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Old 07-29-2011, 06:17 AM  
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I'm working so hard so that I could retire early. It was never in my dreams to become a worker for life. I work so hard so that I could save up for a business later on. At that time I could spend more time with my family traveling and more fun things to do. I have a lot of dreams and I just do not want to see myself how many years from now as a jealous woman since I haven't achieved all of my goals now..



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There are many reasons for me, but I would have to say my biggest reason is to make my father proud. My brothers and sisters weren't exactly...the brightest, so it means a lot to him to see me doing so well.



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Old 08-20-2011, 03:51 PM  
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I work because I have to. We all pretty much do besides the very slim few that "have it made".

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I think it's called the European work ethic. Both parents emigrated to the U.S. as small kids, Pa was pulled out of school in 6th grade to help feed the family (put to work in a Wisconsin shoe factory, making a whopping 16 cents an hour, 10 hours a day, 6 days a week). Ma made it to 8th grade before she was asked (told) to quit school and work as a housekeeper, also to help feed her family.

Although I'm finally retired, I never will understand all of the deadbeats out there who think the world owes them a living.

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I work hard because I want to give the best I can to my friends and family and show my children the value of hard work.

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I think it's called the European work ethic. Both parents emigrated to the U.S. as small kids, Pa was pulled out of school in 6th grade to help feed the family (put to work in a Wisconsin shoe factory, making a whopping 16 cents an hour, 10 hours a day, 6 days a week). Ma made it to 8th grade before she was asked (told) to quit school and work as a housekeeper, also to help feed her family.

Although I'm finally retired, I never will understand all of the deadbeats out there who think the world owes them a living.
Yeah, that gets under my skin pretty badly. The thing that I really can't stand are people that rob other people. You decided you didn't want to work, but leave people alone that are working for their stuff.
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I work because I want to save money. I also want to buy grocery items, food a lot of things that I needed to survive.

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I work because I want to save money. I also want to buy grocery items, food a lot of things that I needed to survive.
Its sad because we used to be able to do all of the stuff 150 years ago for ourselves. If we wanted to eat we had to grow it or trade. Would have been nice to experience that kind of civilization.
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Its sad because we used to be able to do all of the stuff 150 years ago for ourselves. If we wanted to eat we had to grow it or trade. Would have been nice to experience that kind of civilization.
Nice, but still a lot of hard work.
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Working hard becomes a habit. Working hard doesn't guarantee success, but if you don't, it guarantees failure.



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