2nd job or cut out some fun?

@missybear (11393)
United States
March 1, 2009 12:09pm CST
Times are tough right now for a lot of people, some people have 2 jobs to try to make it and some have no jobs. It's rough either way so here's my question. "Would you work 2 jobs to keep doing the things you like to do" like going out to dinner, taking trips or just going away for a weekend, whatever it is you like to do for a good time. Or would you"work just 1 job and cut out some of your activities"? For me 1 job is enough, I don't want to spend 16 hours a day working and have no time for anything else. I cut down some of the things to save a little money. For inkstands: Going out every other weekend instead of every weekend, I don't buy stuff unless I really need it and I quit smoking which saves me about $80 a month. The quitting smoking I did mainly for my health but it helps saving money too. So what do you do?
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12 responses
@maezee (39818)
• United States
1 Mar 09
I would probably take the extra job, although it depends on what kind of job it is. I couldn't stand another cashiering job - as I already do that for 5 hours a day. Maybe something in a warehouse? I think if I could, I would get the 2nd job AND cut out the extra activities - and put the money in a savings account for a rainy day. =)
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@missybear (11393)
• United States
1 Mar 09
If I had to I guess I would but as of now I'm still squeaking by with 1 job and some fun times.
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@ninaluv (338)
• Nigeria
1 Mar 09
i'll take ywo jobs to keep what i do, cos it's what i'm used to, and i cant help it. so it's better i suffer more, but still get what i want.
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@missybear (11393)
• United States
1 Mar 09
Some people just need to work all the time but not me.
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@uath13 (8204)
• United States
5 Mar 09
What is this fun you speak of...Going out? My weekend activities include working around the house & farm!
@missybear (11393)
• United States
6 Mar 09
Oh, soooo sorry you need to get out more then.
@uath13 (8204)
• United States
6 Mar 09
I'm married with children. The only time I go out is of my mind.
@Margajoe (4718)
• Germany
1 Mar 09
Well I used to work two jobs, a week job and a weekend job. The week job was in shifts as well. I had no time to do nice things. I had the money but not the time. Know I have been out of work because of my back problems. Been home for one and a half years. Would like to go back to work but can't. Well I have the time to do all the nice things know. But, I don't have the money. I guess either way I lose. I think you are the smart one. One job is enough, you then still have some time over to enjoy life. Maybe if I had done so, my back would not be such a problem. Take care.
@missybear (11393)
• United States
1 Mar 09
I'm sorry things didn't work out for you. Just take it easy and maybe you can get a job that doesn't evolve your back.
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@Margajoe (4718)
• Germany
1 Mar 09
Thank-you. I am getting better slowly. At least since the last month my knees and legs are not hurting anymore. I year ago I could hardly walk. So that is getting better. I have been practicing my Reiki. I have done two degrees.(many years ago) But never really got into it. Since the last month I have been practicing this again, and I realized one day while standing up after being behind the computer so long, I had no pains. That was funny. If it has to do with the Reiki? Universal Energy? I don't really know. But so far so good. Maybe I can go back to work some day soon. But, I think you are right. One job is enough. You need to be able to enjoy life too. Life is not just for working. Life is for living. Take care.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
10 Apr 10
Well if I had to I'd work two jobs to make ends meet...if one job would pay all my bills, I might still work a second job but rather than blow the money on fun stuff I'd put the money away for when I need it. As for fun stuff, I'd look for low cost ways to have a little fun like renting a movie or going for ice cream. [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
@missybear (11393)
• United States
11 Apr 10
2 of my favorite things... cookies and cream ice cream tonight
@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
5 Mar 09
Very good idea of cutting expenses!! smoking is really detrimental to people's health, and besides that, smokers are spending money just to kill themselves.. hahaha...Good job!!!
@missybear (11393)
• United States
6 Mar 09
Thanks, next month will be a year.
@sandymay48 (2031)
• Canada
2 Mar 09
Hi missybear...As long as I could make ends meet with one job, I would just cut out some extra activities. Working 2 jobs is too stressful, and stress is not good. Fun and happiness does not have to cost money. It can be achieved in other ways. I would rather keep my health, live a simple life and be happy, then to have lots of money to do what I want and be stressed out and rushed.
• United States
2 Mar 09
right noe im in the process of trying to save money. its hard out here. i just got out the military. i had a job but got laid off. it really suck. any help anyone?
@missybear (11393)
• United States
3 Mar 09
Good Luck to you, it's really hard right now. Lots of people here work through the Agency just taking any jobs they can get.
• India
2 Mar 09
I do two jobs one is regular and the other part time at home. Working at home helps me to be with my family and I also make good amount of extra money for other necessary activities and also save some money.
@missybear (11393)
• United States
2 Mar 09
If you can work from home that's great. You can make money and have a little time and fun with your family.
• China
2 Mar 09
i would take 2 jobs if it is necessary for my activities,whereas what i mean the "activities" donot include something like smoking,which is not only harm to your health, but aslo costs money,why not quit it?But ,for the things like going out with your friends,having some picnics,which i love to ,too,should be remain for good reasons,isn't it? Happy mylot
@missybear (11393)
• United States
2 Mar 09
Sounds like you don't wanna give up all your fun. Good for you if you can do it DO IT
@LittleMel (14033)
• Canada
2 Mar 09
If I could take 2 jobs I would, in times like this any extra money is good but some jobs are more physical than others so if I have one of those I will most likely just do one and cut my expenses or if the job is far from home I won't get another job because we only have one car and hubby needs it to his work
@missybear (11393)
• United States
2 Mar 09
For now I'm good with just 1 job,THANK GOD.
@blue65packer (11834)
• United States
2 Mar 09
I allready have a second job! If I didn't I couldn't afford my horse! To help me afford my horse, I work off his board. I do the morning feedings every morning expect Friday. I also do Saturday night feedings. I also clean out the back horse shed of manure and clean my horses stall! I do so much out there I do also make extra money,too! I love working at the stable!
@missybear (11393)
• United States
2 Mar 09
It makes it so much better when you doing something that you love to do.