My job is driving me nuts but I haven't been able to quit because I am unable to land another job. I am trying to find alternative solutions besides just quitting and being unemployed as, well, not being able to land a job WHILE employed does not give me any confidence to land a job while unemployed.
I am trying to come up with a list of temp jobs that I can potentially do, WITHOUT prior experience, that can cover 1500-2000 or so in expenses (after tax) a month. I am hoping to see if you guys have any ideas of jobs that meet the following requirements:
- Day time hours (I can't do night shifts - unless it ends before 2AM).
- Does not require prior experience. Even jobs like bartending, waitressing, etc... I am sure the supply is greater than demand so preferential treatment will be given to people with good experience/references.
- I can be honest with the employer and say that this is a temp job or I don't plan to make a career out of it. Basically I don't have to lie about anything.
- Also, since I have a master's degree and likely non-relevant job experience I need a job that doesn't care too much about you being "over qualified" or other non-sense (like amazing personal story) as long as you have the necessary skills. The real story is I just need something to hold me over/survive. (I don't want to come up with some BS like this is my dream job, I've always wanted to pivot to this career, or some sob/pity story, etc...)
- I am open to spending $1000-2000 and any amount of time to gain any certification needed - as long as the probability of landing a job afterwards is greater than 90%. Also I'm willing to spend more, up to 10K if the prob of a job is even higher.
- I have prior coding experience in R and Python (not at the level of a developer) but at a level of a data scientist.
So far I've only been able to come up with the following:
- Uber driving (and other delivery based stuff) - this seems to be the most possible one, although it would increase my monthly expenses as I would have to get a car. I also have a tough time pinpointing exactly how much one could make working 6-8 hours a day and a bit on the weekends.
- I've looked into stuff at hospitals (I have no issue being in the frontlines and dealing with Covid or any other job that puts mine in danger), but once again, I'm a bit jaded by education and certificates (I have BS, MA, some decent certifications and they have gotten me nowhere). So while I'm willing to spend more money on "education", it has to pay off this time around. In other words, I am totally open to hospital jobs - I just don't know if I can get one if I went and got a certification and don't have some amazing story about Mom passing away due to Covid and that hit me hard so I want to make sure no one else loses their mom.
- Something to do with coding since I can already code in Python/R a bit, so it wouldn't be too hard to go to one of those "camps" and learn how to develop. But once again, it has to pay off. I can't keep padding letters to my name and get nowhere.
Any suggestions would be great. Thanks for the help.