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Posted 02-03-2014 at 11:47 AM by OANST
I got a second job, and started that this morning. The last year has been financially difficult. Long distance dating, moving in together in a new place out in the country, pretty far from my job, trying to keep everybody from feeling like we can't do anything other than just sit in the house. I'm the happiest now that I can ever remember being. I have never loved an adult person the way that I love Stephanie, and I never imagined that I would. But I've been so stressed about money, that I can't enjoy it as much as I should. Soooo, second job it is.

I'm delivering newspapers in the morning before going in to work. I get up about 2:00 a.m., pick up the papers, bag them, and start driving my route. Not exactly hard work, and I'm pretty happy to be doing it. There's something deeply instilled in men that makes them want to provide, I think. Or maybe it's just my crazy puritanical upbringing. Either way, I can't be happy if I feel like my significant other feels in any way worried about money. Especially when that significant other is the type of person who gets excited going to the resale shop. The woman has no interest in spending money. She clips coupons, scours Craigslist, and uses as little money as possible to create the most amazing things, and to clothe herself, the kids, and me too. If I felt like she couldn't do that because I'm not bringing in enough money, it would drive me crazy. She does way too much to not be able to have things that are hers, to not be able to do what she wants to do. She makes me too goddamn happy to be stuck in a house all day with kids with no escape. So, yeah. Second job. I may be tired, but I can do this for us, I should do this for us, and I'm going to do this for us.
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Varrok's Avatar
Do you sleep?
Posted 02-03-2014 at 01:06 PM by Varrok Varrok is offline

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OANST's Avatar
Two to three hours at home at night. About an hour on the floor of my office at my real job once I finish the route. I's a little sleepy.
Posted 02-03-2014 at 01:10 PM by OANST OANST is offline

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Posted 02-03-2014 at 01:20 PM by Varrok Varrok is offline
Updated 02-03-2014 at 01:23 PM by Varrok

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OANST's Avatar
That's more or less what I'm doing, except I only actually get the opportunity twice.
Posted 02-03-2014 at 01:51 PM by OANST OANST is offline

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Mr. Bungle's Avatar
Driving around that late at night can be pretty nice too.

Nice job. Your girlfriend seems really sweet as well.
Posted 02-03-2014 at 02:36 PM by Mr. Bungle Mr. Bungle is offline

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Bullet Magnet's Avatar
Do you at least get to sleep on the weekend?
Posted 02-03-2014 at 06:00 PM by Bullet Magnet Bullet Magnet is offline

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OANST's Avatar
My normal job is six days a week, and the paper route is seven. So, no. Not really.
Posted 02-04-2014 at 07:38 AM by OANST OANST is offline

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Slog Bait's Avatar
How the fuck do you even get jobs

I've been going at it for a year and a half now with no luck
Posted 02-04-2014 at 10:32 AM by Slog Bait Slog Bait is offline

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OANST's Avatar
It's a lot easier to find a job when you already have one. Either lower your standards, or broaden your view of what you can do. Sales, and marketing jobs are always available. Fast food is always hiring. Look for businesses with high turn over rates, and be more dependable than the rest of the people they hire. Or, you could get a paper route. Like I did.
Posted 02-04-2014 at 10:38 AM by OANST OANST is offline

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MA's Avatar
that's great and everything but don't burn yourself out. you work to live, not live to work.
Posted 02-04-2014 at 02:41 PM by MA MA is offline

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STM's Avatar
Well as long as you're happy. I wish you all the best and I'm glad things are working out for you! Do make sure you get as much sleep as you can though, it doesn't take long for health problems to set in and get run down if your stuck on anything less than 7 hours a day.
Posted 02-04-2014 at 03:37 PM by STM STM is offline

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Job McYossie's Avatar
Glad things work out for you.
Posted 02-04-2014 at 09:14 PM by Job McYossie Job McYossie is offline

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OANST's Avatar
Today went really well. I know the route a bit better now, and managed to knock an hour off my time even though I was doing it in a massive snow storm.
Posted 02-05-2014 at 10:47 AM by OANST OANST is offline

 

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