Should everyone get a job at some point in their life?

Updated on : December 8, 2021 by Markus Sawyer



Should everyone get a job at some point in their life?

This is a question of independence and goals. If you are financially independent (inherently or recently wealthy), where you can pay for any product and service, or if you are ingeniously independent, that is, you grow all your food, find your own water, make your own clothes, you are your own doctor, cook , cleaner, builder, teacher etc ... so I don't see a reason for you to get a job.

People get jobs to pay for things. First, the things they cannot survive without, such as food, water, shelter, and, to some extent, clothing. Depending on how well those basic needs are met, then they can be as simple or as simple.

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This is a question of independence and goals. If you are financially independent (inherently or recently wealthy), where you can pay for any product and service, or if you are ingeniously independent, that is, you grow all your food, find your own water, make your own clothes, you are your own doctor, cook , cleaner, builder, teacher etc ... so I don't see a reason for you to get a job.

People get jobs to pay for things. First, the things they cannot survive without, such as food, water, shelter, and, to some extent, clothing. Depending on how well those basic needs are met, then they can be as simple or as sophisticated in your desire choices. For example, buying a car or technology. It can be appropriate and helpful to have it, especially when you have a family, but people can survive without it.

Also, a job is not a career, it is usually temporary. People spend their time working for the people who employ them and pay them for their work. It could result in a career and a great journey in life. For example, one of my teachers, a mother of a family, dedicated herself to teaching so that she could be the one to teach her own son in school. He radiated his warm, hesitant effort and work. She was one of the best teachers I have ever had!

Yes, at various times in their lives.

  • Summer job at school
  • Part-time unpaid voluntary charity work
  • Mom, it's a race
  • Full time paid


The Bible would give us two quotes:

"Work every day with the sweat on your brow"

"Study all things, show yourself approved"

I think that those who never have a job lose the opportunity to study all things, to understand what it means to have to work with others where the only link is that someone employs you to achieve goals together.

In practice, most people will need money at some point in their lives and will not have wealthy friends or relatives to support them, so they should get jobs to support themselves.

6 weeks is nothing. Especially at 21. So no, it's not too long. There are people who have not found work in their field for months and years.

Do you have a vocational trade degree or certificate? If you have little or no skills, you will be limited in the type of job you can get.

You're only 21, so you have plenty of time to acquire some reasonable skills. Most office jobs, even low-level entry-level jobs, are MF 8-5, holidays, and weekends off.

However, if you are very low / entry level, you probably won't get a lot of the vacations as paid vacations, but at least you will have them free. You'll

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6 weeks is nothing. Especially at 21. So no, it's not too long. There are people who have not found work in their field for months and years.

Do you have a vocational trade degree or certificate? If you have little or no skills, you will be limited in the type of job you can get.

You're only 21, so you have plenty of time to acquire some reasonable skills. Most office jobs, even low-level entry-level jobs, are MF 8-5, holidays, and weekends off.

However, if you are very low / entry level, you probably won't get a lot of the vacations as paid vacations, but at least you will have them free. You will likely only get the minimum vacation (which is typically between 2 and 8, depending on the company).

If you have a "front desk appeal," you can probably get a job as a receptionist somewhere, but again, if your skills are minimal, your position and salary will reflect that.

Get an interim job to help you until you get the training and work that can take you to the next level.

No one is born an adult and with the corner office and all the advantages. 99% of us have to start at the bottom and go up, so ... here you are at the bottom rung. Your options are:

Go to college,
get a vocational certificate (plumbing, electrician, heavy equipment, etc.),

Enter the bottom tier of a service industry company and move up. Ex: McD's cashier or burger flipper >>> asst mgr >>> mgr >>> co-owner of the franchise >>> owner of the franchise >>> owner of multiple restaurant franchises ...

This is the way for almost everyone.

Thank you for the question: “I'm 21 years old, I don't have a job, I have bad grades and I live with my parents. Is there any hope that I will change and live my life in a better way? "

There is always hope for each and everyone. You are a ship without a rudder or sail. You are drifting aimlessly in the sea. This is a temporary condition and not a permanent situation unless you don't make any changes in your life.

May I suggest a way forward for you to consider?

