To be honest, I want to agree with such suggestions that second job could help many of us in easing the burden of living cost, especially those living in the urban areas. Yes, second job (or more) can ease financial burdens for some.
Yes, it is good suggestion, and MANY are doing it, even without HIS suggestion. But it comes with a dilemma, a setback, if being caught, especially those working in government sector.
To certain organisations, it can lead to disciplinary action.
Even if not being caught, it also leads to segmented focus, depending on what kind of second or third job they are doing. If one having two jobs, it means he or she have to plan his/her time and focus to do the jobs. Failing which, it could lead to poor performance on either of job, or worse, both.
And of course, this does not include for bosses who requires more attention and focus from his/her subordinates once he/she knew that their subordinates have more than the current job.
Therefore, hats off to those who are doing more than one job, be it in parallel time (i.e doing another job while on official working hours of another job) or by doing it after one another. You have my upmost respect, and I wish you well.
However, here comes where some are pissed of with what comes after his suggestion of doing more than one job:
He gave example of his own, doing more than one job, which not every job is being paid as much as he currently receives (what more how he got to the job). For one, he is elected to be a MP. Secondly, he is appointed by our dear Prime Minister to be Deputy Minister.
As for the third, well, I am not sure if being a Ketua Penerangan UMNO have somekind of pay or salary. Ooops!?
Here is the thing YB (and his supporters and those who are in support of YB Ahmad’s arguments) – your suggestion is noble, BUT it was explained in rather unusual manner. Even in the tweet, you yourself has suggested that “as long as it does not effect (your original job) performance”, when the fact that we know, it is not easy to handle, with such kind of pay.
Specifically to government staffs, how many “urban legends” that we have heard staff doing sales, but giving poor service to the rakyat?
Yes, e-commerce business can be done as part of getting extra income. In fact, according to some research, Malaysia is the next e-commerce battleground.
The question is, how is one going to manage his/her time?
Question on the street: How many registered their second job income to LHDN? :p