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Would a work-free world be so bad?

mheredgemheredge WordsmithHere and therePosts: 23,498 mod
If you didn't have to go to work, what would you do with your time? Would you miss work? Some people live for work and when they retire, have nothing to fill their time. If you had a choice, (money no object), would you want to still go to work?


http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/06/would-a-world-without-work-be-so-bad/488711/?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits
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  • YinYin Posts: 191 ✭✭
    Probably not

    Do a part time job to kill time may be~
  • BerniBerni Posts: 14 ✭✭
    I am having a lot of spare time for the last two days. My internship winded down and I am doing like a part time job for students right now. I do not have many hours, so mostly I am at home. I am trying to spend my time for studying and seeking for new internships, however it is hard for me to find enough motivation. It occured to me that I am pretty much more organized and effective, when my agenda is full.Therefore, I do not think that peope who have been working for 20 years, can adjust them easily to a non-working situation. Especially if they are alone, or kids are having own families and living their own lives.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 3,647 mod
    I have plenty of things that I would want to do with my time, including getting involved with a number of charities, spending more time with friends and family, and getting fit. But of course the world would grind to a halt if nobody worked at all.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 23,498 mod
    Kill time @Yin! Murderer. >:)

    I know what you mean @Berni. The busier I am, the more efficient I am too. It's when I don't have much to do, things take twice as long and I tend to get forgetful. I like to have a purpose. Hence on my holiday in Colombia, I'm studying Spanish as well as visiting the local places of interest as a tourist.
  • BerniBerni Posts: 14 ✭✭
    @mheredge I am coruios if, Colombia is a safe place for holiday?
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 3,647 mod
    mheredge said:


    I know what you mean @Berni. The busier I am, the more efficient I am too.

    This is the same with me! Sometimes I can make one simple task span out for the whole day, but for some reason when I have loads to do I can simply power through work.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 23,498 mod
    At the moment I'm struggling with a problem of 'not enough hours in the day' @GemmaRowlands. Even starting by 7am I can't seem to get through all I want to for my Spanish classes, sorting through emails and the usual inevitable chores by the time I turn in at around midnight. From next week I won't have classes, so perhaps I can slow down a bit.
  • fdlzrfdlzr Posts: 14 ✭✭
    IMHO, Life without work is absolutely pathetic.
    Even someday I have financial security , I want and should work. Very hard instead.
    Because from philosophical point of view, I think that we can only fulfil our life if we work as harder as we can for the entire life.
    So at the end, we can smile flash backing our maximum contribution to the life.
    And that is ultimate joyness.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 23,498 mod
    I like the idea that life is not just about work @fdlzr. I think it is good to have a balance. Work hard but play hard too!
  • fdlzrfdlzr Posts: 14 ✭✭
    @mheredge
    Yeah, Agree.
    So that I always doing my jobs / works with fun.
    When if I face the difficulty or stressor - I always search the fun part of those side.
    So I dont feel stress at all doing all my works.

    In the work hard I find the play-hardness.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 23,498 mod
    That's not quite what I meant @fdlzr, though it does help if your work can be fun too. What I meant is that 'all work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy.'

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_work_and_no_play_makes_Jack_a_dull_boy
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,668 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I need a big BREAK from my work!
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 23,498 mod
    How much holiday do you get @Bubbly? Do you get a few weeks paid leave each year?
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,668 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge 30 leaves in a year. But, on special events like Ramadan and Eid, we have extra paid holiday. I feel that I am seriously burnout as I almost dragged myself to the office today.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 23,498 mod
    That's very good @Bubbly! But does this also include public holidays? In the UK there are eight days of national holidays like Christmas and New Year. Then starting with 20 days a year paid holiday, usually this increases as you work longer and up the pay grades. Long servers and senior staff usually don't get much more than 28 days a year though.
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,668 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge not a big difference. But, I don't take these holidays as people don't work upto the mark.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 23,498 mod
    This is why you're so tired @Bubbly! You need to take a break.
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,668 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge I may quit this job soon!
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 23,498 mod
    Take your holiday first @Bubbly. You might chance your mind, or you might get a chance to work out better what to do.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 3,647 mod
    mheredge said:

    At the moment I'm struggling with a problem of 'not enough hours in the day' @GemmaRowlands. Even starting by 7am I can't seem to get through all I want to for my Spanish classes, sorting through emails and the usual inevitable chores by the time I turn in at around midnight. From next week I won't have classes, so perhaps I can slow down a bit.

    Well I understand this feeling quite a lot at the moment, and I am struggling to fit everything in right now - particularly this week! But I am hoping that it will calm down soon, and I am off work for two weeks soon for my summer holiday, so I am just looking forward to that as much as I can.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 23,498 mod
    It's good to take a break and recharge the batteries @GemmaRowlands. Where are you going for your holiday?
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,668 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I tried but I couldn't get yet. I will search out for another job first and then I will quit as I am almost burnout these days.
    mheredge said:

    Take your holiday first @Bubbly. You might chance your mind, or you might get a chance to work out better what to do.

  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 23,498 mod
    I'm meeting lots of people who are taking a few months off. There are a few who are just taking a few weeks holiday, but especially for Europeans, it's a long way to come for a short time.
  • Practical_SeverardPractical_Severard Posts: 184 ✭✭
    (Proverbs 6:6-11)
    6. Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
    7. Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,
    8. Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.
    9. How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?
    10. Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
    11. So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

    In the today's world knowing to do a job (or a market share) isn't enough. One must best others to have a job. It applies equally to people, companies and nations. This drives the progress.
  • AhmedZanoonAhmedZanoon Posts: 31 ✭✭
    i thank to work from home is so easy
  • nasrul121nasrul121 Posts: 15 ✭✭
    if dont do any work we r getting bored at home
  • AhmedZanoonAhmedZanoon Posts: 31 ✭✭
    i will not work all day i will have some fun
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 23,498 mod
    How would you spend your time @AhmedZanoon? If we have nothing to do @nasrul121 I agree that this would be very boring, but it doesn't have to be work. There are many other things to do to keep busy.
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,668 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I am also planning to work from home. May be some assignments as a consultant!!

    i thank to work from home is so easy

  • JanatJanat Posts: 125 ✭✭
    I will work online soon.
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