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    Question Weekend work

    Can anyone please suggest ideas for weekend work? I've looked at retail, contact centre, Coles/Woolies kind of work......most ads say they need people to be fully flexible on weekdays and weekends. I'm doing postgraduate study so I don't know if that makes me overqualified for such jobs. Is there an area of work that has only casual weekend jobs? Thanks a lot.....

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    Christmas casual work is coming up, you could try myer etc. they won't care about your postgrad study, they are more likely to be interested in your retail experience. Otherwise, you could look into getting your RSA and doing bar work or waitressing? Another option is party plan type work, tupperware, thermomix, nutrimetics etc. good luck.

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    Yeah, places like that don't care what you're studying, most weekend staff are students at various levels. You cold hold a PhD and get passed over for a job stacking shelves due to lack of practical experience, nothing to do with quals. I've worked a lot of café jobs on the weekend, waitressing and barista work. Also bar work is always available, and pays a lot better. Most places want experience but there are thousands of hospitality gigs out there, I would suggest looking on gumtree.com.au.

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    I don't have retail experience as well, I'm actually starting to look for work after around 9 years

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    Your local video store (video ezy/block buster etc). Or a local takeaway shop.

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    If I wanted to do weekend work I would definitely try and get a job behind the bar again. At a place with a night club, I wouldn't finish til 4am and with the penalty rates the pay was great for the fun that I had. It was also a good bonus when I got good tips from the drunks.

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    What about weekend reception? My husband is in realestate and their reception work Mon to Fri then they have someone else who does Saturday. I'm a nurse in a clinic environment and we operate 7 days so always need reception staff on the weekends. I think it's pretty decent money for fairy easy, unqualified work, plus sociable hours - no finishing at all hours

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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiemama View Post
    What about weekend reception? My husband is in realestate and their reception work Mon to Fri then they have someone else who does Saturday. I'm a nurse in a clinic environment and we operate 7 days so always need reception staff on the weekends. I think it's pretty decent money for fairy easy, unqualified work, plus sociable hours - no finishing at all hours

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    That's what I did after DS turned one, until DD was born (Saturday receptionist in real estate). I now do that same job but Monday to Friday full time but I'm glad I stayed in the workforce one day a week, meant that I didn't feel too rusty going back full time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loislane2010 View Post
    Your local video store (video ezy/block buster etc). Or a local takeaway shop.
    So you mean drop in and ask if they need staff on weekends?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loveshack View Post
    So you mean drop in and ask if they need staff on weekends?


    Yeah, that was how i got my job (video ezy) that and gumtree for kitchen jobs. Just take a resume and let them know when you can work.
    Ive been with the same video ezy on and off for over 5 years. The owners own 4 diff stores so theres always something for me when i can/want/need work. Its quite common for people to own more than one store.


 

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