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Offline Geremia

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How many hours per week do you work?
« on: December 29, 2016, 09:10:32 AM »
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  • How many hours per week do you work?
    If your hours vary quite a lot week-by-week, choose "hard to quantify."
    (For some reason the first option says "?40" when it should read "?40".)
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    How many hours per week do you work?
    « Reply #1 on: December 29, 2016, 09:37:33 AM »
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  • Of course, there's WORK and then there's PAID WORK.

    Even "PAID WORK" can be a bit ambiguous. Working on your side business doesn't generate $25, $15 or even $5 an hour necessarily -- but it moves you towards making money eventually. Is adding pages to your for-profit blog considered paid work?

    Or in my case -- you have a website that makes a bit of money. But spending time working on it, adding features, content, etc. doesn't exactly make you any MORE money. So does maintenance of a home business count as "paid work"?

    And of course maintaining your home, taking care of children, going shopping, doing errands, maintaining your grounds (lawn mowing, weedwhacking, cleaning gutters, trimming trees, dealing with flooding, etc.) can't be considered recreation or fun, but is it "paid work"?
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    How many hours per week do you work?
    « Reply #2 on: December 29, 2016, 09:49:11 AM »
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  • I am a early baby boomer born in 1946. Now, retired and living off social
    security.
    There are some jobs in the area I am now living in. I leave them to the
    younger people whom are willing to work, and have families to support.




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    How many hours per week do you work?
    « Reply #3 on: December 29, 2016, 09:59:31 AM »
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  • It depends on the time of year since I help my parents out on their farm...

    This past summer I worked an average of 55-60 hours every week.  In the winter it is closer to 10-20, yet I am still helping my parents with odd and ends on my free time.  :-)
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    How many hours per week do you work?
    « Reply #4 on: December 29, 2016, 10:09:22 AM »
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  • Quote from: Matthew
    Of course, there's WORK and then there's PAID WORK.
    Hence the "hard to quantify" option. I was thinking of making your distinction in the poll, but then there'd be 2× as many poll options…

    It seems to be a superstition of capitalism (i.e., of "state-sponsored usury") that work can always be quantified. Oftentimes volunteer work is more productive than hourly paid work.
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    How many hours per week do you work?
    « Reply #5 on: January 10, 2017, 05:13:38 PM »
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    RomanCatholic1953
    I am a early baby boomer born in 1946. Now, retired and living off social
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    I too am a boomer, 1947, but my SS is not enough to live on so, with only myself to rely on, I work 30 to 35 hours per week and must do so until I die or a miracle happens.
    How I truly long to be retired and let someone else have my barely over minimum wage, standing on my feet 8 hours a day, job.
    But, as another way I try to look at it, at least I have a job and at my age that is a minor miracle in itself!  

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    How many hours per week do you work?
    « Reply #6 on: January 10, 2017, 10:58:43 PM »
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  • 52+ hours a week.  On the night shift.  
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    How many hours per week do you work?
    « Reply #7 on: January 11, 2017, 09:41:04 AM »
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  • On average, significantly over 40 hrs.  Recently it was approaching 80/week.  Now I'm down to a more sane schedule  (close to 40), but I expect it to pick up again soon.

    I became very sick because of the level of exhaustion.


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    « Reply #8 on: January 11, 2017, 10:32:10 AM »
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  • My husband is currently working about 60. Most of it is fast, manual labor. The exhaustion takes a real toll on him and family life in general. We're thanking God that he has procured an excellent new job starting in the fall with a substantial pay increase so he doesn't have to work 3 jobs. Just one!
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    « Reply #9 on: January 11, 2017, 11:12:44 PM »
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  • I work more than 40 hours a week.

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    « Reply #10 on: January 11, 2017, 11:18:01 PM »
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  • Quote from: Matthew
    Of course, there's WORK and then there's PAID WORK.

    Even "PAID WORK" can be a bit ambiguous. Working on your side business doesn't generate $25, $15 or even $5 an hour necessarily -- but it moves you towards making money eventually. Is adding pages to your for-profit blog considered paid work?

    Or in my case -- you have a website that makes a bit of money. But spending time working on it, adding features, content, etc. doesn't exactly make you any MORE money. So does maintenance of a home business count as "paid work"?

    And of course maintaining your home, taking care of children, going shopping, doing errands, maintaining your grounds (lawn mowing, weedwhacking, cleaning gutters, trimming trees, dealing with flooding, etc.) can't be considered recreation or fun, but is it "paid work"?


    That reminds me of when Dad had jury duty. The lawyers asked him how many children he had. (He had 10) They wanted to know all of our names and dates of birth. When Dad was finnished everybody in the jury room applauded. Then one or the lawyers asked, Does your wife work?" "You bet she does!" someone shouted from the audience.
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    « Reply #11 on: January 12, 2017, 08:04:11 AM »
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    I work more than 40 hours a week.

    Then why did you limit your poll to 40 hours?  Can you not see that many people work far more than 40, including you?

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    How many hours per week do you work?
    « Reply #12 on: January 12, 2017, 08:14:06 AM »
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  • Quote from: MMagdala
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    I work more than 40 hours a week.

    Then why did you limit your poll to 40 hours?  Can you not see that many people work far more than 40, including you?

    It does not appear that poche created the poll.

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    How many hours per week do you work?
    « Reply #13 on: January 12, 2017, 08:39:02 AM »
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    I work more than 40 hours a week.
    Then choose the first option
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    (For some reason the first option says "?40" when it should read "?40".)
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    How many hours per week do you work?
    « Reply #14 on: January 12, 2017, 11:57:00 AM »
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  • Quote from: TKGS
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    I work more than 40 hours a week.

    Then why did you limit your poll to 40 hours?  Can you not see that many people work far more than 40, including you?

    It does not appear that poche created the poll.


    Thank you.  Apologies to Poche.

     

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