If someone would give you the exact amount of money you earn in your current job, would you still work (and get double the salary) or quit your job (and still get one salary)?
I never worked full-time (except for internships) because I am still a full-time student. But when I signed the contract for my next internship, I came up with this thought experiment.
It is similar to the idea of “Grundeinkommen” where you get a certain amount of money per month no matter if you work or not. This “Grundeinkommen” (basic income) is supposed to reduce the stress of people for earning enough money. The inventors think that people would still go to work but more relaxed (because they don’t HAVE to work) and more creative and efficient. Slave-contracts and exploitation would also be abolished.
So far, I would say that I would work part-time and get one full and one half salary. I need the daily routine of work, getting out of the house and talking to other people. I realized that I could never be self-employed because it would mean too much stress to get clients, motivate myself to work and having enough free time. Therefore, I currently don’t have a dream job aside of my dream office job (where I would get my 1,5 salaries). I don’t feel the need to pursue any other dream jobs. Working part-time would give me the chance to spend more time with the people I love (counting myself in) or for general errands and chores.
Maybe my opinion will change in a couple of years and when I worked for a while.
What about you?
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