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Would you be happy to work longer hours if it meant you bring home more money?

If you don't work, would you be happy if your partner did more hours and brought home more pay?

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At this stage of life this question is probably not applicable to me as I am retired.

In earlier days when I was with a partner I had a FIFO partner last and I begged him to stop going away and concentrate on us instead.

He did not and it failed!

So I probably would say no to this, depending on the amount of time I or the other person was away from home.

As long as we were comfortable -perhaps when very young and needing to buy a house I would have said yes, but as we grew older, I probably would have said no and rather have a partner home more of the time , and same for myself especially if I still had children at home.
by Finy
Both me and my partner are trying to figure out how to work less hours! Time together is definitely more important.
by AJ
No. What's money when you can't spend quality time with your spouse or children? I would be more happy if my husband did less hours and spend more time at home.
by Vee
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by Vee
Strange as it may seem to many,Money has NEVER been the driving force in my life! Being ill all of my life,I have always believed that it is what is in our hearts and souls which makes us who we are,NOT how much money we have,and what we own! I am now living extremely contentedly alone with my 3 dogs,and I have a very happy life. My son who lives in Vic while I am in Nth Qld,is in touch with me all the time,as are my parents. We are all happy,well-balanced people with many lovely things which enhance our lives.I have no NEED for anything, though occasionally I do get a DESIRE to spoil myself with a little treasure!! This could be as simple as another plant for my garden or as extravagant as an antique book! My only genuine desire is that I could have better health as my son would not have to worry incessantly about me!
This is not really applicable to me, however if I was a young married, with children , definitely it would be a bit of a dealbreaker and I would expect my partnter understand and work with me and...change things up a bit!
by fran
If that was what we needed to do to get by I could live with it, but all else being equal I'd rather have a bit less money but have my partner home with the kids and I a bit more.
Strange as it may seem to many,Money has NEVER been the driving force in my life! Being ill all of my life,I have always believed that it is what is in our hearts and souls which makes us who we are,NOT how much money we have,and what we own! I am now living extremely contentedly alone with my 3 dogs,and I have a very happy life. My son who lives in Vic while I am in Nth Qld,is in touch with me all the time,as are my parents. We are all happy,well-balanced people with many lovely things which enhance our lives.I have no NEED for anything, though occasionally I do get a DESIRE to spoil myself with a little treasure!! This could be as simple as another plant for my garden or as extravagant as an antique book! My only genuine desire is that I could have better health as my son would not have to worry incessantly about me!
More time at home is what I would prefer. Money can't buy the moments gone by.
by BK
It depends on the need for money. Do we really NEED the money to improve our quality of life, or can we make do, and have enough time as a family. Family first, money in balance is what works best I think.
Not for me, I do need more money...but I am having a few health issues, and have been offered more work hours.
I have to see what I will do in 2015, but I don't really at 60 want to be working more hours.
Gee! I started working in our family business at age 12.....so I want to enjoy life, soon.
I would work more hours if it meant bringing home more money. There however has to be some balance between work time and family time. Spending too much time for work and not enough on family can actually undermine the unity within the family. A family with more money is not necessarily happier. I would work longer hours for more money if I could invest more quality family time in some way.
If I needed more money, then absolutely. A great friend once told me that the taxman always takes some portion of every extra $$ you make, but he never takes 100%. So why not pocket the difference ?
Yes, definitely
NO No NO. companies get far too much of our time now! There has to be a balance and home should come FIRST! Who looks after you when your are sick or in need of anything? Work? LOL! What do we Need these days, three bathrooms and garages? four bedroom house? Etc etc. When I look back to all the UNPAID overtime I did and still got the flick after 26 years, I would never be "loyal" or work over the top hard ever again. That company was mean.
I would definitely do more hours to bring home more money, if it even means getting a second job. However in the event that I am unemployed and cannot find a job it would be good to have my partner putting in a few hours to make the money come in pending our needs. Having my partner around is good but on the other hand having kids that are hungry could make a family miserable and and in the long run could lead to problems in a relationship.
by sher
Yes. BUT, the majority of companies do not pay overtime. It's your job, just do it! I've never been paid overtime yet rarely finish before 7pm & rarely get a lunch break. Because we are paid a little above the required wage, it is stated that we do not warrant payment. Females are treated badly here.
yes
We both worked long hours in order to pay our mortgage out in 10 years and it was worth it. Having the support was great because it meant when my husband was on certain shifts he could cook so the children never suffered. He'd take them to various activities if he was home, otherwise I would and he got to spend more time with them. When he retired I was still working, children all left home so my meals were always ready when I arrived home. Now I'm retired he still does most of the cooking and I do the baking.
I guess on the situation~! if we really needed something, like an upgrade on the car, or a different air cond, we probably would!
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