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- Oct 16, 2018
For those that have a 40-50+ hour a week slowlane, what is your favorite night/weekend hustle to try and get something going?
Hey.For those that have a 40-50+ hour a week slowlane, what is your favorite night/weekend hustle to try and get something going?
I'm 38 and I still struggle myself. I work a very slowlane 50+ hours a week job and have very little time for everything else outside of my work.
Sounds like you've already taken a step with your web business which is great. I can't even get that far myself. Any idea I think of requires a skill I don't have or the ability to service customers during normal business hours which I don't have.
I was hired 2 years ago for a sales position at a company, but they wanted me to consult for one of the other divisions for 6 months first. Due to Covid, they didn't want to give me a new sales territory, so 6 months turned into 1 year. 1 year into 2 years.
I was then told that they want me to stay in this division but were going to move me up to a Director level. That level came with it a certain salary range. While it removes the ability to scale with the sales comp plan, I was told I'd be given comparable comp to a upper mid range sales engineer.
I just found out today that instead of moving me up to Director, they created another level under Director which is where I will reside (as a middle manager), and my pay is now capped at about 30% less than what they promised me. But they still expect me to work 50-60 hours a week, and now manage a group of 11 people.
I'm done. I'm absolutely F-ing done. I am so sick of busting my a$$ and having to beg to be paid half what the VPs are getting. The job is absolutely ruining my mental health. They are forcing me into positions that I don't want to be in for much less money than I am worth. I come home tired and miserable, sometimes up working until 1am to get all the work done. I haven't consistently exercised in 8 months because I'm so exhausted from this place.
Dude.I actually took this job just under 2 years ago because of the "potential" I was offered. Due to the nature of the world they have since pushed back any transition I was supposed to make, so I am making less than I have in my last 8 years of employment. The benefits/perks are also much worse.
I would tell my friend (aka me) he's an idiot for staying where he is.
So you've known since January that you needed to get out of there.I think I chased the "potential" at this company but that is only achieved by a select few. And they are in different roles than I will be. I don't think this is the right spot for me anymore.
So don't leave the day job just yet. Just change it out for a different one that doesn't destroy you.I do have a spouse, she works from home and is running her own business. Most of the financial responsibility falls on me, as does insurance for the family and all that. We've talked about it before, and the only way she would support leaving a day job would be if the side job already made a similar amount of money. But of course I can't build that without finding the time.
In my industry I've seen a glaring need for a specific type of software solution. I searched all over the internet/reddit/forums for a solution, and even called some friends at other companies that have a similar group to mine. Most of the response is "we just figure it out in excel, it's not great."
I don't even know where to start. I wouldn't want to pay a developer to come up with something when I don't even know what the correct solution should be.
Exactly where I've been stuck at for 5ish years.If I was 20 and just starting again, I don't know where I'd begin. There are so many options today vs 30 years ago.
From organized hustles (Lyft, Uber, Grubhub, TaskRabbit) to self-directed ones (side hustle labor like handyman services, cleaning garbage cans, pulling weeds, etc.) I'd have a hard time choosing WHAT to do.
I sell used Shoes and Shoe accessories.
Buy from Goodwill. Clean them. Take photos. Resell on mercari, offerup, letgo, etc...
Stacking money for something larger.
Don't worry. I won't be doing a coaching course for this. Waste of time.
I wouldn't go for anything organized like Lyft, Uber, Grubhub. Any profit there has already been squeezed out by the Corp. I would do any service where you directly set the price with your customer. So think local services, garage door repair, handyman, electrician, tv mounting installer.For those that have a 40-50+ hour a week slowlane, what is your favorite night/weekend hustle to try and get something going?
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