Hello everyone, This thread was not started in the Success and Life decisions sub forum since it is also about work and I want everyone to be able to read it Let's assume you are an employee and have a neutral stance towards your work - from no on in will leave the away the stupid "Let's assume". On the one hand you do it for the money but on the other hand work is interesting to some degree but you can easialy imagine better things to do with your time. You make around 60k monetary units (mu) a year with a 40h/week job as this is assumed by some to be somewhat around the border value when making more money alone does not increase experienced life quality. Your employer offers you to chose the hours per week you want to work and your pay will be reduced equivalently to your reduction. You need minimally 12k mu per year to afford all necessary things to have: Medical insurance, a small flat in a middle class living area, tv, cellphone, free education, access to public libraries, computer/internet, free transportation (country only) and food, of course - that's it. There won't be any change in that during your lifetime. With those 60k mu, you can afford all the things you want for yourself and your family - of course your jobs is a money machine as you chose it wisely and 60k are really a lot of money in your destination. How many hours per week would you chose based on what criteria, assumptions and thoughts ... or whatever your mom told you about it. I'm very interested in your response since I just made up that my mom told me her theory about it and will state later in case you are interested.