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Where to find night jobs.

This is a bit weird question for me. I am planing to learn and work at the same time. Some say it is impossible, but I'll try.

I'm planing to study for now at the library of Riponne in Lausanne, morning till ... 4PM. After that, maybe with an hour of rest, I would like to work till midnight.

If your answers is, along the lines of .. impossible.. please, don't despair my ambitions too soon. But, I would like you feedback as to where/how to hunt for those night shift-job.

If it was my choice, given the constraints I would assume and be willing to work in a Bar, as a bartender or anything or even at Pathe cinema. But, as I said I am clueless about this, and I want to know what it the most effective way to get those night-shift, so I can start shooting those resumes.

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Re: Where to find night jobs.

Personally, I would start walking into bars/restaurants/cinemas etc and hand deliver my CV if needed (regardless of if i seen "Help Wanted" or not)
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Personally, I would start walking into bars/restaurants/cinemas etc and hand deliver my CV if needed (regardless of if i seen "Help Wanted" or not)
Do you think that is effective? I mean, I don't know that many bars/restaurants/cinemas. So, I doubt I will send to enough places than necessary for the laws of averages to prevail. I was hoping there would be a job sites/threads specifically for night-shift jobs, or there would be some sort of a club/union for where I could go and submit my CVs to.

How do the students who work part time manage to change jobs of the same hour. There must be some secret in this.
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How do the students who work part time manage to change jobs of the same hour. There must be some secret in this.
I'm not sure it's considered normal for students here to "work their way through college", as I'm given to understand is common in the US. Couple that with the norm of using properly qualified/experienced staff for most jobs, including shop, bar and waiting jobs, and all that's likely to be left is cleaning.

Sorry I haven't a clue where to start looking, but it may be worth reconsidering the idea if your finances will rely on an income of this sort.
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Re: Where to find night jobs.

Also, how many hours you will meed to sleep per night? If you work in a bar, you wont go home before 1pm
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Also, how many hours you will meed to sleep per night? If you work in a bar, you wont go home before 1pm
Yeah, it'll be hard no doubt. But the alternatives are way harder than that. It's the lesser of ... *three* evils essentially. I will compensate the sleep deprivation on the weekends.
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Re: Where to find night jobs.

I think students are only allowed to work 15 hours per week, so you might not need to work until midnight every night. To me, job hunting for something like this is fairly straightforward - go to the places you're interested in and ask them about how to apply, what hours are offered, etc. Take a copy of your CV with you.
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I'm not sure it's considered normal for students here to "work their way through college", as I'm given to understand is common in the US. Couple that with the norm of using properly qualified/experienced staff for most jobs, including shop, bar and waiting jobs, and all that's likely to be left is cleaning.

Sorry I haven't a clue where to start looking, but it may be worth reconsidering the idea if your finances will rely on an income of this sort.
This is not a choice thing. There are no alternatives. I'm currently living on social aid. If I go to school, [I think] the Canton won't finance my costs for as long as the duration of the courses (which I understand *is fair*). And I can't just start working without at least getting some sort of diploma to have a secure future. If at 40 with family, I quit my job without any diploma or degrees, it'll be hard to support everyone by being at the same situation as I am now.

Aside from that, higher education is a life's long dream for me, so I'll try before I give up completely.
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Re: Where to find night jobs.

OK. I studied full time and worked 30 hours a week.

When do you plan to do your studying?

My uni course, although full time, was only two or three days a week.... and not full days of lectures, so I could use the rest of the day/evening for study. You won't just have classroom study, you will have a huge amount of research/essay writing/revison to do.

Secondly, my job, was a job that was mainly office based and had a lot of down time when it was quiet. My boss didn't mind me doing uni work at my desk when I had no other work to do. I did hours of uni work whilst I was at work.

I also worked 3 10 hour days, so I had 2 days of the week left over for studying.

AND I STILL NEARLY HAD A BREAKDOWN IN MY FINAL YEAR.

I had to cut my work back by a day to get all my uni work done.
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OK. I studied full time and worked 30 hours a week.

When do you plan to do your studying?

My uni course, although full time, was only two or three days a week.... and not full days of lectures, so I could use the rest of the day/evening for study. You won't just have classroom study, you will have a huge amount of research/essay writing/revison to do.

Secondly, my job, was a job that was mainly office based and had a lot of down time when it was quiet. My boss didn't mind me doing uni work at my desk when I had no other work to do. I did hours of uni work whilst I was at work.

I also worked 3 10 hour days, so I had 2 days of the week left over for studying.

