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    Hello, anyone holding more than one job?

    Care to share your experiences and what keeps you going when everything is getting tired
    Last edited by Dreamy; 27-04-2005, 03:26 PM. Reason: singlish being used

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    • #3
      i used to have 2 part time jobs.. it wasnt really that tiring but it was very diff to manage coz they always somehow clash.. just think of the money, i think that's the best motivation.. haha
      also try and make friends on the job, that makes life sooo much better. haha..

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      • #4
        i think its time management wise..and the motivation you have..
        i mean at times you will feel tired and frustrated..but after all these..you will be surprise when one day you ask yourselve..how did you do it..

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        • #5
          I have various part time jobs and i love the variety. Currently, i teach part time at uni, do freelance copywriting and run my own yoga accessory business. Also did a stint as a freelance corporate trainer and do some ocassional PR consulting. Takes a lot of discipline, but its loads of fun too

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          • #6
            hi

            for me, I am holding a full time job and studying a degree part time. Going to start giving tuition too in order to enhance income. quite tiring to think of it and wonder how i am going to do all this. I guess money is the only motivation.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by gajahgirl
              I have various part time jobs and i love the variety. Currently, i teach part time at uni, do freelance copywriting and run my own yoga accessory business. Also did a stint as a freelance corporate trainer and do some ocassional PR consulting. Takes a lot of discipline, but its loads of fun too
              Hi, gajahgirl what is your freelance copywriting job like? is it of good pay and how get the job? I have always been interested in doing freelance job cause of the freedom but hard to find. In singapore, it is mostly nine to six job

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              • #8
                Hi Dreamy,
                I mostly do below the line copywriting - brochures, flyers, websites, that kind of thing. I was head of a marcom team at my previous company before i left to do my masters, so I had some experience and contacts, but the key really is to develop a really thick skin and ask everyone you know if there are opportunities.

                If you are really interested in freelancing, my suggestion is to figure out what your skillsets are and exactly what kind of freelance work you can do. Build up a portfolio to show you can do it (even if it means doing stuff for free initially), then start looking for that kind of work by asking contacts, posting on the internet etc. Try juggling full time work and part time for a while until you are more familiar and confident to strike out on your own so there's less risk if it doesn't pan out. Networking is really key, so if you are working on your own, you need to actively keep in contact with your friends and associates.

                Freelancing is great coz it gives me so much freedom, but do remember that it also means no cpf, no regular income, and constant marketing on your part to keep the jobs coming in. Which is why its important that you do work that you are passionate about!

                Good luck!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dreamy
                  hi

                  for me, I am holding a full time job and studying a degree part time. Going to start giving tuition too in order to enhance income. quite tiring to think of it and wonder how i am going to do all this. I guess money is the only motivation.
                  i was in the same situation as you before....gotta plan your time very wisely...for me i still have lotsa of assignment/projects to do too...so all of my annual leave were used for assignments or exams...hopefully your tuition hours can be flexible especially when your time-table changesfor me i'm luckily I stopped giving tuition when my part-time studies got a little busy...

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                  • #10
                    i used to work full time in a MNC and part time on sundays for a 10hr shift (8am-6pm) in a clinic . So i can't really hang out on sats as i have to go home to sleep early? it's really quite exhausting as the full time job will tire + stress you out already. plus i do OT almost every other day.. with that part time job standing for 10hrs serving up to 100 patients a day.. it's quite an experience. especially when you have nasty co-workers... makes your life more unpleasant, so after 4 mths i gave up , not because of the job but because of the co-workers i have to work with. i felt that i didnt really need to go through all that making myself unhappy just for that money and sacrifice my time away from friends and family.. i'm a happier person after that.. seriously. but on the up-side.. i lost alot of weight during that time as i'm so active and always on the go.. legs slimmed down quite a lot. but i've gained it all back ever since.. haha

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                    • #11
                      i used to hold a few P/T when i'm schooling(poly).

                      admit it's tough struggling between studies and work.
                      was working at a specialist clinic as assistant during weekdays evening and roadshow during weekend. totally have no time to study especially in yr 3.
                      lucky my clinic supervisor is understanding, allows us to take leave during exam periods. and after my exams, i would cover whoever can't make it for work, in order to earn back my losses.

                      i admire gajahgirl. guess i'm so brave. haha.. i need lotsa rest.
                      now that i'm graduate from poly, i'm lazy to find a proper job.
                      any intro?

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                      • #12
                        Anyone holds more than 1 job here?

                        Like as in 1 full-time job (office hours) and additional part-time job(s).

                        My girlfriend is currently temping 9am-6pm 5 days a week at this co.
                        And she teaches 2 hours tuition on a weekday and a weekend.
                        And she also does telemarketing for a weekday to accompany her SO who holds 2 jobs too.

                        While she holds 4 now. :wow:

                        She makes me wanna find a temp job during the weekends now.
                        I feel so motivated by her.

                        And she's not doing this because of financial woes or anything.
                        It just so happened that she found jobs along the way and everything got arranged this way.

                        Just wondering if anyone here holds more than one day job?
                        How do you juggle?
                        And apart from tuition, what kind of jobs can you recommend for part-time temping?

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                        • #13
                          okay i am currently still a student, so basically my timetable is as such. this is mon to friday

                          930am to 1230am SCHOOL
                          2pm to 6pm PART TIME WORK AT A PHOTOSTUDIO AS IMAGE CONSULTANT
                          730pm to 9pm TUITION (i have tuition everyday, different kids)

                          well i am doing this so that i can spend. SAT and SUN i cannot be bothered to touch since it is for family, friends and bf.

                          yeaps. time management is KEY. telemarketing, ive tried, trust me it is not so bad, not many singaporeans are so rude now. they will politely decline if they do not want it.

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                          • #14
                            I tried working office hours before, and tuition after that. It's tiring, but the cash keeps me going. I guess, at that time, I'm still young and energetic, I really like being occupied.

                            Now, I'm tired more easily , one full time job is really enough.

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                            • #15
                              i've been there, done that. i was working in a MNC full time, while holding a part time job in a cafe and taking a part time diploma! Looking back, i can't believe i had managed them all. i really was energetic and very motivated. very busy life, great time management skills but the biggest sacrifice was not having enough time for family and friends. so i don't think i'd go back to that kind of life again. 3 years of it , i think it's quite enough experience!

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