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SHOW ME THE MONEY...Trying to get a night job

March 21st, 2011 at 10:09 pm

"SHOW ME THE MONEEEEEY." O.K, so scrounging for change, althogh being successful with it, and stressing about finding juice box/fruit money for my kiddos lunch is not something I'm too fond of. In fact, after this "Broke as a joke" phase of my life, my goal is never to do this again. However, I know it will take time to dig myself out of this one. Anyway, I am trying to find an evening job to get to make some extra money. What I am finding are front/desk gym jobs or server or hostess jobs. The front desk jobs are paying $8(ish), along with the hostess, as for the server jobs, well, that depends on who walks in at night etc. So I am thinking maybe I should try a server job even though I have not done it for 10 years! Then again, my financial situation seems to be where I was at 10 years prior, actually worse now that I think about it. Anyway, I'd get paid for serving meals and cleaning up, which is what I already do as a mom. However, the restaurant I was thinking about that's hiring is in my hometown and I keep thinking how awkward it would be to wait/serve on friends or people I am aquanted with. Ayayayay. Dunno what to do at this point? Plus, every mom is looking for that Babysitting position/nanny thing to do so those are hard to come by. My business isn't bringing anything in right now and we are just limited with my husbands salary. Perhaps finding a restaurant located in a different town farther away??

7 Responses to “SHOW ME THE MONEY...Trying to get a night job”

  1. debtfreeme Says:

    I had a part time job for three years and would run into old friends/co-workers/old high school friends and when they asked why I was working there on top of my full time job I just answered that I had some financial goals and it allowed me to fund them. I never was embarrassed to see them as I was working on my goals: paying off debt.

    Who cares what others think, you are doing what you need to for your family. Be strong and proud of the decisions you are making.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    I think debtfreeme's advice is great! It puts a positive spin on things. Maybe it would be great networking for your other business...although I don't know what that is.

  3. Petunia 100 Says:

    I think you should keep your goal in mind. A serving job will likely pay better than a front desk or hostess job because of the tips. Go for the best paying gig you can find, as that will accomplish your goals faster. I like Debtfreeme's advice. Hold your head up, there is nothing at all wrong with honest work.

  4. crazyliblady Says:

    Good luck. We are all rooting for you!

  5. ThriftoRama Says:

    A friend of mine owns a business and at night she is a server at a steakhouse near my place. Every time we go there, we ask for her to be our waitress and we tip really big. You'd be surprised. If acquaintances know you are working there and working hard, they will support you. The tips might even be bigger!

  6. mamas debt time out Says:

    Thriftorama, that's such a weird coinsidence, I was looking at a steakhouse/thinking of working there (did a driveby and went in to check it out,just got back too. I actually sat in my car after thinking if I should do this or not. I'll call them tomorrow to see if I can work there.

  7. CB in the City Says:

    For a brief time I worked as a breakfast hostess at Homewood Suites on top of my regular job. I was always worried I'd see someone I knew and be embarrassed, but it only happened once, and it didn't bother me at all. Shortly after I took the job I found a full-time job that paid better, so I could quit, but it was a good experience -- a side of life I'd never seen before.

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