A. Express gratitude and appreciation to your parents for caring and providing for you for the past 21 years.

B. Express to your parents what

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Thank you for the question: “I'm 21 years old, I don't have a job, I have bad grades and I live with my parents. Is there any hope that I will change and live my life in a better way? "

There is always hope for each and everyone. You are a ship without a rudder or sail. You are drifting aimlessly in the sea. This is a temporary condition and not a permanent situation unless you don't make any changes in your life.

May I suggest a way forward for you to consider?

A. Express gratitude and appreciation to your parents for caring and providing for you for the past 21 years.

B. Express to your parents that you want to become a responsible adult and do something with your life.

C. If you want to show your sincerity in this, ask your parents for their opinion on what you should do to become a more responsible adult. Don't dispute their answer, just thank them and consider their sayings.

D. Sit down and reflect on your current life on how you got to where you are today. Is it because of friends? Is it from spending too much time in games? In other words, what are the contributing factors to your current situations. This will allow you to have a realistic reflection of your situation.

E. Ask yourself, "What changes am I really willing to make to improve my life?" List them and set them in priority.

F. Earn an AA degree or a BA degree in a field that will allow you to support yourself and your future family. This can be a trade school like automotive or even pharmacy tech. for an AA degree or certification. You don't need A, but you can target at least C. Give yourself the opportunity to grow intellectually and socially.

G. Assess your strengths and weaknesses. What are the things that you are good at and what would you like to do if you can do something? This will give direction to your education.

H. Apply for a job at a major chain store that is upwardly mobile and diverse jobs like Wal-Mart or Target. This will give you a taste of what it's like to work in a customer service role, customer contact, item replenishment, or even an opportunity to move into management. This is to test what you can do and what you would like to do. The part-time job will give you the funds to pay for your college degree or city certification.

I. Budget how much you need to live if you move out of the house. Offer to pay your parents rent so you have an idea of ​​what it will cost to be independent. In your budget, invest a portion in a company 401K. Don't waste your money buying junk things and games.

J. Find or make friends who will help you reach your goal instead of diverting you from your goals in life. If your old friends are like you, it's time to move on and that will be difficult. You will feel alone but a new door awaits you. You have a rudder set and a sail. You can move in any direction to improve the quality of your own life.

As a Christian, God has become the foundation of my life and gives me hope and strength to reach for the stars. I come from a dysfunctional family, I was just a C student in high school, I worked at Baskin Robbin to pay for my AA classes, I worked at a grocery store to pay for my bachelor's degree, and I worked for ATT for my master's degree. God has blessed me with a wonderful wife and two now grown children. It's not where you start in life, but the legacy you leave behind that matters.

The Bible tells me what good is it to man if he wins the whole world and yet loses his own soul. Therefore, a spiritual quest and a spiritual foundation will give you a moral compass and a courage to live according to the way you see life and treat others. It is not about how high one rises in life, but about the differences one has had in the lives of others.

SUMMARY: Begin your search by considering God and you will never be wrong.

A. Let's say you start very young, between 21 and 24 years old:

  1. Even if you start with lower pay scales, it will still approach 40K. A 3% increase in base salary, DA raises twice a year, and a salary review every 10 years.
  2. By the time you hit 30, that will become more than 80,000 a month. In the meantime, you will enjoy life, which is meant for that exact purpose. You will enjoy the same life that you had in college, in school.
  3. The government pays for your medical expenses, including your children's education, and of course job security is a given.
  4. You will do a service to your country, you will earn money and you will enjoy your life.
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A. Let's say you start very young, between 21 and 24 years old:

  1. Even if you start with lower pay scales, it will still approach 40K. A 3% increase in base salary, DA raises twice a year, and a salary review every 10 years.
  2. By the time you hit 30, that will become more than 80,000 a month. In the meantime, you will enjoy life, which is meant for that exact purpose. You will enjoy the same life that you had in college, in school.
  3. The government pays for your medical expenses, including your children's education, and of course job security is a given.
  4. You will do a service to your country, earn money, and enjoy your time in the process.
  5. You are not going to make up these years. Are you sure you want to change it to enrich the multinationals? No amount of money returns the time spent.

