Reply
  • Updated May 11

    I鈥檝e read overemployed.com and have done my research. Just interested in hearing any anecdotes on here.

    My first job called and asked if I want a company computer, keyboard, and mouse to do their remote work. They also asked for my internet provider and asked if I鈥檒l be able to plug a cable of theirs into my router. Should I be concerned if I鈥檓 doing all of the work from my second job on my personal computer?

    My second job is a part time job with flexible hours btw, but in a perfect world I want to do deep focus work that allows me to fit both into an 8 hour block

    UPDATE: the router thing never actually turned into anything, guess I'm in the clear for now

  • Kr0niic 鈽橈笍
    May 6
    1 reply

    Cable of THIERS into the router hell nah

  • Kr0niic

    Cable of THIERS into the router hell nah

    ik i hate this company but I need a foot in the door and expect to pivot after a few months.

    I'm trying to figure out if the VPN concentrator they give me can only track stuff through their monitors or not

  • May 7
    4 replies

    reddit.com/r/overemployed

    This subreddit is legit crazy. I think some of the stories are cap (there is one when dude said he was working 5 jobs and is making like 125k a month) but overall it's super interesting

  • Old Man Robin

    https://www.reddit.com/r/overemployed/

    This subreddit is legit crazy. I think some of the stories are cap (there is one when dude said he was working 5 jobs and is making like 125k a month) but overall it's super interesting

    Yeah ik see op鈥鈥檓 not tryna kill myself but if I can balance one full time and one part time with flexible hours then I want to maximize

  • May 7
    1 reply

    I been thinking about it but I feel like that s*** not healthy to be in front the computer so much

  • May 7
    1 reply

    Was doing it from Jan/March LOL. I was doing Helpdesk level1 and data consultant/engineer.

    F*** HELP DESK. I was able to do it only because of how chill my engineer role was.

  • May 7
    1 reply
    JohnCena

    Was doing it from Jan/March LOL. I was doing Helpdesk level1 and data consultant/engineer.

    F*** HELP DESK. I was able to do it only because of how chill my engineer role was.

    How much were you surveilled and how did you work around it?

    Were you using separate computers?

  • user

    I been thinking about it but I feel like that s*** not healthy to be in front the computer so much

    Ik if I end up pulling 12 hour days then f*** that but the goal is to fit everything into 8 hours (see OP)

  • May 7
    2 replies
    fiveprxstos

    How much were you surveilled and how did you work around it?

    Were you using separate computers?

    I was in training for both. But after training, I started slacking with the help desk one and help desk was incoming calls and that s*** got annoying and my boss got annoyed by me

    I was going to get fired legit within that week so I just quit.

    Was just a way to make some quick short time money

    Yup separate laptop LOL

  • May 7
    1 reply
    JohnCena

    I was in training for both. But after training, I started slacking with the help desk one and help desk was incoming calls and that s*** got annoying and my boss got annoyed by me

    I was going to get fired legit within that week so I just quit.

    Was just a way to make some quick short time money

    Yup separate laptop LOL

    Not to be a nag but u think I can get away with balancing the two given the info in OP? J1 is offering to send me monitors, a mouse, and keyboard so I鈥檓 hoping that as long as I keep everything from J2 delegated to my personal computer I should make out ok

    Honestly J2 has me on a part time retainer for 2 months and they鈥檙e gunna pay me well if I land a full-time w em, so I鈥檓 praying for this to work out lmao

  • fiveprxstos

    Not to be a nag but u think I can get away with balancing the two given the info in OP? J1 is offering to send me monitors, a mouse, and keyboard so I鈥檓 hoping that as long as I keep everything from J2 delegated to my personal computer I should make out ok

    Honestly J2 has me on a part time retainer for 2 months and they鈥檙e gunna pay me well if I land a full-time w em, so I鈥檓 praying for this to work out lmao

    I think you should do it for the first 2 weeks and see how it goes.

    That's how I did it

  • I thought work from home was cool but that s*** was killing me after first few months. Went to work at Apple.

