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Postby Popkin » Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:24 pm

Hi Everyone,

This continues my previous thread. I really need some advice.

I've an interview for a library job in a few days time and this is the kind of work I want BUT it's part-time, and not in my home town. Because of this I calculate that after tax/NI and also travel (approx. £1,716 per year), I'll be on national minimum wage. :o It's a low level job for which I'm overqualified, and a sector I'm unsure about/have no experience in. :oops:

I'm concerned as if I take this job, I'll obviously need to show commitment BUT see below...Also, I cannot afford to keep dipping in and out of work like a yoyo, which my CV seems to indicate.

I really want to get back into library work, but at any expense?? #-o

Due to the work hours, I would need to sub my wages with my savings - not good. :cry:

I'm currently in a job about which I wrote a previous thread, and I'm currently signed off work (have been for about 3 weeks now). My situation is a real mess - I just do not have the courage to resign as I don't want to be unemployed. It's not the 'stigma' etc. it's just blind panic of feeling so isolated, having no financial security (I've a mortgage), and having no prospects and not knowing where I'll end up (The current job was taken as I needed work asap, and look what happened!). :cry:

All advice, always welcome.
Thank you.
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Postby misskrystal » Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:28 am

I'm in a similar situation to you. I took the year off after I finished uni and now I'm finding it really difficult to get back into work. Also like you, I don't have the best employment history, so when I find a job I really want to do (which I hope I have) I have to accept that it comes with a few downsides.

If you really want the job and are willing to give this industry a go, you may have to find yourself another part-time job to supplement your wage. Hopefully a full-time position will open up soon and you can really get your career back on track.
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Postby Bel Bel » Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:26 pm

I think misskrystal's suggestion of a second part time job is a great idea
and I think doing something you enjoy will help lift some of the burden of this depression you are going through
Supermarkets are great for short/ varied hours and don't care about previous jobs and it might give you more opportunity to meet more people too
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