Part-time job as a carpet cleaner helps to get better university grades

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carpet-cleanerWorking as a cleaner wasn’t what I was dreaming about when I was at school, but when I started my university studies I had to do the job hunting to be able to make a living, since my family wasn’t able to provide me a full financial support. I tried different jobs, but never could stay at any of those longer than 2 months.

First I was a waitress at one of the fast food restaurants. The job was disgusting since I am a vegetarian and used to eat healthy food, so I couldn’t stand spending so many hours per day in a place that was so unhealthy and the smell of my clothes and my hair after work was just killing me. I tried applying for a flight attendant position, which is basically a waitress in the air, but it appeared I wasn’t tall enough. After failing in waitressing I went working as a shop assistant in a shoe shop, but after receiving my salary in boots instead of money I had to quit.

Working in a call centre didn’t work for me as I couldn’t overcome being shy over the phone. Then I accidentally run into one of my classmates on the street. I told her about all the fails I had with the job hunting and she told me about the cleaning company she was working at. I decided to try it, since she said that the salary is quite high and the schedule is flexible, so I could do that and continue my university studies. It seemed difficult at the beginning, especially when I needed to do the carpet cleaning in the afternoon for instance and just couple of hours later I was in a bus to do the carpet cleaning in Kingston. But I learned how to save my time quite fast. I always had my university text books with me and started studying on my way from one part of London to another. Since I had a lot of time and nothing else to do, my grades even became better. This is how my job helped me with my studies, but when I graduate I don’t want to do the cleaning ever again.

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Author: Johanna Stevens

Johanna Stevens is a student in London. Her mother is working as a professional cleaner and she taught her daughter a lot of useful home cleaning recipes. Johanna is now determined to pass them to all readers, who are interested to make their home clean and tidy for less time than usual.

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