(Closed) Ever wish you could work LESS?

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I vote for gunning to the top of the corporate ladder or at least make more money.

Post # 4
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344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

if i didn’t have to pay a mortgage, i’d work WAY less. i used to think i’d care about rising to the top, but i realized i don’t. i just want to raise a family!  these dutch women have it right.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I really excelled at my career years ago to the detriment of my family.  If I could go back and have a do over I would.  Now I choose to work less and spend quality time more.  I am going back into my field, but the name I made for myself will allow me to pick and choose the projects I work on.  I can honestly say, I wouldn’t give up the time I spend with the FH and the kids for anything/any amout of money in the world. 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I have no interest in being at the top of my industry. I know what kind of life comes along with that and I’m not interested. I work to live, I don’t and never will live to work. I’ve actually discussed w/ Fiance and if we got to a point where we would be financially ok with me working part time, I would TOTALLY do it. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I just want to be able to live comfortably and have enough for retirement.

My fiance and I bought our house based on 1 of our salaries, we didn’t want to be a slave to it, and we wanted to be able to still pay our bills if one of us would get laid off or if I take a couple years off when we have a baby.

My philosophy: I work to live, not live to work.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

LOL CorgiTales, you put it the same way I did!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

*Ever* wish I could work less? Try always. 🙂

Unfortunately I didn’t always feel that way and got a very expensive degree that I now have to pay for. I’ll be “working my way up the ladder” until that monkey is off my back.

Post # 10
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520 posts
Busy bee

I am currently working 32 hours per week.  Enough for full time benefits and perks…..  I love working less. I feel a little more sane and grounded.  I’m really just a home body and enjoy so much being a wife.  Tomorrow I want to make ham and bean and veg soup…… I ended up buying an entire ham just so I could have the bone.  I love my three day weekends………. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

LOL, same as @spaniel, ALWAYS!

I have no interest in climbing the corporate ladder. I’ve even passed up opportunities in the past for promotions because I don’t want the headaches that come with more responsibility and managing more people. I make decent money and don’t want to give up my life to make more.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yep, always.  I’d love to have more time to work out, or just do things that are more fun than going to work.

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