Ugh…Getting a second job. Any one else done this?

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 3
660 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@MrsBananas:  Why on earth would that be embarrassing? Paying off debt quickly is a good thing!

Post # 4
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I work two jobs and I probably will continue doing so until we have children. I like being ahead.

Post # 5
6073 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Paying off debt is good!


However, if you both have decent salaries, and you’re not sure WHY you have this debt or are living paycheck to paycheck, I think you two need to sit down and do some serious budget analysis to see where your money going!


I have never entertained getting a second job.  We make sure we spend less than what we make and live modestly – but I know even that does not work for all situations.

Post # 7
2546 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

i think it’s a much better use of your time to be working that to focusing on “being married”. being married it’s not an activity, it’s a circumstance! go get some work done and pay off that debt and be proud of yourself!

Post # 8
2783 posts
Sugar bee

@MrsBananas:  I have had two jobs since the day I moved out of my parents house. It’s not a big deal. 

Post # 9
1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@MrsBananas:  I wouldn’t be embarrased it shows maturity and a commitment to the larger things like not being in debt!  Don’t be embarassed about going back to something you’ve said you’d never do again, I think many of us have done that before.  It’s honest decent work and paying off debt is a good thing.

Post # 10
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@MrsBananas:  I worked many jobs all through my undergrad and graduate degrees. There is no shame in it, I was just doing what I had to do.

I wouldn’t want to do it now but I absolutely would if my man and I decided we need the extra cash. I may not tell folks about it either because it’s none of their business but just know for yourself that you are being a responsible adult. The money is clean and you are doing what needs to be done for your family. Good for you! Be proud, not embarassed.

Post # 11
1721 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I dont think there is any reason you should be embarassed!  A lot of people work two jobs.  I worked two jobs for 6 years…and actually had 3 jobs for a while to.  You have to do what you have to do to get ahead.  It sucks at the time, but being able to get out of debt and able to support yourself is important!  If you don’t want to tell people, you don’t have to…but you definitely shouldn’t be embarassed by it.

Post # 12
1634 posts
Bumble bee

I have had multiple jobs for as long as I can remember! This is the first time in my life where i feel like I can spend relatively freely without worrying too much, at this point I’m only working my other job casually to help out a family member so I dont NEED the extra income at the moment (though I’m sure it’ll come in hande if/when we move!). I dont think you should feel bad though! I know it sucks to say you’ll never have to do that again, and you dont HAVE to. But its the responsible thing to pick up another job and get your debt paid off quick, good for you!

Post # 13
1696 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I feel your pain. Before my current job, I had to work 60 hours a week at 2 jobs to stay afloat. It sucked, the end.


When I was in college, I worked 2 jobs, took 18 credits, pledged a fraternity and worked backstage on 2 plays one semester. I have no idea how in the world I managed that juggling act.

Post # 14
5909 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@MrsBananas:  …nothing wrong with working….as many jobs as you need to in order to make ends meet.

I’ve always worked my day job full time…but I’ve been known to work in a jewelry store, a coffee shop and even as a bartender to get thing paid.

Post # 15
2878 posts
Sugar bee

Well, I’m actually getting a contract (2nd salary) even though I receive quite a decent salary for my studies already (scholarship). The extra money will only serve for savings for our wedding in a year and a half. If I use my regular budget (1 salary) for this, I would have had to take credit for the wedding and I don’t really want to do that, plus I want a nice honeymoon in Europe, so I needed those extra thousands to make it happen. 

Post # 16
484 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MrsBananas:  I have two jobs… and am thinking about possibly a 3rd, actually a waitressing job! Nothing like quick, easy money for when in debt!!!

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