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To ask what you mums who work part time do for a job?

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MillyStar Thu 29-Aug-13 22:08:35

I've been a secretary for a company for nearly ten years now and work 16 hours per week since my maternity leave ended.

The company are moving 15 miles away down the busiest stretch of motorway for miles around so I've started to look for something else

I've sent about 80 cv's and covering letters out but I'm struggling to find part time secretarial work so I think I may have to start looking for something else

Just looking for ideas? This has been my only full time job as I'm 28 so apart from a shop I can't think of anything - not that I'm adverse to working in a shop!

Letticetheslug Thu 29-Aug-13 22:11:24

I'm a teacher

foslady Thu 29-Aug-13 22:11:42

Contact centre. No selling, working for a housing association. Only targets are to help people - I'm happy!

cluckyduck Thu 29-Aug-13 22:12:36

Hr assistant

Ihatemytoes Thu 29-Aug-13 22:12:41

I'm a civil servant. I work 24 hours a week, spread over 4 days, term time only.

Seriously2712 Thu 29-Aug-13 22:13:19

Part time (25hrs) petrol station manager at a large supermarket :-)

nancy75 Thu 29-Aug-13 22:14:32

I work for the lawn tennis association, my answer probably won't help in your job search, it is pretty niche!

dizzy77 Thu 29-Aug-13 22:15:06

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

StElmo Thu 29-Aug-13 22:15:33

I'm in marketing, it is tough finding work these days, hang in there!

SeaSickSal Thu 29-Aug-13 22:15:42

Medical Secretary ATM. Do you have universities locally? They are really good places to look for part time admin/secretarial.

Ruprekt Thu 29-Aug-13 22:15:47

I am a TA at ds's school. smilesmile

Callmedreckly Thu 29-Aug-13 22:15:51

County Council & NHS vacancy websites might give you some ideas OP. They don't tend to advertise in newspapers ect.

McNewPants2013 Thu 29-Aug-13 22:15:57

Ward domestic, who was very lucky to secure the hours i do.

BloominMinnie Thu 29-Aug-13 22:16:06

I work 18 hours as a teaching assistant

JimbosJetSet Thu 29-Aug-13 22:16:14

I work for the NHS. Pretty good IME re maternity pay, requests to work P/T etc. And the NHS employs many secretary's, admin staff etc!

ShiftyFades Thu 29-Aug-13 22:17:08

Civil servant, 24 hrs over 3 days currently, over 4 days when DC start school.

Garcia10 Thu 29-Aug-13 22:17:33

Not me but I know someone who has just become a lab technician in a secondary school. Fits in really well with child care. Wish I'd thought of it.

paperclipsarebetterthanstaples Thu 29-Aug-13 22:17:35

I work a 4 day week - teacher in FE college

noisytoys Thu 29-Aug-13 22:18:02

Cleaner. I work in Waitrose 6am-8am

Hooleywhipper Thu 29-Aug-13 22:18:05

School nurse,I love it.

Occtherapist Thu 29-Aug-13 22:19:09

Namechanged - I'm an occupational therapist smile

IwishIwasmoreorganised Thu 29-Aug-13 22:19:28

I'm a physiotherapist working in the community.

I've got an annualised hours contract - it's great!

TheOldestCat Thu 29-Aug-13 22:20:31

Three days a week as an in-house editor. Employers only agreed to it as a job share (I was full time for six years in the role before going PT).

Occtherapist Thu 29-Aug-13 22:20:41

Oh and I work 3 days. Most of us return to work 3 days. No shifts/ weekends yet.

PigeonPie Thu 29-Aug-13 22:22:06

I work from home as a Parish Clerk for three parishes (in my previous 'life' I was a PA). I work more hours than contracted during term time so that I can have more time off during the holidays.

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