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Old 12-10-2010, 08:42 PM
 
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There was a point a few years ago where I got 2 jobs and wanted both. Could not do it and quit one.

I think I could do a full time and a part time 20 hr per week type job. Couldn't do 2 fulls. And Im a young guy, the type youd expect to be able to pull it off if possible.

Curious to see if anyone has ever tried it or is doing it now
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:56 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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In my neck of the woods where the COL is very high, both locals and newbies work at least two jobs in order to make ends meet and afford them even little luxuries.
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:55 PM
 
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In college towards the end I was going full time and had 3 jobs all at the same time. I crammed all my classes into two days from 8 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and had the rest of the week and weekend for my work. I went to one duriing the day and one at night and the other I went in on a Friday and didn't go home until Sunday night. It was a televsion station and I'd catch a quick nap on the sofa in the studio. Then I had papers and homework to do. I loved everything I was doing and school was always easy for me so that helped a great deal.
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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In my neck of the woods where the COL is very high, both locals and newbies work at least two jobs in order to make ends meet and afford them even little luxuries.
Two full time jobs, that's 80 hours per week. How many people do you actually know that do this?
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:00 PM
 
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Smile Well let's see...

I work a f/t job, 40 scheduled hours per week. Due to Administration who would rather pay o/t than hire new employees, I average 35 hours, or more, per week in o/t. Gotta tell ya, I'd rather work one f/t job that pays me $47.50 per hour o/t than work two separate jobs...I'm laughin' all the way to the bank. Know what I mean?
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:04 PM
 
Location: PNW
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In college towards the end I was going full time and had 3 jobs all at the same time. I crammed all my classes into two days from 8 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and had the rest of the week and weekend for my work. I went to one duriing the day and one at night and the other I went in on a Friday and didn't go home until Sunday night. It was a televsion station and I'd catch a quick nap on the sofa in the studio. Then I had papers and homework to do. I loved everything I was doing and school was always easy for me so that helped a great deal.
Same here - I was in school full time (15+ credit hours) and working full time (32-38 hr weeks), and then school full time and working two part-time jobs. I got pretty burned after a couple of years.

I think it's harder with two full time jobs because work schedules are often not as flexible as school schedules. Plus with school you always get Christmas, Spring break, and various other holidays to catch your breath.
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:12 PM
 
Location: montana
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Most families in Bozeman montana have to work two jobs to afford to live there, I work only one job but have worked 300 hours a month many times..
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:59 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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There was a point a few years ago where I got 2 jobs and wanted both. Could not do it and quit one.

I think I could do a full time and a part time 20 hr per week type job. Couldn't do 2 fulls. And Im a young guy, the type youd expect to be able to pull it off if possible.

Curious to see if anyone has ever tried it or is doing it now
These past few months, I was working four jobs. It's a juggling act for sure but at least my employers are flexible with my hours.
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Stuck in NE GA right now
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Back when dinosaurs walked the earth and I was in school yes I did it for several terms but it made me sick. My school was nursing school very different than college at that time. As students we worked in the hospital for 8 hours a day, then I worked nights for a paycheck. It really ground me down, working 16 hours a day and trying to study...I just couldn't do it.
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:30 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Two full time jobs, that's 80 hours per week. How many people do you actually know that do this?
Personally at least a dozen. As I said, it's quite the norm here. I only work one job, own my own business which is open four days week and on those four days my working day is 16 hours. Of my three days "off" I get one to myself and on the other two I'm doing basic repairs and maintenance and related chores.
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