I read posts about people quitting jobs because they’re boring or there is not much to do and I don’t get it: what’s wrong with being paid for doing nothing or not much at all?

Examples I can think of: being paid to be present but only working 30 minutes to 2 hours every 8 hours, or a job where you have to work 5 minutes every 30 minutes.

What’s wrong with reading a book, writing poetry or a novel, exercising, playing with the smartphone… and going home to enjoy your hobbies fully rested?

Am I missing something?

  • vestmoriaOP
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    2 months ago

    I don’t know if you’re complaining but if you are, I don’t understand you. I want to be you.

    earning money doing almost nothing is meaningless? You earn money for doing nothing! and you cannot be fired, so…

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      2 months ago

      Yeah, but at that point it’s not your time. You’re essentially selling your life to someone else… and they’re not even using it.

      You say you can spend your time writing poetry or reading books… but that doesn’t scratch an itch for everyone. Being stuck to a desk or other work station means your options are extremely limited. You can’t go out and work on your kit-car, or practice a golf swing, or practice monologues for a one person play… or many other things that require a little more activity than being stuck in a chair for nine hours allows.

      Money can get you a lot of things in life… but as yet it can not give you time back in your life.