5 Tips to Help You Cope When You Have Two Part-Time Jobs

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Summertime is here, and while some folks are enjoying lazy days by the pool and beach vacations, others are working — sometimes more than one job. Although the idea of two salaries may sound great, keep in mind you'll have two bosses to please, two schedules to coordinate, and finding any solitude — or vacation time — may be next to impossible. If you're juggling more than one job this summer, time management is the key to your success. We checked in with experts for tips on how to survive the months ahead.

Plan ahead

With two part-time jobs, it can be difficult to strike the right balance between work and play, especially during the summer months, says Amanda Augustine, job search expert for TheLadders.

If there's a particular event or mini-getaway you want to fit into your calendar before fall, don't wait — put it on your calendar now, Augustine says.

"Depending on the roles you hold, it may be difficult to take time off if someone else is out at the same time. Request a couple days off towards the second half of the summer. While it may seem slow now, I can guarantee you'll enjoy a random day off here and there to catch up on your to-do list or just relax without any set agenda," she says.

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Put in your requests as soon as possible so you'll get the time off when you want it, because everyone needs downtime to refresh and focus on personal wellness and family, says Ted Karkus, CEO of Prophase Labs and founder of management consulting firm Forrester Financial.

"I am 100% committed to my work at all times, but family time is essential," Karkus says. "You've heard the mantra 'work hard, play hard,' and I think it rings true."