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    Why do you keep going in to the the same old job every freakin' day?
    Because I wasn't smart enough or motivated enough or lucky enough to inherit enough money or get a job or start a business that would have allowed me to make enough money to not work anymore. People with millions and millions of dollars never cease to amaze me when they get enough money to maintain their current lifestyle without haven't to "work" but still do. There are lots of things I'd rather do than generate money if I had so much money that it became self-generating, and I became recession-proof.

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  • ASOinFL
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    'Cause I enjoy the work, though I do get tired of sitting on my *** all day driving around....I love the foot chases, and the hostile people (It's true, I like that rush). But somedays I get so tired of the busy bodies, the buttinskie's, and nosy SOBs.

    It's nice to get good pay (we're paid better than a lot of others). Get to carry a gun (gotta have my fetish ya know). And pager....nothing beats being on call for the bad calls.....at 3am, for a mva w/deer involved...oh baby.

    But mainly, 'cause I need the cash flow till my son's in school and I can slink on over to a sister agency and work for a better boss (current supervisor excluded - she's cool- but her boss is a jerk).

    BUT......like the others.....one win on the lottery and I'm outta this place.

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  • Don
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    Well I honestly am working more for the enjoyment of it, than because I need the money. Retirement is very nice - for a while. Traveling is very nice - for a while. etc etc etc

    But frankly, I'm darn glad to get up in the morning, knowing I've got a full day of productive work ahead of me.

    So I'm nuts. . .

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  • ghost
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    MOOOOOONEY! For starters... But I do honestly like getting out and doing something. While I am content to sit around the house for a few days and just relax, I don't think I'd savor that free time as much as if I had all free time. That'd just be boring.

    Originally posted by Lictalon: " My blood sings a bit every time I hear a siren..."
    I can completely relate to that. Every time I hear a siren when I'm at work, I pretty much drop everything and watch with a sigh... Someday...

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  • shooter1201
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    Shooter, I forget...when is national "Kill the Pesky Parent" day?
    I think that was yesterday....

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  • Lictalon
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    I like the kids. I like the look in their eyes when I tell them something neat they didn't know. I like the look they get on their faces when the poetry we read has "f#@k" and $#!t in it. I like that magic kid you meet every once in awhile that completely impresses you with something; coming after to work harder on an assignment than you ever intended them to.

    I had one girl...great student. A low test grade early in the quarter kept her from an "A" she was one-tenth of a point away. I told her I'd raise her test grade by one point; that would be all that it took. She's a great student; I could easily justify it by all the classroom participation.

    She agonized about it for thirty seconds. She was looking at straight A's...that A- was the only blemish on an otherwise perfect report card.

    Finally, she sighed. "No. I'd rather really earn it."

    I was so proud I could have burst! What an awesome kid! Every time I lose faith in humanity, something like that comes along.

    I want to be a cop because I'm stupid enough to still believe I can change the world. My blood sings a bit every time I hear a siren...I want to be there, helping somebody out. Yeah, I know teaching probably saves the world just as much, but there's a difference between building the bomber in Detroit and flying one over Berlin. I want to do both.

    Would I give up my job? Not in a million years.

    I would like to take a baseball bat to some of the parents, however...

    Shooter, I forget...when is national "Kill the Pesky Parent" day?

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  • Mike Tx
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    I like what I do because every so often I get to work on a police car. Once it's fixed there's nothing better than getting out on the freeway and going 45 in the "fast" lane, and seeing all the wussys afraid to pass me.

    Ocasionally you see someone do a traffic violation, and just the fact of nailing the gas and coming up close to them will make them pull over. Of course, I was just road testing the car, not stopping stop sign runners.

