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To apply for this job and quit when DS starts school in September?

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PercyInglehireme Sun 19-Jan-20 11:03:34

here’s a Percy Ingle currently hiring, literally 2 mins from DS nursery. It’s part time, and I’m really skint. My main goal is to start a business, but I can’t do that until DS starts school full time in September. So AIBU to apply for this job, and quit when DS start school?

PlomBear Sun 19-Jan-20 11:06:24

Free cakes!

I would go for it OP if you need the money.

Fatted Sun 19-Jan-20 11:07:49

Go for it OP. You need the money now. You'll probably realistically still need money coming in until your business gets off the ground as well.

DisplayPurposesOnly Sun 19-Jan-20 11:08:27

Not everyone will know what a Percy Ingle is so, to save everyone googling, please explain.

Also launching your business is unlikely to earn you a full time salary immediately, so I would have a thought a part time job alongside would be very sensible.

Thesuzle Sun 19-Jan-20 11:10:15

As a business owner I would be a bit miffed if you did that to me. But this job is part-time ? Depends how many other staff there are, if they become reliant on you it will sting them when you go

00100001 Sun 19-Jan-20 11:11:49

Percy ingle is a bakery shop

Pipandmum Sun 19-Jan-20 11:12:58

Go for the job and start your business in your free time. Most business owners did both while getting theirs started. Plus you don't know what will happen in 9 months.

MyNewBearTotoro Sun 19-Jan-20 11:13:25

I don’t know what Percy Ingle is but assuming it’s not a job where they expect a commitment for a specific time period (Eg: the school year for a teacher) then it’s definitely reasonable to apply for a job knowing that in 8/9 months time your circumstances will change and that you are likely to be ready to leave and move on. 8/9 months is a reasonable length of time to give to a job, it’s not like you’re planning on leaving after just a few weeks.

daisychain01 Sun 19-Jan-20 11:14:44

To save everyone googling grin - it took about a nano-second to find out it's a bakery.

Go for it. OP I expect their staff turnover is reasonably high for that type of work. You need the money now and you'll be giving them 9 months of your working life, so why not. Do they put you on a contract, or zero hours? If the latter, it works in your favour as the employee to have flexibility to say I'm done, when you need to move on.

ImFreeToDoWhatIWant Sun 19-Jan-20 11:15:50

It's a bakery right, local version of Greggs? It'll be fine, retail till work is high turnover anyway.

siring1 Sun 19-Jan-20 11:17:33

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TheGinGenie Sun 19-Jan-20 11:19:19

Because men never quit work to start businesses?

Shmithecat2 Sun 19-Jan-20 11:19:23

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PlomBear Sun 19-Jan-20 11:20:10

siring1 - yet “15.3 million women in the UK aged 16 and over were in employment in October- December 2018. The female employment rate was 71.4%, which is the highest it has been since comparable records began in 1971.”

So people do hire women. In their millions. Plenty of men quit jobs too or take time off work for cancer treatment or broken limbs etc.

ChaosTrulyReigns Sun 19-Jan-20 11:20:09


Starting your own business isn't restricted females only.


pleasenomorechocolates Sun 19-Jan-20 11:23:22

Do it, I expect some people think it’s really disrespectful to the boss etc but ultimately you need the money and turnover in this type of job is always high. My DC have to do this every summer as places round here don’t offer summer jobs for uni students so they have to lie and say they’re not going back to uni in September when they actually are blush Not ideal but they need the money...

siring1 Sun 19-Jan-20 11:24:46

Fitting things in with children and school often is.

Cornettoninja Sun 19-Jan-20 11:25:36

It sounds like the kind of job they don’t expect people to work for life in (what job does these days). It’s not like your appointment would throw a building project into jeopardy or cause hundreds of patients to have their hip operations cancelled if you left.

It’s a straight exchange of labour for cash which suits both parties. Go for it.

PlomBear Sun 19-Jan-20 11:26:29

I think the turnover rate in retail is something like 60%?

I started a Christmas temp job in retail after graduating years ago. It was a “naice” shop. I left as I got a much better offer not working retail! Oh well. Is it on my CV? Nope. Did they forget about me a week later? Most probably. Years on, does anybody actually care? No.

I wasn’t going to put my life on hold for a job in a shop paying £5 an hour.

Cornettoninja Sun 19-Jan-20 11:28:01

@siring1, no firms that don’t hire women are generally misogynistic arseholes who want their employees to be eternally grateful for the opportunity to exchange their labour for money.

19lottie82 Sun 19-Jan-20 11:29:26

I’d do it. I’m presuming it’s a minimum wage job with doesn’t require much training? 8 months is fine to stick it out. It’s not like you’re only planning on doing it for 2 weeks. Honestly, it’s fine.

blueshoes Sun 19-Jan-20 11:29:47

Sounds fine for this type of job. I am assuming it is a job that does not require Percy Ingle to invest heavily in your training.

Staying till September may even be considered a long time for this job.

It will be good to get into a better financial position before you start a business.

Merryoldgoat Sun 19-Jan-20 11:30:18


I hire the best person for the job. My new assistant is way overqualified but she was the best. She applied, knew it was a lower level than she was capable of but it fits her for now. I’ll make the most of her until she decides to move on and I’ll wish her well when she does.

That’s how all reasonable employers need to be.

Go for it - it fits you now: make the most of it and move on when you need to but fairly and responsibly.

RedskyAtnight Sun 19-Jan-20 11:40:32

If you're skint when not working, surely you won't be able to just quit in September to start your own business anyway? Surely it will take a little while to get established. You would be better trying to get the business started whilst having a secure job to tide you over, then quitting once you've got it going?

Who knows what September will bring anyway?

transformandriseup Sun 19-Jan-20 11:40:52

I would go for it. There are dozens of bakery's where I live and most of them pay minimum wage which is ok but they can't expect to keep staff for several years

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