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milestogo

(16,829 posts)
Tue Jan 22, 2019, 01:26 PM Jan 2019

How long could you last working at a job for which you are not being paid? [View all]



You are not getting paid, but you still have to show up for work and you have to pay rent or mortgage, car payments, fuel, health insurance, tuition, utilities, child care etc.
7 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
0 days - 1 week
4 (57%)
1 week - 2 weeks
0 (0%)
2 weeks - 3 weeks
0 (0%)
3 weeks - 1 month
0 (0%)
1 month - 2 months
0 (0%)
2 months - 3 months
1 (14%)
3 months - 6 months
0 (0%)
6 months - 1 year
0 (0%)
As long as I had to
2 (29%)
OTHER
0 (0%)
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I would never have a job that I wouldn't be paid, govt workers/contractors understand this is a risk beachbum bob Jan 2019 #1
What? Why would a government worker have to assume our enemy would install Eliot Rosewater Jan 2019 #3
Do you think the private sector is a better bet? EarnestPutz Jan 2019 #4
My wife had a state job and her position was deemed to such that if a beachbum bob Jan 2019 #12
What specifically leads you to that conclusion? LanternWaste Jan 2019 #11
What? RobinA Jan 2019 #19
Sheesh! rownesheck Jan 2019 #2
Keep in mind they will eventually get paid... just not now. Joe941 Jan 2019 #6
Standard financial planner advice is to have 3-6 months of expenses in emergency funds... Joe941 Jan 2019 #5
If I was guaranteed the back pay and still had health benefits, I am lucky I could last a few months Freethinker65 Jan 2019 #7
Fuck free labor. Decoy of Fenris Jan 2019 #8
Close to retirement zipplewrath Jan 2019 #9
Yes and no... brooklynite Jan 2019 #14
OPM says yes zipplewrath Jan 2019 #15
OK, but how would you file your retirement papers? brooklynite Jan 2019 #16
Yeah, they don't discuss that zipplewrath Jan 2019 #22
I answered but this whole "work without pay" is bullshit. Agschmid Jan 2019 #10
Financially speaking, I don't need the money... brooklynite Jan 2019 #13
The ones feeling the pain the most shanti Jan 2019 #17
6 months to a year madville Jan 2019 #18
My Problem RobinA Jan 2019 #20
I haven't been paid since Sept 2017. LakeSuperiorView Jan 2019 #21
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