Although the unemployment rate showed a decline in the last month of the year it does not mean that everyone has found a full time position. Many of those now employed persons could have found a part time solution for the holidays. Although this is not ideal, a part-time position does not afford you stability or benefits, it does bring you closer to your goal. Brazen Careerist weighs the pros and cons of taking on a part-time job and how it can be beneficial in the interim.
Pro: Part-time job hours can be flexible. It may be that youâ€™re only able to work during morning hours or on weekends. In this type of situation, you may be able to find one part-time job to fill your morning hours and another part-time job on Saturdays or Sundays. Most full-time positions donâ€™t offer this type of flexibility, soÂ working one or more part-time jobs may provide you with theÂ work-life balance you need and want.
Con: Extra commuting. One aspect of a 40-hour-a-week job is you normally go to your job at a specific time of day, stay there for eight hours and then go home at the end of your shift. With two or more part-time jobs, itâ€™s likely youâ€™ll spend a considerable amount of time commuting from one to the other (unless youÂ work from home).Â The time it takes to get to and from numerous part-time jobs can significantly extend your work day.
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