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considering doing something similar - seems a bit mental
Went for the "interview" last week. It was just a really informal chat where we basically discussed the role and my suitability for it, as well as them making the financial situation very clear and going through some options as to how I could top-up my income out of term time.
The job is a cycling instructor, going around primary schools in Manchester teaching the Bikeability (http://bikeability.dft.gov.uk/) cycling scheme to kids up to age 11. Sounds pretty great, to be honest. Would be going back to my primary school and high school which would be nice.
They've closed the position and I'm fairly confident the job's mine if I want it. They've told me to get back to them in a month or so and let them know whether I'm interested or not. Then I'd go back in and meet them again and go through some other stuff.
Job wouldn't start till mid-Feb with two weeks of training beforehand, so got time to think about it.
I just can't work out how else I'd earn enough money to live. The company it would be for do lots of similar stuff to my current job, so I'm considering asking if they could get me some guaranteed hours doing freelance CAD work or similar to supplement the paltry income they're offering.
It works out at £9k which would be paid over 12 months. Really not that much. Basically wouldn't be able to do anything except pay my rent, bills, and feed myself. No holidays or fun for me.
So basically, I don't really know. Waiting for someone else to make the decision for me.
It also sounds like a bloody fun job. What hours would you be doing term time?
It's only 30 hours a week, 9am-3pm.
It it was 30 hours a week, spread over 3 days that would be much better as I'd stand a much better chance of getting part time work for the other two days. Potentially even reducing my hours at my current job which would be great.
As it stands, I'd have to find FTE work but only for the holidays (16 weeks a year) which would be much harder and then I'd lose the bonus of having all the sweet, sweet school holidays.
Ideally I'd have sort of skill or talent that I could do during term time outside of school hours that I could use to make some money, but I'm a talentless schmuck.
pretty good money for doing fuck all, but you have to stay up late and deal with drunk people.
and sell the electricity back to the grid. Perfectly ethical AND you'd be saving the environment.
This is the kind of job I'd imagine they do to supplement their income. I don't think it's enough to live on, so unless you're planning on taking another job as well it's probably not feasible.
it was basically nearly impossible but i wouldnt be where i am today without it.
Where were you living?
I can absolutely definitely afford to 'live' on it. It just wouldn't be much of an existence compared to now. My rent + bills is £260pcm so I'd have around £500 a month for food + everything else.
Actually, I could swap rooms with my housemate maybe. That would save me £500 a year. Or an 1/18th of my salary.
Love living with him.
it lasted about 6 months, but then i had to bite the bullet and move home for the rest, which really, REALLY sucked.
but just having that job on my cv meant i could get a job earning more than twice as much at the end of it, which wouldnt have happened had i not.
it will leave me with just enough money to stay totally static, i wouldn't be able to buy any non-essentials for the duration of the job, hmmm....
think i'll apply anyway and sort the rest out later depending on if i get it offered
well.......... i reckon you could do that, and do some temping in the summer holidays ( i don't know how easy temp jobs are to get these days, but i imagine you'd be able to get SOMETHING) to bulk up your income a bit.............
you will be up the shitoon. Could always get another job then though.
In conclusion, do what you like, what the fuck do I care.
What do you do now/what would you do for fuck all money?
the jobs similar to my job but it's proper part time, so not much money at all, (so it shouldn't fuck up my cv anymore than it is already fucked up) which would give me an extraordinary amount of time to work on my illustration type stuff, which is what i really want to do. I don't think i could sustain it for more than a year really, unless i start getting any illustration bits of work, which is entirely possible, but it would give me a chance to get out of the rut i've been in for a while.
it's my 'making a dubstep album' opportunity