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

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 67
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Bumble bee

I would quit immediately. I’d go back to school for the website and graphic design certificate that I’m after. I’d spend most of my days cooking, blogging, taking photos. And hopefully, doing freelance website design from home. There are so many things I love to do and want to do, but don’t have time to do because of work. I would still want to contribute to the household finances and I would definitely want to be productive every day, whether I had kids or not. But, I see no need to man my cubicle every day if I don’t have to!

Post # 68
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would still work.  If I hated my current job, I would go find one I liked, even if it paid next to nothing. I just need to be doing something, making a contribution somewhere and getting myself out of the house. I need to see other people and have a purpose (besides cooking and cleaining..ick)

That’s how I feel anyways 🙂

Post # 69
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Its important to me that I can look after myself and my family if anything happened so I would still work part time to keep up my skills / experience. 

Post # 70
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I honestly think I would still work. We don’t have kids yet, so my answer may change after that. I have just always loved having a job, and really enjoy working. I think it’s important for moms to maintain a sense of identity outside of the home, for the entire family’s sake. Even if it’s just a little something part-time, adult interaction and socialization is crucial, IMO.

With that said, it would definitely be nice to not have to worry about working to pay the bills… You could do something fun!

Post # 70
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I haven’t worked in almost 2 months due to an injury on the job (I’m a nurse.) and I AM SO FREAKING BORED!!!!!!!

I think with children I would want to work part-time….the only way I would want to not work at all was if FH made enough money for me to wake up, hit the gym with my personal trainer, go shopping, lunch with the girls, hit the spa, and then head home where I can meet up with my nanny and take care of the kids for the night 😉

Post # 71
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would stay home without a doubt, and probably never look back.  Although I do truly enjoy my career (it’s even part of my screen name for Pete’s sake), and I cannot complain about my job, my dream of being a nurse is steamed from practical reasons; in other words, this dream came from using my brain. On the other hand, my dreams of being a stay at home wife and mother, well, those dreams are the dreams that I was born with, dreams that are embedded into my soul.  In other words, dreams that came straight from my heart.   However, my job has consistent income with a guaranteed check and health insurance, something his job never will have.  The day pigs fly health care is free to everyone, I’ll put in my months notice in, go home, help my husband in the barn/field, and do the dishes with thee biggest grin on my face. 

Post # 72
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

My husband and I live very comfortably and we could get by on his salary just fine but to me, working full-time is worth all of the extras we’re able to have and do. If my husband somehow got a raise that put his salary at more than both ours combined, I STILL don’t think I’d quit. Unless there we were obscenely rich or I physically couldn’t work, I don’t dislike my job enough to quit and go without all the luxuries I have.

Post # 73
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think I really appreciate the independence and social aspect that working brings. If SO made a million dollars a year, I think I would still want to work part time at least, to feel like I’m doing something of my own as well. 

Post # 74
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

 

I would stay home without a doubt, and probably never look back.  Although I do truly enjoy my career (it’s part of my screen name for Pete’s sake!), and I cannot complain about my job, my dream of being a nurse is steamed from practical reasons, in other words, this dream came from using my brain.  On the other hand, my dreams of being a stay at home wife and mother, well, those dreams are the dreams that I was born with, dreams that came straight from my heart.   However, my job has consistent income with a guaranteed check and health insurance, something his job never will have. I always tell my hubs that I think I was born in the wrong generation, in fact even my style screams vintage. The day pigs fly health care is free, I’ll put in my months notice, go home, help DH in the barn/field, and do the dishes with thee biggest grin on my face.  

Post # 76
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hell no…but I would volunteer even more than I am now.

Post # 77
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yes, because my career is very important to me. But I would only work part-time.

Post # 78
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Absolutely. I can’t stand being at home all the time.

Post # 79
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

yes and no. here is officially what I’d do if I won the lottery and/or otherwise became very rich:

1. I would quit my job immediately, then I’d take a long break (like a year or more) and travel for a while. 

2. once I’m back at home, I’d probably take some kind of part time job that I find completely fun and/or fulfilling – like volunteer work or opening an art gallery. I’d spend all of my free time with reading, hobbies, hiking, more travelling. 

I don’t want kids, so that does not factor in!

Post # 80
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Bee Keeper

I could stay at home relatively comfortably on FI’s salary (obviously it wouldn’t be the same standard of living as we have right now) but I choose to continue working. We would have to make quite a bit more money for me to consider quitting. I don’t know even then if I would quit. I maybe would consider taking a hiatus to go back to school but I think I would lose my mind not working.

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