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Show Of Hands December 14th, 2015 3:48pm

Are you employed in a full-time job (40 hrs per week or more)?

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AnimatedEdge rural
12/27/15 2:04 pm

I work in the OR at a level 2 trauma hospital. 40 hours is where we start.

heyitskay Boston
12/27/15 6:06 am

No but I do have 2 part time jobs and work 30hours each per job

wilgeno Saint Paul, MN
12/15/15 8:11 pm

40 hours per week? How cute. I remember my first part time job. LOL! 50+ is normal for me. Systems Administrators never sleep.

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Muhammad The Prophet
12/18/15 11:08 am

Oh, 10 more hours! Wow! You must have it so hard!

squib Northern New England
12/15/15 6:36 pm

Full time at my job is 35 hours a week. I teach nonverbal preschoolers with autism.

gabsta2016
12/15/15 11:33 am

I'm a highschooler

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KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
12/15/15 4:33 am

No. Part time. And full time where I work is 32 hours anyway.

noneoftheabove South Mitten
12/15/15 2:48 am

Presently yes as a teacher, however my school board last night implemented a mid-year lay-off reducing me to .83 next semester. Sing it with me "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch."

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dab45de
12/14/15 10:09 pm

I work anywhere from 40 to 105 hours a week! And I'm salary, it's great! -_-

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deadcat
12/14/15 10:01 pm

Interesting, the results essentially match the under employment rate in the Bureau of Labor statistics. The true unemployment rate for Barrack...

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jvl New Orleans
12/14/15 9:48 pm

Interesting. Half of the people in this poll who make more than $100k a year don't have a full time job. Liars!!!

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deadcat
12/14/15 9:58 pm

Because there's other sources of income, like rental investments, stocks, bonds etc..

jvl New Orleans
12/14/15 10:13 pm

Wait, I don't understand. Everyone seems to be blaming the poll results on Obamacare. You mean to tell me that Obamacare is responsible for people's other sources of income (investments, stocks, bonds etc.) making them over $100k a year so they don't have to work 40 hours a week? Thanks Obama.

mikeyDe Marine Corps
12/15/15 11:39 am

Working is for the birds. You just need to work enough to get your investments off the ground. Then you can work way less while your money dose the work for you.

Wizzobutter
12/14/15 9:30 pm

I retired 4 years ago at age 54. I'm living off my investment income. I guess I'm one of those who have dropped out of the workforce.

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dab45de
12/14/15 10:12 pm

Wait you're telling me you didn't need the government to baby you and force you into a retire the program like social security?!

CMWF5 Georgia
12/14/15 9:13 pm

Does being a stay at home Mom that home schools her kids count?

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deadcat
12/14/15 10:02 pm

Absolutely. Most important job ever....

Arya8
12/15/15 2:49 pm

No. It's work, but it isn't actual employment.

CMWF5 Georgia
12/15/15 3:13 pm

You're right. It is work, but It isn't employment. I enjoy working! I miss it sometimes.

sea California
12/14/15 9:07 pm

Yes and I'm thankful to have a job that pays well. I know there are many people out there looking for jobs or for better jobs. I work 40-60 hours on average.

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jmw7477 Indiana
12/14/15 8:21 pm

I'm a housewife with no kids -- just critters and a Perpetual Peter Pan for a husband. I don't really have to do too much. So I chose no. I'll probably change my mind when I go back to school next month.

MikaylaSD
12/14/15 8:21 pm

School is a full-time job.

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shiculka optimistic realist
12/14/15 8:03 pm

I'm a homemaker, however my answer is yes.

lakotnacire New Jersey
12/14/15 7:30 pm

Full time work and full time school. Very exhausting.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
12/14/15 5:15 pm

I am retired full time from a full time job. The job was great, but retired is much more better.

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Spiritof76 USA 1776
12/14/15 5:14 pm

Yes. 40-45. Surprising only 35% here work a 40 hr wk. I can see kids, college students, and retirees, but what about the rest of you? How do you pay your bills? Spouse?

