Just like anything else in life, working a 9-5 day job has its ups and downs. I think that the downsides tend to outweigh the benefits but a majority of people in the US still work a job that requires them to sit in an office for a minimum of 8-9 hours a day. So there must be something pretty attractive about it.
You might think they are in it for the money(like I am), but most people working day jobs won’t ever get rich. Most millionaires are small business owners or self-employed and it’s very rare to find someone that’s a millionaire mid level manager.
At its core, this website is about quitting your day job and finding a job that lets you work less and live more. It might be a job that lets you work from home or you might still have to go into an office, but the important thing is that you work for yourself. Odds are, you won’t make as much working four hours a day but you’d be surprised just how little money happiness requires.
One of the reasons I started this site was because I only worked about 4 hours a day at my day job but I had to be there for 8 hours every day. The rest of the time was spent in meetings, browsing the internet and basically just wasting time. I mean I used to play ping pong every day at 3 pm for a while there. [Read more…]