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Mimi J

Mimi J

Level 5·Senior Guest Experience Leader at Mcdonald’s Private Limited // HAN BAO BAO PTE LTD

01 Jul 2020

Career

Is working 2 part-time the same as working 1 full-time job despite I'm happier in working 2 part-time jobs rather than dragging my emotions and feeling stress at a full-time job?

My savings in my emergency funds are going down. From 18k to 10k and I feel like I have to do something lucky. I’m 26 yo and below, hence I opened a jumpstart account with Stan chart. However, should I find a full-time job? And if yes, I do need help to get one full-time job :) Thanks Seedly in advance!

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Micheal

Micheal

01 Jul 2020

Level 5·Marketing and Management at University of Essex

Yes in terms of salary, sometimes working 1 full-time job is the same as working 2 part-time jobs. However, as a lot of answers here already stated a full-time job comes with medical insurance, annual paid time-off, and the employer may pay tax and CPF for you.

I wanna share with you that if you think a job that is very stressful, it's probably not the career path that you should go with. You should redetermine your mission and your interests that will make you feel happy doing every day. If you think 2 part-time jobs bring enough money and free time for you to invest in more valuable assets in the future such as education, real estate, stock, or gold, you should go for that.

Personally, I would think it depends highly on your (i) career goals and (ii) financial health.

The exasperation that many fresh graduates or students face has been the fact that most of them have minimal job experience in the position that they are interested in applying for. The once golden promise of “study hard and get a good job” seem to ring hollow when people next to you are ALL degree holders competing with you in today’s pandemic job market. If it’s bad enough during normal times, the present situation seems even more dire for our young professionals.

So, I honestly think it's okay and smart of you to be holding two part time jobs at the same time--different skillset and experiences. Plus, you get to meet different people who might be able to inspire you on your next venture!

However, if you wish to have a go at working full time, do learn how to craft your CV and brush up your interviewing skills :)​​​

Rais M

Rais M

25 Feb 2020

Level 9·Accountant at SME

If we were to look at long term, a full time job is definitely better. You will get employee benefits, career progression and even potentially higher salary.

Andy Sim

Andy Sim

25 Feb 2020

Level 10·HR Professional at a Financial Institution

Go for full time permanent jobs if possible, you will be eligible for perks like annual bonus, inpatient/outpatient etc. As time passes you will realise your savings will increase greatly. Contract jobs are also good in that it gives you a stepping stone to try out the industry first to see if you like. Win win for both you and the company, just that the company may not convert you to a perm nearing contract end.

Jason Sing

Jason Sing

25 Feb 2020

Level 10·School Of Hard Knocks And Life at School Of Hard Knocks And Life

Personally, I feel that a full time job is better than two part time jobs. This is because a part ti...

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