(Closed) Be honest! Would you keep working if you didn’t have to?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would absolutely still work.  I get bored staying home all day.  Plus, why wouldn’t you want to have the extra money.  I probably wouldn’t work full time, I’d split my time between working and volunteering.

The same goes for if we won the lotto – everyone I talk to says they’ll quit the next day but I’m 99% sure I would still work and try to keep my life as regular as possible.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I know I would not, no. Working full time, yes I would stop working. But would need to work part time for the pure fact that I would become bored if did not work. 

I was off 12 weeks for maternity leave, don’t get me wrong I love my son and love spending time with him but I need to keep active besides taking care of him. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Yep. I loathe working. I just get bored really easily. I wish jumping from job to job isnt so frowned upon.

If anything, I would love to work part time. For me, It is so hard keeping up with a house, working out, eating healthy, etc.

It is always rare to me to have a free weekend. Working is just such an inconevenience! lol

I would love to not work to keep up with the house, work on house projects, volunteer, etc. but of course, it’s not in the cards!

Post # 7
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2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yes, but I would worry less about what it paid and focus on what I want to do. Or I would apply for a different program in school.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Yes and no. If I knew that our family would be financially secure on just FI’s salary, I would leave my current job. I actually like my job and work with some really great people. I never dread coming here. But…if I had the freedom to pursue a more creative job (ie: a writer), I would definitely jump on that! I would love to have a career that was creative and allowed me to spend more time with my family.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper

If Darling Husband loved his job and/or was a trust fund kid and we had 6 or more figures in savings/trusts and had our house paid off, with more income going into retirement and enough play money, I’d quit in a heartbeat.

I know we could live on less, but I wouldn’t feel right, unless we were insanely well-off.  I’ve worked as soon as I could and if we were struggling, I couldn’t imagine not contributing to our household.  I’m also currently making more than Darling Husband – so that probably alters my thoughts on the matter (or feelings of it being impractical for us).

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Absolutely.  And we’re planning to do just this.  When we start having kids, Darling Husband and I both agree that we want me to be a stay-at-home mom to our children.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would quit in a heartbeat. Not working outside the home doesn’t mean you don’t get outside the home. I would do volunteeer work for all sorts of charities to which I would love to of more assistance.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

oops double post

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would still work. I have to have something to do or I get really bored. Also I would feel guilty that my husband would be working his butt off to support me, when all I am doing is sitting at home sitting on mine.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@julies1949:  I agree. I have no fulfillment at my job now. At least by volunteering I feel like I am making a difference.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

If we were secure that I means I would be traveling all over america showing horses.. so hell to the yes. If I couldn’t show horses, no, I am not working right now, and I am bored as all get out. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

we’re in the middle of this right now!

growing up as a little boy, Fiance says its always been his goal to make enough himself so that his wife could stay home with the children if wanted too. – so sweet.

i’ve been a nanny for a year now – in circumstances that are far from enjoyable. and working 10-12 hours a day 5 days a week. im beyond exhausted! Fiance started a new job last November and is making more now than he did at his old job + my salary combined. 

we’ve decided that i am able to leave the nanny job! I AM SO RELIEVED. im staying here until april finishes. and then spending the summer months at home with our 2 puppies wrapping up all of our weddding plans until august. once the wedding is completely paid off (aiming for may) – we wont have too much to worry about! 

right now, im not able to have children – but were not giving up on that miracle baby! so with less stress on me from this job, we’ll be trying more and praying! also using that time to look into adoption etc. but when kids DO come – were so satisfied knowing that ill be able to spend time with them and we’ll have family time! the way Fiance job is laid out, he can bring them to school and attend sporting events – we already thrive on all the family time we will get to spend together, breakfast in the mornings & etc! 

but once my children are old enough – toddlers or preschool – in school for sure – ill DEFINITELY want some type of job! ill get too bored! whether its a few hours a week or a few days. itd be so nice to do something that i enjoy! vs having to do it because it pays good money. ideally id like to go back to school & get my masters in counseling, then when we rebuild our new home, have an office in there and have clients come to me! 

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