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All those jobs...

November 15th, 2008 at 08:44 am

In my first post, I mentioned that we had 4 jobs between the 2 of us. What I didn't mention is that I have 3 of them. Now, before you think I'm crazy, let me explain. Fulltime job for me is with kind of 'iffy' boss. I've been there for almost 7 years, but she's been known to fire people at the drop of a hat. That job is $28/hour. I'm due for my annual review on 12/24. I definitely won't reveal my secret until after that. Job #2 for me is perdiem at a local hospital-a shift is 4 hours. That is $32+/hour. Available shifts vary greatly. I can go for a month, and get one--very rare. Or I can get 3 a week, which was the case this week. Double Wed, Thurs and Fri-ugh, but $$$! Job #3 is at local restaurant. I've been there for 15 years, and only work Sat nights. (One of the best nights) I can make from 80 on a horrible night to $220 on a great night in an approx 6 hour shift. The average would be about 140. DHs job pay 9+/hour. I get paid about 3X as much as him. I'm not bragging by any means, I'm just saying financially, it's more worthwhile for me to pick up an extra shift or 2, than for him. What I have been doing is using the restaurant money for living-gas, groceries, spending money, etc. I have a whole spreadsheet that I use, depending on how profitable the night was. What I'm planning on doing with the hospital paychecks is put that directly into my ING acct. Each shift=approx $100. I have 10 in Nov, so that should be $1000.00 towards my goal.
I figure I gotta make this money NOW while I still can!

I'll divvy up our paychecks from yesterday later, and post our progress. Let's see if I can figure out some tickers too.

5 Responses to “All those jobs...”

  1. shiela Says:

    wow...you are busy.

  2. fern Says:

    I think you're VERY SMART not to be relying on just one job for income, as the vast majority of us do. Especially in this day and age when you wonder if you'll be laid off out of the blue.

    Any time you can earn a little extra from something on the side, it's golden, and you seem to have the job skills and can-do attitude to make it work for you.

    I only made an extra $1500 or so from my freelance job this year, but it's still great to have something like that in your back pocket.
    Good going!

  3. Ms. Pearl Says:

    Are you a nurse? I am an RN, just wondering.

  4. babymakes3 Says:

    Ms. Pearl, I'm a Medical Technologist in the lab. My per diem job at the hospital lets me keep my foot in the door there, in case anything happens at FT job. Yes, I definitely realize that even in a small company, everyone is replaceable. I've seen it happen many times.

  5. whitestripe Says:

    i have two jobs, and until a year ago i had three. it keeps you busy but also allows for experience and references later on. my BF has one full time job where he works from 6am to 6pm most nights, mon to fri, and then sometimes saturday and sunday. at the moment i am taking a break from working so much, so i only do mon-fri as well, 40 hours all up. Smile

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