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Old 02-01-2012, 06:42 PM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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I definitely don't have kids. I am not single though.

Look - I don't know why this is so hard for you people to believe. Every single person in my office works 50-70 hours/week, and most of them have kids.

When you have kids, you leave earlier (after 40 hours), and then put in another couple hours at night after they go to sleep, or on the weekend. The life I am describing is normal for corporate/fortune 500 type jobs. No one at the type of job I have has the attitude of "I am going to show up, punch a clock, put in my time, take my paycheck and go home". That is an attitude that I see as lazy, and so do the vast majority of my coworkers, friends, family.

Maybe I just run in different circles than you guys, but trust me when I say that I am telling you the truth. People with my attitude have great lives, we are very happy. I don't know why that is so hard for people to believe.
Yep, dude, I spent years working after my kid went to bed; I worked while he was doing homework; off on holidays; Saturdays, Sundays . . .

Let me tell you ~ it gets old after a while. I finally decided I wanted to have a real life. Now I'm not talking about putting in some Saturday hours; I still do that. But working every night AFTER working all day; getting dinner; walking the dog; playing with the kid; helping with homework, bathing the child and putting him/her to bed ~ well, it's not quite as easy as you make it sound.

Do it for a few years - then come back and tell us how you love it.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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That is where I'm having a disconnect with him too. I don't blame him for loving his job and wanting to be there instead of anywhere else, to each their own.

However to believe that others who would rather be riding a bike, or learning French, or playing some video game, or curled up with a kindle, whatever they enjoy doing has to be lazy person since they would rather be doing that over sitting in their office working their enjoyable job is just nuts.



hum....


then if it is something enjoyable "he" feels it is being lazy, well since he loves working at his job wouldn't that also be classified as lazy, since it is something "he" loves doing.



Personally I think he is a ((**^%*(*&%%^*&*(*^&


I rather be lazy and have fun.
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:41 AM
 
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I work 2 weeks, then 4 weeks off.. 2weeks on, 4 weeks off..

In those two weeks, we work 12 hours on, 12 off..

I make six figures.. or more then 99.5% of the worlds population, according to UN numbers.



What this made me realise is.. my spare time, is much much more important, then earning a big paycheck. It was the other way around for several years, untill I saw the light. If I got a regular blue/white collar job, I could never work a 40 hour week. 30 hours top!

Live below your means.. enjoy nature, enjoy life!
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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I work 2 weeks, then 4 weeks off.. 2weeks on, 4 weeks off..

In those two weeks, we work 12 hours on, 12 off..

I make six figures.. or more then 99.5% of the worlds population, according to UN numbers.



What this made me realise is.. my spare time, is much much more important, then earning a big paycheck. It was the other way around for several years, untill I saw the light. If I got a regular blue/white collar job, I could never work a 40 hour week. 30 hours top!

Live below your means.. enjoy nature, enjoy life!
Does the Uooo N know a thing about exchange rate mechanics and relativity economics?

I really get annoyed when people bring up six figures. I myself have done it in the past. Shame.

Dudes, six figures is NOTHING. Does not guarantee retirement in the beach house with endless supplies of Viagra. Let's be clear on that.
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:17 PM
 
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For those of you that want to work over 40 hours a week - good for you. For those of you that don't want to work over 40 hours a week but do - you are a chump. I have been with my current company 10+ years and almost never work over 40 hours. If the work load calls for it or a project comes up I'm happy to do it but never on a consistent basis. I value my time with my family too much.
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:19 PM
 
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40 hours is not a lot of time by any stretch of the imagination. The fact that some people think it is shows how lazy we have all become.
Maybe we just have things outside of work that we vaule. It's a shame you don't.
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:31 AM
 
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Antlerd:

I know 6 figures is not much. I was trying to be ironic..guess I didnt. And, yes, by a fluctuating exchange rate, my income looks much larger..

And I got a BA in Economics.


Still, there are only 32 million persons making more then me each year.



The point was, Im not in it for the money. Its the spare time..
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Does the Uooo N know a thing about exchange rate mechanics and relativity economics?

I really get annoyed when people bring up six figures. I myself have done it in the past. Shame.

Dudes, six figures is NOTHING. Does not guarantee retirement in the beach house with endless supplies of Viagra. Let's be clear on that.
Six figures is vague, anyway. There's a big difference between $100,000/yr and $250,000/yr, or of course, $999,999/yr.
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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Six figures is vague, anyway. There's a big difference between $100,000/yr and $250,000/yr, or of course, $999,999/yr.
They generally call it double and triple sixes. I briefly had access to the double sixes club, then they confiscated my membership card. So I'm back in line with the mortals.

But there are men making seven figures in the executive area. How does one compare with them? And some of them don't even work 35 hours. As far as I can tell, they have plenty of underdogs like me pushing, pushing and pushing so that he can give a speech on the quarterly statement and gets to overview a bubble chart every 2 weeks which tells him which balls are red and which are yellow.

So which imbecile wants to work 80 hours for 60K per annum? Not even the admin assistant or the bathroom cleaning seniorita gives you a big wet kiss Welcome to the real world.
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:14 PM
 
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60 hrs is pretty normal for salary people with significant responsibilities. I have always worked 60-80 hrs / week

I hope you don't need healthcare.
If you work that many hours, you're more likely to need healthcare.
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