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i am in dire need of an evening or night job with decent pay, but i have no idea where to start. i was recently going through a staffing agency for work, but i no longer have anyone to watch ryan during the day so i'm stuck with having to get something at night so my mom can watch him. does anyone have any suggestions?

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Hotel receptionist, factory with 3rd shift, grocery store (either stocking shelves or cashier if they're 24-hour), gas stations, restaurants. Hmmm....that's all I can think of for now. If I think up any more places I'll add them.

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As a longtime night worker, I can tell you that you still need child care in the day. You need to sleep.

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I don't know your situation, but I agree that it would be really rough to work all night and not have time to sleep before spending all day with your kiddo.

Randomly though, I just heard someone mention they were interviewing to work night shift at a hostel. That particular one had 11 hour shifts, 3 days a week then 4 days a week rotating. That might be an option.

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Working in a restaurant or a bar at night should make you pretty decent money, depending on the restaurant and your skills. Out here, most restaurants switch crews starting at 4 and people come in sometime after, you wouldnt be working all night long, but maybe a good 6+ hours.

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i work 3-11, and i can agree with the PPs you need someone to watch kiddo while you sleep.

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I worked midnights (12-8 am) when my oldest was little, and only slept 2 hours a day during the week and then on weekends. I was very cranky the 3 months that I lasted. After that I just crashed. I couldn't do it anymore and had a breakdown of sorts. I would not recommend it.

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thanks everyone. i guess i was so caught up in tryin to get a job that i didnt even configure sleeping into the equation. *sigh* guess it's back to the drawing board. it just sucks cause i wouldn't mind putting him in daycare, but it's SO expensive, and no one around here will take CCMS which i think is TOTALLY unfair!

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have you looked into getting your CNA? i mean even if you dont want to be a nurse its good money and you can work per diem and usually very good benefits. I make around 16-20 an hour depending on what shift I work, with full insurance and everything. I usually work the night shift too and put em in daycare three days a week so I can do what I need to do. If you need more information pm me.

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When I start UND in the fall, my dad said he'd watch my kiddo one or two times a week, so I am going to get a serving job & probably work Friday or Saturday nights, just for some extra cash. Can you do something like that?

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lauren wrote:
have you looked into getting your CNA? i mean even if you dont want to be a nurse its good money and you can work per diem and usually very good benefits. I make around 16-20 an hour depending on what shift I work, with full insurance and everything. I usually work the night shift too and put em in daycare three days a week so I can do what I need to do. If you need more information pm me.

i used to want to work in the nursing field, but i dont know how good i'd be at it cause i heard that the schooling has a lot to do with math and i am dyslexic and have a really hard time reading numbers so it seems like something i wouldnt be too good at.

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ramonegirl wrote:
When I start UND in the fall, my dad said he'd watch my kiddo one or two times a week, so I am going to get a serving job & probably work Friday or Saturday nights, just for some extra cash. Can you do something like that?

yeah, that seems like something i could manage if my mom agreed to watch ryan a few nights.

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you can work in the evenings if you have someone to watch him. You just have to make sure you're going to bed shortly after you get home from work so you get enough sleep before getting up with kiddo in the morning. Thats what I'm doing right now, although I'm not usually very good at making myself to go bed and I end up staying up too late and not getting enough sleep. But it works. I work from 5 - 11 serving tables 5 days a week. I work 10 hours less a week than my bf, but make quite a bit more than him because of the tips. This allows for me to spend more time with my son and still get by.

Tips can save your life if you're not qualified for any other type of well paying job. If you want to get started with serving but have no experience, I suggest you apply at resturants as a dishwasher, busser, hostess, or expo (salad making and plating, running food). Then after a few months you could ask to be crosstrained over into serving. Most resturants do a "tip-out" where the servers pay a small percent of their sales into the pot everyshift (at my work it's %2.5 of sales) and that money is distributed to the employees who arent making tips, like the bussers ect... So thats a little extra cash.

