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Weekend Jobs

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by MJC8719x, May 29, 2009.

  1. MJC8719x

    MJC8719x Senior member

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    What would be some good jobs that would allow me to just work on the weekends? I have a job at a lab which is full time during the week but am interested in earning more and have the weekends free.

    I know there's bartending, but I do not have any experience/classes.

    There's also working at a restaurant, but I have no experience there either which may make it difficult to get a job. I also thought about looking at retail stores but have no idea whether they are willing to just hire people for Saturday and Sunday shifts.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. robbie

    robbie Senior member

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    Most people don't want to work weekends, so you should be able to find work at most retail places if you can beat all the high school kids fighting for part-time summer work now that its summer.

    If nothing else, you could donate plasma saturday/sunday and make 35-40 bucks in a couple hours.
     
  3. TyCooN

    TyCooN Senior member

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    What would be some good jobs that would allow me to just work on the weekends? I have a job at a lab which is full time during the week but am interested in earning more and have the weekends free.

    I know there's bartending, but I do not have any experience/classes.

    There's also working at a restaurant, but I have no experience there either which may make it difficult to get a job. I also thought about looking at retail stores but have no idea whether they are willing to just hire people for Saturday and Sunday shifts.

    Thanks for any help.

    You have to try first. Back when I worked at target they had a few kids who worked exclusively on the weekends.
     
  4. chronoaug

    chronoaug Senior member

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    Waiting tables (or bussing/dish work)
    Hotel work (more people check in/out on weekends and they're generally more busy)
    Refereeing youth sports (check local rec centers as most their games are on saturdays)
    carpentry/painting/landscaping
    delivery jobs (especially on saturdays/sundays during football season when everyone orders pizza/wings)
     
  5. justinpba

    justinpba Well-Known Member

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    This might be totally out of the question for you, but you could join the reserves...
     
  6. robbie

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    This might be totally out of the question for you, but you could join the reserves...

    and go to Iraq?! I don't think he's looking for that type of civil service as he's only interested in weekend work.
     
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    Referee sports. A lot of the leagues will pay well. I umpire youth baseball and get paid pretty well for a few months of the year. I'm going to start refereeing rugby and that pays very nicely for one wekend of work.
     
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    eqpablon Senior member

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    and go to Iraq?! I don't think he's looking for that type of civil service as he's only interested in weekend work.

    Pussies :p

    I second the nomination for joining one of the many reserve components of our nations military. All in favor say aye, all opposed say nay.
     
  9. Slopho

    Slopho Senior member

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    What would be some good jobs that would allow me to just work on the weekends? I have a job at a lab which is full time during the week but am interested in earning more and have the weekends free.

    I know there's bartending, but I do not have any experience/classes.

    There's also working at a restaurant, but I have no experience there either which may make it difficult to get a job. I also thought about looking at retail stores but have no idea whether they are willing to just hire people for Saturday and Sunday shifts.

    Thanks for any help.


    What ever you do it should be mind numbing. Movie theater attendant. Something that allows you to put both jobs into perspective.
     
  10. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    Baylor nurse. Work two 16 hour shifts, I pay you for 40 hours. It's a great deal.
     
  11. turboman808

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    Bartending would be my number one choice. Money is really good if you find the right place. Worked at the Sound Factory back in the 90s and made over a grand each weekend. Don't expect that kind of money now though. Clubs and bar are different. But you can make 200-300 a night still.

    Next would be a waiter at a high class restaurant. Alot more work but still really good money.

    After that I would just try to get over time at work and skip the weekend job.

    Finally you can cut how much you spend.
     
  12. Slopho

    Slopho Senior member

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    ^ yeah but he was saying he had no experience when it came to bartending and he'd most likely have to start of as a bar back. This guy is a scientist, so he's probably weak and scrawny.
     
  13. chronoaug

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    Because barbacks need to be huge and burly......
     
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    Because barbacks need to be huge and burly......

    Not huge, but the bar backs I always see are ususally carrying kegs, case-trays of beers and all sorts of crap manual labor.
     
  15. buyer's remorse

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    i love how you automatically assume he's weak and scrawny because he's a scientist. if you really want to rock your world, you should go see x-men because that big burly blue guy is a scientist if you can believe that!
     
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    i love how you automatically assume he's weak and scrawny because he's a scientist. if you really want to rock your world, you should go see x-men because that big burly blue guy is a scientist if you can believe that!

    For every buff scientist you can think of, I can think of 2 scrawny ones. Look Mr. Fantastic from the Fantastic 4, he was scrawny and his power....was to get scrawnier.
     
  17. chronoaug

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    For every buff anyone i can think of 2-3 out of shape guys.


    Even in a college town i see plenty of normal sized barbacks. Most are barbacks in waiting to be a bartender and i see plenty of normal sized bartenders.


    That said, i'd like to bartend some but it's impossible to get into without experience, connections or luck. Barbacks sometimes can get a tending job in the future but that's not always a guarantee
     
  18. milosz

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    Waiting tables - I've never seen a decent place that hired for weekends only. Every waiter wants to work Fri-Sun night, that's when money is the best. In my experience, they want you to work two lunch shifts, one weeknight and then you get your two weekend nights if possible.

    Bartending - you need experience. Again, never heard of a decent place that hired a bartender straight off the street (or from bartending school, for that matter).

    Barbacking is a good option - when I barback, I make $75 plus $10-20 from the bartenders (depending on how many of them there are, how many barbacks). I show up at 9 and I'm done with work by 3. Only worth it if you can work under the table, IMO. (For comparison, when I bartend on a Friday or Saturday, I usually walk with $150 at this place.) It does pay better than retail, you get free/cheap drinks, meet a lot of people.
     
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    Barebacking is a good option - when I bareback, I make $75 plus $10-20 from the bartenders (depending on how many of them there are, how many barebacks). I show up at 9 and I'm done with work by 3. Only worth it if you can work under the table, IMO. (For comparison, when I bartend on a Friday or Saturday, I usually walk with $150 at this place.) It does pay better than retail, you get free/cheap drinks, meet a lot of people.
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  20. MJC8719x

    MJC8719x Senior member

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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I will be looking into a few of them. The suggestion about the Reserves was a good one, but I will be traveling overseas in January for 6 months and then enrolled in medical school. It doesn't really work now, but it is something I am considering in the future.

    Yes, I am a "scientist" and while I am not "ripped" I am a little better than weak and scrawny.

    Thanks again.
     

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