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    Nmgb is offline No relationship is all sunshine, but two people can share one umbrella and survive the storm ♡
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    Volunteered in an op shop worked 4 hours a day. Sweeping, mopping, sorting donations, ironing the washed donations, working the till, window displays. Anything that needed doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    I did it while pregnant and on Youth Allowance. I spend 6 hours a day picking buttons off donated shirts at Lifeline and putting them in jars.
    Did you do that at a shop or the warehouse? I used to work in the head office of lifeline, doubt we would have run into each other though.

    OP, my husband was taken in to the work for the dole program at lifeline, but when he showed up for orientation they decided that the big guy with the beard and shaved head may have been a bit too scary for the ladies in the shop so he was given admin tasks at head office and then proved that the had some smarts, got offered a traineeship, got a permanent position, got a date with me (hehehe) etc etc etc.

    It can be a really good opportunity if you get the right place and really give it a chance to work for you. Some of the programs can be very innovative, at my old employer they did projects like photography, vintage fashion styling including planning and running a fashion parade, etc etc.
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    5 years ago my partner did work for the dole 3 days a week, for about 6 weeks (then he got a job), but in that time my parent had to do a lot of outside maintenance work, going to the showground fixing chairs, painting, gardening. It depends.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    Did you do that at a shop or the warehouse? I used to work in the head office of lifeline, doubt we would have run into each other though.

    OP, my husband was taken in to the work for the dole program at lifeline, but when he showed up for orientation they decided that the big guy with the beard and shaved head may have been a bit too scary for the ladies in the shop so he was given admin tasks at head office and then proved that the had some smarts, got offered a traineeship, got a permanent position, got a date with me (hehehe) etc etc etc.

    It can be a really good opportunity if you get the right place and really give it a chance to work for you. Some of the programs can be very innovative, at my old employer they did projects like photography, vintage fashion styling including planning and running a fashion parade, etc etc.
    A warehouse... all the way back in 2004. :P

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    Ok cool, thanks everyone.


 

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