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jso0003
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Anyone ever get a second job for fun/different experience?

This is purely hypothetical and I probably wouldn't do it but I'm curious if anyone has done it, I'm young 20s with a good job with a large corporation.

Single, plenty of free time, but the corporate world can be mind numbingly boring at times, anyone ever get a bar tending job or something along those lines for fun.

Don't need the money, but it wouldn't hurt to sock more money away and have fun learning something different.
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BelleTigre11
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re: Anyone ever get a second job for fun/different experience?
When would you sleep? You'd be working around the clock. Would only make sense if you needed extra money, which it sounds like you don't. If time wasn't a factor, then sure, it'd be fun.


jso0003
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re: Anyone ever get a second job for fun/different experience?
This is purely theoretical, just seems like it'd be fun to have a side gig bar tending or something like that 2 weekends a month.

To be fair I'm probably over romanticizing the idea in my head so "no that is a horrible idea" is a valid response too.


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Mr.Perfect
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re: Anyone ever get a second job for fun/different experience?
Go referee football, soccer, baseball, ect.

Need more people too


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HurricaneDunc
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re: Anyone ever get a second job for fun/different experience?
Probably tough to find a bar tending gig only on weekends twice a month.


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OldHickory
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re: Anyone ever get a second job for fun/different experience?
I work a set 35 hours/week. I'd love to tend bar 20-25 hours/week. Hard field to get in to though.



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BowDownToLSU
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re: Anyone ever get a second job for fun/different experience?
Myself and the wife both work fulltime jobs and we co-own a small business . She is a first responder ( volunteer ) with the local fire department , which she loves. My schedule wouldn't allow me to do an extra job, plus I like spending any extra time with my grandsons....but I've often thought of being an auxiliary cop..maybe one day


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bulldog95
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re: Anyone ever get a second job for fun/different experience?
Hell no I don't like my first job why would I get a second job unless it was covering college or high school football for a paper, mag, or tv then it might be okay.


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DaBeerz
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re: Anyone ever get a second job for fun/different experience?
Bar tending is not as fun as you think.... It is very hard if you work at a busy bar


756
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re: Anyone ever get a second job for fun/different experience?
Volunteer find something you are interested in and give of yourself



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fbb
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re: Anyone ever get a second job for fun/different experience?
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Bar tending is not as fun as you think.... It is very hard if you work at a busy bar


And I imagine the money would suck if it wasn't busy.

I doubt availability of two weekends a month would get into a decent bar.


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Waffle House
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re: Anyone ever get a second job for fun/different experience?
I wouldn't do it long term, but if you have a hobby that you could work retail to get discounts/talk shop it could be enjoyable.

Ex. Skeet range, Edwin Watts/PGA Superstore/Golfsmith, Tennis Shop, etc.

I like golf and wouldn't mind starting a little side business doing club work only because I'd like an excuse to buy all of the stuff to tinker with my clubs. I have no illusions that it would ever make any money though.


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Jcorye1
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re: Anyone ever get a second job for fun/different experience?
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This is purely hypothetical and I probably wouldn't do it but I'm curious if anyone has done it, I'm young 20s with a good job with a large corporation.


I work for the State of Louisiana and Canes. I'm doing this so I can afford my CPA program to progress my career. I had previously worked at Canes for a year and a half in Hammond and I enjoy the company very much. I understand it sounds stupid, but it is actually an enjoyable work environment.

That being said, I work 7 days a week and average around 9 hours a day, I'm burning out. You are using two completely different skill sets and two different sets of jargon, and when you get tired you find yourself accidentally using the wrong phrasing.

If you do this, make sure you have at least one day a week to decompress.


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anc
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re: Anyone ever get a second job for fun/different experience?
If you don't need the money (because it doesn't pay all that well)< I agree with getting certified to referee high school sports.

I've done it in the past - you get to work with jackasses just like in real life. $90 a game for football (usually can get two games a week, as junior high games are covered as well). Basketball you can make $100 a night officiating girls and boys high school games. \

My buddy's wife works about 10 hours a week retail to give her something to do, and to get a significant discount on crap - come to think of it, that job probably costs her more than she makes.

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Broke
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re: Anyone ever get a second job for fun/different experience?
I have my full time business that I own, I am an adjunct prof and I ref basketball, football and soccer.


SpartyGator
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re: Anyone ever get a second job for fun/different experience?
I continued my job as an baseball/softball umpire. Got a couple hundred bucks this summer doing it, but only worked weekends because the league was from my hometown an hour away from where i live currently. I still enjoyed it and it was nice $$$ for some of the bars I've hit up this fall
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SpartyGator
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re: Anyone ever get a second job for fun/different experience?
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I have my full time business that I own, I am an adjunct prof and I ref basketball, football and soccer.



That's cool right there


Broke
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re: Anyone ever get a second job for fun/different experience?
I have kids in college.


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Sigma
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re: Anyone ever get a second job for fun/different experience?
I am an adjunct at the local community college. One class a semester gets me about $600 a month. Doing it mainly to keep a foot in academia, since I work in industry. Never know when I might be out looking for a job.


anc
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re: Anyone ever get a second job for fun/different experience?
adjunct work is cool. Community college is fairly easy to get into and teaching one night a week gets you around $600 a month or so.

Plus, the students really enjoy it when you teach them real life vs. theory. And when you tell them that going to a 4 year college doesn't magically create a six figure income.
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