Are you employed in a full-time job (40 hrs per week or more)?
I work in the OR at a level 2 trauma hospital. 40 hours is where we start.
No but I do have 2 part time jobs and work 30hours each per job
Not any more.
I was until I retired.
40 hours per week? How cute. I remember my first part time job. LOL! 50+ is normal for me. Systems Administrators never sleep.
Oh, 10 more hours! Wow! You must have it so hard!
Full time at my job is 35 hours a week. I teach nonverbal preschoolers with autism.
I'm a highschooler
No. Part time. And full time where I work is 32 hours anyway.
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."
You go K-12!!
I work anywhere from 40 to 105 hours a week! And I'm salary, it's great! -_-
Interesting, the results essentially match the under employment rate in the Bureau of Labor statistics. The true unemployment rate for Barrack...
Interesting. Half of the people in this poll who make more than $100k a year don't have a full time job. Liars!!!
Because there's other sources of income, like rental investments, stocks, bonds etc..
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.
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.
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.
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?!
Does being a stay at home Mom that home schools her kids count?
Absolutely. Most important job ever....
No. It's work, but it isn't actual employment.
You're right. It is work, but It isn't employment. I enjoy working! I miss it sometimes.
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.
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.
School is a full-time job.
I'm a homemaker, however my answer is yes.
Full time work and full time school. Very exhausting.
I am retired full time from a full time job. The job was great, but retired is much more better.
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?
Yes, very surprising. I did my time, now retired...
I was wondering the same thing...
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.
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.
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.
Full Time at 37.5 hrs a week
Currently yes I am. That plus a part time job at restaurant
I work 50-70 hours per week between three part time jobs and take classes in between.
Then, your are the kind of person we need more of.
....disagreed, it's sad that many people have to cobble together multiple jobs just to make a living in this country.
A living? I'm earning less than $18k per year.
But, yes, I agree that is ridiculous that so many people have to scramble to get by.
You're only making $6 an hour? How is that possible?
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.
I see. Sounds tough, I hope you get paid more in the future!
I work 40 hour weeks but it's "part time"
Thanks to Obamacare..Nope!!! Companies figuring out how to beat the system. I cant say i blame them. Fuck Obama!!
Nope it's actually your responsibility!!!
And I can't see how the REPUBLICANS could do better for you.
Exhibit A: The typical conservative who blames the president instead of himself for his own personal troubles in his own life.
Yeah, because none of the typical Democrats blamed GW for their problems.
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!
Thanks for the heads up, but I'm an independent.
Wasn't it liberals who thought up Welfare? And, unions? And, large government?
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.
I work 56hr. work weeks. Trying to stay in the grove before I give out.
It's pretty damn sad that only 35% said yes...
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?
Disregard the man behind the curtain, for I am the great and powerful OZ!
Once the kids and retirees are filtered out, we might get some real numbers...
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 ☺️
Laser, this situation has gotten worse under the current administration. Particularly when you look at the increase in people on welfare.
Or gay black democrats, you could break it down all kinds of ways...
I don't get why the results of this poll are sad
You must have answered "no" then.
If you think so
Hopefully will be soon. I recently received my Master's of Science degree and am struggling to find a job.
Congrats! What field?
Ecology and Ecosystems but my B.S is in Environmental Science and I am leaning more in that direction for jobs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
No. I retired in 2001.
Yes. My full time job is my college education.
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lol you think you aren't building a straw man. That's really funny.
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.
No, I'm a full time college student with two part time jobs.
So 2 part time jobs and one full time.
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.
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!
Is there anything else?
Stay at home mom and taxi driver.
Don't forget your also chef, planning coordinator, and personal stylist!
The Obama administration now defines a full time job as working more than 30 hours
They also said ISIS was "the JV team"...
I work 20 hr a week because of school
In school full time, work part time.
No, I'm retired.
My kids are my employers!
Are you up for a raise anytime soon?
Management is still discussing it.
Unless you count school, no.
I work "part time". But I'm still putting in almost 40 hours a week
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.
Haha does being a new mom count? Full time here!!!
That's way more than 40 hours a week!
No sick days either.