Do you think you need to get a Second Job??

@34momma (13896)
United States
January 14, 2009 4:24pm CST
I am on the hunt mylotters!! Momma needs to get a second job! With my son in College and my middle son about to graduate JHS, I have to start making more money. even my online business has come crashing down. so my question to you is, do you think with all that is going on, you need to find yourself a second job to make ends meet????
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42 responses
14 Jan 09
You and me both Momma What online business did/do you have? I also have a few online businesses but none of them make that much cash so to make a bit extra I take in admin work to do from home and next month I am going to be doing a Diving Instructor course (which does cost, unfortunately) but which will hopefully eventually be able to bring me in a bit extra. Good luck in finding a second job - what sort of thing are you looking for? Violetdreams
@34momma (13896)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I am still making money online. I was bring in about $600 a month, but now i am happy if i make $100. so until things pick up i have to get out there and find a second job to take care of my family. i love my current job, but i am just not making enough to get by. i am looking for anything. supermarket, fast food, anything i am not picky because money is green
15 Jan 09
Wow, $600 a month isn't too bad - what a pity it have fallen off a bit. What is your business - can you PM a link to your sites, I'd love to have a look . Good luck in finding something to help out till things smooth over a bit.
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
15 Jan 09
i just sent you a pm
@dolphin2406 (1227)
• Poland
14 Jan 09
yep, that's what i'm trying to do but hard to find a good paying job and the hours i have available
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
15 Jan 09
i know what you mean. that is the problem i am having. the hours i need to work. i wish you the very best of luck
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
16 Jan 09
I do have a second job. Aside from my standard and regular job, I do some teaching job, training people on safety and first aid. It really does help on the financial side and brings a lot of fulfillment on the personal side knowing that what I do can really help people in the event of an accident or an emergency.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
14 Jan 09
I was fortunate enough to be offered a part time job when my daughter was starting university. I manage a very up market villa. I had to do this as I was widowed. Then she left a worked for a couple of years before she did her Masters and alhtough she was working in the uSA I had to help her then as well. Her brothers helped too. I still need ths job and hope to have it for a couple of more years as it helps to to pay my credit card. We have to do what we have to do. Become creative, save every penny that we can and look for opportunities rather than bemoaning our fate. good luck to you. I hope that yo succeed. Oh, I also startef last Autumn to provide gift baskets for guests staying at villas. My profit is very low but they one agency has given me all their orders. Having said that - tourism is down so there are not many orders but it is extra money and I am grateful for it
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
15 Jan 09
cynthia you are right about that girl! we have to do what we have to do. do what it takes to get things done for ourselves and our family. good for you and keep up the great work
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
14 Jan 09
[i]HI 34momma, I am also looking for job this time and I am planning to have another job once I will learn to drive! I just need to earn and help with our expenses![/i]
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
15 Jan 09
that is so true. i have a son in college now and i have to find a second job so i can help him out and still run my household, best of luck my friend
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
19 Jan 09
I am actually considering it. That is why it would be good if I can find one that is online that I can work on a few hours a day to make a little extra to suppliment my income. But to find that elusive work at home job that pays, well, it is an uphill task! I sure hope I can find one in time to get some extra money to fund my expenses!
@34momma (13896)
• United States
3 Feb 09
i know what you mean. that is my goal and i think i should have everything i need for my site to be up and running in a few months. but until then and until it starts to bring in the money i need for my family i have to work a second job outside of the home. i found one and i start on friday
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
4 Feb 09
• United States
3 Feb 09
Yes mommma.Awonderfullife needs to get a FIRST job though! lol A second job is often necessary and it's really hard when you're a mother, because to me that's a second job in itself. But the bills have to be paid. Good luck in your job search- I hope you find something that can work around your schedule!
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
3 Feb 09
i found one! i am going to be doing customer service in a call center and i start on friday!! just on the weekends. good luck to you too
@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
1 Feb 09
you are needed more at home so i would suggest that you sell some second hand items st ebay and continue blogging in the net.
@34momma (13896)
• United States
3 Feb 09
tiger i know you are right. and i am so happy that i have a great hubby who loves his children and loves to be with them as much as i do. so i know i will be missed but i know he will take care of what needs to be done when i am not there
@arkaf61 (10883)
• Canada
16 Jan 09
Of course I need a second job. Maybe even a third one :) I am however leaving this one up to hubby, since ever since I came here I have always had more than one job - for years, and years. So now it's his turn - since he basically had only one. I also think, that not only we might need a second job, but we will have to rethink what the priorities are on what we need and what we want to buy. We have been led by consumerism to think we need every single new thing that comes into the market. It's time to prioritize :)
@34momma (13896)
• United States
3 Feb 09
oh i so had to do that. i had to cut down and cut out a lot of things i use to do. i even had to cut down how much i was putting int my savings account because things were getting to expensive. now with this second job, i can start putting the money back into my savings for my cushion, as well as help my son out in school. i start friday and i am very happy about that. yeah it will take a toll on me, but in the long run it will be worth it
• China
15 Jan 09
I also have the same question,so i have to study and improve my ability though i had finished college.
