After working a full day at the stables of her horse transport and training business, Melissa Weiser heads to BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse.
But the 40-year-old from Los Angeles isn't grabbing a drink with friends. She works evenings as a waitress to make up for the dip in her business and to get health insurance.
"I can be pretty exhausted by the end of the day," she says, "but I manage by micromanaging every moment because I know I need to do both jobs well." Ms. Weiser is one of 7.3 million Americans that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says hold more than one job simultaneously.
Although moonlighting sounds like a good way to earn extra income or make up for pay cuts, career experts say workers should think twice before taking on a second job.
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