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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Certainly not

    One reason of course is that my fixed living costs right now are higher then that, and I like my car, my house and the ability to go on vacations outside of the country every year
    Maybe if you're a college kid, that would be a good deal, but most adults have car payments, mortgages, credit cards, and other bills to worry about, and in a lot of places in this country (like Massachusetts), you would have a hard time putting food on the table on only $25,000 a year.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Definitely not. That's a considerable amount less than I currently make.

    Maybe if I was making minimum wage I'd take that deal.
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    If all I had was a high school education, I probably would.
    It can also be very difficult if you're "over-degreed."

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Well I make about $40,000 a year by myself, so I would certainly not take the $25,000.
    After taxes (and work/commuting related added costs of living) even you may come out ahead in that deal. Surely you spend over $100/month on taxes and commuting costs, perhaps even live in a high cost area to be near your job. Life in rural south/central Texas is comfortable and cheap - quite easy for a couple to live comfortably on $50K/year.
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    After taxes (and work/commuting related added costs of living) even you may come out ahead in that deal. Surely you spend over $100/month on taxes and commuting costs, perhaps even live in a high cost area to be near your job. Life in rural south/central Texas is comfortable and cheap - quite easy for a couple to live comfortably on $50K/year.
    Actually, I work at home. So no commuting costs or aggravation for me! I was thinking about moving to Tennessee actually. No state income tax, cost of living is much lower than in MA. I keep my same income and can live anywhere in the US and keep my same job. My salary can vary because I get paid by lines typed rather than an hourly wage or a salary-based wage.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    It can also be very difficult if you're "over-degreed."
    It can be, but not at 25K. Now if it was 50K, I'd just collect and sit on all that overvalued paper.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    After 6 Years with no job (disable/retired), I wish I was able to have a job.
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    It can also be very difficult if you're "over-degreed."
    You can always not include some aspects of your education on your resume. Omitting things is acceptable, putting fake things on is not
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Until a few months ago I lived in central California; I've just moved to a home I built in Nevada. Most of my food is grown or hunted. Most of my power is solar or the gasoline I purchase. I had a nice business until 2009, closed it then, and sold everything off. I had a big tax break thanks to the closure and losses which off set some of the income. Though I still have most of that savings I bought a pick up to haul materials out to where I built the home, and a hydrolic compressed earth machine for about 2k, and some of the building materials that went into building my home - then did it myself.

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    Where do you live... just the state and area?

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    If you were guaranteed a $25,000/year income by the government would you quit your job and stay unemployed?

    I know I wouldn't, how about you?
    Not one chance in Hell. Not were they to offer me a nine figure pay-off.

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