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Old 02.02.2007, 11:52
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Part-time work

Hi,

I've read a lot about people looking for full-time work over the last few months but I'm interested in part-time work. I've been to a number of employment agencies in Basel and already discovered that the number of part-time work coming their way is minimal. I've got a BSC Hons in Chemistry (first), an MSc in Information Science and about 15 years of experience in database work, with the emphasis on what large pharma would probably call communications work (conf organisation, training workshops, customer support, documentation production etc). My maximum would be 60% as I've already found a creche place for my 15month old.

Has anyone any ideas as to what the best places to look for part-time jobs might be?

Thanks for any advice.

Janey
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Re: Part-time work

The same places you look for any other job. I'm not sure what you mean by part-time, but there in many people working 60% or 80%. IMO you are more likely to be offered a lower salary if you aim for a part time job from the outset. Note also the issue of deductions and unemployment benefits from part time work...

Get the interview and then say you are looking for 60% or whatever. In IT it should not be a major problem. Most companies especially those employing professionals like yourself have flexible working hours in any case.

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Hi,

I've read a lot about people looking for full-time work over the last few months but I'm interested in part-time work. I've been to a number of employment agencies in Basel and already discovered that the number of part-time work coming their way is minimal. I've got a BSC Hons in Chemistry (first), an MSc in Information Science and about 15 years of experience in database work, with the emphasis on what large pharma would probably call communications work (conf organisation, training workshops, customer support, documentation production etc). My maximum would be 60% as I've already found a creche place for my 15month old.

Has anyone any ideas as to what the best places to look for part-time jobs might be?

Thanks for any advice.

Janey
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Old 02.02.2007, 20:43
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Re: Part-time work

Hi,

By part-time I mean 2-3 days per week, i.e maximum of 60%, but thanks for the advice about applying for 100% and seeing if I can negotiate for less. I'd just discounted all adverts for full-time as being unsuitable for what I'm interested in. Sorry to be dense but what is the issue of deductions and unemployment benefits from part time work? Is there a website that has all this info in an easily readible form? I can speak French and have a reasonable level of conversational German so it doesn't have to be a website in English.

Many thanks for your help.

Janey
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Re: Part-time work

I am looking for evening work. Does anyone know of where I can find such positions for which you are required to speak English.
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Re: Part-time work

About part time job, is it possible to work 2 part time jobs with same job description but different agency?
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Re: Part-time work

No it is not allowed, you can use knowledge from company x at company Z


http://www.konkurrenzverbot.ch

If you work in a different industry for 50 %, thats ok, but you always have to inform the HR of your main(first) work contract.
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Not true. It is allowed so long as both companies (' HR) are happy with it. The link you have given merely explains the law concerning any non-competition clauses in a contract.
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About part time job, is it possible to work 2 part time jobs with same job description but different agency?
What permit do you have?
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About part time job, is it possible to work 2 part time jobs with same job description but different agency?
As NotAllThere said, it shouldn't be a problem usually, but will depend on what area you're working e.g. a bank may have different rules to a retail chain or cleaning company. So just ask the employer if in doubt.
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Resident permit B. I already have a part time job but I would like to have another one because I have plenty extra times. I am working as Reinigerin or Reinigungskraft (household helper).

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As NotAllThere said, it shouldn't be a problem usually, but will depend on what area you're working e.g. a bank may have different rules to a retail chain or cleaning company. So just ask the employer if in doubt.
What about household helper working in an agency and there's another agency would like to hire me. Should I accept if? The other one is not so so busy, it depends on clients if they will book. I have lots of extra times.

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Re: Part-time work

If you send out spontaneous applications, on your CV you can just add a line below your personal details (name, address, date of birth, etc.) saying "Availability: 50-70%" or "to be discussed"
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Note also the issue of deductions and unemployment benefits from part time work...
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Could someone explain to me what this phrase means? What's the difference between full-time & part-time deductions? I have only worked full-time before but want to switch to part-time.
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