(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 # 32
    5982 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I picked other because I would volunteer. So, yes, I would have a job but just not be paid for it. I would put in many more hours as a volunteer at PAWS (no kill shelter) whos mission means the world to me!

    Post # 33
    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    No way! I can think of so many things I would rather be doing than working (unless my job was professional reading). I’d be some sort of political activist/volunteer/scholar.

    I could think of a million useful ways to occupy myself, without a true job.

    Post # 34
    3768 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    I would definitely not work and pursue some hobbies or crafts, do more cooking, painting, playing with puppies, etc.

    Post # 35
    5540 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I would not work in the sense that I have to have a job to make money, but I would work in doing something I really love but know I couldn’t make real money off, like run a quilt shop, or do a no/low cost OB clinic. 

    Post # 36
    1719 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I think I would find a little part time job that I enjoyed doing.  like 12 hours a week, but if I could have my way I would be a stay at home mom and spend time with my family.  But I don’t think I could just stay at home all day without having some sort of job.

    Post # 37
    625 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I hate working. Hate it. I feel like it sucks out my soul every time I do it. A lot of that probably has to do with my current job, but I honestly have a hard time of thinking of a job that I wouldn’t eventually get sick of. I’d like to think that I would spend a lot of my time sewing and traveling and doing productive things, but the one time when I did have a stretch of time where I didn’t have to work, I pretty much watched tv and surfed the net all night and slept all day. It was pretty bad for me… but I still insist that I was happier than I am now with a job. I think the trick of it would be to give myself little schedules to do each day… even if they were fun stupid things… just so I didnt spend my life in front of the tv (really easy to do!!) 

    Here’s hoping I get that chance again!! (barring any physical accidents/ ilnesses of course)

    Post # 38
    1278 posts
    Bumble bee

    I would want to either work part time or volunteer in my profession (youth development, we always need volunteers!).  I don’t think I could do nothing, but I would want to make sure we could have time to travel too

    Post # 39
    2017 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I would work, but just not in any conventional 9-5 way. If the pressure to make money was taken away, I would go into interior design, freelance of course, so I could pick and choose my projects. And my clients too:)

    And i would do a lot of yoga and reading. Oh, and travel. Lots and lots of travel.

    Post # 40
    3240 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I would take an extended vacation. Then I would either continue teaching part-time or make one of my hobbies a part-time profession.

    Post # 41
    2522 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I wouldn’t work, but I would definitely take up some sweet-ass hobbies.

    Oh, and I would write.
    Write and write and write until my hands fell off.

    Post # 42
    870 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Honestly, I’m not sure.  I love working with computers, and I think I’d get bored just sitting around the house doing nothing, but I suppose I wouldn’t work if I could find something else to fill my time like hobbies and volunteer work and whatnot.

    Post # 43
    1471 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I would work, but on my own terms. Be pickier with the jobs i took. Take more risks in my career.


    And not work at a job that gave me less that 4-6 weeks vacation!

    Post # 44
    2141 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I would absolutely not work. I find the whole concept of giving up a huge chunk of your finite lifetime to go to work just to barely be able to afford a place to live horribly depressing. 

    Post # 45
    785 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think that if I were childless, I would still work however I would definitely NOT work full time.

    Post # 46
    28 posts
    • Wedding: November 2016

    To be honest, no. I don’t enjoy my job terribly much and I don’t enjoy the stress of working.


    I wouldn’t however, be able to sit around. I’d do things that would keep me busy but make me happy, like travelling, volunteering with rescue cats, learning to knit, helping my sister in law with her business, helping FI’s grandmother with daily tasks more than we can at the moment etc. 

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