Casual summer jobs for the already-employed
November 24, 2011 11:46 PM Subscribe
JobFilter: I have a casual job. I just found out that my shifts over the summer holidays (in Australia) are going to be fairly scant. Where can I get a second job, on short notice, that will be fairly flexible in terms of hours?
posted by lovedbymarylane to Work & Money (3 answers total)
I currently have a casual job at a cinema in Ballarat, VIC. It's brilliant, apart from the fact that they seem to have somewhat too many staff, which results in me working very few shifts. I thought this would increase over the school holidays with the increased demand for movies, but alas, the new rosters came out today and I have three shifts in the space of three weeks. This sucks because (a) I need to save money over the summer and (b) I'm going to be extremely bored.
So, I need a second job! Help me, MeFites! What kind of jobs can I get at this late stage (retail stores usually hire in August/September for the summer season)?
I am an acting student (so playing a Christmas elf in a shopping centre would be awesome, but I don't know how you get those jobs) and I also have lots of experience in running events, clothing retail and supermarkets. I'd be up for doing pretty much anything. Preferably in Ballarat, but I wouldn't be averse to commuting to Melbourne if the job was good.
Realistically I would probably have to leave in March when the uni year starts up again, since I already have my cinema job, so something summer-specific or something that doesn't care about its employees leaving (telemarketing? Temping?) would be ideal.
Also, this job would have to work around the cinema job, so when I do have shifts, they would take priority. Usually my cinema shifts are evenings and weekends.
So... any ideas?