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Old 03-18-2012, 01:02 PM
 
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[quote=Thatsright19;23455722]Not liking your current situation and coming up with excuses as to why you aren't doing anything to change it. Basically, waiting for something to fall from the heavens instead of working for it everyday. Always be moving in a positive direction--however slowly that is.

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That is what I would say as a broad definition as well. I am a very motivated, passionate, energized worker. So my view of laziness might seem harsh to some around here.

There was one person I went to college with that was a big talker but still serves beer four years after college...same job he did in college. I didn't look at him as a lazy person in college because he did well in school and that is all I knew about him. Turns out he is one lazy ass adult with no personal drive to better his life and refuses to move since he wants to stay in the college atmosphere (Madison, WI). I chalked him off as a loser.

To me, I have NO respect for people who speak loud about wanting to make a change and when given some good advice on what they could do and do nothing I just reject that person out of my life. I want nothing to do with those type of people.

For me, I want to be around energized and passionate people who talk about ideas, money, investment, and international business ventures.
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:28 PM
 
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Doing the bare minimum to get by. It's a stress free lifestyle. I highly recommend it.
I just love all of these Type A "go getters" who brag about working 80 hour work weeks. Most of them are just working themselves into an early grave. How can anybody be happy working like a slave all the time? I had a job like that for a couple of years and I hated it. Drive and ambition mean nothing to me when I judge a person.

I now work 40 hours a week, am MUCH happier now that I have some free time, but when I reach the point where my investments will be able to fund my retirement, I'll throw my work laptop on the freeway and not even bother calling in to quit. They will call me to say "you're fired" and I will just start laughing.
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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Umm, what is wrong with someone working as a beer server? At least he is making money and trying to pay his own way. What disgusts me the most about American's is how we define our worth as human beings by the job we do. Who gives a crap, as long as your bills get paid? With the way the wages are going for many entry level jobs, maybe he can do better serving beer for the time being? Anyways, I worked as a bartender, a butt wiper, an industrial waste handler... I've crawled through places most people wouldn't want to hock a loogie in... I also earned plenty to pay the bills and afford nice things when I was doing those jobs, so please don't judge people based on someone's line of work. You would be surprised what some of those jobs people deem below them can net at the end of the week...
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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I just love all of these Type A "go getters" who brag about working 80 hour work weeks. Most of them are just working themselves into an early grave. How can anybody be happy working like a slave all the time? I had a job like that for a couple of years and I hated it. Drive and ambition mean nothing to me when I judge a person.

I now work 40 hours a week, am MUCH happier now that I have some free time, but when I reach the point where my investments will be able to fund my retirement, I'll throw my work laptop on the freeway and not even bother calling in to quit. They will call me to say "you're fired" and I will just start laughing.
I think it depends on the type of job your doing. I went to nursing school with the promise of $20/hr wages (yea right). I left because I realized how happy I was doing my old job 60 hours a week, compared to working that crazy type of job for 40 hours. I have never had a day that I dreaded going to work in my field. Even though the pay has been hit, and most employers expect me to work more hours, I have no problem because it's a job I do love.

80 hours is a bit crazy though. I did that when I was younger and wanted more money in the savings account. I have plenty to not worry now, so I never work over 60. I think some people are whoring themselves out to their employers, thinking it will get them ahead. In many cases, they will be used up and discarded once they hit a burnout phase. At the end of the day, most employers don't give a crap about you, but will pretend to do so while your making them some $$$.
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:52 PM
 
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I just love all of these Type A "go getters" who brag about working 80 hour work weeks. Most of them are just working themselves into an early grave. How can anybody be happy working like a slave all the time? I had a job like that for a couple of years and I hated it. Drive and ambition mean nothing to me when I judge a person.

I now work 40 hours a week, am MUCH happier now that I have some free time, but when I reach the point where my investments will be able to fund my retirement, I'll throw my work laptop on the freeway and not even bother calling in to quit. They will call me to say "you're fired" and I will just start laughing.
Drive and ambition may not mean anything to you, but it does to some others. By all means find sitting on the couch and eating potato chips while being overweight attractive behaviors.
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:54 PM
 
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Umm, what is wrong with someone working as a beer server? At least he is making money and trying to pay his own way. What disgusts me the most about American's is how we define our worth as human beings by the job we do. Who gives a crap, as long as your bills get paid? With the way the wages are going for many entry level jobs, maybe he can do better serving beer for the time being? Anyways, I worked as a bartender, a butt wiper, an industrial waste handler... I've crawled through places most people wouldn't want to hock a loogie in... I also earned plenty to pay the bills and afford nice things when I was doing those jobs, so please don't judge people based on someone's line of work. You would be surprised what some of those jobs people deem below them can net at the end of the week...
Spoken like a liberal. He has been a disgrace to himself and now lives in a life of depression. I tried to help him correct his life and even offered him a number to call for an interview at a state across the country for a good salary and the idiot turned it down to continue serving beer.
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:03 PM
 
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Umm, what is wrong with someone working as a beer server? At least he is making money and trying to pay his own way. What disgusts me the most about American's is how we define our worth as human beings by the job we do. Who gives a crap, as long as your bills get paid? With the way the wages are going for many entry level jobs, maybe he can do better serving beer for the time being? Anyways, I worked as a bartender, a butt wiper, an industrial waste handler... I've crawled through places most people wouldn't want to hock a loogie in... I also earned plenty to pay the bills and afford nice things when I was doing those jobs, so please don't judge people based on someone's line of work. You would be surprised what some of those jobs people deem below them can net at the end of the week...
Nothing. The kid is a graduate from a good public school though and if that is all you do in life that would be underachieving.
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:11 PM
 
Location: TX
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Drive and ambition may not mean anything to you, but it does to some others. By all means find sitting on the couch and eating potato chips while being overweight attractive behaviors.
Why was this necessary? It wasn't implied in the post you responded to. Maybe they want to throw away their work laptop so they can start hiking as a personal hobby? Not everyone who hates work hates being physically active.

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Umm, what is wrong with someone working as a beer server? At least he is making money and trying to pay his own way. What disgusts me the most about American's is how we define our worth as human beings by the job we do. Who gives a crap, as long as your bills get paid? With the way the wages are going for many entry level jobs, maybe he can do better serving beer for the time being? Anyways, I worked as a bartender, a butt wiper, an industrial waste handler... I've crawled through places most people wouldn't want to hock a loogie in... I also earned plenty to pay the bills and afford nice things when I was doing those jobs, so please don't judge people based on someone's line of work. You would be surprised what some of those jobs people deem below them can net at the end of the week...
Andy, I think liveurdream was bashing him because he was a "big talker" and spoke about wanting to make a change but never did. True, it wasn't always clear in his/her post. But it could just be that type of person they're judging. Not sure.
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Someone who never does more than get by. Never expends any extra effort, doesn't really care about anything.
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Florida
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IMHO....Lazy=Irresposible.
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