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 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?



    I can't quit my job because I don't have one, I'm retired.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Hell no

    that would neve even come close to supporting my lifestyle

    Im a single dad with full custody of a teenager who is involved in many things

    I love my job and i love the other things i do like coaching and volunteering with youth groups.


    Now with that said if i had no kids I MIGHT be able to pull it off with a completely different lifestyle, one far more simplistic but POSSIBLY still fulfilling, I could still volunteer and coach and those job gives me access to exercise facilities i can use free of charge.

    I could sell my house and property and get about 150000 so that would be nice back up money.

    Id have to get a nice little apartment and that MIGHT make me happy to be able to focus that much time with community and youth group.

    I would definitely miss my property though dont know if i could get over that.

    sitting in the yard or on the porch or by the fountain or around a fire/tikki torches i would so miss.


    anyway those i guess that would defeat the purpose of the question has i would be doing stuff and not really unemployed since id spend more time coaching and with youth groups and id probably become a volunteer fireman and 1st responded.


    Sadly by many peoples opinions the above is what i would do if i hit the lottery but with a very nice piece of property.
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Poll: If you were guaranteed a $25,000 income would you quit your job and stay unemployed?
    Hell no . . . I make $40K/year on the dole . . . plus all my unreported income . . . I'm making out like a bandit. AND, my wife and I don't pay a dime for health care. SUCKERS . . . all you have to do is join the military . . . stay in long enough . . . go to war . . . get hurt . . . and then it's all about collecting baby. I kid . . . we should all be medically retired. 25K a year don't buy you much of a life. At least not where I live.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Perhaps I should never say never.

    Well, if I had awesome government housing, paid health and life insurance, food allowance, government vehicle, paid utilities, and my job was a bikini inspector, deciding which bikini's were, or were not, a bit too revealing on the government beach near the Navy base, in Hawaii, work 3 days a week with five weeks vacation and paid holidays.....

    ........ I might take that job for 25k.

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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?
    I said no but come to think of it-since I make a ton from investments maybe so

    I suspect most of the adults on this forum are making above average wages



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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?
    Mom and Dad's basement????

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    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.
    Somebody who prefers sitting on a high horse over doing what is best for their family. The cost would probably more than $28,000.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    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.
    What are you going to do when you get fired from your job and they hire a replacement for $15,080 per year? Pay your mortgage in rocks?

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nynaeve Meara View Post
    The average wage in the US is around 47K, not 27.
    Where do I sign up for this $47,000 per year?

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    I'm guaranteed that now....and I hate my job. If it wasn't military, and if I wasn't under a contract, I would have walked out of that place years ago. It's the worse job I've ever had. Love the Air Force....but my job is boring...and my office is basically kids run by kids (that don't know how to lead). I don't know. I think I'd rather be unemployed than work at that place. I'd rather take my chances at seeking a new job. :-/


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