Do teachers have a part time job

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  1. TeacherCuriousExplore

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    Hi you all,
    I am really considering doing something part time over the weekends for extra cash and to keep me busy. I find myself being super bored over the weekends so I wanted to work part time hours at a restaurant or anywhere that is hiring
     
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    I know lots of teachers with second jobs. Your idea sounds great. Do you have experience working at a restaurant?
     
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    If you feel up to it, go for it. I know a few teachers who work other part time jobs. Some tutor, several work retail jobs. My first year of teaching I also worked part time (appx. 12 hours a week, which was really just one long day) at the restaurant where I had been a waitress all through college. The extra cash was great, but by December I was exhausted. For me, the six full days of work (one which was very physically exhausting, the other more mentally) was too much. I stopped waiting tables and I felt much better afterwards. I'm very much a homebody who values her downtime a lot, though, so I'm sure other people could have handled my schedule with no problems.
     
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    I have no experience, but this Mexican restaurant up the road from my apartment is hiring and will allow me to work whatever hours I choose as long as it's during the hours they are open
     
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    I really want to tutor, but their is not any jobs available for tutoring at the moment.
     
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    I tutor 8 hours a week off the books at $70 per hour.
     
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    Your grammar doesn't instill great confidence in your employability as a tutor.
     
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    Maybe I am not seeking to tutor in English grammar.
    Yes, I understand the difference between there and their. Maybe I was typing fast over the phone and multi tasking when I typed that reply. The reply does need a few grammar tweaks, but this a forum and not a college essay or homework assignments.
     
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    Was that necessary?
     
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    Czacza's comment mirrored almost exactly what I was thinking. I don't know what certifications OP has, nor do I know a great deal about tutoring opportunities if her certifications are strictly ECE - not in my field, and I wouldn't be qualified to share an opinion on that. Czacza, however, is qualified at that age group, so a valid observation perhaps? If I was hoping to make really good money per hour as a tutor versus minimum wage in the food service industry, it is never wrong to know what others are taking away from a communication. Just a thought about presentation and the fact that others take away impressions with almost any and all contact. I am certain that the comment was simply an honest impression, therefore valid.
     
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    No it wasn't.
    A 2 minute check of their recent posts contains errors of their own.
     
  13. TeacherCuriousExplore

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    ok, so now the thread is becoming a bashing thread of minor grammatical errors instead of what I originally came here for.

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    I decided to look into part time hours at a call center. I spoken with the hiring manager over the phone yesterday and she told me I can choose 2 days out of the week that I will be able to work part time. That sounds like a plan to me
     
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    Czca really seems like a thread bully. She/he always comes under my posts and type some of the most disheartening post as if his/her life doesn't have problems. People with an attitude like him/her on the internet is a clam in real life.
    How can you teach, but practice immature acts on a teacher thread?.
     
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    There are other subjects to tutor. I put an ad out to tutor reading comprehension skills. Reading is my strongest subject.
     
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    All I know is , if I ever got a second job, it would have to be anything other than education. I can't imagine dealing with students after 7 hours with them
     
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    One of our young teachers is a bartender/server at a local restaurant; she's be working there for several years. She works Friday and Saturday nights and enjoys the change of pace from the classroom. Because she's been there a long time, she has a lot of "regulars" and earns good money.
     
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    I'm sure a lot of teachers have second jobs. I never did while I was teaching and didn't want one. If I did, I'd want something totally the opposite of school: Calm and peaceful. I'd want to work at a bookstore (or library). Bookstores never get that crowded.
     
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    I totally agree. She's always been on me/my posts for YEARS, but I don't let it bother me whatsoever.
     
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    Hi, I considered being a library assistant for the local university
     
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    Let's focus on the question and not on how the question might have been asked.

    If you have the energy and drive to take a second job, go for it. My dad (retired high school teacher) almost always had a second job until my mother also started teaching full time after years of subbing.
     

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