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    Moonlighting, also known as a Side Hustle or Side Gig, is an additional job that a person takes in addition to their primary job to supplement their income.

    Moonlighting may be done out of necessity, when one's income from their main job is insufficient to support them, or simply out of a desire to earn more. 

    Because most people used to work on their personal projects after working hours and most of the time it was late in the evening, therefore, it was termed moonlighting. 

    Is Moonlighting bad?
    Several companies say that moonlighting is cheating done by an employee with his or her employer. Recently Wipro fired several people for moonlighting.

    There is another group of people who think that moonlighting is the usual way how any human lives, this is because employers should not have the authority over what an employee pursues after his or her working hours.

    What is our take on this?
    Moonlighting is something natural in humans. Big companies like Google, Wipro, Microsoft, or even others would not have become if their "so-called" founders wouldn't moonlight their passion.

    Although it is wrong to compromise on your work and use your office resources for your own gain, using your own resources to moonlight and earn profits or start your own business is not wrong at all.

    Now some people will say that if you sign a contract with the companies you are working with that you won't provide support to any other business or employer. For them, we must say that you agree to all of Google's or Tick Tok's agreements but still you guys shout when they steal your data for your rights.

    Remember having your accounts on Facebook?

    Well, you have signed an agreement with them, and then you start shouting, and for your benefit, the governments have to take that matter into their hands and block those applications or social media platforms.

    It is really sad to see people on higher posts talk badly about moonlighting when they were also involved in moonlighting in their young days.

    Moonlighting is not a new term, and people for several centuries are doing it, but it is because of some of the executives in the modern world, who don't like to see other people also making the same amount of money that they do.

    Therefore, they fire other people who are found moonlighting.

    It will be better if candidates start rejecting company offers if those companies make an offer of less than 1,00,000 for entry-level positions because then only moonlighting will stop. If companies are not able to pay a good amount to employees, so they are in no way standing in rejecting the idea of moonlighting.