for those that think we have enough time for second jobs..... thats probably true, theres a 3 or 4 day break where we can potentially do other stuff, rather than just a weekend break.
personally, i need a second job, we're spending more than we earn to the tune of £300 per month, and thats without tv packages, phone contracts etc!! im even down to one bike now, and about to move into a smaller place in an attempt to stop the money haemorrhaging (sp). as has been mentioned already, the moneys not great.
but..... i dont think i could physically do another job. our brigade have implemented a new shift system where i do either 96 or 120 hrs at a time, covering all shouts in that spell. believe me, when i get back i need those 3 or 4 days off!
the talk is that other brigades will be following suit soon as its a great money saver for them. 2 watches doing the work of 4, for a bit extra pay.
sorry, t'was off on a bit of a tangent to the pension subject but just the same as someone in a 'regular job' working their weekend. yes its possible, but would you want to/be capable of doing? wheres the quality of life? :-/