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4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
12/14/15 6:49 pm

Yes, very surprising. I did my time, now retired...

sea California
12/14/15 8:56 pm

I was wondering the same thing...

mikeyDe Marine Corps
12/15/15 11:49 am

All about not wasting your money and getting your investments off the ground. Once my money started working for you you do t have to do the work anymore.

sea California
12/15/15 12:54 pm

Ok so you must have some awesome (or risky) investments. The stock market returns an average of 7%. Investing $700,000 will only yield $49k of investment income in a year. Not many people have that much wealth lying around.

mikeyDe Marine Corps
12/15/15 1:19 pm

I do invest at great risk into the market but I'm still under 30y/o with no wife and I never want children so it's not that big a deal. All I have to do is make sure I pay bills and feed myself. I don't live extravagantly. I'm a single male living in a 2 bedroom and drive a mustang and avenger. I spend most of my time in the gym and my dream is to own one some day. Most of my income comes from real estate though. I put the 15k down to get the loan then rent to the right people for double the mortgage. It's such EZ money.

jrockit
12/14/15 4:29 pm

Full Time at 37.5 hrs a week

PrincessPetal Austin, TX
12/14/15 3:39 pm

Currently yes I am. That plus a part time job at restaurant

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
12/14/15 3:09 pm

I work 50-70 hours per week between three part time jobs and take classes in between.

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bubbaman
12/14/15 3:12 pm

Then, your are the kind of person we need more of.

graewolf Key West, FL
12/14/15 6:41 pm

....disagreed, it's sad that many people have to cobble together multiple jobs just to make a living in this country.

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
12/14/15 6:44 pm

A living? I'm earning less than $18k per year.

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
12/14/15 6:45 pm

But, yes, I agree that is ridiculous that so many people have to scramble to get by.

sea California
12/14/15 8:58 pm

You're only making $6 an hour? How is that possible?

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
12/14/15 10:13 pm

My design work pays by the project, but if clients decide they don't want to pay what they agreed to or that they don't want to use the work we've done, we don't get paid for the hours we've put in.
My DOE gig pays me for only 10 hours of work per week even though it's 35+ hours of work per week (which I've found is typical for education positions - working three times as many hours as you're paid for).
And my tech gig pays literally by the gig, not the hour, so I get paid the same if it's 2 hours of work or 10 hours of work.

sea California
12/15/15 12:40 am

I see. Sounds tough, I hope you get paid more in the future!

NYG44 Upstate NY
12/14/15 2:16 pm

I work 40 hour weeks but it's "part time"

IDontCare1999
12/14/15 1:12 pm

Thanks to Obamacare..Nope!!! Companies figuring out how to beat the system. I cant say i blame them. Fuck Obama!!

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borny33
12/14/15 1:29 pm

Nope it's actually your responsibility!!!

TheSocialist INTJ
12/14/15 1:33 pm

And I can't see how the REPUBLICANS could do better for you.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/14/15 1:42 pm

Exhibit A: The typical conservative who blames the president instead of himself for his own personal troubles in his own life.

bubbaman
12/14/15 3:06 pm

Yeah, because none of the typical Democrats blamed GW for their problems.

bubbaman
12/14/15 3:08 pm

If you are a Republican or a Democrat and you are proud of your party. You have your head all the way up your parties ASS!

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/14/15 3:09 pm

Thanks for the heads up, but I'm an independent.

bubbaman
12/14/15 3:11 pm

Wasn't it liberals who thought up Welfare? And, unions? And, large government?

think4yourself Not a safe space
12/14/15 3:36 pm

It is a fact that the obamacare mandates are forcing some companies to cut back worker hours so it is possible that he is working less hours directly because of obama.

northwesting Washington
12/14/15 12:03 pm

I work 56hr. work weeks. Trying to stay in the grove before I give out.

rickvee Living the dream
12/14/15 11:58 am

It's pretty damn sad that only 35% said yes...

