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Discussion in 'Personal' started by snowflakesfalling, Jan 23, 2016.
I'm going to need a job this summer. Any suggestions of what I could do?
Paid or voluntary?
What sort of job? When? Where are you? What are your qualifications? How much do you need to earn?
Teaching English to foreign students at summer school is something that worked well for me in the past.
Not meaning to be judgemental but if you are a teacher you really need to try to have a break for at least part of the holidays. If you are able to do some work before the end of term, and are a Secondary school teacher what about exam marking? You can earn £1000+ and at least you would get a break over the summer.
I know a TA who used to work as a Nanny for two children during the school holidays. She enjoyed it and kept the job for several years until she was no longer required. I agree, though, that if you are a teacher you should get a break.
What are your hobbies? Is there something that could incorporate something you enjoy? For example, if you are a keen gardener, could you get a job in a garden centre?
Edited to say I agree about the need for a rest, though.
However, needs must when the devil vomits in your underpants, as Blackadder would say.
You do need to be qualified with CELTA or TESOL nowadays.
I'm after paid work. I'm currently doing a maternity leave and its a strong possibility the lady I am covering for will be back in July - leaving me without an income for the summer.
I'm willing to do anything that will pay the bills.
A break would be lovely but I have rent to pay...
Oh yes, I knew that, I am actually TESOL trained, it's so long since I did it I forgot
My brother used to work in the summer at a random university, looking after kids (some of them foreign) when they weren't in class.
They did things like take them to the pool, organise a sing-song, have a disco. He didn't have to do night shifts, and he didn't have to do day-time in the week.
It paid well... are you willing to be away from home?
I am willing to go away - prefer not tbh...
Jobs are starting to be advertised by the Nat Trust, for Summer temp jobs as ''visitor welcome assistants,'' etc
I know it's difficult to get these types of jobs unless you have previously been a volunteer, but it may be worth a look.
Best of luck though. I know what it's like to be skint!
Edit: I noticed a few of these on the Jobcentre Plus website, believe it or not.
When I first started work as a teacher, on supply, I used to register with office temping agencies for the summer break. I usually got something for a few weeks, just to keep things ticking over. It's likely that you have enough office type IT skills to deal with most things.
I used to do that. May consider doing it when I retire, especially in the winter!