  • May 7
    2 replies
    JohnCena

    I was in training for both. But after training, I started slacking with the help desk one and help desk was incoming calls and that s*** got annoying and my boss got annoyed by me

    I was going to get fired legit within that week so I just quit.

    Was just a way to make some quick short time money

    Yup separate laptop LOL

    help desk jobs are the worst remote jobs I've done lol

    stupid mofos ringing your desk at random hours, the last couple months of that job I'd troll the people on the phone honestly

  • May 7
    1 reply
    neon2

    help desk jobs are the worst remote jobs I've done lol

    stupid mofos ringing your desk at random hours, the last couple months of that job I'd troll the people on the phone honestly

    Even a year after moving on from remote help desk I cringe inside when a new potential customer is on the table for the help desk team and its like "500 calls per month, those are ezpz 5min calls"

    Yeah every 5min for f***in 8hrs while trying to work on projects and s***

    Thank god I escaped

  • May 7
    1 reply
    neon2

    help desk jobs are the worst remote jobs I've done lol

    stupid mofos ringing your desk at random hours, the last couple months of that job I'd troll the people on the phone honestly

    I used to put people on hold and go to sleep and take naps or go to grab food.

    It really is hell

  • dxz99

    Even a year after moving on from remote help desk I cringe inside when a new potential customer is on the table for the help desk team and its like "500 calls per month, those are ezpz 5min calls"

    Yeah every 5min for f***in 8hrs while trying to work on projects and s***

    Thank god I escaped

    yeah exactly

    like here is work to focus on but let me also break your focus by randomly having people ask you questions, I worked for a router/firewall brand so sometimes people would call in and have no idea what was going and just be upset and it would take so long

  • May 7
    1 reply
    JohnCena

    I used to put people on hold and go to sleep and take naps or go to grab food.

    It really is hell

    there were definitely times I'd wake up to the phone ringing lol

    I'd play Star Wars Battlefront when I'd get bored on the phone on night shifts people would legit take like 30 minutes to restart their routers and s*** I'd just be like hello? and they'd just be rambling

  • May 7
    2 replies
    neon2

    there were definitely times I'd wake up to the phone ringing lol

    I'd play Star Wars Battlefront when I'd get bored on the phone on night shifts people would legit take like 30 minutes to restart their routers and s*** I'd just be like hello? and they'd just be rambling

    fam you just gave me PTSD and I worked there for barely 2 months(1 month was training).

    F*** THAT JOB LOL. Helpdesk/Call center and Factory/Warehouse jobs are the absolute worst jobs ever.,

  • JohnCena

    fam you just gave me PTSD and I worked there for barely 2 months(1 month was training).

    F*** THAT JOB LOL. Helpdesk/Call center and Factory/Warehouse jobs are the absolute worst jobs ever.,

    yeah those jobs are soulcrushing and yeah I'd get a lil anxious when I'd hear an office phone even when I wasn't working

    I don't love my current job but it's so much better than that s*** lol

  • Old Man Robin

    https://www.reddit.com/r/overemployed/

    This subreddit is legit crazy. I think some of the stories are cap (there is one when dude said he was working 5 jobs and is making like 125k a month) but overall it's super interesting

    nigga had no life besides work

  • May 8
    1 reply
    JohnCena

    fam you just gave me PTSD and I worked there for barely 2 months(1 month was training).

    F*** THAT JOB LOL. Helpdesk/Call center and Factory/Warehouse jobs are the absolute worst jobs ever.,

    my WFH ended last friday

    i鈥檓 dreading going to work next monday

  • Soon as my work stops offering overtime I'm thinking of it. Got used to working 50/60 hours a week

  • Old Man Robin

    https://www.reddit.com/r/overemployed/

    This subreddit is legit crazy. I think some of the stories are cap (there is one when dude said he was working 5 jobs and is making like 125k a month) but overall it's super interesting

    this is really interesting

  • May 8
    1 reply
    peduxe

    my WFH ended last friday

    i鈥檓 dreading going to work next monday

    F***kng nightmare. WFH is the 馃悙 work environment

Write a reply...|