(Closed) Work to live/live to work poll

posted 6 years ago in Career
  • poll: Work to live or live to work?
    I live to work, it keeps me fulfilled. : (19 votes)
    12 %
    I work to live, it pays the bills. : (90 votes)
    56 %
    I work to live, but have skills I wished I was using to live to work. : (22 votes)
    14 %
    Don't work and don't want to. : (6 votes)
    4 %
    I would live to work if I could find the right job. : (17 votes)
    11 %
    I would work to live if I could find a job. : (7 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    515 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I don’t currently work and don’t want to. I had a very high stress job straight out of college and was simultaneously starting and running my own business (which I’ve since closed). It was a “live to work” situation, though not by choice. I would never want to do that again. It is soul-sucking.

    I don’t miss it and much prefer to be a lady of leisure (or a housewife, as some might call it!). However, once my visa situation here in Oz gets sorted out, I will probably look for some sort of work just to help pay down some of our debt. I only plan to work for a year at most, though. Once we start a family, I will be a Stay-At-Home Mom.

    Post # 4
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    3871 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I live to work and work to live. I’m a work-a-holic and I’m bread winner in our relationship so I have to work. I enjoy the field/career I am in. If I were to win the lottery, I would still work.

    Post # 5
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    3626 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I work to live. I’m trying to save as much money as possible so I can be a Stay-At-Home Mom one day if I want to.

    Post # 6
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    206 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I love my job and am really, really lucky to have it. That being said, it can and will suck the life out of me some days and is extremely demanding of my time. I work a lot of weekends and holidays. The goal is to be a Stay-At-Home Mom someday, maybe a freelance writer or something on the side. 🙂

    Post # 7
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    4337 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I work to live currently – but if I could find the right job, I think I would want to keep working regardless of finances. 

     @redheadem:  Same here. I’m hoping to have enough put away by the time we TTC so I at least have the choice available.

    Post # 8
    Member
    188 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    I love my job but any job to me, no matter how cool, would still be a means to an end. To me a job/career pays for our bills and leisure pursuits especially travelling!

    Post # 9
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    1659 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I work to live, but I also find what I do fulfilling because it’s perfect for my skillset and I make enough money to make it rewarding. FH would like me to quit after baby #2 because child are costs are so high, but I honestly can’t imagine not working and contributing to the household.

    Post # 10
    Member
    2559 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I live to work – love my job and get great fulfillment from it!

    Post # 11
    Member
    13013 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I live to work.  My job is very fulfilling and gives me a sense of accomplishment!

    Post # 12
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    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I work to live.  If I had enough money to afford to live off the interest from investments, I’d never “work” another day in my life.

    Post # 13
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    3770 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    I love my job, but if I could not work, I wouldn’t!

    Post # 14
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    2622 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Somewhere in between. I like my job, but if I could just volunteer for a living I would. 

    Post # 15
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    1513 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    i hate my job, my company and my coworkers (mostly) so i absolutely work to live. the fall after the wedding i am out of here… unless i get a job that will pay for my grad schooling first.

    Post # 16
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    4465 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I work to live.  I like my job well enough, but anything that I’m passionate about wouldn’t pay the bills.  I’m not willing to take a cut in pay or give up our lifestyle, so I will keep doing work that I “like” and moving my way up!

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