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dissle Sun 23-Sep-07 18:21:33

I hve a very responsible job.
I have allot of responsibility and am quite senior, very qualified and classed as "professional".
However i am part time.
my child is now in full time education and so i have spare days.
i saw an advert in the local shop window advertising for a cleaner in a local family house. The pay isnt up to much but i am strangely attracted to it.
it must only be a few hours a week, which would pay about £25 a week, i really like the thought of having an income that i can put straight ino the bank and not touch for our holidays.
i really like the sound of it.
im a bit embarrassed about my main job and wouldnt want to tell them about it, i would just say that my kid is in full time school and i want a little job.
what if they ask me about past experience...i used to work as a chamber maid in a hotel when i left school.
dont want to tell any one about this job, dh would not like it very much.
I like the idea of just doing some thing i dont have to think about much.

what do you think??

PandaG Sun 23-Sep-07 18:26:10

Not exactly the same, but I have been a SAHM and childminder for the last 7 years, but prior to that I was a teacher, and a manager within the civil service. I am going fo ran interview tomorrow for a kitchen assistant job at a local independent school, 4 hours a day, 2 days a week term time only. I just want to get back into the job market, and get some structure to my week now that bith my children are at school.

I think, if you would enjoy the job, then why not? Could you provide references of character cfrom friends, and not mention your current job at all?

PandaG Sun 23-Sep-07 18:26:51

Personally would tell DH though, wouldn't want ot keep stuff from him.

dissle Sun 23-Sep-07 18:29:50

hmm, im going to ring up about it tomorrow to see what the required hours are etc.
do you think that i sound strange or odd?

Littlefish Sun 23-Sep-07 18:54:10

Hi dissle

My cleaner is an incredibly well educated woman who started cleaning for other people as a way to afford her children's riding lessons.

I used to give singing lessons, and loved being paid for a job that was separate to my main job. I did exactly what you are proposing - put it in account just to save up for holidays and treats.

I think it sounds like an excellent idea. If you're worried about how it will sound to other people, you could always say you are a freelance housekeeper. smile

WideWebWitch Sun 23-Sep-07 18:55:20

I think you're mad and should get more hours being properly paid in your 'real' job.

WhyEVER would you want to clean if you didn't have to?

MitfordSisters Sun 23-Sep-07 20:27:17

I work for a council in the week but on saturdays work in a food market. it's fun and more stimulating to do two jobs that are different. Have a portfolio career - very noughties!

dissle Sun 23-Sep-07 20:33:30

i knew some one would say that www.
it crossed my mind too but in my main job, i cant be that flexible, i have to work whole chunks of time..8-14 hours, i cant just do a few hours when i can.
i like the idea of having no responsibility and just doing a couple of hours to fit into my time.
im talking myself into this more and more!
thanks every one for your advice and experiences.
it really helps.

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