Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length

 
Advanced search

9182 Posts in 2295 Topics- by 184 Members - Latest Member: benjonesaa

October 31, 2014, 06:32:00 AM
HireScores.com Recruitment ForumCandidates, Job Seekers, Employees, Consultants & Contractors CentreYour experiences (Moderator: HireScoresMark)Rise In UK Workers Applying For Second Jobs
Pages: [1]
Send this topicPrint
Author Topic: Rise In UK Workers Applying For Second Jobs  (Read 2764 times)
forum admin
Administrator
somewhat obsessed
*****
Posts: 1153


« on: July 02, 2009, 12:58:34 PM »

The number of people searching for second jobs within the hotel, hospitality and catering industry has increased by a massive 40 percent over the last 6 months alone.

Berkeley Scott, specialists in hospitality recruitment, has seen this exponential rise in candidate applications with people looking to work for events companies and hotels in order to top up on their income.

Mark Darby, Managing Director of Berkeley Scott commented 'people are turning to the hospitality and leisure industry because they perceive it as a marketplace where skills can be learned quickly and where core working hours are outside of those of their normal 'day job'.' Only last week a job advertised by Berkeley Scott for 20 breakfast waiters at a major London hotel prompted over 400 applications, six times as many as this time last year. The job was paying minimum wage, and of these applications, almost two-thirds were from 'second jobbers.'
'What is interesting' explains Darby 'is that it is not just one particular gender or age range that are applying and it is not confined to people who are on lower salary jobs. The credit crunch is hitting many people hard; only last week a Food and Beverage manager at a major London hotel enquired about some casual weekend work - up until January that would have been unprecedented.'

A further indication as to how the job market is changing is in the number of applications for jobs at minimum wage level. The number of British nationals applying to the minimum wage positions that Berkeley Scott has been advertising has risen from 21 percent of all applications to 37 percent; yet another indication of how the credit crunch is affecting job applications.
Report to moderator   Logged

Robin Tetley
Administrator
somewhat obsessed
*****
Posts: 1322


WWW
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2009, 01:45:33 PM »

It amazes me when people actually have time for a second job. A family member of mine does two jobs, the second is part time, but they are doing it to try and get out of debt. Very noble I think. I honestly don't think I could ever work two jobs though.
Report to moderator   Logged

Bob
somewhat obsessed
*****
Posts: 850


« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2009, 07:50:48 PM »

I did for a while at Uni but it was two part time jobs so different.
Report to moderator   Logged
ktweeden
settling in
**
Posts: 87


« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2009, 10:13:51 AM »

There was a time when I had 3 jobs but they were all part time and it was when I was at school. My dad used to work for himself in the day and then in a warehouse at night. I have no idea how he managed it to be honest, I know I couldn't!
Report to moderator   Logged
Robin Tetley
Administrator
somewhat obsessed
*****
Posts: 1322


WWW
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2009, 03:16:07 PM »

I respect anybody that works two jobs. I'm afraid I don't have that strong family & work ethic that so many people seem to have.

I mean, I don't want to sound like a slacker, I just think I'd find it extremely difficult to put the energy level that's needed into two full time jobs. I think one of them would end up suffering due to exhaustion.
Report to moderator   Logged

Malcolm
having fun
****
Posts: 413


« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2009, 06:43:58 PM »

The UK has one of the longest working weeks and that's based upon one full time job.
Report to moderator   Logged
Bob
somewhat obsessed
*****
Posts: 850


« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2009, 12:20:39 AM »

I hear this but is 38 or 40 hours really a long week? I don't see why.
Report to moderator   Logged
Robin Tetley
Administrator
somewhat obsessed
*****
Posts: 1322


WWW
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2009, 02:49:09 PM »

Does anybody know what the European average is or anything like that?

I also hear that we in the UK have a long working week but I don't know if that's based on an average including people that do alot of overtime?

40 hours to me doesn't seem excessive. Not even slightly.
Report to moderator   Logged

Bob
somewhat obsessed
*****
Posts: 850


« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2009, 02:44:59 PM »

I checked and according the the BBC the EU average is 40 hours per week so when you read that we have the longest working week it must be based upon an average or overtime etc.
Report to moderator   Logged
Pages: [1]
Send this topicPrint
Jump to:  


Find out more about hirescores recruitment scoring
Theme orange-lt created by panic customised by creospace