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The Best Part-time jobs You can get Today...

Updated on September 19, 2011

Looking for a part time job? The following are areas where you might just find the best deals. I call them the best deals because as you will soon find out, some of them are actually so easy to get into as competition is guaranteed to be always low or almost inexistent!

You may not believe it but some of them do not require so much skillfulness on your part. Just your ability to adapt to sudden changes and read situations correctly and following some laid down rules might be all you need. You may not even have any need to write an application letter.

So if you are now ready to end your search for a part time job, let me point you to the right way.


There are always job openings in this area. Somebody will always need somebody to watch somebody! You don’t even need much qualification or training or expertise to get ahead here. Your job duty is well defined and you will only need to be reporting to your boss who may also your contractor who is actually paying for your time and experience. All you need is your ability to have your ears to the ground and your eyes on the target all the time. There might be situations where you will need to be watching a group of people.

To do this job effectively, you may also have to be staying awake at odd times and you may also have to do lots and lots of pretending such as reading newspapers when you don’t even have any need to look at the news.

But that is not all that bad news after all it’s just a part-time job, remember?

You will also need to watch your back or have someone trustworthy to do that for you. You need to watch out all the time to make sure that you are not found out because once that happens; you might just have a lot of explanations on your hands to do to whom it might concern.

That would be all.


Your endurance is going to be tasked and your elastic limit will be pushed well beyond its limit by the same people whom you are not supposed to spank to hell if they misbehave after all you are responsible for bringing them into the scene and you know what…?

You are not expected to snap! That’s about the only drawback I can see for now. Oh, one other thing, you may not be resigning so soon.

Do you think you can do this job? I mean, perfectly well or at least to the best of your abilities like many other adults are doing at the moment? Then consider yourself employed at once.


If you are the type that always wants immediate financial gratification from the jobs you do, then you might not like this job that much because instead of getting paid, you pay! But then don’t look so far because after some years of sitting your ass off on the seat and going through some rigorous trainings that involves you reading some materials and writing some tests and examinations in the end, if you do everything right, you might just be on your way to eternal glory as more permanent jobs will surely come calling…

The only problem is whether you will be able to commit all that time and hard work.

Soccer referee

You only have to be able to be physically fit. And mentally alert too. You should be able to run around the entire football field in just at least 90 minutes in any direction the ball directs. You should also be capable of making quick unbiased decisions so that nobody will later open your file and accuse you of match fixing.

In this type of part time job, there’s every possibility that you might be considered unfair and that might cause things to get out of hand which might lead to your being mobbed or even hackled on the papers and your sense of judgment seriously questioned.

But take heart my friend and don’t be afraid. It doesn’t happen every day but that does not mean it cannot happen.

Oh, I almost forgot, you should also be able to master at least two or more international languages that must include at least include English. If you can do all these things, you are qualified to apply.


I know that people who do this type of job need more than they are getting which is usually their weekly or monthly salaries and nothing else.

Your job duty here is not well defined simply because your job only starts when some other person commits an offence.

But then, there is a little cause for alarm. Your job duties are not exactly defined. Sometimes you may have to seat in a car and do nothing but wait for long hours. Sometimes you are on the street chasing some badass. Sometimes you may be seating in the office trying to figure out how some event/s happened even though you were not physically there when it happened.

I know you may not like it but if you are anything like me, I wouldn’t mind because as far as something really terrible never happens, I am good! That is one reason my top prayer point everyday if I am doing this type of job is to pray to my heavenly Father to make sure that those no good doers won’t not even think about it…today!


You will be known as the last man in your defense line. You need to be agile and mentally alert all the time so as to make sure that the whole house does not collapse on you. Your reflexes are expected to be superb at all times. Your skills that will be tested most of the time is your ability to rely on yourself and cover up for the mistakes of others even though you were supposed to be a team. That is why you always have to wear a different jersey or outfit as a reminder to show that you are a little bit different and special, if you like.

If you are good, then be ready to face absolutely NO competition through your active duration.

But then…

No matter what you do, you will more than likely to be remembered as a villain here than a hero on any bad day and that day can never be predicted.


Many people who decide to go this way are not so satisfied with their results either because their expectations become something else when they finally settle down on the job. I pray this will never be your portion, say amen!

If you enjoy the stimulation of seeing the same set a people every week day for quite a long period of time and you love the idea of the secret knowledge that these people all bear different characters waiting for you to be explored, then you are qualified.

Also, if you don’t mind becoming a public speaker and demonstrator at the expense of losing your voice due to extreme exercising of the vocal chords almost on daily basis, then you can do it.

If you don’t mind fretting over discovering that after talking for so long in trying to explain one or two things to some other person, this person might still have the guts to surprise you by saying something like, “’xcuse me Sir, can you start from the beginning…please ”, then you might have landed yourself a very good opportunity.

Your success in this field will so much depend on the success of the other people as regards to the speed with which they get the knowledge (or whatever is it) you put across to them and the expected result you will always expect to see.

Problem here is that you never know what the end will look like.

Looking after the elderly

Staying with such groups of people might even be an intellectually rewarding experience as they might fill you in onto all aspects of life that you are still not so clear about from their deep wealth of experience.

They might tell you stories that you will develop one day into a thriller or bestseller. For sure! They might help you see the various ironies of life and failures that men bring upon themselves and they might help you learn the lessons that history is always teaching people.

But I must also tell you this…

First, the elderly will not bore you…at least to death! Please expect some quirks or oddities as well as childishness which may be irritating to you sometimes especially if you are the impatient type who does not know that it is actually nature that has bestowed it upon them simply because they have stayed around more than anyone else.

Looking after mental nutcases

Don’t think that because you are now going to be looking after such bunch of people that you will be contaminated. No. But…Well…it’s possible, you know?

Nutcases under heavy sedation will never harm you. They might even cherish your presence and stories and you will feel loved because that is exactly what it is supposed to be when you are actually helping those who can’t help themselves.

The only occupational hazard here is that you are working with nutcases. I guess you know what that means, huh?

So there you have it. Are you ready for it?

Hey wait! I think I forgot to mention something very important earlier on. That I said these part time jobs have low or zero competition does not mean that you will be having a walk-through. Nobody said these part time jobs ye seeking now is going to be easy. In fact, if you look at (most of, if not all of) them closely, you may suddenly discover that they are actually the hardest jobs on the planet!


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    • Emmyboy profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Nigeria

      You can say that again and again, Leslie.

      Thanks for your time.

    • LeslieAdrienne profile image

      Leslie A. Shields 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      Hysterical..... loved every word... Thanks for sharing and God Bless you

    • Emmyboy profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Nigeria

      Please Lisa, when you really get going, please don't spy on me. Hahaha...

    • lisa42 profile image


      7 years ago from Sacramento

      Spying? Well, that's a career choice I hadn't considered. Do I need to write my resume in invisible ink?

    • Emma Harvey profile image

      Emma Kisby 

      7 years ago from Berkshire, UK

      Haha - thank you Emmyboy.

    • Emmyboy profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Nigeria

      It's your choice Emma. I hope you had the best of times working in those fields?

      Anyway, any day you finally decide to put on your shirts and shorts to run on the pitch as a ref, please don't fail to notify me so that I can enjoy the show...

      Thanks for reading.

    • Emma Harvey profile image

      Emma Kisby 

      7 years ago from Berkshire, UK

      I have worked with the elderly and also with 'mental nutcases'! I think I should try something new now - like your idea of being a soccer referee. It seems appealing somehow...;)


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