As it turns out, not every worker dreams about winning the lottery and telling leadership where they can shove next month’s status reports. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, 51 percent of workers say they would continue to work, even if they didn’t need the job financially.
When asked why they wouldn’t automatically ditch their jobs to hang out 24/7 at Oprah’s Maui beach house (or something to that effect), the vast majority of workers cited a fear of monotony, and nearly the same number like the sense of accomplishment working gives them.
Below are the top four reasons workers say they would continue putting their nose to the grindstone despite their “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” status:
- 77%: “I would be bored if I didn’t work.”
- 76%: “Work gives me a sense of purpose and accomplishment.”
- 42%: “I want financial security aside from the financial winnings.”
- 23%: “I would miss co-workers.”