I’m contemplating on applying for a part-time weekend position as a front desk team member at my gym. The pay is a bit over minimum wage (plus commission for any memberships I sell) and the shift is from 6AM to 12PM Saturdays and Sundays. The work wouldn’t be too strenuous and I probably could sit their and read a book for a portion of the time I’m on the clock.
The thing is, I don’t necessarily need the extra cash. I don’t have any debt and my 9-5 gives me enough income to make adequate progress towards my financial goals. The extra income would be able to pay off close to 50% of my monthly expenses however, since I’m living at home for the time being.
I’m just not sure if I should trade 12 hours of my free time for essentially and extra $500 bucks a month.
The angle I’m taking is that while I’m young and have few responsibilities, I should work a few extra hours and be as productive as possible so I can invest more. My Dad on the other hand seems to think I am better off spending me free time relaxing.
Thank you in advance for anyone willing to share their thoughts!!!