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

posted 8 years ago in Career
  • poll: If you didn't have to work, would you not work?

    I would not work

    I would still want to work


  • Post # 17
    2008 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would!!!!!

    I have the best job ever, I work with my SO….hell yes I would work!!

    Post # 18
    5091 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I would become a full-time potter.  It’s not a profession I could reasonably make a living at otherwise, but it would be a job.  I would sell my work.  It would be a hobby, too, though.  Therefore, I chose “other”.

    Post # 19
    9815 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I don’t know. Part of me thinks I’d be bored and want to start up a business. I always have viewed owning a business as something that would be really satisfying.

    But then I think of all the travel I could do. Or volunteer work. I don’t know. I’d probably end up turning a hobby/passion into a “career” of sorts, but it would be more for my own fun and fulfillment than trying to turn a profit.

    Post # 20
    11265 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    well, i used to work 70-80 hours/week and now i am retired.  i always thought that i would keep working after retirement.  i didn’t think that i would be able to do it but my dh and i love being together every day.  it’s only been 2 years and i’m not bored yet.  we like to travel and have a lot on the go still.  in time, i may choose to work part time or volunteer somewhere.  it’s kind of nice to be able to do nothing if i choose.

    Post # 21
    6890 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Nope, I’d be a professional volunteer. ๐Ÿ™‚ Of course, that is depending on just how much money we’re saying I had. One of the volunteer organizations I am active in has positions that require a bit of travel and using personal money. That would be AWESOME to me!


    Post # 22
    2353 posts
    Buzzing bee

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    @velvetcats:  Well, you can always pursue a MA and see if it’s for you. Most programs will have you teaching by the second year if not the first, so you’ll get a sense of whether you like that. And the publishing is pressure, but I looovvve going to conferences and sharing reserach and ideas. I just got tenure, and I suppose I could stop publising if I wanted, but I still have ideas that I want to develop. An MA is a great place to find out if the pressure to produce papers shuts you down or lights you up.

    If it’s what you want to do, ignore those who say there are no jobs. I heard that constantly (English is not quite as tight a market as Phil, but it’s pretty damn bad). But I got a job. They’re out there, you just have to be persistent and patient, and be willing to relocate. 

    Post # 23
    7605 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I would so. not. work.  And I’d never look back.

    Post # 24
    4346 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I would quit my job and volunteer. I have an unpaid internship in my field and would love to be able to do that full time instead of 1 day a week with 50 hours of work I hate to support myself.

    Post # 25
    3885 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’d write books.

    Post # 26
    10355 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I didn’t put myself through MIT to not work, haha.

    I might do contract science half time, and then do photography half time if I didn’t have to worry about money (the bay area is so expensive!!) but I would definitely still work!!

    Post # 27
    4997 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I probably wouldn’t do what I’m doing, but I would definitely work. I’m surprised so many people said no!

    Post # 28
    51 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I would not work right away. With the option, and without children in the picture, I’d definitely take the opportunity to further my education and find a career that I absolutely love.

    Post # 30
    3361 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think I would still want to work, mostly because I dont feel accomplished if I dont. Thats if I dont have children because I also consider that a full time job ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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