Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Munich Germany (formerly Portland OR, Texas)
Bikes: '02 Specialized FSR, '03 RM Slayer, '99 Raleigh R700, '97 Norco hartail, '89 Stumpjumper
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i've been working approximately 40 hr weeks for the last few years... and actually my goal/dream would be to have a job with 25-30 hours per week... the problem is that it can be hard to find a job like that where you still get benefits, the same pay rate ("part-time" often has a lower rate) and close to the same possibilities in the position... (i.e. i don't plan to be running a company on 25-30 hours a week but doing something with some responisibility and potential for learning and growth) --- i'm in software development where most guys work 45-50hours/week, some a little more and some 35-40, but very few less than that...
if the reduction is linear, then for me it is definitely worth it - and you also actually have proportionally more as your taxes are usually lower... i think i could live on 1/4 of what i make if i were really thrifty (which i can be)... i ahve also considered working 6-7 months per year, but this can also be hard to arrange with employers...
Originally Posted by maelstron
Right now it isn't too bad as I am only snowboarding
hey, good to hear that you've finally picked up a winter sport - there, living in Whistler --- i hurt my knee hitting a jump 2 weeks ago skiing, but it's slowly getting better - been one-legged biking no skiing/snowboarding for another week i think...
as to the original question: i would definitely do it! if for some reason you need more money you can take on a 2nd job or a "hobby" job to bring in a little extra (i am a MTB Guide which earns me only a little but i really enjoy it)