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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    No, I earn more than that and I like my job.
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    $25,000/year is no where NEAR enough to live on, so even if I didn't like my job, absolutely not.

    Regardless, I love my job, so no.
    I live quite well on that. And that's even considering I don't have anyone to share costs with. I have a nice one bedroom in a nice part of town. I went to school and paid out of pocket. I spent fairly insane amounts of money on vet bills. Sure, I've had some tight months here and there, but overall, I don't want for much of anything, I don't worry when I go out, and if there's something nice I want, I can usually afford to get it.

    It's perfectly livable as long as you're not in a hyper-inflated mega city (in which case it's tight, but still doable -- I've done it on less), and if you just have a bit of control over yourself.

    But to answer the OP, no. And for me, it's not because I love my job. It's simply because I just don't have it in me to do that.
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    No, and not necessarily for the sake of my finances. I wouldn't know what to do with my self without a full time job.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    I answered yes. If you asked me this question 2 years ago I would have said no. I don't have as much pride as I used to have. I used to live in fairy tale land. Now I live in the real world.

    Just because you don't have a job doesn't mean you aren't allowed to work. You can get lots of stuff done if you had all day to do it.

    You could become a muscle man. You could have an immaculate house. You could have an immaculate yard. You could read all the best literary works of all time.

    This poll is not very unrealistic at all.

    This decision is being made all over the place. I work at a hotel. The housekeepers make about $7.75 an hour and in our slow season they may work 25 hours per week. That's only $10,075 per year. If they have 3 kids and one is under six years old the government may offer them $8,000 to stay at home.
    Which may beg the question of who's going to maintain the motel rooms and at what price.

    But I've been hearing what you're saying. I can see folks beginning to look at retirement from a different "Why not?" perspective now.

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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?
    That wouldn't cover my mortgages, so no. If I were 18 and without big boy bills, I maybe would (....and then work under the table doing odd jobs while fleecing you). The average worker pay in the US is around $27K so that would probably get a lot of takers.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Ive lived on that, and could likely do it again, but only as money ive earned myself.
    The goverment doesnt create that money from thin air. They would have to take it from someone else to give it to me, and in my world, that aint happening.
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    We have lived on less than that in the first few years of the business startup while my wife was in school and either not working or getting a few days a week part time. It wasn't easy but it can be done, we live in an area where the cost of living is low enough. But now we are at the point where we will make considerably more than that and we have a limited window in which to make our retirement. I plan on retiring in just over 10 years, the goal is $2million in assets. Right now we are pretty much break even, no debt and very little in personal assets with her making decent money and facing advancement while this spring marks 7 years for my business with everything but the building paid off. At this point the business values out at $340,000. And contrary to what Obama says, yeah, I DID build that.

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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?
    No way. That's not nearly enough to live on comfortably.

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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?
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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?
    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    $25,000/year is no where NEAR enough to live on, so even if I didn't like my job, absolutely not.

    Regardless, I love my job, so no.
    CC, that's a bold statement, and it's wrong. I make only a little bit more than that right now, and I live quite comfortably. So yes, I would do it. The only ones who wouldn't do it are those with a family or those who would do their job for no pay. But even those with a family, if both spouses were taking this home, would also be able to retire.

    So yeah, it's more than enough. I'd be gone in a flash.

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