Work to Live or Live to Work

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by seminolewind, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    I think I work to live. Does anyone have examples of either one?
  2. MeatKing

    MeatKing Chillin' With My Peeps

    I work to live, fingers crossed, a client that owes $600.00 pays me tomorow please. So this way, I can live this weekend.. Their millonairs and sometimes are slow to pay me.. Sure hope to win lottery and live to vollenter!
  3. Desirai

    Desirai Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 12, 2011
    I work to live also.. I think most people do nowadays. [​IMG]

    I got paid today though so I'm good for another week..
  4. Linn Bee

    Linn Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am retired now. Never expected to be. Just figured I'd be there until they carried me out. I only retired because my already long-retired spouse wanted me home with him. Not once as I got ready for work did I resent having to go in while he was staying home.

    I loved what I did and still 'guest' teach from time to time. Always said I'd have worked for free. (Shush! Don't tell the school board!)

    I also believe that I could never have afforded being able to teach for over 30 years without my DH to make the money I spent on my classroom.

    Still gotta keep doing something so I live to work. It's just that now I get to pick and choose my 'work'.
  5. trailchick

    trailchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Definitely work to live......
    Think so few today live to work....
    If they do that then they are truly blesssed.

    I work in a prison kitchen, & I often see inmates come in
    & I say Hi, How are you doing!?!
    They say "I am blessed" - they are in PRISON
    & they tell me they are the blessed ones.
    It always gives me a new perspective!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Cost too much to go to school to do what
    you would love to get up in the morning
    to do what you love!!!!!

    So my advice is when you to wake up to a new day
    Think of it as a Good Day.

    Peace, Out
  6. ChicksterJo

    ChicksterJo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 19, 2011
    Grounded on Earth
    My boyfriend works to live. He wakes up at 4 a.m. to start work at 6 a.m., doesn't stop work until 4:30 p.m. and gets home around 5-5:30 p.m. Sometimes they will ask him to work on Saturdays. Hopefully all this pays off, we save enough money to buy land this year, and the rest is history...haha.
  7. Mountain Man Jim

    Mountain Man Jim Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm a freak, I love my job whenI get to play engineer, trying to solve problems. When I need to play project manager, it's not so fun. I'm not crazy about trying to keep jobs in budget and dealing with managing people. I much rather just fix problems.

    Last edited: Jan 5, 2012
  8. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    Aug 26, 2011
    I'd probably have to go with live to work. [​IMG]
    Besides the fact that I love keeping busy, it's an added bonus that I can make money while I'm at it! [​IMG]
  9. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2010
    Work to live right now…sadly. But that also has to do with the fact that I need startup money to build my farm so I can live to work, but the fun work then. It all takes time and a lot of sacrifice…
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    I once worked to live, but now that I am retired I live to work. There are some advantages to old age. [​IMG] Now I work at what I want - not someone else's wishes. That is unless the Princess 'pins' me down. [​IMG]

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