(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 : (172 votes)
    54 %
    I would still want to work : (114 votes)
    36 %
    Other : (34 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 92
    5920 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Absolutely I would work. I love my job and it fulfills me. Sitting home doing laundry and watching TV never would. 

    Post # 93
    5009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I wouldn’t stay at my current job, but I’d go back and study and then do something that fulfilled me. I’d like to be involved in the arts or possibly do something involving baking.

    Post # 94
    1030 posts
    Bumble bee

    We actually spoke about this again last night. My SO is a songwriter and about to do some SERIOUS business. A guy he works with just sold a song to Justin Bieber and he’ll get paid £1.2m for it. (it’s frightening)

    I’ve told him if he does a deal like that, I only want to know when the money has hit the bank. I couldn’t stand the thought of knowing we could get x amount any time soon whilst sat at work boring myself to death. If £1m got deposited into his account, I’d walk out of work that day.

    Post # 95
    1765 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I haven’t had to work the last few years.. so I started a small farm/greenhouse business 🙂 People seem to love the organic heirloom plants I grow, and it’s very fulfilling. I don’t make a ton, but we benefit from it in a lot of ways. 

    Post # 96
    2863 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @velvetcats:  I would quit my job and write.

    Post # 97
    3306 posts
    Sugar bee

    I like working so I would… Maybe just not full time.

    Post # 98
    3182 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I enjoy my job, but would consider quitting but if we had a good amount of money.  More money than what would be considered “comfortable/middle class.”  If I had a ton of money to spend and could volunteer, go on awesome vacations, and fix up the house I’m pretty sure I could do that without feeling like I was missing out. 

    Luckily, I don’t see that happening anytime soon, so I don’t think I’ll have to make that decision. 

    Post # 99
    1460 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    The only way I wouldn’t work is if I won the lottery or something and was set for life.  If that happened I would just consult become a consultant.

    Post # 100
    1812 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    I would not work. Fiance is kind of hopeless at laundry/dishes/cleaning etc, I think I could fill my time pretty happily with chores, planning/managing a family budget, gardening, house projects, etc.

    These thoughts could just be a side effect of my house being a MESS right now. I haven’t cleaned anything since getting engaged a month ago and it irks me how horrible the house looks. We’re just so behind on planning, I’m trying to catch up and have no time! I already am en route to work/at work for 11 hours in the day. It’s just nuts right now.

    If I ran out of things to do, I would pick up a volunteer hobby – I volunteered at museums through the last couple years of college – that was really neat. I could also foster dogs or cats through a rescue. That could be a neat way to occupy myself, too.

    Post # 101
    1924 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think I would still work.  I just started my first year of teaching last week, so I’m still excited about it all.  Ask me again in 6 months lol… So far I love teaching and I’m kind of surprised I get paid for it now 🙂  (I was a student teacher for 6 months where I was paying to be in school, not being paid).

    Post # 103
    529 posts
    Busy bee

    I would work part-time doing something I really loved instead of working 40 hours a week in a office and 10 hours a week catering to just barely pay my bills. Or I would just volunteer for causes I believe in. I go nuts at home alone, I need interaction with different people on the regular to be happy! 

    Post # 104
    945 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I wouldn’t work and I would turn my hobby of crafting into a “career” I can’t really focus on it now becuase I can’t make a living off of it. But, it would be nice to do!

    Post # 105
    264 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’d work part time and make my own hours. Or i’d do charity work.

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