Roberto Cosentino considers holding one job as risky as security anymore,'' he says.
In these tough economic times with rising unemployment and shrinking pay and work hours, holding multiple jobs increasingly is an option for those who can get the work.
Moonlighting has been around as long as lunch buckets. But now people are daylighting, too: squeezing in any opportunity to make additional income. Many manage it while the office is quiet or during breaks. Others are picking up side gigs anywhere they can get them.
A few weeks ago, I met Robert, another local cash-strapped worker who didn't want his last name published. He works a full-time job as a social worker, but his salary was cut earlier this year. He figured he would make some extra bucks by starting an eBay business, buying clearance items from local stores and selling them for a mark-up.
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