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Remember My Side Jobs?


Last year, part of the reason we were making so much is because I had one full-time job and two part-time jobs. I don’t remember how many times I almost broke down because the working became too much for me and I was planning to quit the part-time jobs.

The one job I gave notice for, and today should be my last day over there. I have been training my replacement for the last month. I am super-excited to not have that worry about that job anymore.

The other job, I tried to give notice to, but he didn’t pick up on that (I’m horrible when it comes to just saying, “I quit.”). I told him that I didn’t have time nor the skills to complete the second part of the job he wanted me to do. This job started off with a project I could do using a program I know well. The second part I became too frustrated with because it’s not my thing. He was paying me to learn the program, but I felt I wasn’t doing good enough.

Well, the second part is something my husband is good at. I pumped my husband up to my boss and my husband is going to do the project. Yay! He will be making almost two times more per hour than he was making at the job he lost and he is doing something that will build his skills AND help get his name out there for freelance work.

I no longer have to worry about completing that job, although I still am on their payroll in case my husband needs help with something – he can delegate work to me. And my husband has a job for the next month. Yay!

It is only temporary work, but it’s much better for his resume than working at the other job (which was fast food related). It’s also something that is related to his degree, which is nice.

So, for the next month, we are okay and my husband should be making MORE than he was at his old job. I’m still working on a post about leveling out those bumps in the road (sorry – I’m such a slow writer sometimes), and part of it will discuss what to do with the extra money coming in.



  • Reply Claire |

    That’s AWESOME! Congratulations to your dh on a new, much better job! Now you can breathe, eh? God is sooooo good! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jen |

    Awesome!! πŸ˜€ Even if it is only temporary, it sounds like a great, creative solution to your latest bump in the road!

  • Reply Maria |

    Woo hoo! It is so true that when when door closes, another opens.

    This is only the beginning of good things happening to you and your family.

    I’m so happy for you!

  • Reply Mission Debt Freedom |

    Funny how things work sometimes, isn’t it? You guys are an inspiration to my wife and I as we sit with one job between us and a mountain of debt. I’m hoping to find some part time work soon, and my wife is looking to pick up some as well.

  • Reply Matt |

    This is awesome news, if its something he likes then maybe freelancing will bring in more than what he was making before for the same or less effort? That would be awesome.

    Either way you’ve now got a month to smooth the bumps in the road just in case.

So, what do you think ?