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.
     
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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.

    Update

    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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    I have a teacher friend who works at Starbucks part time and absolutely loves it. It seeems stressful to me! She explained it to me the other day though and what she said totally made sense. She was saying that at school we are constantly trying to solve these huge, important, and sometimes unsolvable problems (kids with bad home lives, unrealistic state testing expectations, etc.) But at Starbucks, every problem is easily fixed. You can remake the drink, offer a discount, go to another store and get needed supplies, etc. She said it's nice to be able to just do something successfully all of the time. Personally, I could see myself liking something like that during the summer, but not during the school year, and no one is willing to hire someone who really just wants to work maybe 4-5 weeks in the summer (I usually vist home and take another trip also, and we only get 7-8 weeks total). I would also have a hard time working for such a low hourly wage, to be honest. I used to make excellent money in summer school and my district quit offering it. I definitely wouldn't mind tutoring, but there's no market for elementary subjects in my area, just things like SAT tutoring or high school math. I definitely don't remember enough of that to tutor someone in it!
     
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    I work at a fitness gym at the front desk on afternoons and weekends. It's perfect for me and I get a free gym membership out of it!
     
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    OP, aren't you also taking classes? I thought you mentioned it in another thread. Would hate to see you in over your head.
     
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    I tutor after hours. It's tiring, but good money
     
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    Yes, but one of my classes has ended, and the other ends in 2 weeks. They are online
     
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    I agree! It's like what I said about having the second job be the opposite of the teaching job, like how I said about the tranquil bookstore job since w/ teaching, it's constant people all around, noisy kids, etc.. I'd want kind of a routine, quiet, &/or mindless type second job. :)
     
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    I almost applied for a part time job at my town library. That would have been great! I would have been able to work evenings and weekends but they wanted someone with a more flexible schedule than I have :(
     
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    Hello-

    I work as a TA in an Autism Program. I have a little part time job I do on the computer, actually Ms. I was the one who very nicely helped me out and told me about it a few years ago. I still do it, its not a lot of extra money but the $100-200 extra a month I get from it is great spending money for myself...it really helps having the extra money for shopping, going out to eat, etc. I also do product research studies at a local Research Facility....again great extra money and its very close....just a 5 minute drive from my home.

    I enjoy these type of part time jobs because I have control over when and how often I decide I want to work. I will work more in the summer, once the ESY summer session is over in July and I will have the entire month of August off:D
     
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    I have a TPT shop. Not exactly part-time job level income yet, but it lets me do a bit of indulgent shopping.

    I'm half-thinking going to part-time teaching, basically the opposite of getting a part-time job.
     

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