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Eli Goldfinger
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Working 2 jobs at once - is this wrong?
So ‘a guy I know’ works in the insurance industry and has built a really nice resume and techical skillset. So much so that he probably receives 20-30 unsolicited invitations to interview with other companies per year. Occasionally, he will look into one further and typically receives an official offer which is polietly turned down.

He has currently positioned himself nicely with one of the big hc insurers in the country and is 100% telecommute. However, he still likes to go into the office a couple of days per week to grab lunch with friends and keep a finger on the company’s pulse.

My pal recently took another of the big insurers up on an invitation to interview and was extended an offer later the same day. Sensing their enthusiasm, he threw out a number much higher than offered thinking this would kill the deal and he could keep doing his thing. Well it turns out that company #2 came back with an offer which contained a salary & bonus structure greater than he initially countered with AND it is 100% telecommute if he wants.

That brings me to this...

My bud thinks he has the bandwidth to perform both jobs, and job #1 has flexible hours which could be utilized if necessary. However, the companies are competitors and would never allow this. It’s not necessarily unethical, because the jobs support different markets within the country, but job #1 and job #2 can’t find out about each other, or he’d surely be blackballed.

On the flip side, my pal is super intrigued by the money and - if he could just make it ride for 2 years - he could pay off his house and stick another 6 figures in the bank.

What advice should I give him?

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re: Working 2 jobs at once - is this wrong?
This is not going to end well for your friend if he tries to work both jobs.



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TigersSEC2010
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re: Working 2 jobs at once - is this wrong?
This will not go well.


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wallowinit
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re: Working 2 jobs at once - is this wrong?
Pigs get fed, hogs get slaughtered


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LordSnow
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re: Working 2 jobs at once - is this wrong?
Do it


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KosmoCramer
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re: Working 2 jobs at once - is this wrong?
Odds are they find out, and he's screwed.

Is it worth it?


TH03
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re: Working 2 jobs at once - is this wrong?
This has bad idea written all over it. How is this even a question?


Eli Goldfinger
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re: Working 2 jobs at once - is this wrong?
How would they find out?


Eli Goldfinger
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re: Working 2 jobs at once - is this wrong?
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This has bad idea written all over it. How is this even a question?


2 6-figure jobs > 1 6-figure job


TH03
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re: Working 2 jobs at once - is this wrong?
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How would they find out?


Because

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the companies are competitors


It's like dating a chick and the girl she hates at the same time. They always know what the other is doing.


boosiebadazz
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re: Working 2 jobs at once - is this wrong?
Your mind is already made up. Nothing anyone says here will change your mind.


TH03
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re: Working 2 jobs at once - is this wrong?
1 6-figure job > 0 when he gets canned by both.


Eli Goldfinger
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re: Working 2 jobs at once - is this wrong?
True


Lima Whiskey
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re: Working 2 jobs at once - is this wrong?
That seems like an apt comparison.

At the very least, he’s going to burn out and compromise his performance at both jobs.
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TH03
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At the very least, he’s going to burn out and compromise his performance at both jobs.


Absolutely. Bad idea all around.


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rpg37
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Just do one and dude should go enjoy life with great salary.


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PhiTiger1764
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re: Working 2 jobs at once - is this wrong?
How can someone be so skilled and qualified yet not smart enough to see how fricking dumb that would be.


lsucoonass
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re: Working 2 jobs at once - is this wrong?
Exactly

This is a bad idea



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Eli Goldfinger
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re: Working 2 jobs at once - is this wrong?
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Your mind is already made up. Nothing anyone says here will change your mind.


He’s probably going to bee too chicken shite to do it, but he sure likes to run the numbers and fantasize.


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