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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?
    Does the $25,000m a year come with free housing, liquor,food and medical care? 'Cause I have a lot of neighbors that probably are given about $25k a year a they exercise their rights to being socially worthless, but oddly seem to have ample supplies of the commodities I listed. Oh, and they dress in more expensive clothing than I do as well.
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    A year ago I might have said yes.

    But as I currently make almost that much, and have prospects of increased pay and the addition of benefits in the next year or so, I would have to say no.

    Not least of the reasons for this is that I actually like my current job, whereas a year ago I did not.
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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.
    I was listening to an economist one day who said something I thought sounded kind of practical: if your tuition is greater than what you expect to be making per year, you're paying too much for your education.

    Then again, if I had taken that that advice I wouldn't have become an artist, and I'm actually doing alright with that.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    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.
    Psychology pays pretty well. Depends on the level of education, of course.
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    I get by and spend more than $1000 per month on rent. If I could live just about as comfortably as I do now, but don't have to work, then I take that deal without hesitation.
    Around here with other expenses, it wouldn't cut it at all.
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    You are excluding both leisure as a good and off-book labor as a source of supplemental income. If you are currently making (as an example) $27,000 a year, then quitting your job to make $25K only reduces your (official) income by $2 Grand, but in trade you get all your free time back to raise your kids, or work (or not) as you please in simple cash-jobs. If you were having to pay for child-care with your slightly higher income, then shifting to 25K a year may well improve your family's standard of living. Or, if you are a single young adult, then simply sharing a rented apartment with a buddy increases your "household" income to $50k, which is the median income in the U.S., and far from the dregs of poverty.
    As soon as you add any income from work, the premise of the OP is not met. If you change your lifestyle, then the premise of the OP is not met. Your post changes the goalposts.
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    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Psychology pays pretty well. Depends on the level of education, of course.
    no doubt it can. I was going off of bachelors degrees, as reported by NPR.


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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    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.
    You had money in the bank which really negates your argument. You could have made nothing and been fine.

    Btw... neat story. I'm always impressed by those who seem to be "off the grid".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Why do you assume that $25K/year (per person) is a pay cut? For two, cohabiting adults that is $50K/year or about the current median household income in the US without any requirement to work at all. If that base income is supplemented with "off the books" income (from say mowing lawns, cleaning homes or even recycling scrap metal) that can easily be an increase for the typical couple.
    As soon as you add "off the book" income or two cohabitating adults, you change the goalposts of the OP... which is what you did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    no doubt it can. I was going off of bachelors degrees, as reported by NPR.

    Yeah, a BA in Psychology is pretty worthless if you stop there and want to make a decent salary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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