B. Let's say you are a little late to the party, between 26 and 30:

  1. Most of you will want to start a family now. And that will bring responsibilities. I think you can do the math here.
  2. The government needs young blood to create an environment comparable to that of the private sector. Looking at the current scenario, the government pushes the Public-Private Partnership, most likely this is the last generation to experience government jobs in the way we know today. I believe that you can be the bridge between the two worlds and witness how it is built first hand.
  3. It's easier to get loans on government jobs, you can build your dream home, buy the car you liked in your college days, and you won't have to worry about missing payments. Personally, I am not a fan of loans. But hey, it's your life.

C. Some important facts and tips:

  • Not all government jobs are the same. Some have views like these:
  • And offices like this: this is my office by the way;)
  • Do not include yourself in the rat race of SSC, IBPS and RRB. Look carefully on the Internet for jobs that have a unique value. Strive for them. You will earn a little less money but a lot of happiness.
  • Not many public servants look for a higher paying job once they are selected. Use this to your advantage, instill a habit to slowly improve your skills, and visualize yourself landing a multitude of jobs in no time.

Disclaimer for internet trolls: these are purely my ideas and in no way am I against any other type of work. Please behave yourself in the comment section!

Thank you for your time and I will be happy to answer any questions.

Image Credits: My Phone Gallery.

Edit1: Wow! 100K views and more than 800 votes in favor. That too in a few days. I did not expect. Thank you all. I am humiliated. I have noticed that some people disagree with my perspective. It's okay as long as you maintain decorum.

Edit2: My answer was removed by quora moderation. I appealed and they returned the answer. Perhaps the reason was that I did not include the credits of the images. I have done it now.

Edit3: Thanks for 1.5K upvotes. Many people criticize the salary and benefits of a government job. Don't worry, just wait for the next pay commission recommendation in 2025.

I wouldn't go so far as to suggest that you keep your head where it shouldn't be. Here's the thing ... the school does a very poor job of making sure you become the ultimate expression of who you are supposed to be. School teaches you "stuff" based on a herd mentality when you need to develop personal skills and systems for success and then create the work that best fits your systems.

Obviously you need school to learn things, but it can help you feel like you have your head held high after leaving school.

Some of us just have a hard time capturing what is w

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I wouldn't go so far as to suggest that you keep your head where it shouldn't be. Here's the thing ... the school does a very poor job of making sure you become the ultimate expression of who you are supposed to be. School teaches you "stuff" based on a herd mentality when you need to develop personal skills and systems for success and then create the work that best fits your systems.

Obviously you need school to learn things, but it can help you feel like you have your head held high after leaving school.

Some of us just have a hard time grasping what it is that we really want to do for this thing called a career or job. Just accept this and keep testing and exploring.

There is no ugly truth about your position in life. You can and should be in control of that perceived "truth". Your truth is malleable and moldable.

I'm like you, except I'm finally taking my chance. Here are my lessons in 2 years.

- Continue working. It will take you longer than you think for something to take off. If conditions require you to go back to work because it is taking you so long, you don't want an extended period of work on an idea (it will still read as unemployed). Continue your job search.

- Unless you are super disciplined, do not work from home. You sound a bit stuck already, so immediately head out to a co-working space or something where you'll be surrounded by other people. If you are thinking about your situation, the last thing you want to do is try to fight it at home in your pajamas or a sweatshirt.

- Check out the lean methodology for tips on how to test your great ideas. We all have great ideas. I made the big amateur entrepreneur mistake of betting on my great idea. I have tried it again with a much simpler approach that will hardly cost me anything. A LOT of time and money was wasted.

There are kick-off weekends around the Lean concept. Attend them. Come in and present your idea. If your idea doesn't make the cut, join another team just for the experience. Talk to everyone who attends. You don't have to shop at Lean Lock, Stock, and Barrel, but there are some very useful concepts that will save you time and money.

- By understanding lean, you can know how to start testing your idea. Your idea is just a big assumption laden with uncertainty. No amount of preparation can tell you how it will turn out. Just start trying and making mistakes.

- If you are not adaptable or avoid change, do not even try to start up until you achieve a total change in your way of thinking.

- You have to be able to get up from a punch in the stomach that throws you on the carpet. Most of those blows will be self-inflicted. You must be tough!

