I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with centrelink and working for yourself?
I posted a few months ago about being unhappy in my job. Not long after that I was let go but quickly found employment elsewhere. The big problem is that it doesn't cover my required hours and the work I'm getting is all night work (4.45-11 one night and 5-9.30 the other). What really annoys me is I said I was available all hours but preferred days and the manager interviewing me crossed out my preference and put any time. There were days were I'd do night shift, finishing at 11.30 and then have to start again at 8am. Also I told them gymnastics nights were Monday and Wednesday so I'd prefer them off. They are the two nights my shifts are on. I recently told them I was changing that to Tuesday night and now it looks like I'll be rostered on then too.
I'm clearly not being listened to and it's causing me a great amount of upset. My sleep patterns are all over the place (eg I slept from 4am-1pm today), I've developed a few health problems and others have reared their head again and I know they're all down to stress and anxiety. I get so upset leading up to a shift that I get physically ill at times. Worst thing is I can't leave until I have something else or my benefits will be cut off.
This is where I get to the point of my thread. I've posted a couple of ads on gumtree looking for work. Each time I've had several people ask me if I can clean their house. By now I'd have close to a full week of clients if I did this. I've knocked them back because I honestly didn't know how it would all work with CL and if they'd accept it as my required hours and what not. I'm getting to the point of desperation with it all. I've applied for a heap of jobs and only one has resulted in an interview. Most don't even acknowledge getting the application. Cleaning isn't really something I want to be doing but it pays the bills. So if anyone has an idea of how it would all work some advice would be great.
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