How much money would it take for you to go back to work?

I think I would go back to work for $30-40k with some job security. if it was a job that would fire me at the first sign of an economic downturn, I think I would just stay on disability.

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Working is tough, but the rewards are worth it and the distraction from problems is also useful.

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@Lifer…you must be qualified at some thing good to get a decent wage like that…me id have to settle for €20k…id just be working for the council or something

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I would be happy on £300 a week. i dont think thats too much to ask? Im not greedy. So long as im happy and the bills are paid - that would do me!

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I’ve made that much before, just working at warehouses loading trucks. but it was 50 hour work weeks, so 10 hours a week of overtime pay.

amazon is paying $15/ hour starting wage in their warehouses locally. I worked there once, on a weekend shift, but they laid me off after 6 months.

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I would be happy with enough money to pay for my meds and a half-way decent living along with job security. Better yet I’d work for a company that provided private health insurance for its employees along with a decent living (my own house in a safe part of town.)

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They would have to take away the 400 EUR I get due to disability for me to go to work.

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the thing with the opening question is that if you think you can work, it’s arguable that you should for ethical purposes, no matter what the amount is. i struggle with sometimes thinking i can work, so should, but sometimes i don’t think i should, and that trumps my decision. i often feel like i’m damned to hell if i dont go back to work, but i’ve always had ‘religioiusly preoccupied thoughts’ as the pdoc described it, and and infatuation with hellfire and such. back when i was admitted to the state psych hospital, and had religious delusions.

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I’ve got a simpler one. A job that would allow me to stay on medicaid with no limits on what I earn and what I keep.

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I doubt I’ll ever work . Before thinking about how much I needed to make would have come having better treatment. Within that assessing what I had an aptitude for .

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Any real job They would start pushing you to the door the minute they found out you were schizo.

Start thinking part-time low hourly wage jobs.

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If you’re valuable to the company they don’t care. My boss and her boss and his boss all know I’m nutzoid. The decision to let me work from home (I’m 1 of only 2 employees out of 1800 who is doing this) was signed off on by the VP for my chunk of Canada. The deciding factor was that when it comes to productivity, I do more than the rest of my team combined and my notes are both detailed and impeccable (a big deal in insurance). The didn’t want to lose me to a competitor. Even got a raise.

Work your promontory off and you’ll get respect. Companies can’t afford to ditch good staff over silly labels.

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Idk, I consider my teaching jobs to be “real jobs,” and at the old college they know about my illness. They have known for years, yet they keep me around. I think them knowing my mental health status is the reason I don’t get fired for always calling off and canceling class two or three times per semester.

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It absolutely has nothing to do with money. I could make good money in several fields if I was capable of holding down a job. It’s just that stress triggers me. I want to work, I love working. I just can’t right now. When I’m ready, I’m planning on going back into social services as an eligibility specialist. I loved that job. I love helping people.

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I work for the government and I went to work for less than I said I would. I said I wouldn’t work for less than $60,000 but I am making just over $50,000 but in April I will get a raise to over $60,000 so that’s why I took the job.

I got offered a job last week for $90,000 per year but I would have to move to Arizona. That’s about the norm for veterans with my experience and security clearances. The problem is there are no jobs like that in the town I live in. So I have a good job for where I live.

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I’ve been happy earning $18k a year at a job I liked but miserable at a $30k job. I’d rather earn less and be happy than be wealthy and unhappy. If I ever get the depression under control I’d be happy to work again.

My uncle is a VP for a shipping company and makes 300k a year. It’s stressful for him and he’s developing heart issues. He wants out but now he needs to keep his job to pay for his upper middle class lifestyle.

My mom worked part time for 18 years as a short fry cook. She didn’t make much but she supported my sister and I and had time to do the things she wanted to do outside of work.

If I can help it I’d rather not spend 50% of my time at a job that’s slowly killing me. Life is too short and while money can solve a lot of things none of us knows for sure when we will go down for the dirt nap.

Not sure what the point to my rambling is OP. :sunglasses:

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of course i’d love to answer like 50 000
or 100 000 if it was for a year and was something like school cleaning for 16 h i might take it

idk this would be my answer had i not had a long time well

now i think maybe i should work
but i can’t think of anything that wouldn’t be socially difficult lol or hard on my back!

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what i mean is if it would make me unwell i wouldn’t take it

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Most I made was $700 a week, but it was a fairly stressful lifestyle.

I’d be happy with $300 a week.

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As Long as they don’t put me on a stupid card to spend where I have too I’m good.

Stuff work. In the modern world it’s not a free market and unless you have money your a chump. Stuff work. Move sideways if you can…

By that I mean I’m on disability. I do a couple of days volunteering. I don’t get stressed. I don’t get paranoid when I work or stress. To be honest. I would rather enough money to get by which is now or no amount in the world! Unless stupid money where all I’d do was save up and quit to do what i do now!

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