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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:38 PM
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I need a frigging job--or job advice at least
flexible enough I can work for 8 weeks and be off for 2 weeks five times a year

any ideas?
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:44 PM
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1. 10 weeks of vacation per year?
If you find a job like that, please let the rest of us know about it.

Right now I'm dealing with 10 DAYS of vacation per year, and I end up using all of them as sick days. I'd kill for the type of schedule you're looking for.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:52 PM
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6. it's not vacation.
it's another job
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:53 PM
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7. even part time?
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:05 PM
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14. Even part time jobs usually require a very regular presence.
It might only be 20-25 hours per week, but it's pretty much every week. :shrug:
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:45 PM
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2. Good luck finding a job like that.
I'd kill for a job like that.
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:46 PM
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3. Move to Europe.
Seriously, almost nobody get that kind of vacation in this country.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:54 PM
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9. like I said above, it's not vacation, it's another job
I don't mind if it's part time, seasonal, only fills part of the 8 weeks "on" or whatever. It would just be good for the job to still be there when I got back.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:47 PM
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4. Temping?
You get to decide when you're not available, but if you're unavailable often enough the agency might stop calling.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:51 PM
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5. Temping is the only way I can think of getting that schedule.
But then you're pretty much deciding that you'll never earn more than peanuts. :shrug:

I guess the time off would be worth it if you don't need the income very much. But how many people can say they don't need the income?
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:55 PM
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10. Does a gigolo make good money?
Seems like you set your own schedule in that line of work.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:59 PM
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12. LOL!
I'm guessing only a small subset of men could do that job, and I'm definitely not one of them. :P

And of the few men who could do it, how many of them really earn all that much money?
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:09 PM
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16. Wiki (be all, end all infocenter of facts it is) says $200-250/hr.
Damn.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:03 PM
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13. You could. But then I would kill you.
As soon as I figured out how to make it look like an accident, for insurance purposes. :D
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:53 PM
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8. You could see if Van Halen is hiring.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:55 PM
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11. Western fire fighters?
grueling job, though...
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:05 PM
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15. Figure out what you are good at, teach yourself to be better, then
Invest in a web domain name and become self-employed.

Graphic design, and web deisgn, laying tile, painting interior or exteriors of structures, if you have a truck, helping people move.

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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:15 PM
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23. thanks.
I'm trying to do some of those things now. I guess that's the solution.

:toast:
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:23 PM
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17. Temping is the easiest short term way to achieve this...
and longer term, self-employment, both options already mentioned. I've done both in the past when I couldn't lock into a regular schedule. Self-employment is more rewarding but takes time and money upfront to get started.

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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:26 PM
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18. Even more importantly, what job do you have that's only 10 weeks/year?
That requires your presence so infrequently, and pays so well that you are willing to keep that, and search for temp/seasonal work as a filler?
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:49 PM
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19. It's all year, but I can handle another job
I have to travel about two weeks out of every ten.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:18 PM
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20. I need more than one job to survive in this economy
I'm not looking for much.
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Corgigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:21 PM
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21. Do you want to work out of the house?
I work out of my little computer room and make my own hours. Normally I only make 10 bucks an hour, but I can decide when I want to work. Not a "fun" job but I like the extra bucks every two weeks. If interested I can PM you the companies name.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:14 PM
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22. that's a great idea. Thanks.
How many hours do you work?
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