View Poll Results: If you were guaranteed a $25,000 income would you quit your job and stay unemployed?

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I can always park far away and ride my bike the rest of the way.
    Sure, but it depends on where you are. Some cities/towns make it nearly impossible to park without paying.

    What's really fun is taking the ferry over to Martha's Vineyard for the day and renting motorized scooters or bicycles. The prices of the ferry (without bringing your vehicle) are pretty reasonable too.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nynaeve Meara View Post
    The mean income in the US is 47K and it is household income. Mean and average are synonyms. I said nothing about median.
    Household income means nothing about average worker pay. There is a six digit difference between my annual pay and my wife's annual pay.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    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.
    Now THAT's a very bold statement itself... judging for everyone who would and who would not do it.

    I appreciate everyone who does live - and even comfortably - on that amount per year... i would not know how to do that. I'd sure had to move away from NYC (rent is more than that already), And i will have to cut back in every area of my life, a lot.
    I can see how some of those in that situation do find other things to value, aside from money and commerce, and who even appreciate their "opportunity" to focus on the more important things in life. It would not be for me though. i have lived on 800$ / month at times, i know that all i have acheived today comes from work and what i was able to accomplish.. and i would not want to go back to the 800$ times. Though i had fun back then too.

    Other than that, no way would i choose a government paycheck over work, ever. I'd rather work for 18k$ per year, then get 25 k from the government for nothing.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Household income means nothing about average worker pay. There is a six digit difference between my annual pay and my wife's annual pay.
    Yes but the question is if you had $25,000 guaranteed INCOME, would you quit your job? In a lot of parts of the country, you could not afford to live comfortably on $25,000 a year income.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by NeoVsMatrix View Post
    Now THAT's a very bold statement itself... judging for everyone who would and who would not do it.

    I appreciate everyone who does live - and even comfortably - on that amount per year... i would not know how to do that. I'd sure had to move away from NYC (rent is more than that already), And i will have to cut back in every area of my life, a lot.
    I can see how some of those in that situation do find other things to value, aside from money and commerce, and who even appreciate their "opportunity" to focus on the more important things in life. It would not be for me though. i have lived on 800$ / month at times, i know that all i have acheived today comes from work and what i was able to accomplish.. and i would not want to go back to the 800$ times. Though i had fun back then too.

    Other than that, no way would i choose a government paycheck over work, ever. I'd rather work for 18k$ per year, then get 25 k from the government for nothing.
    Maybe you won the lottery?

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Sounds a lot like Social Security.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hypersonic View Post
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Does this extend to all cases?

    I'm a student living at home with a part-time job, so for long as college years goes, I'd take the deal.
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Household income means nothing about average worker pay. There is a six digit difference between my annual pay and my wife's annual pay.
    I doubt the avg worker pay is much lower than what I posted. It sure is no where near 27K.
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    If I was older and get the job I want to hell no, that is way too little. If I lived in a backwater maybe. I have no idea how you can live of 25,000$ and not want to earn more.
    Last edited by Carjosse; 11-02-13 at 01:02 PM.

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