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Posted 16 October 2005 - 05:57 PM

Heey just wonderin all yoo people who are at uni how many hours do you work if you work at all?

I was in a short-term contract but now it's permanent but for the next few weeks they want me to work Sat & Sun (16 hours) and one of those weekends will be nightshift. I'll have to do 16 hrs nightshift every 4-6 weeks but every other weekend I'll be doing 8 hours. Anyway... the maw and paw think that this is a bad idea and that I should quit because I do have quite a bit on at uni right now. The thing is I kinda like my job (which makes me a weirdo, I know), so any advice from anyone pleaseeeee?
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Posted 16 October 2005 - 06:19 PM

We aren't allowed to work here.
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Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
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Posted 16 October 2005 - 09:18 PM

we were told around 14 hrs is fine havin said that i dont have a job at the moment

If i am not here i am somewhere else



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Posted 16 October 2005 - 10:11 PM

my contract has just gone up from 8.25 hours to 10 hours. having said that, i quite often end up doing slightly more than that. i've never found it interfered with uni work though
when i'm dancin' with you,
tomorrow doesn't matter,
turn that music up,
till the windows start to shatter,
cos you're the only one who can get me on my feet,
& i can't even dance

No Tomorrow - Orson

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Posted 16 October 2005 - 10:13 PM

QUOTE(werlop @ Oct 16 2005, 07:19 PM)
We aren't allowed to work here.

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honestly?! as in its not the done thing, or as in your specifically told not to? seems harsh to me!
when i'm dancin' with you,
tomorrow doesn't matter,
turn that music up,
till the windows start to shatter,
cos you're the only one who can get me on my feet,
& i can't even dance

No Tomorrow - Orson

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 10:08 AM

I work about 20 hours a minimum a week. So I normally work 3 nights a week and then either a saturday or sunday night. I manage ok with this but feel tired out quite alot. Anyway I think if you don't feel stressed out with working those hours and having all your uni work to do then you should be ok, can you not just see how it goes then cut down your hours if it gets too much?

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 01:19 PM

im just doing 2 shifts which is 12 hours in total.. so its not that bad

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 01:19 PM

QUOTE(broughy @ Oct 16 2005, 11:13 PM)
QUOTE(werlop @ Oct 16 2005, 07:19 PM)
We aren't allowed to work here.

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honestly?! as in its not the done thing, or as in your specifically told not to? seems harsh to me!

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You are just not allowed. i.e. We must not have one.

There wouldn't be any time to anyway!
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If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 02:04 PM

I work 9-5.30 on a saturday and so far it hasn't affected my uni work. I think i'm gonna feel drained though at the end of the week when i go out on placement
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Posted 17 October 2005 - 05:07 PM

I would work, but because of my stupid health problems it's not really worth it just now. Le sigh! I got offered 4 hours a week in Next, but the maw said it was a bad idea because I'd probably end up having to take tonnes of time off. How crap? Very, that's how.

I reckon about 10 hours would be quite good. I could do that.

Oh, who am I kidding? I hate anything remotely resembling work, haha. Laaaaazy...

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 05:16 PM

My hours are bad. I'm at uni all day Friday, get home for 6, get changed for work then work 7-11. Then on Saturday I work 2pm - 10pm. It's a nightmare and I want my shift chanhed >_<

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 06:34 PM

A lot of you seem to have it quite bad in terms of shifts! I do 15 hours a week - two weeknights and Saturday and Sunday afternoons in River Island. Even when it seems like a lot of work, it's worth it for the money and it's quite enjoyable.

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 06:55 PM

QUOTE(werlop @ Oct 17 2005, 02:19 PM)
QUOTE(broughy @ Oct 16 2005, 11:13 PM)
QUOTE(werlop @ Oct 16 2005, 07:19 PM)
We aren't allowed to work here.

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honestly?! as in its not the done thing, or as in your specifically told not to? seems harsh to me!

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You are just not allowed. i.e. We must not have one.

There wouldn't be any time to anyway!

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How can the University stop you from getting a job? Isn't it a bit... oh what's the word - controlling?

I work 19 hours a week - Thursday 6 to 11, Friday 5 to 11 and Saturday 2-12. I worked overtime yesterday (Sunday) from 7 to 10 so I was 22 hours this week.

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 07:41 PM

I just got a job in Tesco, and it's for 14 and 1/4 hours a week.

I haven't started it, but I don't think it'll interfere too much, certainly not in first year.

It's only temporary though, so I don't know how long the job will last!

I will be working Thursday, Friday and Saturday, so the only night I would be doing uni work would be the Thursday.
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Posted 17 October 2005 - 08:16 PM

I only work Saturday and Sunday, about 16 hours in total and it doesn't effect uni.

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 08:55 PM

QUOTE(Shaun @ Oct 17 2005, 07:55 PM)


How can the University stop you from getting a job?  Isn't it a bit... oh what's the word - controlling?

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i was thinking the same thing! how would they even know unless you specifically mentioned it?
when i'm dancin' with you,
tomorrow doesn't matter,
turn that music up,
till the windows start to shatter,
cos you're the only one who can get me on my feet,
& i can't even dance

No Tomorrow - Orson

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 09:32 PM

QUOTE(broughy @ Oct 17 2005, 09:55 PM)
QUOTE(Shaun @ Oct 17 2005, 07:55 PM)


How can the University stop you from getting a job?  Isn't it a bit... oh what's the word - controlling?

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i was thinking the same thing! how would they even know unless you specifically mentioned it?

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You wouldn't actually have time to do one unless you worked from like 9 pm till 8 am in the morning. Most people have lectures 9-5 and then there are usually supervisions in the evenings till quite late. Some subjects have Saturday lectures. So by the time you have actually done any consolidating/revision you only a have a few hours free a week to do what you want and that would not be working for most people.

Not working is something you agree to when you matriculate. If you were caught then the Senior Tutor would want a word and I really wouldn't want to mess with him.

You need permission if you want a car here too.

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If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!

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Posted 18 October 2005 - 09:28 AM

Do you need permission to post on this forum too?

Just because it's a good university doesn't give them any right to tell you what to do!

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Posted 18 October 2005 - 04:58 PM

thanks for the advice, I thought myself that I'd be ok with it, just wanted to see what everyone else thought!

If I studied medicine at Cambridge I wouldn't be working, I'd probably spend all of my time studying to keep up! It does seem a bit controlling though, surely if you take a job or drive a car it's up to you? The whole point of making decisions by yourself is to learn from your mistakes and learn to be more independent, which is part of what uni is about.

Werlop, what do you mean by supervisions? Do people actually make sure that you're studying?
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Posted 18 October 2005 - 05:45 PM

QUOTE(Shaun @ Oct 18 2005, 10:28 AM)
Do you need permission to post on this forum too?

Just because it's a good university doesn't give them any right to tell you what to do!

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agreed!
when i'm dancin' with you,
tomorrow doesn't matter,
turn that music up,
till the windows start to shatter,
cos you're the only one who can get me on my feet,
& i can't even dance

No Tomorrow - Orson





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