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
17 Jan 09
school is important and i wish you the best of luck in finding work
@dropofrain (1168)
• India
15 Jan 09
With the things steaming up in the office, I am looking for a change in my job. There is no more interest in my job. I find it really boring and not up to my level. It is frustrating my live. I sm so bored with the atmosphere of my office that I desperately want to quit it ASAP.
@34momma (13896)
• United States
17 Jan 09
i would hold on to that job until you find something else. finding a job now is not easy
@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
Hello There! I thought of that before because I am the one financing or supporting my siblings (with the help of my mom) in their studies. i thought I was never going to make it... lolz.. but with the support and help of our family, i didn't have to get a second job. Secondly, I do not think I will be able to get a job because I am on a shifting schedule right now and I work like 9 hours a day or more... but right now, I consider earning online as my second job because I am getting some money in my paypal account to soon suffice my needs... hehe Take care! Thanks for the discussion! Happy Mylotting and Have a great day! Cheers!
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
17 Jan 09
hey do what ever you got to do. making money online is very possible but it takes time. good luck to you honey
• China
15 Jan 09
Hi,i need to get a second job,too.But i don't know what to do now.I must quickly find out after The Spring Festival.
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
17 Jan 09
i am willing to do just about anything. i don't mind cleaning or serving bugers with the kids. i want a check
@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
15 Jan 09
Hey momma! I need to find a first job, before I find a second! I can't find a job at all! I am trying to make money online and I don't have any idea what I'm doing! I used to work as a secretary at a full time job, but I have no idea where or what I am going to do now! I have been out of work for a long time and I don't know who is going to hire me with a gap in my resume and with the job market the way that it is and I am very scared right now. So I don't see what kind of job I can find at all for a first job, let alone a second one!
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
17 Jan 09
girl go on craigslist.org. yeah there are a lot of people out there right now looking for work. but you never know. don't count yourself out just yet
@tessah (6622)
• United States
15 Jan 09
i was informed not all that long ago that if i went looking for a job outside of the home in addition to everything i already do.. that my husband will move out before i start killing people LOL
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
17 Jan 09
LOL you are funny
@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
hello 34momma, I bit I do too. We have three children, our eldest is first year college taking up Nursing, second third year high School and the youngest second year high school. Last year, my wife is an agent to a pre-need company. They cater bank products as well. I'm helping her find a client before in the company I'm working. But then last December, the founder of the company decided to close the company. It is really a big lost to me and my wife for we are having big commission here. Now, I'm looking for a second job that will help the family. Good thing, there is these online sites that can help us in one way or the other. It serves as our savings. Need more time to earn better.
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
16 Jan 09
you will make it happen robert. all you have to do is stay positive that things are going to work out and they will. doubt is fearful thinking and nothing works in fear
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
15 Jan 09
I have learned that you can work five jobs and still not be able to make it. I have learned to trust God. He can make things happen in many different ways. Where often, you do not even need money. He is my security blanket.
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
16 Jan 09
i hear ya on that girl!! but the Lord also takes care of those who take care of themselves. So I have to make sure i get out there and look and the Lord will handle the rest
• United States
14 Jan 09
Yup I have a bunch of bills & college loans to pay off. Making extra money has become sort of my hobby now. I made $350 from my two best paying sites- they are featured on my profile & blog if you want to check them out.
@34momma (13896)
• United States
16 Jan 09
thanks lemonjelly but i am good with the only stuff really
@jason1308 (1587)
• France
14 Jan 09
I personally don't need a second job at the moment, with my current job, fairly safe so far and I seem to be increasing my earnings online at the moment, so I seem to be able to keep my head above water for the moment, although I still have to watch the expenses. I hope that everything works out for you, Just keep positive, God Bless.
@34momma (13896)
• United States
16 Jan 09
thanks jason. it will work out, i have no worries about that. and i am happy that your situation is good and getting better. stay blessed
@Rosekitty (19443)
• San Marcos, Texas
14 Jan 09
Yes i do and I've staked out the corner of 5th and 6th.. Hope you find a good job!
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
16 Jan 09
LOL girl i know what you mean! if it wasn't so cold here in New York, i would have my very own corner too!!!! LMAO
@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
14 Jan 09
Momma, Sorry to hear about the site crashing down on you when you was working hard to make it work for you. At this point, if you can, then yes, get a second job. But take a inventory of your income before you go any further. Hopefully all will work out in your favor.
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
16 Jan 09
oh girl don't worry about me. i know my site will be making money soon. and as far as finding a second job, i am still on my grind. you know how it is, family first always