Saturday, February 4, 2012
Ways to make extra $$$$$
Ha, I know as a social worker no matter where you live, this thought is probably always on your mind.
I know it's on mine, especially because we live in such an expensive area and DH is self-employed......sometimes it seems like a really long time will go by before he gets paid from a job, which means I feel broke all the time or find myself dipping into savings to make ends meet.
Since I work F/T and have a child, I personally don't want to get involved with some kind of P/T job where I need to leave the house and after taxes only bring in a small amount.
So with that said, the timing couldn't have been more perfect for this because it is already part of what I am doing at work anyways.......my agency has really begun to push bonuses if we can get a client approved for the programs I work for within 45 days. We will get $500.00 (pre-tax!) for that. If we bring someone new on within 60 days, they will reward us with $250.00 (also before taxes).
It really is a great incentive, when sometimes our efforts to go above and beyond can feel unrecognized, and the best, helps out in terms of savings and paying off some debt.
I haven't qualified for one of these in awhile, but my boss reminded me earlier this week (I think he knew I was stressed and overall employee morale has been quite low). I unexpectedly realized I qualified for a $500.00 one from a client I brought on back in November!! Reviewing the recent cases I had worked on, I also saw I would've made the $250.00 one for several clients, but was off a week past the 60 days each time.........so this does give me an extra push to stay on top of my work.
What are some things you do to make extra cash?
Does your agency offer any kind of financial incentive?