How can I get a second job with Americorps?
May 11, 2012 3:25 PM Subscribe
My Americorps stipend turned out to be much less than I was initially told, by a lot. Is it possible to get a second job?
posted by frankdrebin to work & money (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
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As it turns out, the figure I was quoted as my AmeriCorps stipend was wrong, and now, having got my first paycheck, I'm realizing that I basically will have about 50$ a month after I pay my rent (I can't get out of my lease). Technically, with my AmeriCorps program you're not supposed to have outside employment or supplemental income (you're terminated if you're caught), but....how can they check? I got an offer to do some freelance writing, but it has to be on the books. Is there a way they can find out through my tax information, or is that private? I like this job and don't want to be fired (or have to quit), but I also need to make ends meet somehow and don't have any immediate option for something off the books.