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People who make a fortune on New Year's eve!

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People who make a fortune on New Year's eve!

Are you one of those people who make a killing on New Year's eve? I know a few friends who make a ton of money on new year's eve, here are a few examples:

-a coworker's mom babysits about 10 kids (an annual tradition for the last 6 years or so) at an average of $150 per kid! Her max is 12 kids, and she may max out this year too... so she could end up makin $1500 working from 8 PM to around 2 AM (some younger kids stay at her place until 8 AM)

-a friend works for a local small social club driving people to and from home. They give him a van and his base rate is $100 (from 9 to 2) and from there, every time he has to drive someone (per person) he gets $10 (all within close vicinity) so he ends up making about $250 to $300 working about 5 hours!

-A relative works for a pizza shop just for that one night and he makes a flat rate of $50 and then whatever he makes from deliveries. He Ends up with about $200 working from 8 to 12

-And last, my coworker's brother is an uber/taxi driver for that one night and working from about 6 PM to 4 AM, he makes close to $500!




Any idea to make some extra cash on NYE?

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I thought that this was going to be a thread about waiters/waitresses and bartenders. Aren't they the ones who work their butts off that night for a killer income?
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None of those are examples of making a fortune.
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Definitely not a fortune, but a very tempting gig for only a few hours of work rather than just get wasted and wake up with a hangover. Probably not something for youths, but someone in their 30s who already had their share of late night partying.

Only problem is, who will hire you for a 1 night gig :P
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I had the impression of like $10,000 +
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kneevase wrote: I thought that this was going to be a thread about waiters/waitresses and bartenders. Aren't they the ones who work their butts off that night for a killer income?
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Well these too of course but I meant those who do it just for one night as a gig
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kneevase wrote: I thought that this was going to be a thread about waiters/waitresses and bartenders. Aren't they the ones who work their butts off that night for a killer income?
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No they don't...Not for restaurants...For clubs...Yes a bit more
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I spend NYE with my beloved family. That makes me feel so rich and blessed.
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Woodbridge905 wrote: Are you one of those people who make a killing on New Year's eve? I know a few friends who make a ton of money on new year's eve, here are a few examples:

-a coworker's mom babysits about 10 kids (an annual tradition for the last 6 years or so) at an average of $150 per kid! Her max is 12 kids, and she may max out this year too... so she could end up makin $1500 working from 8 PM to around 2 AM (some younger kids stay at her place until 8 AM)


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Depending on the age of the kids your co-workers mom might well be breaking the law on number of kids she has under her care / supervision
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Fortune/"a killing" are obviously relative things... And none of those even come close to giving things up instead of spending time with friends and family. Maybe if I was a broke college student...

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I think anyone who has to work new year's eve just to make $500 or even $1,000 must be in pretty unfortunate circumstances to have to do this. Not really a personal finance issue IMHO.

On the other hand, I think there are alot of people (myself included) who have spent upwards of $500 to $1,000 on new year's eve events and then often regretted it in the end. This was especially true when I was in my 20s and single. Total waste of money.

Maybe a good personal finance lesson is to realize that spending money on New Year's Eve doesn't make it any more memorable. If I had saved all that money wasted on New Year's Eve over the years, I think I truly would have made a "fortune"
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gomyone wrote: I think anyone who has to work new year's eve just to make $500 or even $1,000 must be in pretty unfortunate circumstances to have to do this. Not really a personal finance issue IMHO.

I don't think it's all that bad. I mean New Year's Day is literally just another day in the year, there's nothing intrinsically special about it. There are plenty of people who could care less about New Year's and other holidays which are really just commercial holidays where businesses make a lot of extra cash.
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The Uber driver gig to me sounds like the most interesting. If you had nothing planned on NYE - why not? Make a couple hundred bucks, AND likely have a lot of cool stories to tell.

I wish I lived in a city that had Uber. I would drive for them occasionally just as a hobby.
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booblehead wrote: I had the impression of like $10,000 +
A high end escort going to a NYE event with someone may pull that in.
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GrandePike wrote: No they don't...Not for restaurants...For clubs...Yes a bit more
Every section in the restaurant is full, with at least two scheduled seatings, people are in a good mood and tipping 20%+, the restaurant cranks up the prices on its menu, but the servers don't do well? I don't get it. What am I missing?
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Well considering I am in bed and asleep before 12am, if I did want to make extra cash sure. But I'd rather sleep lol
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Messerschmitt wrote: Definitely not a fortune, but a very tempting gig for only a few hours of work rather than just get wasted and wake up with a hangover. Probably not something for youths, but someone in their 30s who already had their share of late night partying.

Only problem is, who will hire you for a 1 night gig :P
but but... new years is so fun. us grown ups need a break too =P
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I worked as a bartender when I was in university, on NYE I would go home with $1000-$1500 in tips. A normal weekend, I would bring home ~$500.
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gomyone wrote: I think anyone who has to work new year's eve just to make $500 or even $1,000 must be in pretty unfortunate circumstances to have to do this. Not really a personal finance issue IMHO.

On the other hand, I think there are alot of people (myself included) who have spent upwards of $500 to $1,000 on new year's eve events and then often regretted it in the end. This was especially true when I was in my 20s and single. Total waste of money.

Maybe a good personal finance lesson is to realize that spending money on New Year's Eve doesn't make it any more memorable. If I had saved all that money wasted on New Year's Eve over the years, I think I truly would have made a "fortune"
Or maybe its quite fitting...and they don't care.

E.g. Husband & wife stay home on nye and just hang out with the kids.
Or hey... let the kids hang out with other kids and charge the parents $150/night for babysitting... their parents get to party... other makes money and stays home as desired :)

New years is a party holiday anyways... not very signficant except as an observe holiday.jan 1 is the actually stat holiday. Most have it off and you can hang out with family then. :)

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