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  • Mitzi
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    I tutor because I can set my own hours and if a parent complains about their kids doing no better, they know where the door is.
    The strangest person I had was a woman that bought her daughter and I told her it would be an a hour and she could pick her up then. Then said, "Oh, no, I need to meet you family and I want to see every inceh of this houe". I could kind of understand her wanting to see who would be in the house but NO WAY was she going though my house. She became indignant and I opened the door and said, "I'm sure you will find a nice tutor who will let you take over her house but that's not me." She left, really mad and said she was going to report me to the Board of Education. I told her to do so but they weren't inpecting my bathrooms either. lol
    I like being my own boss

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  • MK219
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    'Cuz I got no where else to go [Eek!]

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  • culbyak
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    Originally posted by shooter1201:
    [QBWHY do you do what you do? [/QB]

    Easy, because I'm locked in on contract. If I leave I get in trouble!

    It's a nice job with nice benefits, but in 372 more days I'm outta here.

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    I worked from 1949 to 1998 with a total of four different companies. The only one I really liked was the second one, although it was getting boring after 27 years. If I had known then what I know now I wouldn't have quit until I reached retirement age.

    I would have preferred to be a stay at home mom but the kids and I had this nasty habit known as eating. My ex was a total jerk. I was so happy to have him gone that I never tried to collect the child support he owed me. He pulled a vanishing act shortly after the divorce, and I just wanted him to stay gone. People like him are nothing but trouble as long as they are anywhere around.

    I sometimes feel a little depressed that I can't go back in time, graduate from high school again and relive my life from that point. I can think of several things I would do differently if "I knew then what I know now". Then I remind myself that two of my three children and three of my six grandchildren live near me. I enjoy spending time with them. There are probably a lot of lonely people out there that haven't been that lucky.

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  • Watchman
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    I actually LIKE what I do.

    Besides, it has fringe benefits.
    For example, I made a .50 BMG rifle.
    Then I made a reloading press for it.
    Then I made bench rest dies for it.
    Then I made a large powder dispenser for it.
    Now I am making a bullet trimer for it.

    Around 5 Grand worth of stuff that I did in my spare time.

    I get to deal with lots of people. All kinds. I get to design and build special tools. I hardley ever do the same thing twice in a row. Its always something different, always a challenge. The pay aint bad for this area.

    If I wont the lottery...Id still show up at work. First I buy everyone steaks. Then we'd cook em.
    And Id continue to come into work and DARE somebody to **** me off...

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  • SpecOpsWarrior
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    Originally posted by 10mill:
    Gotta pay the bills.
    I like my job, but if I win the lottery, I won't be in tomorrow.

    I feel the exact same way!

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  • Pigskin
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    Right now I guess you could say for the money & some things to do that I haven't finished. I can retire at any time. I'm looking at 2004 just because it will boost me just a little bit more in my monthly retirement. It will also give me time to complete a couple of projects I have lined up, such as teaching a seminar on public speaking & media relations. Besides, I have a take-home car with City gas, can wear regular clothes whenever I want, & can come & go pretty much whenever I please, so things are fairly easy right now.

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  • Mrs. Fish
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    I hate working at the place I'm at right now. I'd rather lay down by the pool all day like a lazy dog. I hate to see Sheriff Deputies rolling around looking for some of my co-workers and I hate to sit next to my co-worker and fight about the window blinds almost everyday and I hate chasing papers and people calling and faxes coming in and faxing papers and putting in information into our data base and most of all, dealing with my dumb clients who does not pay their bills on time making their policies cancel and they come in asking me to help them reinstate their policies .....I hate it when my clients drive nice cars, i.e., Lexus RX300, Mercedes Benz S400, BMW's and they have youngsters who drive those cars and yet they still complain abouthow their car insurance premium is so freakin' high and it's all my fault and like I have some kind of authority to lower their premium and it's my decision to say, Ok, you will pay $800.00 and you will pay $1,200 and you will pay $650....For goodness sake, leave me alone and be happy with the freakin' premium you have and go home and admire your nice cars....

    I hate it, I hate it, I hate it....and I hate it....

    [ 11-08-2002, 09:23 AM: Message edited by: Christina ]

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