While the results are encouraging, I feel over committed by my part-time jobs. In my analysis, the feeling of over commitment is primarily due to one temporary job which I accepted for a six week term. It requires a minimum of 30 hours per week, but can be spread out over 7 days between 8 AM and midnight. I also have the flexibility to work part of a shift. Currently, I have three other part time jobs that average 1-5 hours a week and a fourth job that averages 10-12 hours per week. Overall, I work about 15-2o hours per week in these other jobs.
My dilemma is the temporary job is steady, pays well and is likely to be extended another 4 weeks, with potential for longer. Since I started in mid May, it has not yet contributed much to our income. Going forward, I expect to earn about 40% of our income each month from the temporary job.
It's the classic trade off of time versus money. The money is good but the time expended is not :-) Here's how I plan to address the issue:
For now, I plan to continue my other four seasonal part time jobs. They continue to be very flexible, interesting and have employee perks I can use.
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