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Old 01-29-2012, 04:09 PM
 
Location: In the loop
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Do you admire people who work a full time AND a part time job?

Or do you feel jealous and or annoyed? (as in maybe someone else could use that second job?)

Any feelings at all?

What if you find out the person has a VERY good paying full time job and a decent part time job.

What if this person is over 60 years old?

I'm curious at other people's reactions/thoughts.
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Santa Ana
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jealous
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:55 PM
 
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I wouldn't be jealous nor annoyed. It's their life. I sure wouldn't want do it. My personal time is too important to me.

But I would think they were living above their means if they had a good paying full time job and needed to work part time too.
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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My first thought is they must not make very good money at the full time job if they had to get a 2nd one.

But I realize that is not always accurate.
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:19 PM
 
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I've seen it in cases of people making decent money, but they live outside their means, so they have to take a second job.
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:44 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Good for them. Where I live a high percentage of the population has at least two jobs and sometimes three and many of them are in the upper age brackets. They work their butts off to get that second storey onto the house they started building years ago and get their children into college so that they have a better start in life. You know, like it was back in the day in Mainland USA ...
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:52 PM
 
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I learned a long time ago not to let that bother you as you have no control over it.

About 20 yrs ago I worked at a well known university and our dept was having layoffs.

One of the women I worked with was almost 60, didn't have to work, and they were trying to get people of a certain age to retire to cut down on the layoffs. She wouldn't do the early retirement, her husband had just retired and she said she didn't want to sit around the house with him.

The school also offered free tuition, and she said one of her kids might want to go back to school, they were all in their 30s and had their degrees.

Back then I was annoyed that someone like that wouldn't retire and save someone elses job. But to her it was important to work. Not for the money, but to have something to do.

I went back to visit last year and at age 79 she is still working there.

You will drive yourself crazy if you think about this.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:17 PM
 
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I don't think it's anyone's business. I have entertained the thought of getting a weekend job myself, not because I live beyond my means (although I do have student loan debt), but because I like to keep myself busy and would like to meet more people.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:21 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I don't know why it should bother anyone. Those on unemployment typically don't want part time work anyway. Those with a good full-time job are still sometimes forced to take another part-time job because costs are so high and in many case their spouse has been laid off, or they may be trying to pay off a big student loan.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:23 PM
 
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....and get their children into college so that they have a better start in life. You know, like it was back in the day in Mainland USA ...
This is another reason I see parents take second jobs. One parent I know did it so her daughter could study abroad for a year.
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