Had enough of current job

Ok so I’m in retail and we had a TUPE it’s more work for the same money and it’s not a nice place to work anymore 

I need a change I’m struggling to find cleaning jobs local enough to me with the right hours(but would be an ideal move as I do lots of cleaning at this place too and my last job was cleaning)

Also I looked into gigs ect as I play guitar doesn’t seem feasible but if anyone knows of anyways I’m happy to listen additional info I’m an acoustic player I have gig experiance and also have done busking to keep my skills up to scratch 

but I think currently cleaning is the one to try make a career out of im hoping to get a 16 hour contract I’m willing to do less weeks work I.e achool cleaning but only if there’s a spread over pay scheme

also the bit I will struggle with and this is kind of where my current company has me over a barrel current pay is weekly and thanks to this my money has never worked better for me as I budget better if I have to do it for weekly periods but so far it seems 9/10 cleaning jobs are going to be monthly and I might struggle with my mental health and with my budget this way I mean it’s not impossible but if feel like my money was all gone on day one and I’d have to set food and bill money to one side in another account to transfare weekly 

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  • gwynlas
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    If you are a good cleaner and enjpy it would it be possible to join an agency doing domestic cleaning?  This is very different from industrial cleaning in that standards and attention to detail can be much higher. Once toy gain experience you could  set up on your own and work as many hours as you like/
  • Savvy_Sue
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    gwynlas said:
    If you are a good cleaner and enjpy it would it be possible to join an agency doing domestic cleaning?  This is very different from industrial cleaning in that standards and attention to detail can be much higher. Once toy gain experience you could  set up on your own and work as many hours as you like/
    although not necessarily for the people the agency has introduced you to: read any contract carefully! 
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    also the bit I will struggle with and this is kind of where my current company has me over a barrel current pay is weekly and thanks to this my money has never worked better for me as I budget better if I have to do it for weekly periods but so far it seems 9/10 cleaning jobs are going to be monthly and I might struggle with my mental health and with my budget this way I mean it’s not impossible but if feel like my money was all gone on day one and I’d have to set food and bill money to one side in another account to transfare weekly 
    It'll take some self-discipline, but having your pay put into one account and then transferring some on a weekly basis (and not going back for endless top-ups!) may be the most realistic option.
    Googling on your question might have been both quicker and easier, if you're only after simple facts rather than opinions!  
  • How about setting up your own cleaning business? People often advertise on local Facebook groups. Probably plenty of people need extra help cleaning elderly etc. You could do it on your days off until you get going? 
    Otherwise I often seen cleaning jobs on my local council website, asda and recently a local college. Have you signed up for cleaning job alerts via indeed? I'm no expert really.

    I too work in retail and I totally understand what you mean. I don't know much about being in a band but could you advertise anywhere? It might not be a job to pay the bills (I don't know much, how about playing at weddings or parties? I'm clueless) but I know someone vaguely who works full time and gigs in his spare time. If you can and it's your passion see if you can do it as a sideline

    Just my opinions I'm no expert wish you well I'm always happy and hopeful when I see people have managed to get out of the retail jobs they hate 
  • Ditzy_Mitzy
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    As regards cleaning, your best bet will be to sign up with a local agency.  They always have lots of that sort of thing, especially if you've got a car.  I've done agency work and was paid weekly, although never actually ended up cleaning anything!  They offered, but the timing was never convenient and I ended up in factories or waitressing instead.  

    Re playing the guitar: have you looked for any 'open mic' nights at local alternative bars and pubs?  They are generally free to attend and perform at, and will provide opportunities to meet members of your local music scene.  Plenty of the performers are absolute beginners, so you won't have to worry about being heckled and may end up with opportunities for paid work or the chance to join a group.  Groups are always looking.  There must be a modern equivalent of Melody Maker, too.  
  • SusieT
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    Also, one way to start making your way towards monthly pay is to make each week 8 (or 9) days, so that you gradually get to having a months wages in the account. It takes time, but is a good position to be in if you want to get out and really are stuck with the weekly wage. If you slowly do the same with the monthly pay you will again slowly build up a safety net in the bank
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