What do you classify as "working hard"?

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  1. rjakapeanut

    rjakapeanut Senior member

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    Lawyer?

    ....is that a question? lol.

    also the ceo has the easiest gig out of those 5 but for damn sure atleast the top 3 are fucking hard as shit.
     


  2. Matt

    Matt [email protected]

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    12+ hours a day dealing with kid touchers and drug dealers and abusive parents. Plus, I get to visit prison once or twice a week. And last week I got to look at child pornography in preparation for a case. I'm also pretty sure I got a murderer off and he's back on the streets. Only thing that keeps me together is booze. And the pay is pretty good, too.
    Lawyer?
    hooker.
     


  3. Warren G.

    Warren G. Senior member

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    You work hard? My father, he worked like an elephant pushing electrical supplies and he dropped dead at 49 with a heart attack and tax bills.

    Wake up, will ya pal? If you're not inside, you're outside, OK? And I'm not talking a $400,000 a year working Wall Street stiff flying first class and being comfortable, I'm talking about liquid. Rich enough to have your own jet. Rich enough not to waste time. Fifty, a hundred million dollars buddy. A player, or nothing.


    If you want a friend, get a dog.
     


  4. Hombre Secreto

    Hombre Secreto Senior member

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    If you want a friend, get a dog.

    The main thing about money, Warren G., it makes you do things you don't want to do.
     


  5. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    a few times in my life I worked physical labor - construction, a fry cook, and in a bakery. while hard, I didn't really use my mind at all, no stress, no worries, no thinking. in the states, most people working "physcal labor" don't seem to be working so hard, physically - you go to india and see some guy tossing bricks up to the roof for 8 hours a day while standing barefoot on scafolding, that looks hard, the guys working in a factory in the US don't seem to be working very hard.

    sales and a CEO have a lot of stress, and they are never off work, they are also responsible for a lot of people's jobs. that is hard work, to me.

    I honestly don't understand what investment bankers do, but there seems to be a lot of attention to detail and looking over numbers. it would drive me nuts, but I am not sure that it is as hard as sales or managment.

    doctors have responsiblity and stress, but they also get to act like assholes more than just about anybody else - they have people who do all the dirty work for them, and get to yell at people and act like prima donas, and have sales people sucking up to them. so I wouldn't call that all that hard a life .
     


  6. Hombre Secreto

    Hombre Secreto Senior member

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    doctors have responsiblity and stress, but they also get to act like assholes more than just about anybody else - they have people who do all the dirty work for them, and get to yell at people and act like prima donas, and have sales people sucking up to them. so I wouldn't call that all that hard a life .
    Right... Telling patients they have cancer, and telling people they couldn't save their loved one must be an easy life.
     


  7. Rugger

    Rugger Senior member

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    Having participated in both hard manual labor and mind numbing number/excel crunching mixed in with high stress decisions...hard manual labor is a lot easier. I would take physical beat over emotionally drained every day of the week.
     


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    imageWIS Senior member

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    hooker.

    [​IMG] Well played.
     


  9. Sumner

    Sumner New Member

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    Anything where your back hurts.
     


  10. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Anything that allows you to compartmentalize your work is infinitely less stressful than something that requires that you take work home.
     


  11. EMY

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    Speaking as a student, I've learned that some people think that all work is hard work. For example, I don't consider myself a hard worker, but I do spend 2-3 hours/day on my school work and hang out for the rest of the time. Some of my peers think that spending 2-3 hours/ month on school work and hanging out for the rest of the time is working hard.
     


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    bing Senior member

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    I think all 5 of those guys work hard.

    QFT

    throw a family in there and you've got a real men in any case.
     


  13. Matt

    Matt [email protected]

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    Speaking as a student, I've learned that some people think that all work is hard work. For example, I don't consider myself a hard worker, but I do spend 2-3 hours/day on my school work and hang out for the rest of the time. Some of my peers think that spending 2-3 hours/ month on school work and hanging out for the rest of the time is working hard.
    and those of us in the real world know you will never again have it so easy [​IMG]
     


  14. Green Lantern

    Green Lantern Senior member

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    My humble definition of working hard: Working intensely...whether for a minute, an hour or a day. Intense work is hard work. Whether you do manual or mental work...I have done both as a primary profession!
     


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    thenanyu Senior member

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    You have to really focus to keep those constructs together. Hard work = requires willpower to do.
     


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