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Pampered Chef: How do you work a full-time job & PC?

  1. jj16

    jj16 Member Gold Member

    Hi All! As many of you know I'm pretty new to PC. I have read the other threads and didn't see anything that would answer my question so I was hoping for some input. I Have really been struggling getting started. I've been looking for a full-time job and wasn't planning on going back to truck driving but the money is good. I may have a job as a truck driver but I'm not sure how I'm going to coordinate any shows I may get from the farmer's market I have planned for the summer. I've worked for this company before and I'm pretty sure they'll let me have the one day a week plus conference off. I still would like to do PC full-time eventually but right now I'm hurting for a decent income. How do you guys and gals do weekend shows? I wasn't planning on doing weekend shows because that is my time with my boyfriend but I may have to. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks. Judy.
    Apr 9, 2009
  2. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

    The only weekend shows I do are Saturday Brunch shows. Weekends are family & church time for us, so I don't want to compromise any of that.

    But, when I do a Saturday Brunch show, it starts at 10:30 or 11, and I'm done by 1-2pm. That way, I don't feel like I've given up my whole weekend. I have Sat. afternoon and evening, and all day Sunday! After that Sat. Show, I typically don't do any other PC business for the rest of the weekend.
    Apr 9, 2009
  3. DessertDivaFL

    DessertDivaFL Veteran Member Gold Member

    Judy, I have a full-time job with set hours so it is easier for me to schedule shows. I have something scheduled every Saturday (show, farmer's market, flea market, or event). I do not want to do any Sunday shows because I need to set aside a day for family.
  4. PCCHeather0506

    PCCHeather0506 Member Silver Member

    Like Danielle I also have set hours each day so I typically schedule my shows for after work and then I do Sunday shows too....but then my family day is Saturday! I usually do 11am brunchs or 1pm shows Sunday so then I'm home for Sunday dinner with my family as well! It's not easy to balance working ft, doing pc and finding time to spend with your family...but I'm hoping if I build up my business good, when we have another baby I'll be able to work pt and do pc...I love my ft job so I'm not sure I want to give it up completely...but I would love to be home with my kids and have a little bit more flexibility with my regular job!

    I have to say the nice thing about having Pampered Chef...and it's probably my FAVORITE thing about it....it's there when you need it! So if you need to work ft and not do as many shows right now bc you need the hrs and steady money...then do it! Some day down the road maybe you'll be able to do pc ft....but it doesn't work for everyone in all situations! You have to do what's best for you RIGHT NOW!! GL and just remember PC will always be here for you!
  5. Crystal Patton

    Crystal Patton Advanced Member

    I ONLY do weekend shows. My show times are Friday evening (OK OK, that's not technically the weekend LOL), Saturday at 10am, 2pm or 6pm and Sunday at 2pm or 5pm. I don't usually book all of them every weekend, but one weekend I did have a Friday evening show, a Saturday morning & evening show and a Sunday afternoon show. It was all about being prepared a head of time, I did feel it was worth it as I earned enough to make my house payment in one weekend.
    Remember to schedule what works for you, people will book with you on your schedule, when ever that may be. Good Luck!!
  6. Veevahchef

    Veevahchef Director Silver Member

    I work 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday. i do 2-3 shows a week, one or 2 on weeknights, one every second weekend. Works out fine.
    Apr 10, 2009
  7. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

    I work a verry strange schedule. Some days 2-10, some days 3-11, some days 8-5 and some days 9 to 6 or 7 or 9 or whenever ...

    So I only do shows on weekends ... those rare weekends when I'm not working. I also do a lot of book shows and use my cel phone to call customers. Oh, and a fair amount of fairs ...

    Right now the biz is on the back burner while I adjust to new responsibilities at work.
    Apr 13, 2009
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