For fun: If you didn’t have to work money-wise, what would you do?

posted 1 year ago in Career
  • poll: If financially you didn’t need a high income, what would you do?
    Still work a stressful but high paying career : (0 votes)
    Work in career field part-time : (14 votes)
    16 %
    Volunteer : (17 votes)
    20 %
    Work within an area of passion for a small wage : (31 votes)
    36 %
    Early retirement : (16 votes)
    18 %
    Other- please ellaborate : (9 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 16
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    6300 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2016

    Full time Spell-Casting and Professional Spa Attendee

    Post # 17
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    5046 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I would, do so many things. Travel. Photography.  Rescue/foster kittens. Learn another trade. Maybe start a business or non profit to help people with food allergies and rare allergies. Work on getting legislation passed in California to mimic what other states have done for those with a latex allergy. 

    Post # 18
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    Bumble bee

    I would volunteer at the dog shelter, and buy a large property and foster dogs

    Post # 19
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    896 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    No kids yet so currently I would probably go part time and volunteer at a hospice in my spare hours. 

    I love my job, I can’t think of not doing it, even if I won the lottery! 

    Post # 20
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    My vote was to work a passion job with low wage. I already do that, but since it doesn’t pay the bills (yet….hopefully in a year or two I will be able to make it a full time gig), I still work my 8-5. I own my own company as my side business and I love it. Also, if money were no object, I would travel more. 

    Post # 21
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    686 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I’m a teacher and I love my job but I often feel bad because I mostly teach a fairly priviledged lot. Don’t get me wrong, they’re wonderful kids but if I didn’t have to earn money, I’d probably start tutoring kids from disadvantaged families. I hate that they don’t have equal chances and I’d love to help level the playing field. I’d also help out at the local animal shelter; I’ve got 4 rescue cats already, so would love to help walk the dogs, train them, clean up after them (not the fun bit but necessary). And TRAVEL. 

    Post # 22
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I would work in a field I’m more passionate in, if I can actually land a job in the arts/crafts field. Spend my spare time pursuing hobbies, seeing friends, travelling, and helping around the house more.

    Post # 23
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    1609 posts
    Bumble bee

    I love the job and field I do so I would continue working, however would be less worry about the money side of it.

    I love learning so I would do things like degrees out of enjoyment and improving myself. I would also like to do things buy and open places like homeless shelters to try and help as many people as I could.

    Post # 24
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    1262 posts
    Bumble bee

    I would probably start a non-profit organisation. I like the idea of teaching teenagers all the life skills that I feel I’ve had to learn very quickly as an adult; everything from budgeting to simple DIY to buying a house. I’d have to employ people/get volunteers for a lot of the subjects, but the idea would be that they’d run short courses in schools. This is what our ‘General Studies’ A-levels (16-18) should’ve been!

    I have a really strong urge to help people, so I’d do more to fulfil that.

    Post # 25
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    285 posts
    Helper bee

    Musician and study (even if informal). 

    Post # 26
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    7836 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’m fortunate that my husbands income keeps us comfortable for me to stay home with our kids. I’m actually wondering what I will do when our youngest goes to school.  I don’t want or need to go back to working full time, and my husband will support what i do. There is an organization locally that deal with adult illiteracy, and I think I’d like to voulunteer for that.

    Post # 27
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2015 - The Plantation, PE, ZA

    I always thought that if time permits, I would get my doctorate and perhaps lecture. That would be ideal for me. Don’t know if that would happen though. I certainly hope so, and I definitely keep in my future goals.

    Post # 28
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    I’d go down to part-time for my PhD so I could breathe a little and think about having another baby. After I finish I’d probably work on starting an NGO/non-profit without worrying about getting another job.

    Post # 29
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    57 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Two part answer, while my kids are young I’d be a stay at home mom.  Once they were school age I’d work part-time in my field and part-time volunteering.   

    Post # 30
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    4533 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    bear123 :  I had parents where education was important and university degree was a must. I was young with so little life experience that I just went along with going to university. I enjoy my job but I want a change. Ive applied for two jobs out of my specialisation in the last two months but if I had my time again or money wasn’t a concern, I’d go back to school and  become a pastry chef. 

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