(Closed) Seriously Considering A 2nd Job…

posted 7 years ago in Money
  • poll: Should I look for a 2nd job for the extra $$$$
    Yes : (29 votes)
    81 %
    No : (7 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 4
    145 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I say yes, as long as you think you can handle it. i work two jobs, and while it is tiring, it’s worth it to me. I am determined to buy a house next year and I’ll do whatever it takes to accomplish that goal. Whatever you do just make sure you have at least one day off a week to keep your sanity. 

    Post # 5
    1962 posts
    Buzzing bee

    If you can handle it and think that the added money will be worth it.  (Not knowing your age) I always say, the time to work hard is when you are young and you can.

    Question, are there jobs you can do from home that would yield you that sort of cash?  If so, that might be easier.

    Post # 6
    2854 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Yes, with a caveat. It’s going to be a stressful time, but it’s not going to last forever. You and your Fiance need to be super communicative, patient, and thoughtful toward each other. This sounds stupid to say, but exhaustion/stress/conflicting schedules can make things hard.

    Post # 7
    112 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I have large student loan payments and we wanted to pay for our own wedding.  I took a pt job, started my own company and still worked my FT career.  My fiance took a pt job too.  Luckily it is one he loves which makes it easier.  It is tough because we don’t see enough of each other but now we are better about making every moment count. 

    Post # 8
    921 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @atalante:Excellent advice. Do it, but make sure Fiance is on board to help with you being more tired, etc.

    Post # 10
    7387 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    At my peak when I was older than you worked for almost 5 years 2 or more jobs. For  1.5 years I worked one full time, worked at gym 2 nites and Saturday and did full tux cater waitering on sundays. For the remaining 2 years I continued to work FT and retail job 3 nights a week and saturday. for year I worked FT job and spa job both weekend days from 2-10pm. I say all that to say.. Hell yes it can be done. After few weeks your body adjusts.

    Post # 11
    3 posts
    • Wedding: November 2012

    When we first looking into buying our home in CA we didn’t think we could afford it. With an FHA loan we were able to have a very small down payment and with the market in CA you can get some very favorable concessions from sellers. I say talk to a real estate pro if you haven’t already. You may be surprised at what you can afford now. 

    Post # 13
    73 posts
    Worker bee

    @MsNarwhal: I would say yes. I worked a whole year with one full time job and one retail part time as supplemental income. I work a full time, demanding job now, am working on a MS full time (online) AND just interviewed for a p/t job I can do from home with a liquor company. I am doing this bc our wedding is 6.24.12 and we need the money. SO is also looking for a second job, or one higher paying job. Its not a long term solution, but definitely okay as a short term one if you have the energy and time.

    Post # 15
    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Good for you!

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