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Encyclopedia > Day job

A day job is a form of occupation taken by a person in order to make ends meet while working another low-paying (or non-paying) job in their preferred career track. The archetypal example of this is the diner waitress who is working as a waitress for her "day job", while she tries to become an actress. Occupation may refer to: the principal activity (job or calling) that earns money for a person (see List of occupations, employment, profession, business) the periods of time following a nations territory invasion by controlling enemy troops (see Military occupation) the act of settling onto an uninhabited tract of land... US postage stamp, indicating the popularity of the diner. ... A waiter is a person who waits on tables, often at a restaurant. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ...


While many people do hold a full time occupation, the term "day job" is specific to those who hold the position solely to pay their living expenses while working on the job (their "other", not necessarily "night", job) they intend to eventually move over to entirely. A full time job usually has benefits (such as health insurance) and are often considered careers. ...


Notable figures who have worked in this configuration include the Wright brothers. The Wright Brothers, Orville Wright (August 19, 1871 - January 30, 1948) and Wilbur Wright (April 16, 1867 - May 30, 1912), are generally credited with the design and construction of the practical aeroplane, and making the controllable, powered heavier-than-air flight, along with many other aviation milestones. ...


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Instead, job seekers can create a profile, log in and just save jobs and can even print out a list when they are ready to begin calling potential employers.
If there is a certain company in your area that you think would have jobs available for your career or area of interest, it is a safe bet to go directly to their website.
The jobs will almost always only be available for members to view, although signing up to become a member doesn't usually require a fee, only to fill out an information form and create an identity and a password.
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