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Evesmama Sat 14-May-05 19:59:09

i must work from home, this is my only option.
my stupis idea of setting up in business ironing wont make ends meet or help us move on to a nicer house, so i need to find out who will employ people to work from home either full or part time.

i would appreciate anyones advice


Aimsmum Sat 14-May-05 20:01:43

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hunkermunker Sat 14-May-05 20:02:37

What skills do you have? Obviously you can use a computer, what else? Time management, organisation, etc. How about being a virtual PA?

hercules Sat 14-May-05 20:02:50

Why only from home?

Evesmama Sat 14-May-05 20:05:27

was a manager in retail for 6 years prior to being a sahm and looked after various staff, advertising it etc.

have to work from home as have ^no one^ to help full days with DD and if i put her in childcare it wouldnt be worth me working

need to be earning good money so we can move out of this crappy area!

darlingbud Sat 14-May-05 20:05:59

TBH I think some work from home schemes can be a bit dodgy and you should be careful.
There are the filling envelope jobs for a pittence an envelope or there are chat lines etc.
I agree with Aimsmum that usually homeworking is arranged after already being in work for a company.

I'd be interested to know any different though.

Can you not set up you ironing business at home?

hunkermunker Sat 14-May-05 20:07:14

There was a thread somewhere about working as a secretary from home - basically you approach companies in your local area with your services and your hourly rate (factor in things like electricity, etc) and you work for them - cheaper than a useless temp for them, and a better hourly rate than temping for you - plus you get to stay at home.

compo Sat 14-May-05 20:07:44

could oyu work in the evenings - I know someone on here works at Woolworths for 3 hours a night for some extra cash, 6pm-9pm. Or if you get a decent day time job the child tax credits will mean you can afford childcare, that's what they are there for

Newbarnsleygirl Sat 14-May-05 20:09:04


I work for a private company which is used by social services. The work is sesssional but plentiful IYKWIM.

You can pick and choose what you do. I work one day a week and will earn £100 min for it.

If your interested I can CAT you.

Evesmama Sat 14-May-05 20:09:19

have lookd into the childcare and would have to work my ass off full time to get much help, but would still take up a huge chunk of wage

hunkermunker Sat 14-May-05 20:09:45

NBG, I'm interested - please will you CAT me?!

hercules Sat 14-May-05 20:10:34

My dh was also a retail manager for a few years and then got his dream job in the city. However when dd came along (also have ds) we realised we couldnt afford childcare for two kids so he went back to the same store working as a night manager.

I work 3 days, will increase this to 4 and he works full time.

We have no childcare costs.

Evesmama Sat 14-May-05 20:11:00

yes please newbarnsleygirl
email me, it'll be quicker joanne dot gowland at ntl world dot com.


hercules Sat 14-May-05 20:11:17

There are stacks of others working nights for the same reasons. The money is much better too.

Aimsmum Sat 14-May-05 20:11:18

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Newbarnsleygirl Sat 14-May-05 20:12:15

National company.

There always in need of female staff.

Evesmama Sat 14-May-05 20:12:53

yeah hercules, thats something weve spoke about as dp did used to work nights.

hes said he would prefer to do two full time jobs than me work

lunavix Sat 14-May-05 20:13:22

EM - Didn't you say you were thinking of childminding?

hercules Sat 14-May-05 20:14:40

Do you not want to work then?

Aimsmum Sat 14-May-05 20:15:54

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Evesmama Sat 14-May-05 20:19:06

not at all, id love to be able to bring in some much needed cash to my family, but things are difficult and i feel torn, which is why i need something from home so i can take care of dd too.

hercules Sat 14-May-05 20:20:13

But no one else would be looking after dd. Only you and DH.

Gobbledigook Sat 14-May-05 20:22:24

Hercules - we work it a bit like you in that dh works full time during the week and obviously I have the kids, I work in the evenings/weekend and dh has the kids. It's knackering but worth it.

compo Sat 14-May-05 20:23:18

NBG - sorry to be a pain but could you cat me too?!!

Newbarnsleygirl Sat 14-May-05 20:24:04

EM, I've e-mailed you.

Aimsmum, I'll CAT you.

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