After 2 years of pouring beer and handing out samples in stores I finally decided to call it a day.
The last job they booked me was a big box supermarket that had recently started to stock craft beer. It should have been an easy gig but this store seems to have a higher ratio of weirdos and assholes. After laughing off insults and rudeness, keeping a smile on while listening to some jokers superman fantasy (non-sexual but oddly violent) I decided that actually this wasn’t worth my time anymore.
I stuck out this side gig for 2 years (on top of a regular full time job). I initially took it because I love craft beer so it seemed like an easy way to make a little extra cash.
Over the years I’ve met some really amazing people. I have to say that craft beer people are some of the nicest I’ve ever met. But I want my weekends back! I need to spend more time with the love of my life and less time trying to convince green bottle beer drinkers to give IPA a crack.
A lot of bloggers will try convince you to get a side hustle. They are after all a brilliant way of bringing in extra cash and if you are smashing down some debt its bloody brilliant but unless you are some kind of stamina machine its going to eventually take its toll. However 2 years worth of extra income have certainly helped us get ahead with our investing.
I’m not ruling out going back to working a second job, I’ll always keep my eye out for something interesting and I’m lucky enough to not need the income so I can be picky about what I do and leave before I get too burned out or jaded.
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