Pros and Cons of Having Two Jobs

Last summer, when I originally wrote this post however I never got around to posting it. It was around a few weeks into having two jobs I thought this would be a great discussion!

I had recently came into a full time job, was in the process of quitting my part-time job. Then accepting a new part-time job on top of it as I was applying for everywhere. So, I thought why not? Let’s see how this will go. I was working over 60 hours per week over the summer on average.

Here is the post as it was written during the time, enjoy.

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To make money, you obviously have to work for it. At least, that is how most people see it. So far, from a personal point of view it has only been a few weeks but I’ve already found some pros and cons.

Let’s start with the cons:

  1. Stress comes into everyone’s lives at different times. However, when working two jobs, that stress can build on any other stress you have. Having to deal with two completely different jobs and people at the same time can be overwhelming. Sometimes, it is okay to take a step back and breathe. Knowing you do not have time for many of the activities you were able to do before because of two jobs can also add stress and make you feel overwhelmed, but it is okay. After working two jobs for about a month now, I’m still stressed and overwhelmed with the amount of activities I still need to get done. It’s just a matter of taking it one step at a time.
  2. Less time for yourself. With two jobs, chances are you are going to be working literally every single day, with the exception of requesting days off. You barely have time to do anything you really want to do. You are pressed for time, day in and day out. When I wake up every morning, I only have time to get up and get ready for work. Then, when I get home, I eat my dinner, prepare anything I’ll need for the next day, shower and go to sleep. The odd evening you may have free and find yourself wondering what to do with your time since you’re used to always being busy!
  3. Worn out. Between working everyday and sometimes working doubles, one can easily be worn out. Having two jobs can really drain you of your energy. Standard 9am-5:30pm and late nights will make you lose sleep, causing you to be more tired. The more and more tired you are, the more irritable you may become. It is best to try your hardest to get the most sleep you can every night. 

Pros

  1. Job skills. Not only is this good on a CV, but it will give you a chance to figure out more skills you have in certain areas of work. This will also give you more experience in the work field and help you build your resume. People want to hire others with experience and having said experience will help you overall in getting a well paid job in the area you want to be in.
  2. Money. Everyone wants to make money and with two jobs, it’s just well… double that amount. And let’s be real, everyone wants more money. Having more money will help you be able to pay bills, if any, or really help you save up quicker for something you want.
  3. New people. If you are a person that enjoys keeping yourself busy as well as meeting new people of all sorts this will DEFINITELY be a pro!

Having two jobs has its ups and downs, but as long as you are strong-willed and determined, you will be able to handle both at the same time and love that moment you tap into your bank account every time you get paid. It all really depends on who you are as a person to see if you will be able to handle it and see if it is really worth it.

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