(Closed) Going crazy w two jobs: quit or stick it out?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@chillinchillin:  Would it be possible for you to cut your hours at the bar? I think even though it is less money I would prioritize the professional job because it will hopefully lead to a better job eventually that you can make a career out of. It is hard to take the cut in pay though!

Post # 4
1798 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@MsCarabiner:  +1. I think this advice. If you can make ends meet with less hours at the bar, that sounds like the best way to go.

Post # 5
5109 posts
Bee Keeper

@chillinchillin:  I’d stick it out, but I love working 60+ hours per week, and love the money that comes with it! My husband won’t let me get my second job back. I’m fighting him tooth and nail for it!

Post # 6
2402 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I agree with @MsCarabiner:  I would cut back your hours at the bar job, but still hang on to it. I also have two jobs, but one of them is per diem (I’m a nurse) so I can just pick up what hours I want to work, which is nice and keeps me from feeling overwhelmed working 2 jobs.

Post # 7
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I used to do two jobs; one “professional” one and the other one a fairly easy (but surprisingly lucrative) one – working in a shop..


I loved working hard, and I loved the extra money; tips, free food and all that. But a year ago I decided to quit; just because I felt like I wasn’t getting enough quality time with my Fiance (well, boyfriend at that time). And I have to say; as much as I loved it, and as much as having that bit less money does hurt… I haven’t regretted it for a second. I’ve got so much more energy to do all the little things, and I’ve got so much more TIME to dedicate to myself, my friends & the Fiance.


It’s a very personal situation for everybody. I worked two jobs for years, and loved it. Now I’m a one-job girl and love it. 


The fact that you’re already thinking about scrapping one job is a good indication that all things aren’t well. Can you take a break from your bartending job for a few weeks to see how it is without it? (in UK we get 4.5 weeks statutory holidays; not sure how it works in the US!)

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