I hate working
I just plain hate working. There I said it. It totally sucks. It leads me to wonder how much I can't stand work compared to other people. Sometimes I think I just can't deal with the fact that I'm going to have to work my whole life. I think if I just had more time off, I'd be more productive during the times I do work. I think the average work week should be 35 hours a week, that would be a good start. Would the economy just shrivel up instantly if we did that? I'm not sure I'd care too much, as long as I didn't have to work as much. I just can't accept the fact that such a large chunk of my existence is dedicated to doing something that SUCKS.
Have you ever just thought of how intensely you'd enjoy the next few hours if you just walked out of work?
You are young and most likely have a job which doesn't need any specifications or education. Like a job in a fast food joint, a supermarket, etc. Those jobs are never fun. However if you get an education in something you are interested in and get a job relevant to that education, you may find a job which you think is actually fun, or at least interesting enough.
Oh, by the way, the average work week here is 37,5 hours. How much higher is it where you live? EDIT: This is maybe something that differs between the states of the US?
Come to France \o/
Originally Posted by bighead384
35 hours/week is normal since 2001.
The right wing will tell you how much our ecnonmy suffered because of it but didn't bother to change it during the 10 years they were on the government.
The left will tell you that it is better to share and that it created employement.
People will tell you that the "35 hours" were a terrible idea for the economy but will never give up their free friday afternoons. (yes, because it works this way : most people work more than 35 hours a week but they get back the overtime with freetime).
The truth might be between the 2 but the nation didn't collapse and it is proven that it created some jobs but less that what was predicted.
Now, unfortunately, I am not an under contract worker, which means that the 35 hours rule doesn't apply to me qo I totally understand your feeling. Just this lunch, I was saying to my friend how I'd like to ditch work sometime. Just like when I was a student.
Usually, at my 8th hour, I just want to say "fuck it" and leave.
Instead, I come here and post stuff. Or 9gag. So it's pretty unproductive.
Fuck France. Be a good hard working American and get your ass to work actually being productive. This country wasn't built by little bitches who work 35 hours a friggin week. Get used to it. This is the problem with America...the work ethic is for shit any longer.
Originally Posted by MOTO13
No, it was built by the wealth created by unpaid workers, who surely did work more than 35 hours per week, whipped and usually black. :D
Disclaimer : not entirely serious and it's not like I don't know that Europe used slavery as well.
This must be because of fewer and fewer Christians in the country, right? As the Protestants have great work ethic (work hard in this life, get reward in heaven), the current infestation of Muslims and lazy Mexicans who come to the US to steal the jobs are ruining the country, right? Not to mention more and more in the US are converting to atheism. Atheists have not the same work ethics as Christians because they don't think there is a heaven or hell after life. Plus they are socialists who only rely on the state and sits around all day smoking weed.
Originally Posted by MOTO13
This is what you get after four years of Obama, and now the US is doomed with another four years with him. I mean is he really a citizen of the USA? Did they figure out if his birth certificate were real? What the US needs now is someone to bring back the real American values - the ones that made the US the best country in the world today, but which are forsaken by the government.
RageAndLov, that post is awesome.
There's always the option of not working. Hobo it up!
I've heard hippies speak of living in a more minimalistic way in order to work less. I'm kinda of curious how this works out for them. I should try to track down a book on this subject.
I think the social stigma of leading such an unusual life would be annoying. Not sure I could get used to having very little technology either.
Anyone ever heard of this guy? He's an Anarcho-primitivist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Zerzan
He's a total hippy, but it's interesting anyway.
What people need to do is quit trying to invent ways to not do a god damn thing. Obama is making you people soft.