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a new part-time job

January 3rd, 2017 at 01:22 pm

I did it. I started doing taxes for HR Block part-time. I'm not sure if i'll do this long term. I think I'd like something year round. But this was a break into working again after not working since June 2010. It's minimum wage and I'd have to work next year in order to be able to get the minimum wage and then commission on number of returns done. Thus the high turnover rate of 1st year tax preparers. But with the continuing education prep I've at least made $250 and it's paid for the $149 course.

My next step? I am thinking of studying online to get a realtor license and hopefully landing a job as a redfin touring agent. I prefer doing that sort of realtor work than selling or buying homes.

Perhaps i'll end up doing what I trained for again one day. But for right now I'm liking this part-time gigs. The only problem is I'm trading babysitting since I'm working nights from 5-9 and DH has trouble getting home by 4:45 so a friend is watching the kids for an hour and I'm watching hers during the day. Phew.

5 Responses to “a new part-time job”

  1. Beawealthywarrior Says:

    A couple of years ago I worked part-time at Liberty Tax and really enjoyed it. The information that I learned was very valuable towards completing my own taxes. I went with them over H&R Block because the training was free.

  2. Dido Says:

    I started my financial career doing taxes at HRB. It's a good way to get into it. The practice cases and shadowing a mentor at the start were helpful and I enjoyed taking advantage of the CPE.

    Combining it with a real estate license sounds like a good idea. Good luck!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Glad to hear it is going well. You don't get commission unless you work two seasons? It's too bad it doesn't pay more than minimum wage. Frown

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That sounds like a good way to get your feet wet / back into working.

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Congratulations Smile.

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