If money was no issue, would you stick to your 9 to 5?

A.k.a. Was any of your jobs you had, your passion?

Of all the office jobs I could imagine, I did have jobs which I consider as the most ideal office jobs.
The topics, Training and Electrical Safety, are definitely my “work passions”.

But if money was no issue, would I give up these “passions”?

Without thinking.

The 2.5 hours daily commute between work and home feels like a huge waste of time and sleep.

Company rules decide in which time frame I should be most effective, the 9 to 5 rule.
They don’t allow me a one hour nap after lunch which could potentially increase better outcome.
They don’t allow me to compensate my hours when I work on brilliant ideas in the evening because I “can’t prove” that I actually worked on it then.
They NEED to physically see me in the office, because that’s obviously “prove”.
Oh mr./mrs. Manager, the things you don’t know.ย 

I haven’t learned to be social or how to be better at communicating.
If only, it has made me feel more shy and think the worst of people.

Did I honestly get smarter because of my job?
Unfortunately, 70% of the job is administration and politics, so not really no.

But, if my weeks wouldn’t be filled with the regular 40 work hours, what else would I be doing?

Let’s say it would take me a couple of years years to see entire world, buy all the clothes, see all the movies, read all the books and eventually get really bored of all of that.

I wouldn’t be able to think of any topics to blog about.
Because let’s face it, pretty much most of posts are me complaining about daily frustrations and how to handle them.

Other than the fact that I will never reach this state of richness, maybe the 9 to 5 has some advantages.

Or maybe I’m just stating this because it seems hard to go work after 4 days off and gaining control over my own life. ๐Ÿ˜‰

























27 thoughts on “If money was no issue, would you stick to your 9 to 5?

  1. And I thought I was the only one suffering 3 or more hours in daily commute – a third of my typical 9 work-day spent commuting! Like you, given the opportunity, I would never go back. The one thing the job has maintained for me is a healthy brain as I have had to be learning and analyzing every single day to meet the requirements of my tasks. And I’m tired.

  2. I always figure I have enough hobbies to keep me busy! I think Iโ€™d work at my job part time though

  3. I totally understand understand what you mean. I am tired too and I have been wondering if it’s really worth it. I fall asleep by 9 in the evening each day on the couch.

    Unfortunately that’s how society operates. No mercy, only to pay the monthly bill and a little extra for yourself.

  4. I have about a 3 hour commute. (1.5 back and forth) and if money wasn’t issue, not only would I quit, but I’d burn all the bridges lol

  5. Haha, I often feel like that way too ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Life could be so much more productive and worth if we wouldn’t be controlled by companies and unfair people!

  6. It’s a great post and the topic is indeed very similar to mine!
    I love to see how a lot people have the same way of thinking on here!
    I replied!

  7. When I saw your title my reaction was: “HELL NO!” Yes, it was intense.
    You wonder if you got any smarter. I know for a fact that the job is making me dumber.
    I bet you wouldn’t run out of topics for your posts, because you would just write about how wonderful life is.

  8. Oh man! Wouldnโ€™t that be actual living!
    And we could all up and have blogging party on nice white sand beach with palm trees and drink our favorite drinks! Mmmmmmm ๐Ÿคค

  9. I think that’s the reason, fear. You’re young, which is one reason more why you should try things out. You can always get an online job, take an unpaid vacation with your company and see how this lifestyle suits you. If it doens’t, you just pick up where you’ve left off.

  10. I always ask myself that question. If money was not an issue I honestly would spend my days writing, doing yoga, decorating something or working on some creative project. I always feel like the 9 to 5 gets in the way of my creativeness because of how stressful and time consuming it is. The happiest I had ever been work wise, was when I did freelance writing jobs while in college. Really would love to make that my everyday life…..if only I could win this lottery haha.

  11. Yes! The 9 to 5 gets in the way of my creativeness too. I don’t even know what the entire purpose is. We’re only puppets on a string doing exactly what higher management wants from us. No creativity there.

    I am waiting for my lucky lottery ticket too ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. I would not, so I didn’t… My loving wife allowed me to stay at home after I had spent a decade in the corporate world… Now I am blogging ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜ and she’s working, but she loves her job

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