View Poll Results: Do you prefer physical labor to mental? (Assume equal pay.)

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  • I prefer physical labor.

    18 35.29%
  • I prefer physical labor only if my workmates are of similar physique to me.

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  • I prefer mental labor only if my workmates are of similar mental capacity to me.

    5 9.80%
  • I prefer mental labor.

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    Re: How do you like physical labor for a living?

    I want a job where I don't have to do anything physical. At the moment my job isn't that physical I like that, as cliche as it sounds I don't want to break a nail.

    Also, I make more doing way leas than when I did more physical things. That is messed up in my opinion people need to be paid for the fact that these jobs wear out your bodies.

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    Re: How do you like physical labor for a living?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    definitely prefer a job that requires a bit of both but leans more towards physical labor. It's not as if construction workers and plumbers are robot meatheads, after all. Most jobs involving quote-unquote physical labor will also have some sort of mental or problem-solving aspect to them.
    Even using a shovel requires a measure of mental ability, to keep you from burning yourself out.

    Since I started my new career, I've had a chance to work with some kids. At one point I was the oldest member of my hitch by 22 years. The second oldest man was 22 and the youngest was 18. This was a wonderful oppurtunity for me, as it answered a lot of questions I've had over the years.

    I finally figured out why the younger generation is so lazy: it's because they don't know how to work. I'm constantly showing these boys how to keep from working themselves in the ground, doing the most mindless tasks. It makes me tired to watch them do things absolutely the hardest, least efficient way possible. Blows me away.
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    Re: How do you like physical labor for a living?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Even using a shovel requires a measure of mental ability, to keep you from burning yourself out.

    Since I started my new career, I've had a chance to work with some kids. At one point I was the oldest member of my hitch by 22 years. The second oldest man was 22 and the youngest was 18. This was a wonderful oppurtunity for me, as it answered a lot of questions I've had over the years.

    I finally figured out why the younger generation is so lazy: it's because they don't know how to work. I'm constantly showing these boys how to keep from working themselves in the ground, doing the most mindless tasks. It makes me tired to watch them do things absolutely the hardest, least efficient way possible. Blows me away.
    Not to nitpick but there's a difference between being lazy and not knowing how to work efficiently.
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    Re: How do you like physical labor for a living?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Not to nitpick but there's a difference between being lazy and not knowing how to work efficiently.
    That was my point. People constantly say that kids these days are, "lazy". But, my observation is, they just don't know how to work.

    It wouldn't be happening, if there weren't so many regulations preventing teens from getting jobs that involve physical labor. You can't throw someone into the workforce at 18+ y/o, who has never had a job and expect them to know how to work.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: How do you like physical labor for a living?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It wouldn't be happening, if there weren't so many regulations preventing teens from getting jobs that involve physical labor. You can't throw someone into the workforce at 18+ y/o, who has never had a job and expect them to know how to work.
    Child labor laws are ruining this country.
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    Re: How do you like physical labor for a living?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That was my point. People constantly say that kids these days are, "lazy". But, my observation is, they just don't know how to work.

    It wouldn't be happening, if there weren't so many regulations preventing teens from getting jobs that involve physical labor. You can't throw someone into the workforce at 18+ y/o, who has never had a job and expect them to know how to work.
    Here there really are no restrictions on people under 18 having a job that requires physical labour but no one has you know why? No one wants one. Those under 18 including myself would not work in something that requires physical labour mainly because we don't want to and prefer mental labour. We also have the right to refuse to do any work that could be a possible danger to us.

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    Re: How do you like physical labor for a living?

    Many jobs take both to varying degrees....Police, Firemen and women...and many more

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    Re: How do you like physical labor for a living?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Many jobs take both to varying degrees....Police, Firemen and women...and many more
    Uhh... women? Is being a woman considered a job in and of itself now?

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    Re: How do you like physical labor for a living?

    Quote Originally Posted by ab9924 View Post
    And I thought that I was the one with the attitude problem. HAHAHAHAHA

    There was a program sometime that featured lottery winners many years after the fact. Almost all of them wished that they had never had won. I think you would be one of them. There is no point for you to have money if you don't understand money.
    Thats funny you make a thread showing your ignorance and now somehow feel superior.

    Sorry I missed that program about the lottery schmucks, it was probably on when I was trying to get orders out. I have a business that I built all be myself from the ground up. It took a lot of understanding of money to do what I have done. For example the only bills that I have (you may not be aware what bills are, just ask your 'trustee') are for the utilities and tax's. That is because I own my home and everything in it and on the property. Someday when you are 18 you still will not have a clue what it means to earn money. Even your little job that you shared with us your only impression was that it felt good to do something worth while for a change. Everyone else though works for money because we need it to survive.


    I bet that if your 'trustees' embezzled all of your money and ran off to the Bahamas that you would starve to death because you may understand money but you have no clue of its real worth.

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    Re: How do you like physical labor for a living?

    Quote Originally Posted by NitroHangover View Post
    Uhh... women? Is being a woman considered a job in and of itself now?
    I know women that are a lot of work though.

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