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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    probably not for 25k, because it would be hard to support a family. however, there are situations in which i'd leave my job and consider doing writing and photography full time. i'd get a nice cabin out in the woods and really dedicate myself to it. i'm sort of doing that anyway, though.

    as for jobs, i like mine a lot, but honestly, there really isn't much that i want to do eight hours a day every day of the year.

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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.
    I live in NJ. From what I am aware, finding something decent for less than $1000/month is nearly impossible. That's half of what you would make right there. One could NOT live comfortably on $25,000/year here. Since it would make little sense to take the free $25,000 and live uncomfortably, when one could work, make more, and live comfortably, $25,000/year doesn't cut it.
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    2009 I made 11,200,
    2010 I was down to $8800
    2011 I soared to $14,000
    2012 sky rocketed to $17,200 and put some in my IRA
    2013 I'll be close to $20k

    I live just fine, no govt hand outs, no debts, and my #1 expense remains gasoline.

    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.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    2009 I made 11,200,
    2010 I was down to $8800
    2011 I soared to $14,000
    2012 sky rocketed to $17,200 and put some in my IRA
    2013 I'll be close to $20k

    I live just fine, no govt hand outs, no debts, and my #1 expense remains gasoline.
    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?
    That's not enough to meet basic necessities.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Where do you live... just the state and area?
    My thoughts exactly. $17,000 and enough to stuff something in his IRA? I need to hire this man as my financial planner.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    There's no way I would, $25k is off by several orders of magnitude. Just my mortgage and car payments would take out the vast majority of that $25k, leaving virtually no money for things like food. Sorry, it's been about 20 years since I had to live on $25k, I wouldn't do it again.
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Prices are skyrocketing everywhere and it only gets dramatically worse each year as living wages do not meet cost of living. A fixed stipend of $25k/year would become useless in 5 years.

    I also wouldn't want to rely on the government for my income. That gives them too much control and it would inevitable turn into a corrupt system that politicians use to invade people's lives.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    I wouldn't take any job for 25k.

    I have the greatest boss in the world. Quitting on him would be just like quitting on myself.

    Not to mention he's extraordinarily handsome and extremely intelligent..

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    When I was working I to loved my job and I made considerably more then $25K but the government agency I worked for closed and relocated to the East Coast. They offered me a job there but I declined as I love where I live now. I am 76 years old now and if they had not moved I would still be working there.
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