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Old 02-07-2012, 08:35 PM
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....how did you get a part time job without straining your current job? Also you have to make it seem to your new employer that they aren't taking a backseat (even if they are) to your main employer. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:20 PM
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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In my case the 2nd job is a business that I have reduced to part-time, the last few weeks it's 7am-3:30pm on the job, come home, eat and work on the business orders until 9, and at least 8-10 hours on the weekend. I try to spend Sundays off but when busy I have no time to relax. Luckily my business as such that I can turn down jobs or make them wait so eventually I can get a few days off and have extra money to enjoy it. My employer new about the business when I was hired, just had to sign an ethics policy to make sure there would be no conflicts of interest.
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:23 PM
Location: Provo, Utah
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My "second job" just involves me running from bank to bank buying boxes of Half Dollars that I ordered, searching them, then changing most of the Half Dollars back into hundreds. I could completely drop that if I had to since it's on my time and I'm my own boss.
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:22 PM
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I have had two jobs most of my working life and have dealt with many scheduling issues and conflicts of interest. In my experience, the best thing you can do is be upfront and honest with both employers about your situation and your priorities. If you anticipate any conflicts, discuss them with both employers to determine if they're willing to work with you. The worst thing you can do is hide the truth and get caught in a scheduling conflict, which will eventually happen. I have done both and the honest way is far less painful. Good luck!
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:14 AM
Location: In the loop
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When I had 2 jobs, one ended around 4:00 and the other started 5 or was a weekend job...so the first job was M-F 7:30-4 (I believe) and then I had to work 3 shifts for the second in a week, 2 I did on weekends,
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:20 AM
Location: Dallas, TX
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I've had multiple jobs and just made sure they were at different times. One was during the day, one on weekends only, several online contractor work. I don't think they all necessarily knew about each other. There were no policies against "moonlighting" on any of the jobs. I wouldn't tell them unless absolutely necessary. It seems if you did start having minor issues, they would blame it on the second job, say you're too tired, etc.
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