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Old 03-19-2013, 10:03 AM   #41
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Also, your poll results aren't really meaningful as your OP didn't accurately describe your situation.

20 hours a week isn't that much, and would go by quickly.

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Also, your poll results aren't really meaningful as your OP didn't accurately describe your situation.

20 hours a week isn't that much, and would go by quickly.
This.
Plus the assistance part isn't in the first post and can only be seen if you go down to where it was quoted since it was deleted. Considering that would be net, after gas & childcare, even if assistance weren't a variable, I would still do it if we could use the extra money.
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She misrepresented/ misled the op on purpose so that she would get the answer she wanted, honestly no need to even bother asking when you are going to force the answer you want.
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Yes. Ethical reasons aside, if my family is financially strapped enough to qualify for assistance, I would work 80 hrs/week to net an extra $200 even if we were still receiving benefits (as in, if I literally was offered a job where I would net $2.50/hr).
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Heck no. 80 hours a week is not a life. It is barely surviving due to exhaustion.

Ok, went back and read more. I thought this was a question such as "would you work 80 hours at your current job" type of situation.
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Heck no. 80 hours a week is not a life. It is barely surviving due to exhaustion.
It's 80hrs/month. But I think the OP forgot she posted this here because she hasn't been back to clarify!
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no way. that means it takes away from my family and my health and sanity for too little of money. nope. nope. nope
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no way. that means it takes away from my family and my health and sanity for too little of money. nope. nope. nope
So should I not work because it takes away from my family and sanity and I only net $500 after I pay bills?

Because the op was not working for $200, she was working for $200 net, plus whatever she could now pay for on her own, without depending on government welfare aid.
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I was all set to say no until I saw that you are talking about a NET increase of $200, after losing government aid AND paying for gas. For a net increase of that amount, ABSO-FREAKING-LUTELY. ESPECIALLY when it means being off government aid. 1000% yes. When in a situation where you are receiving government aid, all increases are good, and just getting started making those increases is a great step to getting more of them. Not accepting the opportunities to increase income really just results in continuing to stagnate on government aid.
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