Is It Worth Getting A Job For 2 Months?

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Hey Guys;

I just got offered an interview for my old job back which I lost 10 weeks ago due to Boris’ “Living with COVID” scheme as the Lighthouse Labs (COVID mass testing labs) are being set up as the lab has received a contract up until March 2023. It isn’t what you think with regards to them bringing back mass testing before anyone asks, it is and I quote “COVID resilience testing”, all I know is the title but, to me it sounds as though we’ll be testing people’s blood for antibodies for vaccines they received/people who have had COVID to determine if the precautions previously taken have been effective.

Thing is, I’m going back to uni in September for my Masters. Would you say it is worth it for a couple of months (July start date, August and maybe the first week of September) as according to SFE, my course starts 19th September.

The job is a Associate Practitioner, I applied for the specialist role given I was in the job previously for 15 months (the associate practitioner but felt comfortable I could do the SP role given I’ve been working with them for over a year) but got turned down. 😢
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If you didn't take the job, what would you spend those two months doing? Could you use the money?

If your answers are "Not much" and "Yes", then take the job.
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I’d say go for it!
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I would take that opportunity if you possibly can but I would tell the company of your proposed time scales to see if they can issue you with a time limited contract or zero hours contract?

If you are fully trained you will save the company training costs. You might be very glad of any part time work later in holiday gaps with a good reference down the line later on.
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I would take that opportunity if you possibly can but I would tell the company of your proposed time scales to see if they can issue you with a time limited contract or zero hours contract?

If you are fully trained you will save the company training costs. You might be very glad of any part time work later in holiday gaps with a good reference down the line later on.
They kinda already know (assuming they haven’t forgotten) as I expressed interest in studying a masters back before I left in April as I asked for advice on applying (the contract was meant to go on until September but with Boris’ living with COVID announcement, everyone had to leave on April 1st).. If they remember me saying that is a different story.

I am also technically also on a zero hour contract with the NHS (this interview is also with the NHS) but with the zero hour contract, I’ve been on there since March and they haven’t called me in once as there wasn’t a need. 🤦*♂️

I will mention this anyway and hope for the best, simply because if they do remember and ask if I have decided to leave my Masters, I would be covering a lie with a lie and if they do remember, they probably understand it’s for a short while and I can aid in training as I’ve completed all the competencies whilst I was there, meaning I won’t need to spend a couple of months training on the modules. 🙂
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If you’re asking is 2 months not worth doing a job for I say IT IS! I did a job for 3 months and it changed so much for me and I saved loads

Go for it you only have things to gain and it will make you more competent for your next role
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Can you do it part time?
Normal university induction is 2 weeks at the start (mine was) with a few things I needed to attend online very few in person,
And then my masters timetable this term is only 2 days teaching. So I can still work 1-2 days a week as well.
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Can you do it part time?
Normal university induction is 2 weeks at the start (mine was) with a few things I needed to attend online very few in person,
And then my masters timetable this term is only 2 days teaching. So I can still work 1-2 days a week as well.
My university will be in Bristol and my job will be around the BSPS hospitals, with the main one I’m hoping in Bracknell (can vary between locations and the one farthest from me being in Crawley). The distance will be around 100 miles between uni and work, I don’t see it being practical doing so much travelling whilst revising.

I would also much rather spend my time revising as my classification from my undergrad is only a 2.2 and would really like to get a distinction in my Masters just because I feel the number of rejections I’ve gotten doesn’t help (only received 4 interview offers in a year for the job I’m after), so I’m hoping that this will improve my prospects a bit. 🙂

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Didn’t help in the last 3-4 months of my final year, my father’s mental health took a drastic turn which severely impacted my final year’s mark…
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Ah okay. My job I can work from home (accountant) so much easier to do a few hours here and there as fits my timetable.
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Ah okay. My job I can work from home (accountant) so much easier to do a few hours here and there as fits my timetable.
I wish I could run a blood analysis from my bedroom. May get a bit messy but it isn’t anything I can’t handle. 😂
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Hello,I'm not sure what your masters in is and well done for securing a place on one, but I would advise to take the job role. From experience, as much as the summer holiday is needed for a recharge, industry experience in any sector (even short term) will be valuable to employers in the long run and will widen your contacts network which, is going to be vital, over the forthcoming year (for many, its for life).Good luck and congrats on the job offer!
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I got the job offer. 😁
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I got the job offer. 😁
Excellent.
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i’d say go for it!
Well done Scienceisgood!
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Lets hope this is the start of good things going forward. Best wishes Scienceisgood
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Yes, if you are healthy and can do the job.
Will help you save up some money and have more to write on your CV.
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