- As for what work to do in the meantime, studying Lean has made me realize one thing: you also have to put what you do at work to the test. Lean is about the systems and process you are using to get where you need to be. To me, this says that what you do at work should be about the actual job you will be doing, not the vanity of the title, salary, company, or profession.

- I interviewed a very prominent person in the craft beer industry who really struggled at times. Your perspective on work or career has stuck with me. Working for him is just a series of projects. You don't see what you do as a "career". Every job you take is part of the project that is you.

- Oh yeah! Don't try to pitch your idea yourself.

I thought so too. But it is not true. Consider the following -

  1. When I lived in Bangalore, I had 6 friends who worked in IT companies. I was amazed at how often and how easily everyone changed jobs. Almost every year at least 2 of them changed jobs, sometimes for money, sometimes for work, and sometimes for no reason.
  2. I have also had friends who had to fight for months to get their jobs and lost their jobs (they were fired by their companies) and had to work hard for weeks or months to get another.

From the two examples above, it may appear that it is ea

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I thought so too. But it is not true. Consider the following -

  1. When I lived in Bangalore, I had 6 friends who worked in IT companies. I was amazed at how often and how easily everyone changed jobs. Almost every year at least 2 of them changed jobs, sometimes for money, sometimes for work, and sometimes for no reason.
  2. I have also had friends who had to fight for months to get their jobs and lost their jobs (they were fired by their companies) and had to work hard for weeks or months to get another.

From the two examples above, it may seem that it is easier to get a job when you already have one, but it is not entirely true. Let's dig deeper.

  1. My friends who had work were constantly looking for another. Yes, constantly. Some of them (the fast jumpers) never disabled their Naukri profile. So, in a way, your job search started the day after you joined a new company. It's just that no one, including themselves, noticed it because they didn't have to go through a period of struggle and despair.
  2. Notice in point 2 above, I mentioned that some of the job seekers had to work hard for weeks or months. Weeks. and months. Everyone who has ever changed jobs will tell you that it takes at least a few weeks or months to get a new job. People update their CV at least 3-4 months in advance to prepare. They expect interview calls, then they fail a few interviews, and then they convert one or two. That is standard procedure regardless of whether someone has a job or not.
  3. That doesn't mean that people at work don't have any advantage over a new one. They do, and that advantage is called practical work experience. While someone who is looking for their first job has all the theoretical knowledge of something, a person with an ex-worker has some experience in implementing it and knowing the challenges that it entails. But after a while, even this advantage flattens out because people start to compete in their group or on their own level (with other people with similar experience). And then the same cycle begins to repeat itself. Corporate structures are like pyramids that you see, the higher you climb, the narrower the opportunities become and therefore the level of competition remains more or less the same.

Job hunting takes time. Because the market is rigid and the competition is high. Always and everywhere. The only way to make it easier is to work hard and equip yourself with so much knowledge and experience that when the time comes, no one can find a reason to deny you your chance. Having a job simply gives you a financial and psychological advantage to get through the waiting time without too much stress on your head.

Actually, that's me.

My IT business, launching my second business soon (it takes a long time to prepare for that one), and continuing my writing career (I am a published fantasy writer).

Previously, it had been my day job, as a freelancer and working in a side concert, and I don't count the writing thing. It comes naturally, like.

And I have a family and children who require special attention, and I don't have a housekeeper at the moment, so everything (the home, the children and their education) is up to me.

And I have a life, a life that I have chosen for myself.

If I have "free time" to "have a life"? I better dedicate it to any of my

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Actually, that's me.

My IT business, launching my second business soon (it takes a long time to prepare for that one), and continuing my writing career (I am a published fantasy writer).

Previously, it had been my day job, as a freelancer and working in a side concert, and I don't count the writing thing. It comes naturally, like.

And I have a family and children who require special attention, and I don't have a housekeeper at the moment, so everything (the home, the children and their education) is up to me.

And I have a life, a life that I have chosen for myself.

If I have "free time" to "have a life"? I'd better dedicate it to any of my hustles: my IT business, my second business, or book writing. That is my life.

I admit I miss the kinds of activities I enjoy: reading, watching my favorite “Air Crash Investigation” series, or taking a long walk.

But adult life is about choices, duties and responsibilities, especially when you have children, so you must prioritize your life goals.

