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Old 07-15-2012, 07:51 AM
 
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Hi guys, I recently moved to the area and I am looking to supplement my income in some way. What is the best way to go about finding odd jobs in the area? I've tried Craigslist but they all seem to be sketchy.

I'm open to many types of odd jobs, I just don't know where to look.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:50 AM
 
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What kind of odd jobs specifically? Have you tried temp agencies?
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:28 AM
 
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Try a car wash; they offer work all the time. Or better yet, go to one of the rental car companies (Enterprise, Hertz, etc). They are always in need of hands, especially when it gets too hot or too cold outside, and most people don't want to work in those conditions. If you are willing to work in the hot sun, you'll have an advantage.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:26 PM
 
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Thanks for the responses so far guys. I have a full time job, so I'm not sure if the temp agency is what I'm looking for. I overextended myself on my rent, and it's limiting what I can do in my free time. So I'm just looking for super odd jobs like house sitting, helping old ladies run errands, dog walking. I guess craigslist is probably the only place for that?

But I will look into the car rental places.. what kind of work is it? Repairs or what?
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, MD
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Hi guys, I recently moved to the area and I am looking to supplement my income in some way. What is the best way to go about finding odd jobs in the area? I've tried Craigslist but they all seem to be sketchy.

I'm open to many types of odd jobs, I just don't know where to look.
Ask friends, neighbors, acquaintances and coworkers. Put up flyers on telephone poles and bulletin boards advertising that you're open to certain odd jobs. Also go to whatever street corner the Salvadoreans in your area crowd around to get picked up for day labour.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:16 PM
 
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Thanks for the responses so far guys. I have a full time job, so I'm not sure if the temp agency is what I'm looking for. I overextended myself on my rent, and it's limiting what I can do in my free time. So I'm just looking for super odd jobs like house sitting, helping old ladies run errands, dog walking. I guess craigslist is probably the only place for that?

But I will look into the car rental places.. what kind of work is it? Repairs or what?
washing cars and chauffering customers is the basic job at car rental places like Enterprise.
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:37 AM
 
Location: WASHINGTON, D.C.
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You gonna learn today
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:28 PM
 
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What I do during the school year is tutor kids an very occaisionally model with a photography. I found both gigs on Craigslist. I have always wanted to bartend but honestly know nothing about it. If you have a full-time job make sure that the second job is something that you love. It will really make the difference in you enjoying supplemental "play money" or running away from DC with you hands up in frustration.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:48 AM
 
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You could be what's called a civil rights tester - it's a pretty sweet gig; the assignments are definitely not consistent but it's a nice way to earn extra money once in a while. You can do assignments after work or on weekends too.

Testing - The Equal Rights Center
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