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Financial pressure

  • 02-09-2021 5:46pm
    Registered Users Posts: 18 Dobskidd

    Hi everyone, so I’m kind of hitting a brick wall here. I currently have a full time job as a courier driver. I bring in maybe 450 after tax. My wife brings in less than half that as she’s full time at home with the kids. I want to better myself financially because we are living week to week and not having any room for saving. I’m stuck in a sense I want to earn more money so I can save money up for the truck licence as it’s a better paying job and I love driving. Anyway my current job I start at 8 and home between 5-6 o clock in the evening. So I’m thinking maybe a part time job in the evening from 7-8pm to 12-1am but I’m lost as I don’t know what exactly is available. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, I’m trying to better myself.

    thanks I’m advance

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  • Registered Users Posts: 73,832 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn

    Perhaps fast food delivery would suit if the van is yours, I know Dominos were looking for people in Dublin recently.

  • Registered Users Posts: 497 ✭✭ PalLimerick

    Delivery take away driver. Get a busy place there's good money in it as a second job.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18 Dobskidd

    didnt think that kind of job would bring in good enough money thanks guys

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,529 ✭✭✭ dogbert27

    Is the courier job five days a week or six?

    Working 8 to 17:00 to 18:00 and then planning an evening job from 20:00 to 00:00 or 1:00 am will take a toll on you physically and mentally.

    If you are currently doing a 5 day week then I would look to do part time work on a Saturday or Sunday.

  • Registered Users Posts: 79 ✭✭ kheb

    Definitely a weekend job is the way to go. Although you love driving, maybe a different type of part time would be easier if it was different and only a short term thing.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 18 Dobskidd

    Yeah definitely a short term thing until I save up enough to get the job I want. I want to do it quickly and efficiently as possible so I won’t have to work 2 jobs. I have a small family which I would like to spend the weekends with them you know. It’s tough finding a balance too 🙂

  • Registered Users Posts: 493 ✭✭ mondeoman72

    What county do you live in?

  • Registered Users Posts: 79 ✭✭ kheb

    A cousin of mine worked in a factory full time and did part time bar work. He was single at the time which was easier but the difference in the jobs helped him.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18 Dobskidd

    I’m in Newcastlewest county limerick. Iv been thinking about the bar work but it’s quite difficult to find something other than a Saturday night. Bars are struggling since the pandemic, it seems the owners are doing all the hours they can to cut costs. But I will give it a goZ