My little taste

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My little taste
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Fri, 07-05-2013 - 11:53am

Today I am getting a little taste of what it would be like if I were to SAH rather than WOH.   I am off work and DH is working.

I am getting  the errands done that I usually do Friday evening/weekends. Really enjoyed doing my grocery shopping when the stores were fairly empty.  In a bit I am going out for lunch with DD3.

I do realize that it is just a small taste.  If I were home full time I would not be doing laundry, grocery shopping or going out for lunch every day and there are some things that I would be doing that I am not today. 

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 11:32am

<<<<How so when they are working full time? >>

What does that have to do with having balance in their life or being happy with their lives?  

I never said that. I said if you are working full time, the majority of your time is working, not doing things you would be doing if you were not working.>>

It was a question spring, a question.  You asked that question while quoting my comments about having balance in life and being happy with their lives....I don't know how your question relates to my comments, it seems totally irrelevant, so I asked, thus the question.  The majority of my time is not working....I'm not a person who works the 50-60 hours a week that people talk about, I work 35-40 which is about 20% of the hours in a week.

<<So you basically do NOT have a 9-5 (or time like that) job. So you basically can not answer this question. Thanks Laughing I guess when you work for smaller companies, you can do that. Shrug.>>

Ah...now to the lies.  Yes, I basically have a 9-5ish job, that's why I answered the question and I still don't work for a   smaller company regardless of how many times you insist that I do.  Really spring, while it's humerous for me, the reflection on your comments is poor on this behavior.

<<I am happy too as well as my other co-workers but if they were given an option to work or not work, it would be a no brainer. Many people don't need to have a job to fill their time. They could easily find other things to do and if they had the option would not pick work before that. >>

Oh I see the problem, you are again confusing the terms want and need.  

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 11:32am

springfever2013 wrote:
Do you do that every week? I would be doing that every week or every other week if I did not work.

Last summer, I took off one afternoon every week to do some dog training stuff.

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 11:33am

springfever2013 wrote:
Do you do that every week? I would be doing that every week or every other week if I did not work.</span></strong></p>

Every week, no.  But actually I could; I have enough leave accrued that I could go a full year of not working Fridays.    But I am actually taking 3 of the four fridays in July off.

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 11:34am

"I said if you are working full time, the majority of your time is working, not doing things you would be doing if you were not working."

Math isn't your strongest subject, is it?  168 hours in a week. 40-50 spent working.  So 118-128 spent not working. So working is NOT the majority of most people's time.  Shoot, take out sleeping (56 hours - for a HIGH average) and you still have 56-72 hours spent not working. Still not the majority.

And? If you are not working, you have 40-50 MORE free hours a week.

"Many people don't need to have a job to fill their time."

No, most people need a job to support their families.   But they may also need it to fulfill other wants/desires in their lives.

Yes they could but do you think that the majority of people that work WOULD work if they didn't have to?

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 11:37am

<<<<How so when they are working full time? >>

What does that have to do with having balance in their life or being happy with their lives?  

I never said that. I said if you are working full time, the majority of your time is working, not doing things you would be doing if you were not working.>>

It was a question spring, a question.  You asked that question while quoting my comments about having balance in life and being happy with their lives....I don't know how your question relates to my comments, it seems totally irrelevant, so I asked, thus the question.  The majority of my time is not working....I'm not a person who works the 50-60 hours a week that people talk about, I work 35-40 which is about 20% of the hours in a week.

And? I just answered this to Savcal. That would be 35-40 MORE free time in a week if you did not work. You seem to be online ANYWAY at work so what would be the difference except that you get a paycheck. Do you need the money THAT badly?

<<So you basically do NOT have a 9-5 (or time like that) job. So you basically can not answer this question. Thanks Laughing I guess when you work for smaller companies, you can do that. Shrug.>>

Ah...now to the lies.  Yes, I basically have a 9-5ish job, that's why I answered the question and I still don't work for a   smaller company regardless of how many times you insist that I do.  Really spring, while it's humerous for me, the reflection on your comments is poor on this behavior.

Interesting as with a big company, you would have KNOWN the day before a holiday if you were going to be off the day after the holiday. 

<<I am happy too as well as my other co-workers but if they were given an option to work or not work, it would be a no brainer. Many people don't need to have a job to fill their time. They could easily find other things to do and if they had the option would not pick work before that. >>

Oh I see the problem, you are again confusing the terms want and need.  

Yeah you WANT to work even though you spend the day on online messageboards. Why is that?

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 11:37am

springfever2013 wrote:
<p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif">"I said if you are working full time, the majority of your time is working, not doing things you would be doing if you were not working."</span></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Math isn't your strongest subject, is it?  168 hours in a week. 40-50 spent working.  So 118-128 spent not working. So working is NOT the majority of most people's time.  Shoot, take out sleeping (56 hours - for a HIGH average) and you still have 56-72 hours spent not working. Still not the majority.</span></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif">And? If you are not working, you have 40-50 MORE free hours a week.</span></strong></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:small">"Many people don't need to have a job to fill their time."</span></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:small">No, most people need a job to support their families.   But they may also need it to fulfill other wants/desires in their lives.</span></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:small">Yes they could but do you think that the majority of people that work WOULD work if they didn't have to?</span></strong></p>

"And? " -- Hey, you're the one that made the statement. You should provide the rational for it, not me.

 

"Yes they could but do you think that the majority of people that work WOULD work if they didn't have to?" -- I don't know. I can't, and won't try, to speak for the majority of the people. I would continue to work - probably on a part-time basis - even if I didn't have to. In fact, I did just that for years.

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 11:38am
springfever2013 wrote:
Do you do that every week? I would be doing that every week or every other week if I did not work.

Last summer, I took off one afternoon every week to do some dog training stuff.

And? Do you do that every.single.week of the year? No, so that really does not pertain. I know a lot of people that take Mondays or Fridays off in the summer. They don't do that all year long. 

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 11:40am

<< disagree.  It's possible for schedules to conflict, plans to have to be changed, even when one doesn't work.

Yes it IS possible but I don't think as MUCH as they would it you had a full time job. >>

I think it depends on the job and the rest of the schedule.

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 11:40am
springfever2013 wrote:
Do you do that every week? I would be doing that every week or every other week if I did not work.</span></strong></p>

Every week, no.  But actually I could; I have enough leave accrued that I could go a full year of not working Fridays.    But I am actually taking 3 of the four fridays in July off.

But you DON'T. THAT is my point.  

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 11:45am

<<"I said if you are working full time, the majority of your time is working, not doing things you would be doing if you were not working."

Math isn't your strongest subject, is it?  168 hours in a week. 40-50 spent working.  So 118-128 spent not working. So working is NOT the majority of most people's time.  Shoot, take out sleeping (56 hours - for a HIGH average) and you still have 56-72 hours spent not working. Still not the majority.

And? If you are not working, you have 40-50 MORE free hours a week.>>

And...working isn't the majority of one's time. 

<<Yes they could but do you think that the majority of people that work WOULD work if they didn't have to?>>

While I think a good many people work because they need to work (notice the difference here between need and want), there is also a good number of people who work because they want to work.  I also know people who need to work, who would work even if they didn't have to work just like there are people who have to work and choose not to work.


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