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Moonlight Jobs Listed
By Texas Teachers

According to the survey "Texas Teachers, Moonlighting, and Morale: 1980-2000," more teachers have extra jobs than 20 years ago but the number of hours worked is down.

The survey by Professor David Henderson of Sam Houston State University and Travis Henderson of the Windham School District, indicated that 28 percent of the 291 teachers who responded had extra jobs, compared to 22 percent 20 years ago. The number of hours worked per week, however, went down from 13.6 in 1980 to 11.6 in the most recent survey.

Seventy-eight percent of those who hold extra jobs felt it was detrimental to their performance in the classroom, compared to 64 percent 20 years ago.

Here are some of the extra jobs that Texas teachers reported as holding:

Counselor, farmer, rent houses, Air Force reserve, antique shop, office administrator, artist, lawn care, cabinet maker, sales clerk, teach night school, church choir director, coach, college instructor, Army reserve, newspaper delivery, tutor, service manager, minister, waitress and cake designer.

Also, child care, sales representative, contract writer, crafts, cosmetic sales, church organist, staff development, director Chinese/American school, cosmetologist, concierge, bus driver, stuff envelopes, telemarketing, test administrator, realtor, photographer, seamstress, stock trader, massage therapist, escort service.

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May 17, 2000
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