In a perfect world, we would only take on side jobs because we really wanted to. Unfortunately, wage stagnation means that many workers take on side jobs (or even second full-time positions) in order to make ends meet. Working too many hours is never recommended, but side jobs can have their benefits (assuming you still have some downtime in your schedule). Let's take a look at some of pluses.
Unemployment is down, but the market is still tight. It's understandable for new hires to feel so happy to have a job, that they're reluctant to push for more money. Here's why you should still negotiate your salary -- and how to do it.