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Why dont people like to work?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by tbhracing, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. tbhracing

    tbhracing Senior Member

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    I know, silly question and I still dont get it- Why dont people like to work? We have all been on summer vacations that are care and worry free, but we all must grow up as well.

    I have had girlfriends that want to get married just so they dont have to get a job. Seen men just as lazy and avoid working. I dont get it, I love to work and volunteer my time on the side to the charity I set up and run. My Father also loved to work and wishes he could still be in the grind instead of retirement.

    Is it just that people are lazy and feel entitled to be free all the time? Please tell me.
     
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  2. walt cowan

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    good question..

    some people want to put forward the least effort for the most money , i don't know what is the root cause of it
     
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    I go back to college tomorrow. The last few days before a new semester starts are the worst. I've run out of video games to play and I'm ready to get back to work. I've been killing time on the Glock Talk forum but geez I need to keep busy with something. Sometimes I do my own little projects to keep me busy. I'm a computer science major so I will make my own little software programs that I find interesting.
     
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    I figure there's a small but growing percentage of people who are just plain lazy, and will never like doing anything. thinking the world owes them a living and are content to sit on their butts all day.

    But I like to think that the vast majority of people who don't like to work, just don't like the job choices they made, and don't like what they do to make a living. I've seen some people who I thought were just lazy really bust their chops when they get to do something they enjoy. Sadly, sometimes it's something that really isn't profitable, so they're stuck doing something less desirable to them to put bread on the table.

    For me, at the end of a project, I can at least sit back and physically see my work, and know I've done a good job (or at least the best I could do with what I was given by design and construction engineers.:upeyes:

    When I'm at home, I always have some type of home DIY project going, either by choice or necessity and while at times it can be tough, I love the challange and to see the results when the job is done.
     
  6. bcmclane

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    I don't like to work because I do what I do for the money. I could find a job that I like a lot and make great money, but it wouldn't be anywhere near what I make now. I'm planning on banging it out here a few more years, then doing something else. Money isn't everything.....
     
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    I don't neccesarily dislike working but I can always think of something else I'd much rather be doing. Such as, spending time with my family, shooting, hunting, fishing, camping, etc.. When I'm doing any of or a combination of those things I can't ever remember thinking "Gee, I wish I was working instead".:dunno:
     
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    We can't all be firemen. :tongueout:
     
  9. Glenn129

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    The gov't has raised them like this with all the socialist welfare programs which provide freebees for them so they don't suffer if they don't work. This is destroying America because a republic will not work unless we work.
     
  10. gearjammer351

    gearjammer351 EnemyOfTheState

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    That really is an interesting question. I agree that some people are just lazy, but I think the type of work one does makes a big difference. I have had jobs/bosses/co-workers that I didn't like and it makes work a chore. However, if I like my work, and don't have to deal with a-holes all day, I enjoy it. Fixing cars, for example, is an enjoyable and rewarding profession.

    Last year I quit a job which involved sitting in a cubicle in front of a computer screen, and when the lady who sat next to me found out she asked me why. I said "I'd rather live in a box than work in one." :supergrin: This is hyperbole, but I genuinely hated going to work there.
     
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    Funny, that is exactly what I wanted to do before starting my business. I applied everywhere and was put on waiting list. About a year passed with follow up phone calls often. Then it happened. I ruptured a few discs in my back, had surgery, then about a week after getting home I received a letter in the mail saying they were ready for me. This after being told that I should never lift more than 80lbs EVER again.... :crying:
     
  12. Zell

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    Define "work". It means different things to different people. Is running your own charity work? Or is it a passion, like a hobby, where you spend a lot of your time and energy and really enjoy doing it and get a lot of satisfaction from it?

    Work for me is a means to an end. I work to feed my family. Do I like to work? Depends on what the work is.

    Would I like to work as a ditch digger? Not a chance.

    Do I like to do yard work? Not really. I'd rather be doing something more enjoyable. But I do it anyways because I like to keep my yard looking nice but that doesn't mean I like to do it.

    Would I like to work doing something that is really intriguing and fascinates me and as an added bonus I make a lot of money doing it? Absolutely!

    For me, it depends on the job. If I like the job then I like to work. If the job stinks, then I don't like to work.

    By the way, don't get me wrong. I'm not lazy. I like to work and like to work hard but when you're doing it 5-6 days a week for 10 hours a day, you better like what you're doing or you'll just be miserable.
     
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    nevermind. . .
     
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    People don't like to work because it's called "work" and not fun :supergrin:

    But seriously, I think there are many reasons that cause people to loose the desire for, or at least loose sight of, the reasons we work.

    I work to make my life better, sure it's not always easy, and getting up at 4 AM during the week is hardly my idea of "a good time", but I want things in life. I want to do nice things to my house, go on fun vacations, have an ever growing collection of guns, and to be able to support my family (parents and bro) should the need ever arise. Last I checked, not working doesn't get you any of those things.

    Not to go out and 'blame TV', but I think there's a generation that has grown up with the reality shows on MTV and the like that see young people living off their parents dime and because they don't see how that money was made, they don't connect hard work with 'fun' things. Sure, this doesn't apply to everyone, but I think it has something to do with it.

    The other reason I see people not liking to work is simply because of technology. Simply put, life is easy compared to what our parents and grandparents had growing up. Sure, there may be more 'stresses' today (though I argue they're just different), but simply breathing and being alive is easier thanks to technology. The only issue is that now, instead of going outside because it's a nice day, and no good TV is on, we've got our DVR's, playstations, xbox, and all the other stuff to keep us occupied.

    Don't get me wrong, I've got all those things, and I do enjoy sitting around every now and then, but I recognize times where sitting around and relaxing is a good thing, and times when it's too much. I know this because I have a friend renting a room in my house and he doesn't really do much besides go to work, play video games, and watch movies. He constantly complains about his job (nice job too), and never sits back to realize how lucky he is to simply HAVE a job right now.

    I could write an essay about this topic, but I'll cut it short.
     
  15. Mikey444

    Mikey444 sacré bleu!

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    I hate my job, which means I hate work.

    I love school, so I don't mind that work at all.

    Luckily, I'm going to school so I can stop working at the job I hate and start working at one I like. We'll see if that helps.
     
  16. kestrou

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    THIS!!!

    Too many don't like it, so they don't do it.

    Here's a clue: You don't have to *like* work - you just have to do it. If the penalty were starvation then you'd see more people interested in the concept.

    Now get back to work all you slackers! :tongueout:

    kestrou
     
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    Duplicate. Deleted.
     
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    Glock20 10mm Use Linux!

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    Beacause earnin it is fo suckas!

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  20. The Machinist

    The Machinist Please! Please! No more!

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    I don't live to work, I work to live. If I were to win a monster lottery, I wouldn't be one of those d-bags that say, "Oh, I'm still gonna work, or I'd get bored!"

    On my deathbed, surrounded by friends and family, I sure as hell won't wish I had more money in savings, or wish I would have worked more overtime.