Navigating Multiple Jobs: Reasons to work a second job

We put together some reasons why you should consider a second job especially if you are working in IT remotely.
This guide also has how to navigate the process once you decided to take a 2nd job. The last part showcases some
technology you can use to limit your hours while still being productive.

Written and researched by
Sam Thomas (alias)
Number of jobs working
currently: 2
Net Salary: $210,000 CAD
Weekly Hours: 25
Location: Canada

Here are some reasons why you should join the community of Techies who are taking the leap to doing multiple jobs. My personal motivation was that I had no interest in socializing at office, so I used to decline all non-productive meetings . When the pandemic happened, I actually got disillusioned at the company I was working at since people started asking for ‘requests’ for the sake of it. When, I started doing some house chores in my free time, my manager who was tracking my
productivity using some software – fired me. This was devastating since I used to output 2x of the work requirements. I decided to use this to my advantage, built a “remote logger” and I plugged in a freelancer from India to manage my ‘online activity’ in my new job. The freelancer I hired was good at the job, so I started delegating a bit of the work I didn’t want to do – now I was left with some good 25 hrs. 



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