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We got a part-time job, which I do in the evening
and at weekends. It's quite a nice job really. I walk
my neighbour's dog. She had a car accident a couple
of months ago and still can't get about very well,
so she can't do it herself. I don't earn a lot, but
I don't mind because I really love the dog and I enjoy
the exercise, except when it's raining!
I earn some extra money on the weekends by cleaning
cars at the local garage. The garage owner is a friend
of my dad's. I clean the cars which he has for sale
in the parking lot. He wants them to look as nice
as possible so he can get the best price. The work
isn't very interesting, but it's quite well-paid.
I can usually earn up to thirty pounds, if I work
hard - I get paid for each car I clean.
I work in a fish and chips shop on Friday evening
and all day Saturday. It's a pretty terrible job really.
It's so hot and stuffy and my clothes smell of cooking
oil even after they've been washed! However, the people
who come regularly here to buy their favourite dish,
are usually friendly and I can have a good laugh with
them and talk to them. I think this is the main reason
why I haven't left the job.
I clean windows in my spare time. I started doing
it about two years ago. First of all I did the houses
near where I live. Most of the work I get is from
people who see me cleaning. Luckily, at the present
time more and more people are calling me, asking if
I can do their windows as well. I don't have to advertise
to get business. The good thing about the job is that
you can do it whenever you feel like it. I like being
my own boss.
I earn extra pocket money by babysitting. I do it
most evenings for a neighbour. They have a two-year-old
boy. He's normally asleep when I arrive and he doesn't
often wake up during the evening. That's great. because
it means I can do my homework undisturbed. I don't
earn a lot - about three or four pounds for an evening,
but it's not really like work. If my neighbour doesn't
come home until very late - after midnight I earn
a lot more then.
I have a gardening job. I work for an old lady near
where I live. She has a really beautiful garden surrounded
by a high wall. She's too old now to do any work herself,
but she loves to have the garden looking beautiful.
I normally work there on Sundays. The biggest job
is cutting the grass. Unfortunately she doesn't have
an electric mower, so it's quite hard and takes a
long time. I like being in the fresh air and working
as fast as I want.
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