667-Telling Your Boss About Your Second Job
Episode Title: Telling Your Boss About Your Second Job
If you find yourself in a position where you need to work a second job, should you tell your employer? Let’s talk about it, next on The Perna Syndicate.
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This is The Perna Syndicate—welcome! Around 7.7 million people in the U.S. are currently working two or more jobs. It can be very challenging, especially if their roles have conflicting schedules and demands.
The stress of meeting all these expectations can take a toll on a person’s mental health. It can also lead to fatigue and burnout, which can affect performance at both jobs. Productivity could go down, and the risk of errors or accidents could go up. It’s tough, but I get it: sometimes it’s what you’ve got to do.
If you’re considering working multiple jobs, or already do so, should you tell your main employer about it? Well, it all depends. What kind of relationship do you have with your manager? Are you meeting deadlines and completing your work? What’s your track record like?
If you feel secure and valued at work, it can be good to communicate with your employers about your situation. There may be accommodations they can make to help you manage your workload.
If you do approach your employer about such accommodations, do it with a plan that clearly outlines what you need and how the company will benefit from the adjustments. Any changes to your schedule or workload need to be a win-win for both parties, or they won’t be sustainable.
Tomorrow on The Perna Syndicate, we’ll talk more about how the accommodations you request can be framed as a benefit not just to you, but to your employer. Take care and we’ll see you then!