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Am i being ungrateful?

Answered 1 year ago

I was given a job 20h per week. Financially I don't need to work, i don't particularly like the job but i dont hate it. Just don't know if i want to stick with it. But, i know there are so many people struggling right now and would kill for this job so i feel like i shouldn't be thinking negatively about it or questioning whether i should continue


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1 year ago
Im always curious what people mean by financially I dont need to work. Does that mean their partner supports them? Becuase anything can happen in life, partner dies, becomes disabled, loses job, cheats on you and leaves.... For this reason I think its smart for anyone to remain in the workforce if you can unless you are seriously seriously rich.

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1 year ago
I totally agree

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1 year ago
We are debt free, have inurance, hubby ears $300k p/a we have been together since 17 and now in our 40s - he doesn't support me, we are a team and support eachother. I've always worked, often had 2 jobs, except the past 6 months

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1 year ago
Op- u dont need to justify your position to anyone

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1 year ago
yes you are

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1 year ago
What will you do with all your spare time? I personally find working (even if part time) good for my mental health and self esteem. If you are someone who has lots of hobbies and plenty of things to keep you occupied, maybe open up the job for someone who needs it....

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1 year ago
I think you are being selfish holding onto a job you don’t enjoy when apparently you have no need to work. Yes, there are many, many people in need of a job right now. You clearly don’t need to work so stop being selfish, quit and let someone who really needs the money take the job. They will be grateful for the opportunity.

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1 year ago
Leave and let a grateful person take the job

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1 year ago
Keep it

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1 year ago
If you don't need the money and the job is obviously not fulfilling your needs, then why are you there?

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1 year ago
If it isn’t right for you or not making you happy resign, others would gladly love it and you will be happier too. Wait this out and get something you love doing. Life is not about work.

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1 year ago
I have so many friends desperate for work and struggling I would most likely line one of them up with the job and maybe look for another one myself. Maybe even explain that to my boss or job share , possibly won’t impress the boss if they had to train you , but then I would offer to train them for free, I wouldn’t tell my friend how I am thinking so they don’t feel like charity.
I have popped a few Woolworths vouchers in friends post boxes lately that’s how bad it is getting , although I don’t think this makes them feel like charity , I know one was so grateful as she brought nappies that don’t leak everywhere like the cheap ones.

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1 year ago
Cheap nappies are sometimes better than Huggies (Coles ones, for example!)

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1 year ago
The cheap ones she had were leaking everywhere at night , not sure what brand she brought after

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1 year ago
So beautiful of you to do that for your friend xx

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1 year ago
Take/keep the job, you may not need the money now, but things are changing so rapidly atm you’d be mad not to hold onto it. If nothing else, it keeps you current and employable, providing you more options over the coming years. Also will keep your Superannuation topped up during a time that we all really need that. The only reason not to take/keep the job in my view is if it is negatively impacting your home life, but if it’s not and you are able to manage it all, hold on to it....

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1 year ago
This

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1 year ago
Awesome response

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1 year ago
You are allowed to complain but stick the job out

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1 year ago
A little maybe? You’re allowed to complain , we all are. But in these times where people’s livelihoods are in jeopardy sometimes you really do need to look at the broader picture and count your blessings. If you don’t like the job, don’t need the money maybe you should give it up for someone who may need it more. Weigh up your pros and cons.