I just a installed a new outlet and powered it from an existing light switch. I replaced the single switch with a double switch.
Wiring: hot to black (common) double switch terminal. Black wire from light to one brass terminal. Black wire from outlet to other brass terminal. Neutrals connected. Grounds connected, then connected to green terminal on double light switch.
When breaker is restored, the light switch operates normally. The outlet is only powered when both the light switch is on and the outlet switch is on.
Why are both switches not independent?