I think that even if I had tons and tons of cash, I’d still do SOME kind of job.
To feel useful and to feel like I was at least doing something productive.
But a lot of folks don’t feel that way.
In fact, they don’t want to work at all.
Check out what AskReddit users said about this.
1. Sick of it.
“People got sick of being treated like c**p in retail and in restaurants.
I’ve been out to dinner with people who are rude to the waiter, who’ve told me in the past “nobody wants to work.”
I wonder why…”
2. The rundown.
“I don’t want to to work for someone else
I don’t want to to work for rotten wages
I don’t want to to work weekends or nights
I don’t want to to work with jerks
I don’t want to to work where it damages my body
I don’t want to to work where it damages my soul.”
3. Less would be nice.
“It’s not that I don’t want to work. I want to work LESS.
Like max 30-32 hours and be compensated well enough where I can put my bills on autopay.
Work isn’t the issue it’s how much we have to work to live and I make well above minimum wage but it is still a struggle to make ends meet.”
4. What’s your purpose?
“People want to do something that gives them purpose, a sense of accomplishment, and the feeling that they’re making a difference.
If money wasn’t an issue, would most people actually choose to participate in corporate bs or deal with general public or stand at a conveyor belt all day?
I’d personally volunteer, enjoy hobbies and nature, travel, and take care of my family.”
“Things I h**e:
Having to wake up early
Having to be somewhere I don’t want to be
Having to be around people I don’t like
Being away from home and my dog
Using up all my energy and having none left for the things I enjoy
Having to be polite to people who don’t reciprocate the respect
Not being able to freely eat or use the bathroom whenever I want/need
Having to wear clothes I don’t like
Things required in most jobs:
6. Good answer.
“I want to work collectively towards a beautiful vision for the future, not work for my survival, like a rat digging through trash, or work to satisfy other people’s fickle desires, all of which won’t provide them with lasting fulfillment/joy.”
7. Wouldn’t it be nice…?
“I don’t want to work.
I want to read. I want to watch the tv shows and movies I enjoy. I want to ride my bike. I want to be able to cook meals, and try new recipes. I want to go visit friends who don’t live within walking distance. I want to play video games.
I want to provide my pets with the food and healthcare they need. I want to be able to take care of myself, and get the healthcare I need. I want to build things, and tinker with cars, and build fish ponds.
Unfortunately all of those things take money, and since I was neither lucky enough to be born with a silver spoon up my a**, or won the lottery, I have to work to do them.”
8. No control.
“The loss of a personal life & control of your own time. The stress & demand now of being available 24/7 to your job.
Working to afford what you want but never having time to enjoy it – or – being guilted by your job for trying to take a day off to enjoy. Even if you’re paid 9-5 you know more than that is dedicated to work – getting ready, commuting, decompressing, OT, messages from work after 5 or on weekends, thinking about or prepping for the next day, & so on.
The reward for the work put in isn’t there anymore. We’re tired, undervalued, and way overworked without much of an upside other than a roof & some probably unhealthy quick food.”
9. Life change.
“Spending 80% of my life at a desk was awful. I found I was spending more time at work than with my husband.
We struggled to make ends meet, I wasn’t happy. So we shifted, sold the house, quit our careers and bought a trailer and now travel and work only fun jobs for part of the year (camp host, tour guide, help at fun events). We have money in the bank, tons of options, zero debt and I’ve realized that our weird life is so much better.
I would rather not work at all but we need to eat, and need fuel. There are so many other things to do and try other than work. Work takes up too much of your time, your 2 days off get used doing laundry and groceries for the next week. It’s not a life, you are living to work. I decided to try something different and I’m so glad we did!!”
10. Bad customers.
“I literally have no problem with getting up. Working my actual job. Working 5 days a week.
The number one reason I don’t want to work is dealing with coworkers and when I worked in the service industry and retail dealing with customers.
It’s a godd**n nightmare. There’s a s**t ton of awful people out their.”
11. Not enough free time.
“It’s not that I dislike my job, it’s that I dislike it being the center of my life.
I don’t get enough vacation (work in the US) and when I use it it’s always a hassle.
I don’t want to get emails or calls after hours or on the weekends. I want to do all the other things in life before I’m too old and broken to do them.
12. Not fun.
Robbed of my time and money, and having to deal with the stress of maneuvering with and around morons that have no respect for anyone else on the road.
I shouldn’t be ready to murder everyone just getting to work for a job I can definitely do entirely from home.”
13. And let’s end with this.
“Lots of people find joy and fulfillment from work- but not always the kind society views as acceptable.
A lot of things defined as work provide nothing more than a roof over your head and possibly food on the table (if that given min wage and inflation but I digress) and I have yet to meet anyone who wants to spend the majority of their lives dedicated to that kind of work.
Thanks for coming to my Ted talk.”
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