For a year and seven months, I worked two jobs - my "day job" in sales and nights and weekends at a retail store. Forty to fifty hours a week at the day job and an additional 20-25 at the store.
At the end of March, I quit my second job. I finally understand again why people look forward to Fridays.
It was a long time coming. I have wanted to quit for... well, forever. I never really enjoyed relinquishing my precious free time for $8.50/hr. Sure, I made the best of it and had fun when I could, but I was never in it for enjoyment.
The first weekend in April was revolutionary. Friday night I came home from work and had a nice relaxing evening at home with my husband. Saturday we awoke to no alarm and spent the day taking care of errands and cleaning up around the house. That Sunday we went on a fantastic hike. All in all, I got to remember what it is like to have 2 sequential days off.
It was great to have the extra income, and it enabled us to put about $8,000 towards our debt snowball. The time had come, however, when the cons outweighed the pros. I am happy I was able to do it for so long, and happy to no longer have the two jobs!