Also, I've heard of people making good money doing tele-marketing. And they have evening shifts too.

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DeeLicious wrote:
lauren wrote:
have you looked into getting your CNA? i mean even if you dont want to be a nurse its good money and you can work per diem and usually very good benefits. I make around 16-20 an hour depending on what shift I work, with full insurance and everything. I usually work the night shift too and put em in daycare three days a week so I can do what I need to do. If you need more information pm me.

i used to want to work in the nursing field, but i dont know how good i'd be at it cause i heard that the schooling has a lot to do with math and i am dyslexic and have a really hard time reading numbers so it seems like something i wouldnt be too good at.

I'm a nurse, and while I do use math, it's not high-level math AT ALL. The money is very good and the benefits are too. Seriously, I became a nurse because of that. PM me if you have any questions. There's a 250,000 nurse shortage in the US that is predicted to rise to over half a million in the next 25 years.

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Do you have the time for the training for nursing or a CNA? Either way you would be attending school at one point or another which you might not be able to do...

I've bartended or waited tables since I was 19. Even now that I have a "real" job I still work one or two nights a week bartending. When I worked only weekends (30 hours in three days from friday at 5pm to Sunday at 8pm) I made more then what I make now at a job I needed a degree to get! It is quick money with a short training period (normally around 5 days) and you can make quick money. And if you are looking for a job that you get paid to socialize (when I was home with a baby all day I was dying for someone to talk to by the weekend!) it is definatly a good job. Most corporate restaurants are always busy and if your in a city lots of smaller restaurants where you can make grautity off most checks. And most restaurants are always looking for people to work nights/weekends. I go home and go right to bed when I bartend (I am the first out bartender so I am out between 10 and 11) because I have to be up at 6:30 to go to my day job.

Have you looked on craigslist or monster.com (or any of those types of websites) for local places that are hiring?

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DeeLicious wrote:
lauren wrote:
have you looked into getting your CNA? i mean even if you dont want to be a nurse its good money and you can work per diem and usually very good benefits. I make around 16-20 an hour depending on what shift I work, with full insurance and everything. I usually work the night shift too and put em in daycare three days a week so I can do what I need to do. If you need more information pm me.

i used to want to work in the nursing field, but i dont know how good i'd be at it cause i heard that the schooling has a lot to do with math and i am dyslexic and have a really hard time reading numbers so it seems like something i wouldnt be too good at.

cna's basically take care of the residents or patients( i.e bathing, toileting, feeding, companionship ect.) there isnt a high level of math involved and again there are scholarships that will pay for that. Around here we have community partnerships for children in every town that while your going through training pays for daycare. I would look into that in your town. Im going into nursing school and trust me math is my suckiest subject and i still passed the test. you can do it if you wanted to.

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lauren wrote:
DeeLicious wrote:
lauren wrote:
have you looked into getting your CNA? i mean even if you dont want to be a nurse its good money and you can work per diem and usually very good benefits. I make around 16-20 an hour depending on what shift I work, with full insurance and everything. I usually work the night shift too and put em in daycare three days a week so I can do what I need to do. If you need more information pm me.

i used to want to work in the nursing field, but i dont know how good i'd be at it cause i heard that the schooling has a lot to do with math and i am dyslexic and have a really hard time reading numbers so it seems like something i wouldnt be too good at.

cna's basically take care of the residents or patients( i.e bathing, toileting, feeding, companionship ect.) there isnt a high level of math involved and again there are scholarships that will pay for that. Around here we have community partnerships for children in every town that while your going through training pays for daycare. I would look into that in your town. Im going into nursing school and trust me math is my suckiest subject and i still passed the test. you can do it if you wanted to.

wow! i didnt know that! thanks so much and i am definitely going to look into that as soon as i can.

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I used to do this inventory job where we would go out to large stores and take their inventory. The pay and hours were great. Night shift was usually 8pm-whenever you are finished. I did it during school, too and found it was perfect because you were never really exhausted.
(I'm thinking about picking it up again, I need the money =x)