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AIBU to think it's fine for me to have 2 jobs?

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ImJustWondering Fri 17-Mar-17 18:58:15

I have a full-time job as a civil servant, but I've just accepted a full-time job in public relations as well. I know I can fulfil both roles perfectly well - luckily the civil service job is flexitime, which means I can do that work in the afternoons, while I do the PR stuff in the mornings.

Please don't think I'm doing this because of the money! I'm not actually short of cash, because as well as this I do a bit of freelancing a few evenings a year, which brings in a decent amount of cash, and I also earn a few quid from a family trust fund.

I'm doing it because I think I have so much to offer the world of PR! But I'm also a great civil servant, so I don't want to disappoint people by handing in my resignation there.

AIBU to think people shouldn't criticise me by suggesting I shouldn't be doing all this?

PenguinLife Fri 17-Mar-17 18:59:14

Hi George grin

fairiedemon Fri 17-Mar-17 19:02:32

What is your definition of full time? My full time job demands a minimum of 50 hours a week so I wouldn't be doing two of them! I would also question the ethics involved as there are bound to be times when the two commitments clash and one of your roles is funded out the public coffers.

fairiedemon Fri 17-Mar-17 19:02:58

Oh. I fell for that one blush

MyOtherNameIsTaken Fri 17-Mar-17 19:03:42


TheNaze73 Fri 17-Mar-17 19:03:52

Go for it. If you have the time & the flexibility, fair play to you

intheknickersoftime Fri 17-Mar-17 19:06:15

Yanbu OP, you go for it hun. Sod the haters xx

Gazelda Fri 17-Mar-17 19:09:20

You are an inspiration! In fact, you sound like Super--man--woman - I bet you juggle kids and a long commute too!

GideonOsborne Fri 17-Mar-17 19:10:42

Yanbu this all sounds perfectly fine to me.

RazzleDazzle3 Fri 17-Mar-17 19:11:47

George - I'm sure you can manage it, you did so well in your last job too, I'm sure hmm

ALittleMop Fri 17-Mar-17 19:12:21

Och you'll be grand, surely the PR thing will only be a couple of hours of a morning anyway.

Want2bSupermum Fri 17-Mar-17 19:13:31

Two jobs fine. Six jobs.... who are you kidding?

Bloopbleep Fri 17-Mar-17 19:13:43

You come here stealing all our jobs...

StewPots Fri 17-Mar-17 19:15:04


Gottagetmoving Fri 17-Mar-17 19:17:27

Hmm,...not sure.
Were you not demoted from a higher position in your civil service job because you were incompetent?

ifyoulikepinacolada Fri 17-Mar-17 19:27:29

Totally fine - I'm presuming you have extensive PR experience and there isn't anyone better qualified for the role anyway!

Haters gonna hate but u do u bbz ur sooooo inspirational x

ImJustWondering Fri 17-Mar-17 19:31:22

I would also question the ethics involved as there are bound to be times when the two commitments clash and one of your roles is funded out the public coffers.

shock shock shock

How can you POSSIBLY doubt me?

Miniwookie Fri 17-Mar-17 19:32:52

I'd say if you can fit two 'full time' jobs into the working day then neither of them are full time (especially as one requires a long commute) so you should have your pay pro-rata-ed to reflect your part-time status.

megletthesecond Fri 17-Mar-17 19:35:38

fairie so did I for a moment!

ATruthUniversallyAcknowledged Fri 17-Mar-17 19:37:08

Who really we talking about? I feel this is something i need to know more about.

ATruthUniversallyAcknowledged Fri 17-Mar-17 19:40:25

Ah. Got it. That didn't take much googling.

PrincessFiorimonde Fri 17-Mar-17 19:41:20


Six jobs - really? Think I lost count on my fingers and toes, where I do all my adding up

Knifegrinder Fri 17-Mar-17 19:42:07

I know it's not you, Gideon, because you wouldn't consider any of that in the least unreasonable, you Tory scum.

SpaghettiMeatballs Fri 17-Mar-17 19:42:56

Won't you find the commute between Cheshire and London tough or do you intend to solve that by simply never going to Cheshire?

The80sweregreat Fri 17-Mar-17 19:43:34

Hello Gideon, glad i dont live in your constituancy.

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