I’m sure there comes a time in everyone’s lives where they need to work two jobs (unless they’re spoiled or rich or something). I’ve done it in high school; I was 15 and I worked at a little gift shop during the week and at a Chinese/Western restaurant on weekends during the evening.
I guess at that age not having a social life during the summer was okay. Everyone I knew was travelling somewhere and really, I thought it was cool to have a job. I didn’t have to ask my parents for money anymore and I could start saving for something awesome.
I only did the two-job stint for that one summer and ever since then, I’ve just had one job part-time during school and full-time during the summer. Living at home helped ease my bills and having a dad as a mechanic (technically a heavy-duty mechanic, but he knows enough to fix small vehicles) really helped keep the money I made in my pocket.
Now, however, I live Kyle and have to pay for rent, groceries and all my other goodies. Sadly, I’m having a hard time managing my money and with my hours just being cut at work due to the winter slow season, I’m a little nervous. So nervous, in fact, that it’s brought me to re-apply for my old job at one of the grocery stores in town.
I never thought I’d have to go back to working in retail, but I guess when times are tough, you gotta do what you gotta do. I haven’t been hired back yet, but I’m sure it will happen. I’m not thrilled about it, but being broke is worse, especially when Kyle and I are desperately trying to save for a house.
So I may go back to not having a decent social life for a while, but if it will calm my mind, it’s worth it.
Have you worked two jobs before? Did you mind not having a social life if it meant not worrying about finances?