For a few years now, I have had a side job at the local university as a proctor for various standardized tests. The last year or so, I have been lucky to get even one test a semester. I wasn’t sure if the university was cutting back or if they had just hired more people. The good news, I received my assignments for fall semester and I am assigned to three tests. Not bad considering I told them I wasn’t available at all the month of November (nothing interferes with NaNoWriMo).
Basically three Saturdays this fall I need to work from 7am-1 pm for a set fee that varies considerably with each test. I find the job a bit draining as I have to stand the entire time watching test takers like a hawk, but the money is decent.
I almost didn’t sign up for any of the test this semester, but changed my mind at the last-minute. I thought “if opportunity comes knocking for extra money then take it! Suck it up and spend a few mornings on your feet”.