seem to be doing it.
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Is there anywhere on campus that hires students, like shops or student bars? They're used to obviously working with students so are able to work around unusual schedules
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Is there anywhere on campus that hires students, like shops or student bars? They're used to obviously working with students so are able to work around unusual schedules
Yep, I applied for a few on campus jobs before I started first year but was rejected each time, I suppose because there is just such a massive volume of students looking to work there...
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(Original post by Anonymous)
This may sound typos but I’m genuinely struggling. Very few places will hire me for the upcoming year because my hours at Uni are unpredictable; one week, I may have to be in from 8am-5pm, other days, I have maybe one lecture in the morning/afternoon, other days none at all. My timetable changes on a weekly basis.

My applications aren’t being accepted because very few jobs are THAT flexible. The only day that I’m completely free is Saturday.

How am I supposed to get a job?
You may have to stick to a Saturday only job, or evening work. Your lectures won't go past 5 or 6pm, so you could get a job in a bar or restaurant where you work evening shifts.
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Haha, that was my plan, alas I'm in 2nd year and just about scraped 1st year, so I want to put most of my time into studying. May I ask what kind of job you found and how? Currently just scanning Indeed and Totaljobs doesn't seem to be doing it.
I got a job in lidl which was advertised when I googled ''part time jobs in ____'', they had an online test (which I always fail for every other job) then they called me for a mini interview, the interviewer then said I'm through to the actual face to face interview, and I passed that as well. it's funny because I wasn't keeping track of this application, I was more interested in the others - but I ended up being rejected for everything else and got accepted for this one. things come when you least expect it, that's how my life seem to work out these days
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