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    just a quick question but I get my first pay check a month into the course, and I was wondering how other people are covering the first months costs like accommodation, food and other stuff.

  • #2
    Got the same issue, I think food is provided though. I'm just putting in the hours before I leave.

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    • #3
      i'm using the money i got back from expenses, and the money in my last Homebase wage at the end of august!
      Hell, I am young. I am free. My teeth are clean. The sun shines. To hell with everything else.
      -Stephen Fry


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      • #4
        Originally posted by KirstyAmanda View Post
        i'm using the money i got back from expenses, and the money in my last Homebase wage at the end of august!
        lol, a fellow former Homebase'r... erm.. as Kirsty has said, basically you are expected to have sufficient funds from whatever you had been doing prior to starting to get you through your first month before payday. (Since you wouldn't expect to be paid for something before you actually did it )
        ?Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn?t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.?

        ? Mark Twain
        myBlog | @alistairuk | flickr | youtube Views and opinions expressed are those of myself and not representative of any employer or other associated party.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by alistairuk View Post
          lol, a fellow former Homebase'r... erm.. as Kirsty has said, basically you are expected to have sufficient funds from whatever you had been doing prior to starting to get you through your first month before payday. (Since you wouldn't expect to be paid for something before you actually did it )
          They could always sell themselves on the internet or something. I hear it's great! Get to work from home, etc...
          I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

          All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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          • #6
            It seems to be a real issue for lots of cadets especially as theres lots of little extra costs that creap in aswell. Its worth talking to your bank to set up a student account and more importantly a student overdraft. that way if you do run out your not paying a premium for having no money.
            you can take it with a pinch of salt, but i prefer it with a nip of whisky

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            • #7
              Originally posted by GuinnessMan View Post
              They could always sell themselves on the internet or something. I hear it's great! Get to work from home, etc...


              Overrated dull and repetitive, plus the college firewalls will stop that
              you can take it with a pinch of salt, but i prefer it with a nip of whisky

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              • #8
                Originally posted by alistairuk View Post
                lol, a fellow former Homebase'r... erm.. as Kirsty has said, basically you are expected to have sufficient funds from whatever you had been doing prior to starting to get you through your first month before payday. (Since you wouldn't expect to be paid for something before you actually did it )
                Sadly i am more than a mere Homebaser; I come from a Homebase family haha. My dads a Regional Manager, he met my mum when she was a Front End Supervisor, homebase was my first/only ever job so far and my younger brother just got his first job working in the same store I've been in. How sad. hahaha
                Hell, I am young. I am free. My teeth are clean. The sun shines. To hell with everything else.
                -Stephen Fry


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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ETwhat? View Post
                  It seems to be a real issue for lots of cadets especially as theres lots of little extra costs that creap in aswell. Its worth talking to your bank to set up a student account and more importantly a student overdraft. that way if you do run out your not paying a premium for having no money.
                  Serious hat on (shocking I know) - Be careful with the student overdraft! Whilst having the opportunity to get ?3,500 in one pop is an attractive idea for some it will land you in a lot of bother if you're not careful and live within your means. I remember two idiots who rented a private flat with a rent of ?1,000 per month when we only got ?640 per month and guess what? One left with two student overdrafts maxed out and a whole raft of credit cards that he can't afford...
                  I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

                  All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by KirstyAmanda View Post
                    Sadly i am more than a mere Homebaser; I come from a Homebase family haha. My dads a Regional Manager, he met my mum when she was a Front End Supervisor, homebase was my first/only ever job so far and my younger brother just got his first job working in the same store I've been in. How sad. hahaha
                    lol, I learned a lot of useful stuff during my 6 years there (while at uni), such as; Pallet trucks don't take corners well and "paint spillage crystals (aka.. wallpaper paste) is the worst thing you can ever use on a paint spill - nothing beats cardboard and scooping it back into the tin Sadness, my sister also joined me at Homebase too - least by time she started we had switched to the black combat style uniforms - rather than those horrible green things!
                    ?Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn?t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.?

                    ? Mark Twain
                    myBlog | @alistairuk | flickr | youtube Views and opinions expressed are those of myself and not representative of any employer or other associated party.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by alistairuk View Post
                      lol, I learned a lot of useful stuff during my 6 years there (while at uni), such as; Pallet trucks don't take corners well and "paint spillage crystals (aka.. wallpaper paste) is the worst thing you can ever use on a paint spill - nothing beats cardboard and scooping it back into the tin Sadness, my sister also joined me at Homebase too - least by time she started we had switched to the black combat style uniforms - rather than those horrible green things!
                      I was there for 5 years, through school and my 2 years at uni; nahh, getting the rubber gloves on and emptying a bag of compost on it, then cleaning the floor with white spirit, thats how you get the job done! :P I never had a chance to wear the horrible green uniforms, but i've seen enough photo evidence of my parents in them to know that those uniforms were a baaaad choice!
                      Hell, I am young. I am free. My teeth are clean. The sun shines. To hell with everything else.
                      -Stephen Fry


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                      • #12
                        Sorry, I seem to have wandered onto the homebase forum....
                        I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

                        All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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                        • #13
                          The point of making sure you set up a student account is more so that if you do need the money your not paying the huge charges that a lot of current accounts will charge which further increases the problem. But it was meant more as a means to remove the need for ?800 or so before you start college as each month your pay will clear what you have spent, that said the people who cant manage their money will have enough problems with places like wonga being too tempting
                          you can take it with a pinch of salt, but i prefer it with a nip of whisky

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by GuinnessMan View Post
                            Sorry, I seem to have wandered onto the homebase forum....
                            s'alright. you needing any diy/home enhancement help while you're here? :P
                            Hell, I am young. I am free. My teeth are clean. The sun shines. To hell with everything else.
                            -Stephen Fry


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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by KirstyAmanda View Post
                              s'alright. you needing any diy/home enhancement help while you're here? :P
                              Urm, I plead the 5th....

                              I'm able to rip apart any piece of machinery, fix and generally put back together with few bits left over without any difficulties. Yet when it comes to ****ing Ikea furniture....
                              I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

                              All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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