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BRADENTON, Fla.--May 19--During the day they're teachers, probation officers, and office managers. But at five o'clock they trade their pumps and ties for part-time togs.
A growing number of professionals who have full-time jobs are choosing to work part-time jobs, too. Although the extra money helps, most are taking on the extra work to fulfill their hobbies, learn new trades or get discounts at their favorite stores.
"At $4 or $5 an hour, part-time work won't even pay for my major finances," said Laura Jackson, who worked part-time at a clothing store. "My job gave me extra money to buy the clothes that I got at a discount."
The rationale behind working a part-time job varies as much as the people who work them, said Fran Grossman, owner of Career Direction in Tampa.
"A lot of people work part-time jobs just to meet their interests," Grossman said. "They find that their full-time professional jobs might meet their financial needs, but not their …