Wednesday, September 21, 2005

If you won a million dollars ....

How many of you would continue in your current job?

What does that say about us?

TRK

23 Comments:

At 9/21/2005 8:46 PM, Blogger Krazy Chick said...

Continue in current job, yes. But that just says i am broke and money is needed in order to survive. If i had my own way i would be back in school

 
At 9/21/2005 9:46 PM, Blogger The Rabbi's Kid said...

KC,

I understand that - life is tough, but don't give up on your dream.

TRK

 
At 9/21/2005 11:21 PM, Blogger Cosmic X said...

It means that most of us would rather be doing something else. It's the curse that of Adam HaRishon "Beze'at Apecha Tochal Lachmecha" (I hope I didn't mess up the quote).

 
At 9/22/2005 12:40 AM, Anonymous Chai said...

TRK, definitely. You can't put a price on the feeling that YOU have directly affected a child life. The joy on my kids faces (I'm a preschool teacher) is worth millions to me.

 
At 9/22/2005 12:40 AM, Anonymous Chai said...

TRK, definitely. You can't put a price on the feeling that YOU have directly affected a child life. The joy on my kids faces (I'm a preschool teacher) is worth millions to me.

 
At 9/22/2005 2:15 AM, Blogger Mata Hari said...

first of all, it would take a few million :)
but anyway...not so many people are lucky enough to find work that they love doing - esp if they want to be paid well

also - if i had my druthers, i'd be doing 5 things (or more) not one - which is what you're forced to do when you have a full time job. even if you're a teacher like chai, it would probably be nice to work with the kids 3 days and have the other 2 to devote to other interests.

 
At 9/22/2005 3:18 AM, Blogger Mirty said...

I like what I'm working on these days. I would continue, but as a consultant making my own hours. That way, I would hike and bike during the day and do my computer work at night.

 
At 9/22/2005 3:40 AM, Blogger Shoshana said...

No way! I would go to school full-time (probably go for a PhD if money wasn't an issue) and possibly volunteer in my free time. I would work once I finished school though.

 
At 9/22/2005 6:02 AM, Blogger Karl said...

It means we have no ideals, just working for the money and think money will buy happiness.
Stop dreaming though and get back to work! - the same money you deserve will come to you if you do your hishtadlus. For some that maybe buying a lottery ticket, others it will be hard toil.

 
At 9/22/2005 6:55 AM, Blogger Elster said...

I would quit my job and give notice retroactive to 2 weeks ago. Then I would go to my home office, crank on the computer, and write for a living (or at least until the million ran out).

 
At 9/22/2005 8:21 AM, Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

A million - probably stay at my current job. 5 million? I'd quit mu current job. What does it say about me? Well, as is I get 5 hours of sleep a night and I'm mega busy doing worthwhile things.

Not having to worry about the money aspect would let me focus on other things I do. I'd probably take the MDA paramedic course, which I can't now since I have no time.

 
At 9/22/2005 11:54 AM, Blogger Lvnsm27 said...

If i'm doing a job I like, I would continue part time and do something else with the rest of the time.

 
At 9/22/2005 12:20 PM, Blogger The Rabbi's Kid said...

cosmic x - your job is to try and find something you would be happy doing.

chai, I think teaching is the msot special job, and am totally impressed - keyn yirbu.

mh, is it better to be paid well to do something you'd rather not do?

mirty, I've been told being one's own boss is the best, if you can cope with it.

shoshana, try and find funding for that phd - do everything you can to fulfill your destiny (including painting!)

karl, I will NEVER STOP DREAMING -you are no longer living life once you stop.

elster, find the time to write, and if you are good enough and lucky enough you can make a living from it.

jameel, a million not enough??? dollars not shekels (= nearly 5 mil sheks). Take two months off and do that course, then go out there and save some lives!

27, are you living your dream though or sacrificing it for money?

 
At 9/22/2005 2:57 PM, Blogger brianna said...

I wouldn't stay at my current job because I only do it to make money to help me not starve when I move out of my parents' house in approx 3-4 months. If I won a million dollars, my life wouldn't change all that much. I'd just stop working so hard on getting scholorships, buy myself a decent car and start applying to private universities as opposed to public ones.

 
At 9/22/2005 5:22 PM, Blogger MC Aryeh said...

I would write and do artwork - same as I am doing now, only with a million $, I would have more peace of mind and worry less....becoming an accountant would never cross my mind....I could afford to be the idealist that I am...

 
At 9/22/2005 7:34 PM, Blogger Mata Hari said...

TRK - what about you? what would you do?

 
At 9/22/2005 8:47 PM, Blogger ClooJew said...

I, lulei demistafina, would. Becasue (a) a million bucks ain't what it used to be and (b) I like my work. And I believe it's valuable.

 
At 9/22/2005 9:47 PM, Blogger The Rabbi's Kid said...

Bri, that's good - you haven't let money or the lack of it stop your ambitions.

McAryeh, keep up the writing and art - you mustn't give it up.

MH, Not sure TBH. Give it all to Tzedakah (AS IF!)

CJ, a million not enough!?!?!?! Care to explain why your work is more valuable than you as a mashgiach ruchani or rebbe - which I think you'd be very good as.

 
At 9/23/2005 8:10 AM, Blogger Elster said...

A Rabbi is walking on the street on shabbos with a number of his congregants. A ten dollar bill slips from his pocket and flutters to the ground.

The congregants are bewildered. "Rabbi," they ask. "For years you have told us we cannot carry money on shabbos. it is muktzah, you said. How can it be you come to carry money on shabbos?"

The Rabbi studied his congragants and shruhhed. "Ten dollars ain't money," he replied.

 
At 9/23/2005 11:40 AM, Blogger Littleredridinghoodie said...

If I won a million I would buy a business

 
At 9/23/2005 11:42 AM, Blogger WBS said...

Well, I don't have a job - I'm in school. I would probably continue through graduation while having actual springbreaks. I'm convinced that one doesn't need to learn money matters in college to handle it correctly and make it grow. I just need to intern with Bill Gates or Warren Buffet.

When you win money, you have more time. Time that can be spent participating in the causes you usually just give money to. I hope that I would do that.

 
At 9/27/2005 7:35 AM, Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

TRK: I'm already an EMT and volunteer MDA ambualnce driver. The course is a year long, full time. I'm already (trying) to save lives, but I can't take off a year for the course. This is in addition to many other life-saving hobbies I have.

I keep forgetting doallrs, not NIS - yes, a million dollars would probably be OK :-)

Besides, cost of living in Israel isn't as low as it used to be.

 
At 9/29/2005 1:28 PM, Blogger The Rabbi's Kid said...

elster, good one.

lrh, what business and why are you not in that business now?

wbs, what would you participate in? do you do that now?

jameel, PG one day either you'll take the course, or we actually won't need MDA paramedics!

 

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