(Closed) Part-time job..

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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4272 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@nemoandthebrain:  No, I have worked these types of jobs before. Retail can be a huge headache and sometimes the discounts are not even worth it.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It’s definitely worth doing if you can find a gig— my sister worked one day a week at Starbucks for a long time because their health insurance was better and cheaper than the insurance at her city government job— but it’s really hard to find anywhere that will hire you on for just one shift a week.  So be prepared for a lot of no’s as you start handing out applicaitons.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve thought about doing this in the past for extra cash, but places won’t really hire you on with so many restrictions on your hours/availability when there are tons of other people that need a job.

Post # 6
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3942 posts
Honey bee

I worked in retail for years and I swore I would never do it again. Well one mortgage and a wedding later I started applying for some part time jobs at the mall. I gave up when Macy’s denied me for being overqualified.

 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I work full time in insurance, and have a part time job as an event contractor (I give tours, send out contracts, collect payment, do floor plan diagrams, and coordinate set up) for an event center.  I set my own hours at the center, and get a percentage of everything booked.  It works really well since I can set my own hours!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

If you really think it will be worth it you could… do you know how much of an employee discount those stores even give? I’ve worked at Sears and Walmart and both stores only give a 10% discount. I think most retail places are the same. Besides, I know that I bought more clothes and shoes while working retail than I would’ve if I hadn’t been working, so while you might save a few bucks on a couple necessities, there’s a good chance you’ll spend all that you saved and more on other random things you see, unless you have a lot of self control 😛

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

FWIW, I was a department manager at Nordstrom and people who applied “for the discount” we’re the biggest joke/headache. No one will hire you for 4-8 hours – all nordy employees work on commission and contribute to department volume goals so it’s not worth it to have you on the schedule for just a few hours, and we want to hire people who are motivated to sell.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Restaurants may be able to hire you for weekend shifts, if you’re willing to try that. And it’s pretty good money, considering (over $100 a shift if you get a good, busy restaurant or fine dining) – I paid my way through college debt free by waiting tables on weekends.

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