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Old 11-11-2008, 08:14 AM
 
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Due to falling wages, higher expectations, and rising prices, many people I know do not make enough money in their current full time job to survive, so they need to do things that will allow them to make extra money.

Most everyone works a second job in the evenings and weekends or have a small sidelight business.

Do you have a second job? If so, what do you do? Do you have a small business or system to make extra money in the evenings and weekends? If so, what do you do?
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:21 AM
 
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yes, i do.

on the weekend i sell candy to entitled rich people and tourists that complain about the cost of our product when they just walked out of bloomingdales, or just walked in from neiman marcus with clothes that cost more than my rent.
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles Area
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I know a number of people that do this, but its not because they can't make it on their full time job. Its that they can't keep up with the jones on their standard full time salary.
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:43 AM
 
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Luckily, my company has been okay in this recession and I haven't needed a second job.
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Dixie's Sunny Shore
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I have 1 full-time job and 2 part-time jobs. However, I recieved news that one of my part-time jobs may be a thing of the past as of last week. Personally, I'm not trying to keep up with the Jones', they've long since left Michigan.
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:55 AM
 
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Yup i work a second job - i try not to go into work as much and actually am offering to pay workers to take my shifts. I work at a clothing store so it gives me justification to buy tons of clothes, that at full retail i would find not wise. However, i do spend more money b/c they are "on sale" than i would if i were buying at retail.

Will that said i think i want to quit, but maybe after a few more shopping sprees.

To those with second jobs, do you really make enough money to justify being there. Don't get me wrong, any money more than ZERO is good, but how do you justify going into work. When i was looking at a second job i told myself it had to be fun and beneficial to me. Huge discount was enough to drive me to my store.
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:08 AM
 
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I refuse to work more than 40 hours a week. I'd eat ramen noodles before I'd do that. Wait, I already DO eat ramen noodles. Just had them for breakfast
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:14 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Yes, but I consider my full-time job the secondary one because it's not what I trained 20 years for, and I get paid better at the part-time jobs too because most people quit the profession once they realize how hard it is to get a foothold.
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Old 11-11-2008, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Sanford, FL
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I dont need to work a second job because I live below my means and I am single. But I know alot of people that work second jobs because they cant find a full time job so they end up working 2 part time jobs.

When I was young I worked 2 jobs but just because I was bored and wanted money to do/buy things. Not exactly exist.
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Old 11-11-2008, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Stuck on the East Coast, hoping to head West
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I currently work 1 and a half jobs (second one is seasonal) b/c I'm trying to change careers. But I actually kinda like it b/c I have a huge sense of freedom knowing that if one job goes away, I have another. Plus, I am saving huge amounts of money for my future. To tell you the truth, if I can find a way to get benefits, I plan to work two p/t jobs in different industries.
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