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    • kmb500
    • By kmb500 4th Apr 18, 2:31 PM
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    is a second job worth it?
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    • 4th Apr 18, 2:31 PM
    is a second job worth it? 4th Apr 18 at 2:31 PM
    I work full time 37 hours, it's a good job and decent salary 22K. The thing is I am spending so much money and sinking all my savings. I have developed some expensive habits and spending thousands of pounds of money that I don't have. So I was wondering about getting a second job, do you think it is worth it? Say I did a couple of evening shifts in a supermarket. But I dont want to sacrifice all my free time and my social life. The job I did before was a lot of late work and it ruined my social life, I dont want to go back to being like that.

    What are your thoughts on whether this is a good idea? Thanks
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    • Katapolt
    • By Katapolt 4th Apr 18, 2:47 PM
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    an evening job will ruin your social life. I had one for 5 months, and it was only 2 nights a week but it was miserable.

    the easiest solution, and one that wont effect your work life balance, is look at where all that money is going. what exactly do you mean by expensive habits?
    • kmb500
    • By kmb500 4th Apr 18, 2:50 PM
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    • 4th Apr 18, 2:50 PM
    an evening job will ruin your social life. I had one for 5 months, and it was only 2 nights a week but it was miserable.

    the easiest solution, and one that wont effect your work life balance, is look at where all that money is going. what exactly do you mean by expensive habits?
    Originally posted by Katapolt
    I mean drugs. It is easier said than done to cut down my spending.
    • halogen
    • By halogen 4th Apr 18, 2:59 PM
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    • 4th Apr 18, 2:59 PM
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    • 4th Apr 18, 2:59 PM
    I work 2 jobs. 1 is an evening one but I've never had a social life so that's not a factor for me.
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 4th Apr 18, 2:59 PM
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    • 4th Apr 18, 2:59 PM
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    • 4th Apr 18, 2:59 PM
    Only you can say whether a second job would be worthwhile.

    Clearly if drugs are the issue then you have bigger problems though and maybe a GP would be a better bet.
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    • Katapolt
    • By Katapolt 4th Apr 18, 4:44 PM
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    • 4th Apr 18, 4:44 PM
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    • 4th Apr 18, 4:44 PM
    Maybe a second job would be better then!

    I think your social life is probably heavily contributing to your drug abuse and thus your financial issue.

    A second job = no free time = no time for drugs! win win
    • dcfc67
    • By dcfc67 8th Apr 18, 8:12 PM
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    • 8th Apr 18, 8:12 PM
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    • 8th Apr 18, 8:12 PM
    Why don't you take a look at the matched betting forum.

    This is a good source of income all tax free and can be done at any time.

    Start off with some of the well know bookies then progress onto the not so well known ones. Stick to football games and don';t do in play as you may come unstuck between placing a back (no win bet) and lay (to lose bet)

    2000 is easily achievable within 3-4 months when you spend 3-4 hours a week creating and setting up bets
    • ska lover
    • By ska lover 8th Apr 18, 10:44 PM
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    • 8th Apr 18, 10:44 PM
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    • 8th Apr 18, 10:44 PM
    See your GP. Finances aside, a drug habit is going go cost you dear

    Do try and jack it in, getting a second job to fund it is not the way forwards - the root cause is you need to stop.

    I know its easier said than done, but it is do-able
    The opposite of what you know...is also true
    • Wizzbang
    • By Wizzbang 9th Apr 18, 3:20 PM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 3:20 PM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 3:20 PM
    I can't believe any responsible person is going to advise you on how to make more money in order to finance drugs.

    Please seek help before your addiction spirals further. See your GP or;

    Narcotics Anonymous
    http://ukna.org

    Talk to Frank
    http://www.talktofrank.com

    Your life, health and future happiness are worth the effort of making a change. Please don't delay.
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