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/14/15 12:32 pm

What's even sadder is that 69% of the republicans do not have a full time job. It's ironic really. Do they know what their party is all about, and who they cater to?

DounutHole
12/14/15 12:38 pm

Disregard the man behind the curtain, for I am the great and powerful OZ!

rickvee Living the dream
12/14/15 12:40 pm

Once the kids and retirees are filtered out, we might get some real numbers...

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/14/15 12:45 pm

I wish the statistical data was able to be filtered by multiple criteria, such as republicans age 21-40. Those of us who know SQL might really love functionality like that. Ahem @jaysin586 ☺️

bubbaman
12/14/15 1:12 pm

Laser, this situation has gotten worse under the current administration. Particularly when you look at the increase in people on welfare.

rickvee Living the dream
12/14/15 1:21 pm

Or gay black democrats, you could break it down all kinds of ways...

TheMightyBoosh
12/14/15 9:05 pm

I don't get why the results of this poll are sad

rickvee Living the dream
12/15/15 4:26 am

You must have answered "no" then.

veggienerd Massachusetts
12/14/15 11:49 am

Hopefully will be soon. I recently received my Master's of Science degree and am struggling to find a job.

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leilu SoCal
12/14/15 12:12 pm

Congrats! What field?

veggienerd Massachusetts
12/14/15 12:26 pm

Ecology and Ecosystems but my B.S is in Environmental Science and I am leaning more in that direction for jobs.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/14/15 12:29 pm

There's no shortage of environmental science related jobs to fall back on, that's for sure. You'd have to look a bit harder for ecology related jobs though. That's the kind of field where you kinda need to know people and do a lot of networking to get a good position.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/14/15 12:30 pm

I would personally recommend contacting the US Forest Service. I know a few of their people and they say they're always trying to hire recent grade.

veggienerd Massachusetts
12/14/15 12:31 pm

Very true. There are a lot of Environmental Science jobs available right now, but lots of people are applying to the same ones. I've been out-competed by someone with more experience by all of the ones I've applied to thus far.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/14/15 12:35 pm

Ahh see that's the thing about env jobs. They want field experience in addition to education. Which limits your options (for a year or 2) to entry level recent-grad jobs, probably with an EPA contractor doing data validation or something.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/14/15 12:40 pm

That said, I have a few friends who went that route, and just because a job like that to gain experience is a bit mind-numbing doesn't mean it doesn't pay well... Because for it being entry-level, it does.

leilu SoCal
12/14/15 2:15 pm

My degree is in Geology and we had a lot of Environmental Science students in our program. Most went into education and local government jobs. You could also look into a park service job, like mentioned above.

veggienerd Massachusetts
12/14/15 2:28 pm

Thanks for the suggestions guys! I've applied to the park service, state departments, EPA positions, lab and field positions, and consulting positions. I'm really not picky and will take anything to start. I'm just hoping for an interview now!

USNavyVet Sonar Man STG2
12/14/15 11:48 am

No,RETIRED. πŸ˜±πŸ˜€

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/14/15 11:18 am

Yes. My full time job is my college education.

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TiredofIt Texas
12/14/15 12:06 pm

That's not a job. My brother just graduated college today and was going to school full time AND actually worked 50 hours a week. You thinking that going to school is a job is offensive to those who have to do bothZ

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/14/15 12:15 pm

You're basically just saying "I know somebody who chooses to have two 40+ hour/wk commitments therefore your one 40+ hour/wk commitment isn't real and I'm offended by it". Sounds a bit silly when it's put that way, eh?

TiredofIt Texas
12/14/15 12:18 pm

That's not what was said at all actually. I worked through college and both my brothers did, and the who graduated today worked a lot to pay for school. It's not a choice, it's a necessity. What you said is even more rude when you assume It's a choice.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/14/15 12:22 pm

Going to college is absolutely a choice. People who choose to go to college while also working know how tough it will be. Still not sure how you're twisting that to mean that school isn't a job. Are you basing your definition of a job on whether you get paid for doing it? I suppose the several thousands of dollars that are given to me per semester in the form of scholarships and grants is just for fun.

