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Old 11-02-2008, 09:22 PM   #1
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Flexible part-time job?

I can't forsee myself sitting at home all day, and I'd like to do something that's interesting that would pay a few bucks. Also, I would want it to be flexible so that we can travel some.

The SO suggested I take a look at becoming an investigator for a law firm. I'm also looking into work-at-home jobs, but I know that many of them are scams.

Anybody doing anything interesting part-time?

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Old 11-02-2008, 11:35 PM   #2
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Nope, but I'll see what others come up with. I would be happy to work a little but do not want to commit to a particular time structure. The Auto Show is coming to LA and I go each year. So I thought I would check into working there but its Thanksgiving week, family coming into town, youngest son home for a few days from college.

In high school in Chicago I was an usher at sports events and got to see a lot of hockey, baseball, football and other events and make a few bucks. That would be the kind of thing for me. But each athletic site, convention center and playhouse seems to have their own crew so I am not sure how this will work out. Fortunately I do not have to work but when I really like an event I would be happy to work there, make a few bucks, hang out, meet people with similar interests. But I don't want a nine to five. I am recently retired (March of this year) so I will have to see if anything develops or if I will just stay with volunteer activities.

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Old 11-03-2008, 05:43 AM   #3
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An investigator for a law firm (or state's attorney's office) is one option that several of the people I used to work with are doing.

Another is background investigations on people who are applying for secret clearances for government or govt. contractor jobs. These are very flexible jobs, with as little as a few hours a week on up to full time if that's what you want.

I ended up doing security work (that requires a secret clearance) at a govt. building, previous police experience required. This week, for example, I'm working 32 hours. Not quite full time, but it pays almost as much as I was making before retirement. No bennies, but I already have that from the previous job. Time off is easy to get with a week or two notice. The commute is a brutal 3.4 miles. This works for me.

I guess the hardest part was making the decision to commit to a job, since at the time I retired I had no intention of ever working again.

I looked for a work-at-home job but could never find one that wasn't a scam.
I heard the call to do nothing. So I answered it.
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:54 AM   #4
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My daughter works from home for Goggle . She also designs web sites for businesses and teaches computer skills to individuals . I work from home selling on ebay . I could easily get a part time name the hours nursing job but that's too much like working this is enjoyable .
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:37 AM   #5
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This thread might help.

Part-time careers that work well with semi-FIRE?
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:38 AM   #6
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As many on this list probably do, I eBay. I run regular auctions during the Winter and take Summers off. I just have to plan a little in advance if we are going to take a Winter trip to shut down operations. I have enough junk collected I don't actively look for more stuff to sell but I know several people that do the garage sale, thrift store, auction route and do very well reselling.


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