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I already have a job but there is a temprary job lasting exactly 4 weeks which I am thinking of applying to. In my normal job I have 4 weeks of paid holiday.. and I am kinda strapped for cash at the moment so I am considering taking my paid holiday for the duration of this other temporary job..

Am I allowed to do this legally?

The whole point would be to still recieve my salary during my paid vacation, but also earn money from this temporary job.. It would mean making a lot of money for a month and sacraficing my holiday allowance for the rest of the year but I think it would be worth it, if it is indeed legal. I have no idea about swiss working laws

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Hello,


I already have a job but there is a temprary job lasting exactly 4 weeks which I am thinking of applying to. In my normal job I have 4 weeks of paid holiday.. and I am kinda strapped for cash at the moment so I am considering taking my paid holiday for the duration of this other temporary job..

Am I allowed to do this legally?

The whole point would be to still recieve my salary during my paid vacation, but also earn money from this temporary job.. It would mean making a lot of money for a month and sacraficing my holiday allowance for the rest of the year but I think it would be worth it, if it is indeed legal. I have no idea about swiss working laws

Thanks
Yes, you can have a second paid job and, as long as it doesn't interfere with your main job, they won't complain at all. I'm doing something similar at the moment with the full knowledge of my primary employer and they're quite happy with it.

Your employer (for the temporary job) would be responsible for checking the legality of employing you, in regards to work permits and qualifications, but if you're already working in Switzerland with the appropriate residence/work permit, it should be fine.

Just remember to declare the second income for tax purposes and you're covered from your side.
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Re: Am I allowed to work a second temporary job during my paid holiday?

Check the contract with your main employer. IIRC I was told to advise my employer, but I didnít need permission.
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Re: Am I allowed to work a second temporary job during my paid holiday?

Hi thanks for your reply I am on a B permit so I do have the right to work already. About the tax though, normally I am just subject to withholding tax, so would I still have to inform someone or would it automatically be deducted from both jobs?
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Hi thanks for your reply I am on a B permit so I do have the right to work already. About the tax though, normally I am just subject to withholding tax, so would I still have to inform someone or would it automatically be deducted from both jobs?
The first employer withholds tax from your first job, the second employer for your second. Just be sure they do that, then your responsibility is covered - it should be listed on your payslip.
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Re: Am I allowed to work a second temporary job during my paid holiday?

To avoid surprises tell each of them how much you are making at the other place. Yes, you will pay more up front,but thatís better than getting a large bill at tax time.
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