ever think about getting a 2nd job?
Posted 31 July 2012 - 11:32 AM
I have held two at some points in time...one job with someone else and one job as my own business. I found that the second one I had much more control over my time and made it very easy to balance home and work.
Posted 31 July 2012 - 11:44 AM
I worked 2 jobs for many years. But once I had kids I only do 1. I can barely handle it all with 1. I can't imagine adding another into the mix. But pre-kids it was totally doable
Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:11 PM
Posted 31 July 2012 - 01:37 PM
Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:01 PM
I worked all 3 jobs for about 6 months. It was pure, hell. I was never home, I spent a total of 6 waking hours at home over 3 days at Christmas (Christmas eve day, Christmas Day and Boxing day). I was always tired, to the point I shivered constantly and could not get warm no matter what I did.
I quit my weekend job. After another 2yrs of working 2 jobs I decided to stop pet sitting too. (hard job with long hours and busiest times when kids are not in school.)
Since my separation I have seriously considered working 2 jobs. I just can't see the money being worth the time I'd give up with T.
Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:35 PM
Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:35 PM
ya.....there comes a point when you have to say to yourself that enough is enough and that time can be better spent at home with family!
And if you live simple and manage your money properly, there should be no need for a 2nd job.
Posted 14 August 2012 - 10:08 AM
Nursing 12's ROCKS! hehe You couldn't pay me to work a 9-5 Mon-Fri, not now anyway. Maybe when my kids are older and don't need us as much, but for now this works so perfectly well for us! I work some weekends, two in a row this month, but it works out because the kids are off for vacation, so it's not different, really. This is my last month before mat leave, so I'm working a lot!
I would never, ever sacrifice my time with the kids, and my time to live life.. not unless I absolutely HAD to! I worked sooo hard to get where I am, now is the pay off, and it feels awesome!
Edited by Jill, 14 August 2012 - 10:08 AM.
Posted 14 August 2012 - 11:10 AM
You should sit down and do a Pro / Con list with an itemized area for costs to have that part-time job.