In an ideal world, you would do paid ...

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In an ideal world, you would do paid ...
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Mon, 07-14-2003 - 3:23pm

In an ideal world, you would do paid work at your dream job.....



  • No paid work
  • 0-10 hours a week
  • 10-20
  • 20-30
  • 30-40
  • More than 40 hours a week
  • Not until my children are older


You will be able to change your vote.


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iVillage Member
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Mon, 07-14-2003 - 3:28pm
By ideal world, do you mean one in which money has no value?
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Mon, 07-14-2003 - 3:34pm
Well, if it had *no* value, I'd get many fewer takers on doing many paid hours, wouldn't I? I was thinking along the lines of true freedom of choice ....

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Mon, 07-14-2003 - 3:47pm
>>Well, if it had *no* value, I'd get many fewer takers on doing many paid hours, wouldn't I? I was thinking along the lines of true freedom of choice ....

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HA! Yeah, & I guess that was my point. Ideal is different for everyone.

Ideally, if money doesn't matter, I wouldn't "work".

We'd RV, hike, & backpack around the U.S....then sail around the world. Once we did that, we'd have two children & sail, hike, & RV back to the best places with them. ;)


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Mon, 07-14-2003 - 3:55pm
But don't you enjoy your current work (or future planned WAH business) enough outside of the pay to do it for the intellectual exercise/contribution to the world, etc. (not saying you wouldn't get paid, just that you wouldn't do it solely for the pay)?

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Registered: 05-28-2003
Mon, 07-14-2003 - 7:58pm
Do you mean... if I won the lottery and all of a sudden I had a gazillion dollars? Yea, I'd work for no pay -- in my profession but not in my current job, and certainly not 40 hours a week!
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Mon, 07-14-2003 - 8:26pm
>>>But don't you enjoy your current work (or future planned WAH business) enough outside of the pay to do it for the intellectual exercise/contribution to the world, etc. (not saying you wouldn't get paid, just that you wouldn't do it solely for the pay)?

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Nope. At least, we'd take a break from all the hubbub & do what we want (which is pretty much why we're doing what we're doing now...to be able to have more freedom later). There are plenty of other interests, aside from what I & we do to make money that I'd pursue.

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Tue, 07-15-2003 - 1:31pm
Maybe I am a workaholic..no matter how much money I had, I'd still want to keep working in my chosen profession. That's why I chose it! I think work has an intrinsic value. Ok, maybe I'm crazy....

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Tue, 07-15-2003 - 1:51pm
>>>Maybe I am a workaholic..no matter how much money I had, I'd still want to keep working in my chosen profession. That's why I chose it! I think work has an intrinsic value. Ok, maybe I'm crazy....

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No, you're not crazy. If you really enjoy your job that much, why would you quit!? I certainly wouldn't give up my art or my music if I had all the money in the world, because they have great value to me...& I can see a person's career having the same value & level of enjoyment. For me, work (my paid, career work) has always been a means to an end...getting enough money so we can do the things we love. I don't dislike my job, I wouldn't subject myself to a career that I couldn't stand, but I prefer doing other things.

If money were no problem, I think we'd all do the things we like best...for some it would be work, some it wouldn't be.