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Teachers' side hussles

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by alexy132, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. alexy132

    alexy132 New commenter

    Dear TES Community,

    I am conducting a study about teachers' side hassles - whether you are a part time or a full time teacher, perhaps you run a side business (tutoring, exercise classes, etc) that makes money and gives you an opportunity for a more balanced life. It would be great if you could share it here or send me a private message.

  2. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    No doubt you will then be arranging a face to face interview to ensure the validity of your research and verify the authenticity of your respondees?
  3. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    What is a side hassle - is that like a hernia ?.
    littledragon25, Pomza, nomad and 2 others like this.
  4. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    Never had time for any side hustles when I worked full time, apart from a temporary slot being paid to conduct the local choral society when they were between conductors.
    As for side hassles I had enough grief at work to ensure that I kept the peace outside work.
    agathamorse likes this.
  5. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Side hussies - the mind boggles.
  6. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    That's how I read the title as well. What a disappointment when I clicked on it:(
  7. CWadd

    CWadd Star commenter

    You entitle this thread side hassles, and then ask about our side hussles?

    Hassle - irritating inconvenience

    Hustle - can mean a state of great activity, or a fraud or a swindle.

    Hussle - To move energetically or rapidly, or to act aggressively, especially in business dealings.

    Once you know what you mean, perhaps then you can start your research. I'm not sure how you came to the view that people do side jobs (if that's the purpose of this) for a more balanced life. Teaching full time is hard work. Once you add in exam marking/private tuition, that's it, all time gone. Regarding part timers, most who do additional jobs do them to bring in money for their families. That's it.
  8. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Mrs B and I do online surveys. We do about £200 per month in spendable stuff with the occasional payment in kind which so far this year has had a value of £1k+
  9. mothorchid

    mothorchid Star commenter

    So @blazer I assume you will be filling in this research survey?
  10. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Only if it is paid:)
  11. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    During most of the 1990s I traded in TV/Film collectables whilst teaching full-time. I did a couple of collector's fairs a month and sold stuff by mail order, advertising a modest catalogue in the small ads section of a specialist magazine. It was all pre-internet and I did it because my work routine was fairly staightforward and there was no promotion available in the school. I earned the equivalent of a promotion from it each year and it was more enjoyable. It suited me to stay in the school so it all worked out nicely.

    Nowadays, having left full-time teaching, I run the eBay equivalent of the above whenever it suits me to, and I attend a collector's fair once a month selling vintage bric-a-brac that I buy up at auctions, car boots, and foreign flea markets. The appeal of it is I can turn it up or down according to whatever else I'm doing - it's a good gap filler because you've no obligations to anybody. At present I'm not doing much because I have other irons in the fire, but at some point I'll do more.

    I've earned a bit of money from freelance writing in the past, but I couldn't do it all the time. Not enough variety to keep my interest.
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  12. GirlGremlin

    GirlGremlin Occasional commenter

    I do catering shifts at wembley at the weekend to top up my income. Not so much a side hussle, but minimum wage unskilled labour to afford me a few nice treats. Also do exam marking and sell resources on Tes. Sell old clothes on Depop too, which makes barely anything but is satisfying to clear clutter.
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  13. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Have done!

    Edit-only joking.
  14. alexy132

    alexy132 New commenter

    That's very interesting! Thanks for such an informative account. Would it be ok to send you a message later on?
  15. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Star commenter

    A study for what purpose? Academic research, magazine article, personal interest?
  16. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    To be honest I've said alI want to say about it. I don't want to be a case study - too busy with my post-teaching enterprise at present.
  17. MissGeorgi

    MissGeorgi Occasional commenter

    I’m also a translator and run a small translation and proofreading business. I do proofreading of PhDs, scientific papers, etc.
    I exam mark for AQA (although getting fed up with this, rapidly)
    I do paid gardening for my parents in the summer which suits both parties.
  18. catbefriender

    catbefriender Lead commenter

    Reece, is that you in yet another iteration? o_O
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  19. ohsocharming

    ohsocharming New commenter

    I do private tuition. I have a colleague who drives for uber
  20. hhhh

    hhhh Lead commenter

    Just about had time to watch Hustle-that was about the last time I worked FT in a high school. As far as I'm aware, no FT colleagues have time or energy, unless they never see family/friends.
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