The “moonlighting” question is gaining ground, as the troubled economy has many workers thinking about taking a second job to help with financial strains.
Adding a weekend gig could give you the economic boost you’ve been longing for. But it could also add more stress and exhaustion to your schedule. Is the extra income worth it?
“Moonlighting: Pros and Cons of a Second Job” can help with the decision-making. The article offers some good considerations, like: Could your second job be perceived by your employer to be a conflict of interest?
The conflict-of-interest issue is especially important for freelancers to consider before taking any assignments. Selling your stuff on eBay, however, likely wouldn’t have that issue. In my case that would be a recipe for too much stress.