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Casual night-time or weekend work around Canberra

By jamius maximus - 22 March 2006 27

Hello all!

I am currently working a full time job which is all good but in the near future I am looking to pick up 2 or 3 X five-hour (approx) shifts at night or on weekends to supplement my income.

I have next to no experience in anything at all apart from a bit of kitchen hand and driving stuff (excluding of course my day time job quals in psych). Is this unrealistic?

Has anyone else been in this situation? Have you any suggestions that don’t involve standing at a busy intersection with a squeegee? Is it hard work working two jobs? What is the capital of Turkey? When will there be more parking in Civic? Should we build a light rail network? Why hasn’t SGS posted lately?

OK I’m spent.

What’s Your opinion?

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27 Responses to
Casual night-time or weekend work around Canberra
terubo 9:12 pm 23 Mar 06

Depends on the number of bodies really.
In a good year, only one or two, SES can cope.
In a bad year…..

Maelinar 1:10 pm 23 Mar 06

SES are a free service that pulls bodies out of the waters of Canberra.

I can’t see them paying somebody to do what can be done for free (by a volunteer) in the near future either.

bulldog 12:59 pm 23 Mar 06

Don’t know if they legitemately fish many bodies out of LBG – I’m sure in a small town like ours we would hear about it.

I would discourage working graves at servo’s due to increasing incidents of crime and armed hold-ups – there are better ways to make a crust – as caf suggested – night fill at one of the supermarkets would probably be a good way to go. I also used to have a mate who would supplement his income by working the cash register at one of the city’s fine adult establishments. Told me it was a pretty good dollar spinner for a couple of nights a week, but I guess it depends what floats your boat…

Thumper 12:22 pm 23 Mar 06


I know someone who sells porn videos at a brothel while he puts himself through uni.

It makes for great one liners and laughs…

Absent Diane 12:14 pm 23 Mar 06

video seller dude at a brothel

bonfire 11:18 am 23 Mar 06

how many bodies do they fish out of lbg per annum ?

Indi 10:16 am 23 Mar 06

there is apparently a lot to be learnt from selling shoes..

jamius maximus 9:38 am 23 Mar 06

“The capital of Turkey is apparently Ankara.”

Well I was wrong! I actually thought it was Istanbul – but apparently that is just the largest city. Kind of like calling Sydney the capital of Australia. I stand corrected. Triva night here I come.

Thanks all.

VYBerlinaV8 8:42 am 23 Mar 06

Working a servo can be good work, just shop around a bit to find a good servo to work at. Some pay more than others, too.

Jey 8:19 am 23 Mar 06

“I actively don’t hate anyone, except maybe my shorthand teacher”
I hate her more!

Maelinar 8:46 pm 22 Mar 06

Allegedly there are several opportunities at some Canberra restraunts that may be looking for new workers. You may have to compete with the grossly underpaid Phillipino workers already there, but the combination of your not needing a working visa, industry experience and undercutting their very generous extremely low wage (from memory it was between $30 and $45k), you’ll stand a good chance at a job.

terubo 8:36 pm 22 Mar 06

Big Jim:
* ANY ACT Govt job is part-time
* Ushering at most movie theatres
* Retrieval Squad on LBG (collecting dead bodies from the shoreline before 07.00 weekdays).

seepi 6:39 pm 22 Mar 06

Media Monitors is always looking for people to do a few hours at the crack of dawn. I think they usually want you 5 days a week though, from 5.30 AM to 8.30 AM. Or that’s how they used to operate. There’s a lot of scanning text on computer and cutting and pasting.

caf 6:23 pm 22 Mar 06

Try night-fill at one of the big supermarkets.

Kerces 6:10 pm 22 Mar 06

I can help with two of your questions:

The capital of Turkey is apparently Ankara.

And Sam decided a little while ago that he hates us all and we all hate him (even me and I actively don’t hate anyone, except maybe my shorthand teacher) and he wasn’t going to post here any more.

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