- Jan 14, 2009
I’m lucky I have some flexibility and plenty of options and a wife who could support us on her own salary.Agree on the flexibility.
But maybe it's because I turned 50 last year, but hearing people whine about how awful "working" is makes my eyes roll uncontrollably, especially if their main bitch is having to get their asses up off their couch and go into an office.
But the vast majority of Americans schlep into jobs they hate merely to sell their time in order to pay rent and not starve to death. Add in commute and child/home responsibilities/chores and they get like 1-2 hours of the day for “balance.” That’s stupid.
Then add in companies that guilt you for only working your standard hours, reject or shame PTO use or that expect you to always be checking email/texts/phone, etc.
I’ll never fault anyone for loathing selling hours of their life to make somebody else money.