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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Registered: 03-27-2013
Tue, 07-09-2013 - 1:13pm

<<Again, it is 40-50 hours (the average) that could be used to do something else. >>

Again, you were wrong....it is still not the majority of the week.  

It might not the MAJORITY but it IS time that could be spent doing something else.

<<So YOU were going to make the decision if you were going to take off? When did you plan to tell your boss, that day? You do that often, leave them hanging because you KNOW that NO ONE else can do your job if you don't give them enough notice. BAER. Again, it is obvious you work in a smaller office.>>

Yes and to address your "questions".  I didn't have to tell the boss, it's not leaving anyone hanging and there really isn't "notice" to be given, my job is deadline driven, I meet my deadlines and I set my own schedule.  It's not really complex, I guess you don't understand this type of job, you never have despite countless explanations.

So what if something HAD to be done, NO ONE could do it (shuddering). BAER.

<<No, I have never said that I was the only one that could do what I do at work, unlike yourself. >>

Which really doesn't have anything to do with the message boards.  

No but you surely spend a lot of time on them at work, at a job that NO ONE else can do. Undecided

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 1:25pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">&lt;&lt;<span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif">No but it DOES take 40-50 (the average) hours a week that could be used to do something else.&gt;&gt;</span></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif">And as I said waaaaaay back there, my 35-40 hours a week is a good use for my time, it benefits my family and me.  I like to work.</span></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif">So are you telling me that you mainly work for the money?</span></strong></p>

Are you serious? The word "money" wasn't even in her response!

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 2:47pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">&lt;&lt;<span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif">No but it DOES take 40-50 (the average) hours a week that could be used to do something else.&gt;&gt;</span></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif">And as I said waaaaaay back there, my 35-40 hours a week is a good use for my time, it benefits my family and me.  I like to work.</span></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif">So are you telling me that you mainly work for the money?</span></strong></p>

I never said that, quit making up things spring.  Focus spring, focus and read.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Tue, 07-09-2013 - 2:50pm

<<So what if something HAD to be done, NO ONE could do it (shuddering). BAER.>>

Well it would either wait for me to return or someone would call/email/text me and I would handle the problem.

<<No but you surely spend a lot of time on them at work, at a job that NO ONE else can do. >>

Ah...more lies.  Honesty is a real problem for you, that's a shame.


PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 5:06pm

l">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.</span></strong></p><p style="font-size:13px"><strong><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:small"><br /></span></strong></p>[/quote]

I would fall under the catagory of someone who works but does not need to.  Since my income is a very small part of our household income and we live way below our means me not working would have no effect on our (financial) day to day lives.  But I do get things from my job,  I like it (most days),   I am good at it. There would be nothing gained by not working. 

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 10:13pm

I would fall under the catagory of someone who works but does not need to.  Since my income is a very small part of our household income and we live way below our means me not working would have no effect on our (financial) day to day lives.  But I do get things from my job,  I like it (most days),   I am good at it. There would be nothing gained by not working. 

I find that incredibly sad that there would be nothing gained by not working.

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Tue, 07-09-2013 - 10:15pm

ft">I find that incredibly sad that there would be nothing gained by not working.</span></p>[/quote]

Why is it sad?

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 10:29pm

ft">I find that incredibly sad that there would be nothing gained by not working.</span></p>[/quote]

Why is it sad?

There is soooooo much more to life than working a crappy factory job. Why would you want to work when you dont have to and not enjoy everything that life has to offer? 


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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 10:34pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<div style="border-bottom-color:#cccccc; border-bottom-width:1px; border-bottom-style:solid; text-align:left"><div><div><div><p><span>ft"&gt;I find that incredibly sad that there would be nothing gained by not working.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
</span></p><p><span>Why is it sad?</span></p><p>There is soooooo much more to life than working a crappy factory job. Why would you want to work when you dont have to and not enjoy everything that life has to offer? </p><div style="font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:'comic sans ms', sans-serif; font-size:medium"><br /></span></div></div></div></div></div>[/quote]

How is working preventing me from enjoying life? 

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 10:40pm
springfever2013 wrote:
<div style="border-bottom-color:#cccccc; border-bottom-width:1px; border-bottom-style:solid; text-align:left"><div><div><div><p><span>ft"&gt;I find that incredibly sad that there would be nothing gained by not working.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
</span></p><p><span>Why is it sad?</span></p><p>There is soooooo much more to life than working a crappy factory job. Why would you want to work when you dont have to and not enjoy everything that life has to offer? </p><div style="font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:'comic sans ms', sans-serif; font-size:medium"><br /></span></div></div></div></div></div>[/quote]

How is working preventing me from enjoying life?  

If you dont know then I can't explain it to you. You seem happy with what you are doing and do not want anymore from life. 

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