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Old 08-13-2005, 06:09 PM   #1
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thinking about teaching knitting
I was in Michael's today and there were signs up saying they were looking for a knitting instructor and also a crochet instructor. I inquired about it, thinking it would be kind of fun. I could teach both classes.
However, the money stinks, at first glance. Seems to be mainly a commission on the students' expenditures and/or a pittance of an hourly pay. I don't know. I'd like it, but I wonder if it's a waste of time?
Have any of you ever done this, and if so, what's your input for me while I mull this over?
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Old 08-13-2005, 06:29 PM   #2
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If I could, I'd do it in a heartbeat. Low pay or not, I'd LOVE to teach knitting!
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Old 08-14-2005, 01:20 AM   #3
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Agreed!!! If you are really interested, why not do 2 or 3 and then you can really decide if the time you spend is worth the money they pay you.
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Old 08-14-2005, 01:24 AM   #4
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Would they also expect you to work as a sales clerk on the floor? Or would there be ANY chance of customers just grabbing you to ask questions? Im only asking because my Michaels is a MADHOUSE and I can never find help, and when I do, they rarely know what they are talking about. I wouldnt want to be involved in that kind of madness.


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Lots of interesting questions KK. I wouldn't like the either.
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Old 08-14-2005, 03:45 PM   #8
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Actually, the only other thing I would be doing there is sitting there knitting at the demo table, answering questions pertaining to the yarn, the pattern or whatever, encouraging people to buy it I guess. That sounds kind of fun, doesn't it? Walk up to the shelf, pick out some yarn and just knit? LOL.
As far as people pestering me, I guess that could happen. Heck, it happened to me yesterday when some lady kept wanting me to help her find a zipper, and I was just another customer in there! :rollseyes:
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Old 08-15-2005, 06:40 PM   #9
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If you want to build up a resume of expereince then do it. If you need to pay the rent then look for better pay. I need to pay the rent but I'd do it in a heartbeat and work another job to pay the rent. WILL WORK FOR KNITTING.
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