I got a new job. Talked about this in the say anything thread yesterday but I am going to work part time as an aircraft mechanic.
I already have a full time job working for the federal government and went off of SSDI in June. I had to ask permission to take a second job and they have 10 days to approve it or not.
I will be on call outside of my normal working hours and on the weekends to go to the airport and work on planes. They are going to start me at $30 an hour. I worked as an aircraft mechanic for 6 months in 2017 and 2018 but they were only paying me $15 an hour. That’s why I got out of the business and took this federal job. This new job is only part time though. They said maybe I could do full time in the future if the company grows.
The guy said after a month or so if I learn fast and can go out by myself I will get $38 an hour. For each service call I will get a minimum of 4 hours of pay. So even if I only work on a plane for 30 minutes I still get paid for four hours. Of course if I work more than that I get that too but I also get mileage if they send me out of town. The guy said the average call was about 25 minutes like if a plane won’t start or something.
So long story short I will be working more than 40 hours a week. I don’t know how often they are going to call me yet. I am going to have to wait and see.
I have to go and take a drug test tomorrow. Was supposed to do that today but I was too busy at my other job.
This will be like a hobby I can get paid for but I don’t know if I will be able to handle extra work. I might have to quit or only do it on the weekends. My wife is already complaining she is alone all the time. She got used to me being home everyday.
Will let you guys know how I manage with two jobs. I have to buy some smaller tool boxes so I can keep my tools in my truck. My tool box is too big to drive around with it always in there. I will also have to carry two sets of work clothes with me to go from job to job.