I have a friend who is in the Wedding Video business at a very well-known company. At that company, they are not allowed to take outside work as it is considered "competition." However, they pay a measly $14 an hour as a full-time editor. Of course the company is charging thousands for the finished product! So many of the editors take side jobs and hide it from the boss. Another friend is a personal trainer for a very prominent fitness organization. They charge $60 per hour for each session, but the trainer gets $18 an hour to train the person. They also don't get paid for hours that they are not training a person. They are also not allowed to take outside work. However, many do because it's hard to live on $18 an hour, especially if you only get paid for the hours you have a client and it's up to YOU to get your own clients. What is your feeling on companies that pay a measly wage AND don't allow their employees to take any outside work? Do they deserve to have their employees take side jobs? Should they be allowed to tell employees they can't make money outside of their company? Do employees who are making enough money working NOT need to work outside the company? What's your opinion?