AND I STILL NEARLY HAD A BREAKDOWN IN MY FINAL YEAR.

I had to cut my work back by a day to get all my uni work done.
Well, I am in a much earlier phase than that. I am preparing to take the maturity exam. I am seeking a part time job to do the studying and preparing for the exam at the library. I heard the exams are hard, so I need time.

I don't know why I assumed the UNI courses would be 5 days though. Anyway, what was the duration of the courses in the class? So, I'll be well informed now than latter.

I also have a solid experience of web development / programming skill of 6-7 years. But, I am self taught with no teamwork experience, so job hunt in that area does not result in much. I did have a job as a developer, but was temporary.

If I could find a boss like yours, I would ditch the night job and go straight to web development. Since it is something I love doing very much, but I think that is not possible.

Thanks, and let me know about the timing and any relevant info you care to share.
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Re: Where to find night jobs.

My company employs one to several FHS students at any time who work 40% to 60%. They attend classes typically on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and mostly disappear for a week or so when there are exams. It is not easy for them but it can be done.

Students.ch has jobs for students but all or almost all are in the Deutschschweiz:

http://www.students.ch/jobs/stellenmarkt/temporaryjobs

Possibly there is a similar portal for the Suisse Romande.
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Re: Where to find night jobs.

Maybe one of those night security jobs where you just sit there all night and you can actually study while 'working'.
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Re: Where to find night jobs.

IMO, your heading is wrong, what you are looking for are evening jobs.

To me night jobs are when most are sleeping, i.e. start before mid-night and finish after 6, 7 or later in the morning.

You have given no details about your experience in this thread starter or 'About Me' with that, I would only say,
in Switzerland the main evening work, would be either in
those Small local shops -spin off of the larger supermarkets, that mainly I believe close at 11pm, so expect staff would be finished before mid-night

The other would be in the catering trade, take aways, i.e. pizza delivery, bars, restaurants and hotels - there are numerous roles in that industray, cleaners, laundry people, including ironing, bar staff, waiters/tress, chef, dish washers, kitchen help, receptionist & higher ranks. In the catering industry you are often expected to be flexibly with your hours.
Maybe with your studies, it would be no problem if required to work a bit later on Friday and Saturday, but how about a Thursday! Usually Sundays and Mondays are quiet nights, you might get to finish at 9 or 10pm.

It is something to be discussed if you reach the interview stage.

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Also, how many hours you will meed to sleep per night? If you work in a bar, you wont go home before 1pm
As someone else suggested if you decide on one of the above choices, YES the best option is to turn up in person at various establishments when not busy and ask possible about work. It is not just you give someone your CV. have it ready, but try and talk to someone first what the situation might be to finding a job. If me, I would usually buy something, if catering a coffee or drink, if shop, some small thing and speak to cashier when shop empty (or almost no other customers waiting to pay). if hotel, I might speak to a waiter, or on way out speak to whoever on reception.
Treat it bit like your first interview. Much will depend on your personal presentation and language skils.
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Maybe one of those night security jobs where you just sit there all night and you can actually study while 'working'.
Either my OH or both of us would be very interested in such a position if you know to advise us of such?

i.e. just to sit all night!!! IMO fantasy
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Either my OH or both of us would be very interested in such a position if you know to advise us of such?

i.e. just to sit all night!!! IMO fantasy
These jobs probably exist in every country in the world including Switzerland. To find one, you might want to look at the websites of Swiss security firms. At this link is a member list of security firms in Switzerland belonging to the Association of Swiss Security Services Companies (VSSU):

http://www.vssu.org/Mitgliedschaft/M...iederliste-PDF

This is a list of job openings on the VSSU website:

http://www.vssu.org/Jobs/Angebote-VSSU-Mitglieder

Also, I recall seeing that one or more of the large firms have "open door" presentations where interested applicants can present themselves and learn more about the company, training, etc.

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Securitas AG, which is one of the largest security firms in Switzerland, is interested in employing students:

http://www.securitas.ch/en/jobs/securijob.html

Also see job descriptions for Revierdienstmitarbeiter, 60-100% (St Gallen) and Mitarbeiter für Empfangs- und Logendienste 60-100%, as examples of what you are looking for.

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I don't know why I assumed the UNI courses would be 5 days though. Anyway, what was the duration of the courses in the class? So, I'll be well informed now than latter.
It depends on your course. Mine was about 10 hours contact time a week, my sister had about 6 hours contact time. However you are expected to do self guided study in your free time. I had friends doing medical courses who had full days in uni all week, because their lectures were piled into one semester so that they could go out on placement in the next semester.
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