Taking On Two Jobs
By DENNIS NISHI
Although moonlighting sounds like a good way to earn extra income or make up for pay cuts, career experts say workers should think twice before taking on a second job.

one of 7.3 million Americans that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says hold more than one job simultaneously.

Although moonlighting sounds like a good way to earn extra income or make up for pay cuts, career experts say workers should think twice before taking on a second job. The additional load can increase job stress, lead to burnout and potentially jeopardize your day job. So it’s important to plan carefully and factor in time and expenses like commuting and child care.

Employees should review their employment agreement and handbook for rules about taking on a second job.