Originally Posted by g-banger
This year I'm hoping to save so I can look at putting down a deposit for my first property, I currently work approx 40--50 hour week (depending on what phase of project i'm on).
Lemme think about this. Okay, got it. You're looking to save
money... so you came here?! A site devoted to spending
Anyway, having goals and saving and investing in property are commendable...
You're an IT PM. In my experience there are two types: legit techs who grew into the managerial job, and non-techs who started as managers and who know some, but not much, about IT. Which one are you? I suspect you're the later since you make no mention of specific tech knowledge. But I may be wrong. Are you an Oracle DB programmer? Have in-depth knowledge of SAP, especially the financials? Can troubleshoot EIGRP routing issues? Deployed a few thousand desktops in a few evenings? If I threw you a Ruby on Rails project could you
complete it? If you have tier 3 know-how that can't be undercut by offshore workers you can pick up part-time work - there's a sh*tload of Indians willing to work for 20, 50, 100 dollars. But there's the catch: demanding clients. A lot think part-time means temporary full-time. If they start interfering w/ your full-time work, or your full-time employer senses your priorities have shifted... you'll soon be a no-time worker. I know some who supplement their income by teaching/training in the evening and weekends. If your full-time job doesn't require your availability at all times this may be an option. Part-time jobs that have a public face ought to be discussed w/ your full-time employer.