Taking On A Second Job
February 26, 2007 8:53pm CST
Ahhh...the time has come. With raising gas prices, the cost of living, and the fact that I will not be able to retire until I am 75...I need a second job. I'm not completely opposed to the idea but I'm not sure how many employers are going to jump at the chance to hire someone who has a full time job and responsibilities due to their family. I think there are hundreds of high school/college kids out there who would jump on any offer of a job and be willing to work all nights and weekends and the late shift too. Where does that leave an adult who won't work on Sundays because it's the only day they see their spouse, or the person who has to children to care for. I guess what I'm saying is that when looking for a second job I don't think you can take on anything as challenging as your first job or you will become physically and mentally exhausted. This leaves you with things like fast food, waitressing, housekeeping, telemarketing etc. Are these types of places going to be interested in me who wants them to work around my schedule or someone who will work their schedule around the employers? Another situation I've run into is being, "over qualified," for part time jobs. Is there such a thing? I'm hoping this discussion will lead to your opinions on the matter as well as constructive suggestions from those of you who have been in the same boat. I look forward to discussing this with you all!
• United States
1 Mar 07
You are right. Back in the spring I took on a second job delivering pizzas. Should have been easy, I'd done it before, but it actually became quite stressful. Have you tried doing flea markets or yard sales? And of course you really could concentrate on some online opportunities. If you'd like to send me an email or private message regarding second jobs, I have some things you might be interested in.