This Working Life

Double trouble: the pros and cons of dual jobbing

It can be hard to make ends meet these days, so the temptation is strong to work for more than one employer. But is this a breach of your work contract?

You may earn more, but double jobbing may damage your career prospects with your employer

“If Elon Musk can double job, why can’t I if I need the money?” So asked an online poster recently as they debated the pros and cons of the new Twitter owner’s approach to the workplace.

People have been double jobbing, or dual jobbing, for a long time, especially in the US, where it can be very hard to make ends meet and where people often work two or three distinct jobs.

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