I don't believe in work-life balance, but if you want to be around it, you'd better try to find a better paying job and quit one of your three jobs. Then do the same with the remaining 2. It might take some self-education to do it.

Either way it's your life, fight for the one you would love to have.

Good luck!

At this age, many of us are unsure about the career path, but I would like to share my experience that would help. I am now 30 years old and I am about to turn 31 on August 13. Senior engineer and I started working in a private company with a salary of 12000, the same salary was maintained for 3 years and I changed 5 jobs in that period, what I observed was what I earned was wasted on walks, tours, alcohol and cigarettes. I would have saved a lot but I was stupid ...

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What you are promoting is a very defeatist idea and it smells like depression. You cannot live with your parents your whole life, you will discover sex at some point and you will want privacy and freedom.

Dropping out of college just means you're not cut out for college; some people are not cut out for the academic bull in the same way that people are not cut out to be in the military.

Not being able to finish things is a classic symptom of a lack of self-esteem.

The cure is simple. Finish something. anything. It doesn't matter if it's good or bad. The important thing is that it is finished.

Get rid of negative influences on your

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What you are promoting is a very defeatist idea and it smells like depression. You cannot live with your parents your whole life, you will discover sex at some point and you will want privacy and freedom.

Dropping out of college just means you're not cut out for college; some people are not cut out for the academic bull in the same way that people are not cut out to be in the military.

Not being able to finish things is a classic symptom of a lack of self-esteem.

The cure is simple. Finish something. anything. It doesn't matter if it's good or bad. The important thing is that it is finished.

Get rid of negative influences in your life. It is quite easy to spot them. Everyone does things that some people like and others don't. Even if you are not good at something, some people will like it, even if it is heavily criticized.

Those you know are going to criticize without even looking (including yourself) are the problem.

You must address this core problem. It's not about hating yourself. It is about finding the good in yourself.

So rule 1 --- ends something.

Once you finish it, declare it a success. I mean your goal was to finish, nothing else matters.

Try to build your life on small successes. Don't worry about the money just yet.

Okay, this is a bit tricky and even some really successful people never do. You have to find a way to monetize your life. It doesn't have to be big. A good way is to start with something that you enjoy doing. See if you can make money out of it. Sell ​​paintings, etc.
They paid me to drive a motorcycle very fast. No matter what your interest is, there are ways to earn money from it.

You are in the fortunate position of having nothing to lose. Many people are prisoners of commitments.
Take the opportunity to take a chance, you have nothing to lose.

It could be that you are trying to play the game of life by other people's rules. Who told you that you need to go to college?
Some people are not cut out for it and others do it later in life. This tactic does not work.
Get a job, any job, you will realize how much fun college is in comparison.

I wouldn't worry about anything in the long run, life is a marathon and not a sprint. I experienced all kinds of things as a teenager / twentysomethings. Helplessness, despair, spells of complete failure: playing concerts for 3 people, throwing things at me.

It doesn't matter, in the long run, no one regrets trying and failing, even if it's a world-class disaster - what people regret is not trying.

I think you can do better than you have planned. That's a vote in your favor - now get a few more.

There is an old saying:
"The abundance of the rich depends on the abundance of the poor."

Based on stories my parents and grandparents told me, the situation you describe happened in Australia in the late 1940s and 1950s.
Unemployment was so low that employers had trouble finding new workers.
If someone wanted a job, they would knock on the door of the place where they wanted to work and ask for one. Often they started immediately.

When unemployment is this low, labor costs rise and profits fall.
To combat this, the government initiated a mass emigration program from the parts still terrified by the war.

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There is an old saying:
"The abundance of the rich depends on the abundance of the poor."

Based on stories my parents and grandparents told me, the situation you describe happened in Australia in the late 1940s and 1950s.
Unemployment was so low that employers had trouble finding new workers.
If someone wanted a job, they would knock on the door of the place where they wanted to work and ask for one. Often they started immediately.

When unemployment is this low, labor costs rise and profits fall.
To combat this, the government launched a mass emigration program from parts of Europe still terrified by war.

He sees similar situations in other parts of the world that have trouble hiring cheap labor for industries like IT in the US or mining in Australia.
As soon as profits start to suffer, programs like the 457 visa program are created to reduce the ability of local workers to negotiate a better deal.

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