Money has been really tight for us lately, I have been looking for a job for two years with no luck at all. DH mentioned to some people at work that I was looking for a job and one of the guy's wife owns a nail salon and has offered me very part time work, pretty much for me to work on her busy days while her husband is at work and can't help so it's pretty much every other Friday and an occasional Saturday.
Here's the thing, the salon is 45 minutes from my house so about $15 in gas (maybe more). She's paying me under the table, the last time I worked it was $50 for ten hours of work, so $5 an hour. The work however is very easy, it's mostly reception and a little cleaning when they get busy. It's very boring most of the time.
On one hand it doesn't seem worth it to me to do it because it pays so low, I hate driving in the city it's in and it's incredibly boring, but on the other hand I am still making a profit, albeit a small one, and it will give me job experience to put on applications/resume. I haven't really worked besides babysitting here and there and volunteering in 14 years (I'm a SAHM to 5 kids). What do you think, should I stick it out?
EDIT: I also want to add that I do other things to bring in a little cash, too, like selling on ebay and craigslist and I do a lot to save money like couponing.
on Apr. 25, 2013 at 2:07 PM