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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    That's not enough to live on here. I'd need that plus food stamps.
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by johndylan1 View Post
    Go buy yourself a mower and weedeater, live in the south, and work your ass off. You'll make better that 47,000.
    Charge $50 per yard and mow 33 yards per week from March 1-September 30. That equates to $49,500 per year.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Charge $50 per yard and mow 33 yards per week from March 1-September 30. That equates to $49,500 per year.
    You're going to be hitting some pretty big lawns for $50 per - 33 yards per week comes out to 5-6 lawns a day, but a 50 dollar lawn is going to take you at least two hours to get to, mow, clean up, and leave (minimum) - so that's about 12 hours a day for 6 days a week. Minimum.

    Just my own experience. Unless you are selling to real estate agencies - then you can charge more because it's not their money.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grendel View Post
    That's not enough to live on here. I'd need that plus food stamps.
    Done! What else can the government give you?
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    I've been working for nearly a decade, 3 of those years with a college degree. Not once, have I made even close to $25,000/year. If those options were offered to me, I'd have to be insane not to take it. Socialism and govt. dependency aside, simply from a capitalistic viewpoint, it's the choice of more money or less money. I'd rather simply have the option of getting a good job; but we're talking hypothetical situations. Within the confines of this scenario, I'd take the $25k and then do volunteer work with my free time.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by douglas View Post
    I've been working for nearly a decade, 3 of those years with a college degree. Not once, have I made even close to $25,000/year. If those options were offered to me, I'd have to be insane not to take it. Socialism and govt. dependency aside, simply from a capitalistic viewpoint, it's the choice of more money or less money. I'd rather simply have the option of getting a good job; but we're talking hypothetical situations. Within the confines of this scenario, I'd take the $25k and then do volunteer work with my free time.
    That's shocking. I guess that college degree didn't really pay off much.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Yep. I know how to grow pot, find pine mushrooms and pick salal so I don't need a job. 25K would just give me more leisure and better vacations.
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    That's shocking. I guess that college degree didn't really pay off much.
    It depends on what you go there for. Interpretive Dance and Psychology don't pay very well. Petroleum Engineering starts you out at a six-figure salary.

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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?
    $25k a year? I couldn't afford it if I wanted to.

    $25k a month sounds like lottery winnings. Probably; hope the offer would allow me to invest and possibly start businesses.
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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?
    1) $25.000 for a family of four is poverty level
    2) You certainly will not get $25,000 per year from our government...

    Interesting hypothetical... but, irrelevant.

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