TiredofIt Texas
12/14/15 1:32 pm

You choose to not work. Of course it is not a job since you do not get paid for it. You pay for it. No actual job do you pay to do, they pay you. You are simply 1 of those snobs who expect that everyone should have money already for college and since you don't need to work, no one should have to either.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/14/15 1:34 pm

I just said I get paid to go to school. Scholarships and grants cover my tuition, and I get sent a check for the remaining money every semester.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/14/15 1:36 pm

And in case you're curious, I obtained these scholarships and grants through hard WORK (key word there), commitment, and dedication to my education from an early age. Nothing was just handed to me, so I'll appreciate it if you cease with the straw man.

TiredofIt Texas
12/14/15 1:37 pm

Lucky you. But you would not get that money if you actually had a real job, you know, something that actually contributes something to society right now. And like I said, you are one of those who think since you don't need to pay out of pocket, you assume everyone else should too.

TiredofIt Texas
12/14/15 1:38 pm

Lol you think you aren't building a straw man. That's really funny.

HayleyS looking up.
12/14/15 5:17 pm

When you have a job, your primary function is to produce or contribute. The work you do is done in order for a larger system to function.


When you are a student, your primary function is to absorb or consume. The work you do is done in order for you to acquire new knowledge, experiences and skills. Any production done in the process functions first and foremost as a means to assess your consumption.

The purpose of being a student is often to put yourself in a position to contribute/produce later on, but that doesn't change the fact that school is not primarily about those things.

And that, in my opinion, is why being a full time student cannot be considered the same as having a full time job, regardless of the fact that it may be just as difficult and time-consuming.

HayleyS looking up.
12/14/15 11:09 am

No, I'm a full time college student with two part time jobs.

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Reuters Canada
12/14/15 1:28 pm

So 2 part time jobs and one full time.

TiredofIt Texas
12/14/15 1:33 pm

Going to college is not a job. School is not a job. OP is correct to call it going to school and having 2 part time jobs.

hvp828 Carolina girl
12/14/15 11:02 am

Stay at home mom & do some part time work from home. I was lucky that I was well established in my career when we adopted our son. Opened up a great opportunity to do consulting work on my own time with that extra pay going into my personal beauty fund. Lol!

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butterflykiss ohio
12/14/15 10:50 am

Stay at home mom and taxi driver.

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leilu SoCal
12/14/15 12:04 pm

Don't forget your also chef, planning coordinator, and personal stylist!

jdengel
12/14/15 10:49 am

The Obama administration now defines a full time job as working more than 30 hours

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rickvee Living the dream
12/14/15 11:58 am

They also said ISIS was "the JV team"...

ArceusBlitz Left wing Libertarian
12/14/15 10:49 am

I work 20 hr a week because of school

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aj1545 Cat Lady
12/14/15 10:35 am

In school full time, work part time.

leilu SoCal
12/14/15 10:23 am

My kids are my employers!

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USNavyVet Sonar Man STG2
12/14/15 11:49 am

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asia
12/14/15 2:27 pm

Are you up for a raise anytime soon?

leilu SoCal
12/14/15 4:15 pm

Management is still discussing it.

s4mm1 MD SLP
12/14/15 10:17 am

I work "part time". But I'm still putting in almost 40 hours a week

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gocubsgo
12/14/15 9:57 am

Spent my 20s and early 30s working 50 hours a week at all hours of the day plus holidays and weekends. That paid for my wife's MBA. Now I work 40 hours every two weeks now and it's glorious.

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princess26 Trump Card
12/14/15 9:39 am

Haha does being a new mom count? Full time here!!!

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bnnt Los Angeles
12/14/15 9:42 am

That's way more than 40 hours a week!

aj1545 Cat Lady
12/14/15 10:35 am

No sick days either.