Work Closer to Home
Cut out the Commute
Cut the Environmental Cost of Travelling
Reduce your Carbon Footprint
The Ecological Way to Work
Go on, You Know it Makes Sense!
You're a bricky living in Billericay and working in Woking
He's a bricky living in Woking and working in Billericay
That's what The JobswapShop is all about. We aim to put you in touch with someone with the same job as you who lives near where you work and works close to where you live. We put you in touch and maybe, just maybe you swap jobs.
Whether you're a butcher, a baker or a candlestick maker, think of the advantages:
Reduced CO2 emissions
Closer to home for the kids
Join The JobSwapShop - an introduction agency for jobs. Save time, money and help save the planet
It's been 16 years since Steve and Mark launched this site.
A lot of people have signed up in the UK and a lot of people been in touch from abroad, from the Netherlands to Australia to California. Everyone thinks it's great idea.
Not a single job has been swapped.
We think the main reasons for this are:
- Uncertainty of the new job. People are concerned that they don't really know what they're getting into, what the new job will involve etc.
- Uncertainty of the new employee. From the employer's side, is the new person going to be as good as the one they are replacing?
- Paranoia. On both sides, there is a degree of paranoia that this is a means to either dump a job someone hates, or dump an employee who doesn't pull their weight.
- Legal. There are issues over pensions, employment rights (especially when related to length of service), accrued vacation rights, retirement, and conditions of employment in general.
We are still convinced that this has to be a good idea, it's just that its time has not yet come.