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So, to supplement my work as a translator during the slow periods, I started working extra hours at a running store in town. A small shop with a nice boss and a pleasant working environment. This coming Monday, I'll be interviewing for a part-time job in a sports store. They sell everything, have a bigger staff, and my chances for more hours are better than the small running store.
Question: Do I mention anything about the running store? Should I wait for them to ask me about other jobs? Should I simply not say anything at all and keep my running store work a secret? Suppose they want to hire me, do I say something at that point?
Thanks. Wayne
 

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I'd mention it. When I used to do hiring for my bar, I'd get annoyed when after I hire someone, suddenly there are all these "ohh I work my other job these days..etc" scheduling problems. Typically I just let them go since they weren't up front with me to begin with. And those who told me up front that they might have scheduling problems,I was generally willing to work around them.
 

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wayneanneli said:
So, to supplement my work as a translator during the slow periods, I started working extra hours at a running store in town. A small shop with a nice boss and a pleasant working environment. This coming Monday, I'll be interviewing for a part-time job in a sports store. They sell everything, have a bigger staff, and my chances for more hours are better than the small running store.
Question: Do I mention anything about the running store? Should I wait for them to ask me about other jobs? Should I simply not say anything at all and keep my running store work a secret? Suppose they want to hire me, do I say something at that point?
Thanks. Wayne
Tell them it would probably work in your favo(u)r.

p.s. you have k0de in your post
 

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Like the others said, you should bring it up. If they are aware that you have experience working in an athletic retail store, they might be more likely to consider hiring you.
 

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I am a Executive Recruiter and I will tell you that it is a must to tell them. 1st you will be asked to fill out a job application with the other company before they interview you. If you do not put it down and you sign the application you have shown them you have zero integrity and you lie. If they did hire you and they found out after the fact they could fire you based upon the information on the application. Never be afraid to tell the truth in an interview or on an application. it will always come and bite you in the rear!

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When I got hired by the running store, it was kind of unofficial/word of mouth. I never filled out any application, but did speak directly to the store manager. However, he doesn't know that I've got an interview on Monday and I'm thinking that I should tell him about it. The interview on Monday has developed all within the last few days, after I started working for the running store.
As for the sports store interview, I wasn't working for the running store when I filled in my application or my cv (which isn't up to date yet).
And to il sogno, glad to please the lounge with some kode. :)
 

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Are you going to keep one job or both?

I think you should volunteer the information that you are working at another shop in roughly the same business.

But should you disclose which shop, if asked...
 

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perttime said:
Are you going to keep one job or both?

I think you should volunteer the information that you are working at another shop in roughly the same business.

But should you disclose which shop, if asked...
I would like to keep both, since my hours at the small running shop will be limited after next week, perhaps one or two shifts per week (5-8 hours).
I live in a small city of 70,000, so they'll find out sooner or later which shop. It's probably best to just tell them which shop.
 

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Morris Buttermaker said:
What is the smaller shop going to say when they find out you work for the place that's probably putting them out of business?
Hard to say. The smaller shop offers a specialised service in their fitting process, one which the bigger shop will never have time for. People who want service and running expertise and the time to try shoes will find their way to the smaller shop, I think.
 

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Have you talked with your boss at the running shop? Let him know that you are considering taking another job to get more hours. He might be able to work something out with you.
 

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What language do you translate from/into? I translate J-E, and am curious how you fit a part-time job into a freelance schedule with its ups and downs.
 

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My Own Private Idaho said:
Have you talked with your boss at the running shop? Let him know that you are considering taking another job to get more hours. He might be able to work something out with you.
Funny, I just mentioned to my wife about telling him about the interview on Monday. I think that he'll understand because of the hours situation at his store. I am hopefully that we can work something out.
 

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sanrensho said:
What language do you translate from/into? I translate J-E, and am curious how you fit a part-time job into a freelance schedule with its ups and downs.
I translate from Swedish to English and French to English. My consulting business allows me to schedule my time as my own, so if I can work at a store some extra hours (maybe lunch hours or the occasional Saturday), I'll do my best to make it work. Can you schedule your own hours? Are you a consultant or part of a firm?
 

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wayneanneli said:
I translate from Swedish to English and French to English. My consulting business allows me to schedule my time as my own, so if I can work at a store some extra hours (maybe lunch hours or the occasional Saturday), I'll do my best to make it work. Can you schedule your own hours? Are you a consultant or part of a firm?
I'm self-employed. I schedule my time of course, but freelance translation comes in waves. It's usually busy or dead, rarely in-between.

When I consider my hourly rate and factor in the commuting time, it's hard to see how a PT job would pay off unless it were commission-based and I could work from home.
 

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sanrensho said:
I'm self-employed. I schedule my time of course, but freelance translation comes in waves. It's usually busy or dead, rarely in-between.

When I consider my hourly rate and factor in the commuting time, it's hard to see how a PT job would pay off unless it were commission-based and I could work from home.
I agree that it's usually super busy or dead. I just wish it was a little more stable.

I look at the part-time job as my chance to get out and meet people. I don't do it for the money, though the extra money does help. I'm a social guy and enjoy meeting new people, and in particular, selling people outdoor or sports products that I myself find interesting.
 

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wayneanneli said:
I look at the part-time job as my chance to get out and meet people.
I agree about that. I wouldn't mind taking a PT job just for the employee discounts. But I'm not sure anyone around here is will to hire for a few hours a week.
 
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