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New generation of SAVIES

A new term has been coined to describe a generation of people who are taking on a second job without a fixed salary, according to Bradford & Bingley.Secondary and variable income workers, or SAVIES, take on a second job for a number of reasons. Eleven per cent of SAVIES are forced to do a second job to pay the bills, while 19 per cent of people say that a second income allows them to fulfil their aspirations.Twelve per cent of SAVIES hold down a main job and run their own business on the side, while 20 per cent of people get extra income through shares and commissions.The top secondary jobs show the full range of reasons for taking on extra work. Most people who want to follow their dreams take on a carer's role on the side.For those who need extra money, mystery shopping, cleaning jobs and marking exams are the most popular ways of earning additional cash.

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