To have a job or not to that is the question.

by billotlogs on September 8, 2016 - 11:57am

Is it better to take any job than to be unemployed? Without any doubts, it is. As an example, if an individual doesn't have a job, he wouldn't be able to pay the bills and will end up full of debts or could even end up living in the street. It doesn't matter if it is an unpleasant job, there is nothing that keeps someone from searching a better one eventually. Of course, some limits apply, since the job shouldn't cross the illegal borders, because the prison could be the next stop. Although in some cases, taking any job is not always the best option if, for example, one lives with his or her parents, but then again having some money is always useful. In the end, having any job is better than having none.


I can understand your argument, but the reality is much more complicated. Benefitting from being unemployed or employed is more complex then two scenarios. In your argument, you create a "false dilemma". There aren't only two cases whether or not a person should be employed or unemployed, for example, in the case of opportunity cost. A student delaying his job earnings in order to achieve educational success to furthermore obtain a higher paid job. In that case, the student is better off to be unemployed for the time period they're attending school. All in all, even though having a job may seem like the better option in most cases, that isn't the reality.

There are much more variables to this problems than it would appear at first glance. The example I want to bring up is a parent raising a child. Children need to spend time with their parents to properly develop, and if the parent(s) is/are always working and never raising their children, odds are that said kids will bring some issues to society in their adult life. I might be over-simplifying here, but the original point of jut making money or not is not as simple as you would make it appear.

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