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Old 04-10-08, 06:09 AM
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Two jobs?

I just took on a second job this month. In addition to my full-time job as a city planner, I'm also slinging creole at a local cajun joint. It's a pretty easy job. We don't make the food there. Our five stores have their own commissary that delivers to the stores. All we do is rethermalize the toppings and pour them over a bed of rice. It's a very simple concept, and it's a fun place to work. It's not very demanding mentally, but it is demanding physically. I thought I would be much more tired all the time, but it seems quite the opposite. 45 hours per week at my real job and 20 hours per week at my second job seem to put me on top of teh world. Hell, I've been doing better at my real job lately. Has anyone else who works a couple jobs found this to be the case?

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Old 04-10-08, 07:01 AM
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Yes and no. I've work two jobs at once, and have been completely worn out, but others have energized me. Depends on how stimulating the second job is.
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Yes, I had three jobs (around 60 hours per week) in addition to going to school (taking I believe three or four classes). I loved it. I loved being so busy all the time. I was also single then, so that made a difference. There were times when it got old, but for the most part it was great--although, one of the jobs (20 hours per week), I was working at a horse tack shop and I loved it. If a tack shop could make enough money for me, I'd own one in a heartbeat... unfortunately, it isn't a very lucrative business.
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All we do is rethermalize the toppings and pour them over a bed of rice.

Dude, did you really just say "rethermalize"? That word costs more than a plate of bourbon chicken!
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Dude, did you really just say "rethermalize"? That word costs more than a plate of bourbon chicken!
I only use that word because the machine that does it is called a rethermalizer:

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Yes, I had three jobs (around 60 hours per week) in addition to going to school (taking I believe three or four classes). I loved it. I loved being so busy all the time. I was also single then, so that made a difference. There were times when it got old, but for the most part it was great--although, one of the jobs (20 hours per week), I was working at a horse tack shop and I loved it. If a tack shop could make enough money for me, I'd own one in a heartbeat... unfortunately, it isn't a very lucrative business.
It probably does help that I really do enjoy the second job. I wouldn't call it stimulating, but it is wonderful to go to a job with zero responsibility. I mean, even if I serve someone the wrong thing, they don't even know. Oh, you want chicken creole? Well, you get Italiano. Chili Cheese Etouffee? Here's some Maque Choux for ya!
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In college, at the start of my jr. year, I got a second job. I worked for the admissions office at the university, and as a register jockey at a local grocery store night shift. I was carrying about 18 credits of class load at the time, and was on the Ultimate team (practice 2-3 times a week, gone every other weekend). My grades didn't fare to well from the experience, so after 1 semester I left the grocery store.
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Originally Posted by bpohl View Post
I only use that word because the machine that does it is called a rethermalizer:

I wonder what the thermalizer looks like...
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I wonder what the thermalizer looks like...
Ahhhh! My brain hurts!
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Old 04-10-08, 08:06 AM
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My primary job is one I love enough to do all I have time for in a day, pays very well, and I'm encouraged to work as much overtime as I care to, so a second job would be pointless.
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Wait until you're doing 3 jobs and working >>70hrs a week . Now that is a total mind fork especially when people ask you what day of the week it is
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curently
just started at a bike shop
trying to launch a liquor store
and do volunteer work at a bike co-op several days a week

spent last night having a bad reaction to my meds
all with no car
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I don't need a job to stay busy in fact the job prevents me from doing the busy things that I want to do. You need some time for yourself man. I mean unless you really need the money isn't there a hobby, girl friend, wife, best friend, forest, beach, mountain, river, bar, golf course, bowling alley, softball field, soccer match, something else you could spend your time at? Life is way too short to one day realize all you did was toil it away and for what? A larger number in your bank account? Not worth it my post modern Buddhist philosophical way of life
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Old 04-10-08, 09:59 AM
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I always have something in the back pocket going on. I house sit for 3 people now - when they want to go - I'm there. Course the one house contains PooP dog and an over exited small horse of a shepard. I have about 3 people I clean for occasionally. Thinking about picking up another cooking job, I miss the food service ind. Matter of fact my next two weekends are eaten up with house sitting and cleaning.

Helps to pay for the healthy bicycle habit I have ...
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I don't need a job to stay busy in fact the job prevents me from doing the busy things that I want to do. You need some time for yourself man. I mean unless you really need the money isn't there a hobby, girl friend, wife, best friend, forest, beach, mountain, river, bar, golf course, bowling alley, softball field, soccer match, something else you could spend your time at? Life is way too short to one day realize all you did was toil it away and for what? A larger number in your bank account? Not worth it my post modern Buddhist philosophical way of life
I agree with you to a point. I was making it by with the one job I have, but it didn't leave room for much else. Taking on this second job has been great, because I spend less money by having less time to go out with friends, go out to dinner, etc. But, I also make a heck of a lot more money now, so it's been awesome. Add to that the fact that it's very easy to get time off of both jobs, so I take off and do whatever I want at a moment's notice, and it's very clear that this job is giving me some financial and lifestyle freedom that I didn't have before. I think it's actually been great for me. Now, if I hated the second job and foun dit to be complete drudgery, that would be a whole different story. But, Yats is a very laid back place where I work with cool people, and the customers are awesome. I haven't had a single person be rude to me once. It's a family-owned company, so if I need a little extra cash, they have no issues with giving me an advance on my paycheck. Overall, I think it's been a very positive experience. I just wish I had done it sooner, although, someone pretty much has to die before you can get a job there.
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What's the name of the family that owns the restaurant?
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Joe and Gina Vuskovitch... great people.
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Joe and Gina Vuskovitch... great people.
vuskovitch? hehe

Doesn't sound creole or cajun
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When do you get to ride?? I couldn't work two jobs ontop of going to school and racing my bike!! We would need to make another Snowy!
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hmmmm.... two snowys
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hmmmm.... two snowys
LOL. I haven't even had much time to be here!! Work has been crazy, training for race season (1st mtb race on Sunday) and school! I really need another one of me! She could do all the other things that I don't have time to do!
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I had a job + 2 grad courses and that left no time for play/socialize.. I am tired enough doing ONE job these along with my personal reflection time/activities/friends. Not sure if I can handle one more.
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We would need to make another Snowy!
Somehow I don't think there would be any complaints.
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Yes, it sucked. So I went and got a job with killer schedule that pays me a decent salary and have been semi retired ever since. Try it, you'll like it.........
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We love Yats, which one?
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