ASK HR: Why is my boss not happy about my side hustle?

My employer recently discovered this and was very mad at me, accusing me of using the company computer and internet for self-benefit. GRAPHIC | FILE

What you need to know:

  • Not to scare you, but yes, he is justified especially if what you are doing is prohibited in your contract.

Q. For the last few months I have been having a side hustle which has greatly eased my financial burdens. My regular employment does not pay much, hence the reason for the side job. My employer recently discovered this and was very mad at me, accusing me of using the company computer and internet for self-benefit. Mark you I have never failed to deliver on my job and I only do this side assignment on break time and after work. He has threatened to let me go. Is he justified?

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