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

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 37
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637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I would still work, but not at what I’m currently doing. I would go to full-time volunteer work. Fiance and I discuss this all the time, the whole “if we won the lottery” scenario. Comfortable is being able to pay for things without worrying about where, when, and how you’ll get the money to pay for them. Having a cushy savings account or investments would also factor in.

Post # 38
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483 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Heck yeah I would quit & do something more fulfilling!

Post # 39
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1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I want to not work or only work part time when we have kids. I just know I’ll be overly protective. I also don’t want some random person to see my kids first steps, etc. Right now I’m really sick so I’m not working as much, but i’m still volunteering and doing freelance work. If soem reason my partner started making a ton of cash, I’d still do the freelance work and volunteer. I love the place I volunteer (over 6 years!) and don’t know why I’d ever stop. When I’m busy I am not able to give as much time, but I love the flexibility.

Post # 40
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

From a financial standpoint, I could stop working if I didn’t want to and our lifestyles would be pretty much the same, prob won’t be able to go on as many vacations as we do now, lol. But my salary is like bonus money, and we like having more.

BUT, I will always work, because I love what I do & having a career is very important to me.

My husband puts it this way, his job allows me to work in the field (non-profit) that I am most passionate about. I want to continue to grow, develop, and move up in this field and this is very important to me and for the future I want for myself.   

Post # 41
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Bee Keeper

I couldn’t be a house-wife; I don’t want children, and would be bored all day. There’s only so much you can do to fill your time. I also wouldn’t like not having my own money and being dependent on my OH.

Now, if we came into millions one day and could both quit work, that might be different, as we could enjoy each other’s company, travel, etc; although I want a career in academia, it’s my dream, so even then I don’t think I could quit completely; maybe go part-time though or work ‘free lance’ (eg speaking at conferences and so on or covering maternity leave, but not working full-time for one institution).

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We are fortunate enough to be in this position, and I will never stop working…I would end up gaining a ton more weight and being bored outta my mind…plus then my fiancé would prolly get sick of me! Haha! I have my dream career…I couldn’t be happier; the people I work with are so smart it’s insane….they’re really good people and I love where I work…i can’t leave…besides, I save lives for a living…that cancels out any littering or other bad things I do… 🙂

Post # 43
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I guess it just depends on if I enjoyed my job or not. If so, I would want to work, but if I hated my job, I wouldn’t think twice about quitting.

Post # 44
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Honestly, no.  I would need some sort of daily adult interaction, whether it’s work, or volunteering, or something.  I could do the Stay-At-Home Mom thing for a couple years, I think, but  I’d want to get back to work as soon as the kids were in school.

Post # 45
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

No I would definitely want to work. Atleast a few days a week.

Post # 46
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I absolutely would not work. it’s hard for me to do most things because of medical conditions, and it doesn’t fit with my lifestyle/philosophy. However, I’ll work now so I can do everything possible to avoid having to work when my kids are young, because I think it’s critically important to be there with them all the time. 

Post # 47
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Not having kids, I would have to say no.  I was so bored being a stay at home wife and I just can’t get into doing a lot of charity work.  We also save way too much to probably ever be able to do that on one salary.

Post # 48
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1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

If I won the lottery, I would still work.  If my Fiance (soon to be wife!) was some tricked-out moneybags person, and said she’d provide for me… I would still work. 

But I am a scientist, and I don’t feel like I have a job most days.  If I wasn’t “working” I’d still be at home reading science journals and trying experiments. Lol. My job isn’t really a job, its my passion.

Post # 49
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would work part-time.  If I didn’t work, I’d volunteer. =)

I agree with pps saying that they’d be BORED out of their MIND.  I was unemployed for over a year and it nearly drove me insane.

Post # 50
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would never be a stay at home wife; no offense to those who are I just don’t see the need for it. If I had a special needs child I most definetly would stay home but other than that I would still work PRN or PT. I worked my rear off for my degree and I have to keep in the field to keep up with all the changes as its an ever evolving field. I refuse to just let that slide.

Post # 51
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2007

I would at least work part-time.  I wouldn’t want to stay at home the whole day, especially considering we don’t have kids yet. 

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