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    • pickledonionspaceraider
    • By pickledonionspaceraider 14th Jan 20, 9:17 PM
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    Who does two jobs?
    • #1
    • 14th Jan 20, 9:17 PM
    Who does two jobs? 14th Jan 20 at 9:17 PM
    Hi there

    Does anyone do two jobs, one main job and one part time?

    How does it work for you?
    'Entitled' and 'Snowflake' = buzz words, of the passive aggressive..they are not even a 'thing'.
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    • frugalandsave
    • By frugalandsave 15th Jan 20, 11:36 AM
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    • #2
    • 15th Jan 20, 11:36 AM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 11:36 AM
    Hi,
    I have a full time job 40-45 hrs a week with some occasional travel. I used to have a set part time job (15 hrs) in the evenings to supplement my savings for a wedding we had about 4 years ago. I did that for about a year, it was fairly tiring but worth it. It helped me to save some money for first home, pay down debts i had, and pay towards wedding and honeymoon. But i was in the 20 % tax bracket then and still remained under that having the part time job.

    For the last few months i did some online jobs for Appen, like rating adverts and the like and that was like 5 hrs a week. Nice and easy and from the comfort from my home. So this is flexible, although the project i did is now closed. Now i do some more Swagbucks until i get another Project with Appen.

    I thought about a a part time job, but i have now the nice problem of it pushing me into the higher tax bracket, so i dont bother to much. I monitor it and if it does with the little projects i have, then i increase my work pension contribution. Also i dont want to work an additional 15 hrs a week away from home, as its not just me anymore. I prefer spending some more time with the wife.

    To supplement a bit more, we do some bank switches a year and collect some additional points with other credit card companies.
    • pickledonionspaceraider
    • By pickledonionspaceraider 15th Jan 20, 12:09 PM
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    • #3
    • 15th Jan 20, 12:09 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 12:09 PM
    Thanks for responding. I either need to take on a second income or I need to get one better paid job

    Problem is, although I wish I earned more, I really like my full time job. So I don't really know

    I need to sort my head out
    'Entitled' and 'Snowflake' = buzz words, of the passive aggressive..they are not even a 'thing'.
    • Willing2Learn
    • By Willing2Learn 15th Jan 20, 12:15 PM
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    • #4
    • 15th Jan 20, 12:15 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 12:15 PM
    I used to hold down three jobs, working from 0600-2000 each day. It was only possible to do this for about 9 months before I became 'burnt out'. I was exhausted all the time. It helped me get to grips with my debt though...a good temporary solution...so it was beneficial overall.
    I work within the voluntary sector, supporting vulnerable people to rebuild their lives.

    I love my job

    • noobinvestor
    • By noobinvestor 15th Jan 20, 12:16 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 12:16 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 12:16 PM
    Have you asked for overtime?
    • Loanranger21
    • By Loanranger21 15th Jan 20, 12:20 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 12:20 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 12:20 PM
    I used to have a full time professional job and a part time 20 hour a week in a call centre. I needed to do this because I lived alone with a mortgage rate of about 14 per cent. I t was hard but doable. Alternative was to sell my car or my body!. No one would have wanted either so I got the second job and worked 58 hours a week. An unintended consequence was that I had no time to spend any money nor go out much.
    • pepita
    • By pepita 15th Jan 20, 1:36 PM
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    • #7
    • 15th Jan 20, 1:36 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 1:36 PM
    I have held 1 full time and a part time in Sainsburys. It was nice as I had the 10% stuff discount, did the shopping when my shifts finished and allow to pay up all my credit card debt. Once i got a job promotion on my main job and went to next tax bracket, it just didn't make any more sense.
    I sometimes think myself that I should have kept the Sainsburysjob, but after 18 months working 60 hours a week, you will feel the consequences: always tired, grumpy and not living.
    But, If in the future I need it for financial reasons, I wouldn't hesitate to have 2 jobs again.
    Just make sure tax man doesn't keep most of your 2nd job hard earned money!
    • pickledonionspaceraider
    • By pickledonionspaceraider 15th Jan 20, 3:24 PM
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    • #8
    • 15th Jan 20, 3:24 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 3:24 PM
    Have you asked for overtime?
    Originally posted by noobinvestor
    There won't be any point (not for profit)
    'Entitled' and 'Snowflake' = buzz words, of the passive aggressive..they are not even a 'thing'.
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