(Closed) If you didn't have to work, would you not work?

posted 6 years ago in Career
  • poll: If you didn't have to work, would you not work?
    I would not work : (171 votes)
    54 %
    I would still want to work : (113 votes)
    36 %
    Other : (34 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’d still work – I love my job and get a lot of fulfillment out of it!

    Post # 4
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    172 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’d go crazy not working! Even with a newborn baby, I had to end my mat leave 6 months early just so I could work!

    Post # 5
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    2281 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’m a humanities professor – I’m already not in it for the money.

    Yeah, I do what I do because I need it like air. 

    Post # 6
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    300 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’d still work, but definitely not in my current job.  I do this job because it pays well and I’m good at it.  If I had unlimited funds, I would do something FUN that I suck at!

    Post # 7
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    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I would not be a lawyer any more for sure. But I wouldn’t do nothing. I’d just focus all my attention on photography and not worry so much about whether or not I could make a living doing it! haha

    Post # 9
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    3092 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I don’t “have” to work but I do.  Not “having” to work however makes it easier to say no and to stand my ground than when I was afraid of not being able to make ends meet.

    If I ever got to a point where I felt that I was not living a fulfilling life and work was somehow contributing to that I would change that by either not working or finding a new path.  I don’t really buy into the 9-5 retirement at 55 BS.  I think we’ve bought into a stupid system that sucks a lot of our lives away.  Anyway, I’d do crafts, travel, garden, stuff I love.

    Post # 10
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    4324 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    I wouldn’t do just ANYTHING. It would have to be something I love, respect, and can get behind 100%. I might take up volunteer causes, or paint paintings. But I would not, could not, will never go back to an office setting. EVER EVER EVER.

    Post # 11
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    1715 posts
    Bumble bee

    Nope. I wouldn’t have a “real” job. I throw myself into my crafts and cooking though. I’ve always wanted to open a real candy/cakery shop. So yeah, thats what I would do.

    Post # 12
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    2073 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’d probably only work part time.  I was home for a period of time (long story) and really enjoyed all the stuff that went along with keeping up the house, planning dinners, being able to go to the grocery store when it’s not so crowded, shopping at multiple grocery stores, etc.    It was a bit of an adjustment to go back to work full time again.  I do love my job but I’d give it up to stay at home and keep up the house.

    Post # 13
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    2281 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @velvetcats:  Yes, English. General stuff – basic Gen Ed literature, which I love – but I also get to teach upper level and grad courses in Renaissance lit, Shakespeare, literary theory, etc. I can’t believe I get to do this for a living. I’ll be broke my whole life because even the best jobs in humanities don’t pay well and I owe my soul in student loans, but it’s still worth it!

    Post # 14
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    220 posts
    Helper bee

    I think I would want to work, but I would probably do something that was too financially risky to do in my current situation, like try to become a professor.

    Post # 15
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    5371 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    I wouldn’t want to ‘work’ if I didn’t have to (: I would do little things on the side though like open an Etsy store or sell cupcakes occasionally for things like baby showers and birthday parties.

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