Your lifeoccupations: Mental versus Physical Labor

Discussion in 'Health and Lifestyle' started by American Horse, Jul 22, 2009.

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Is or was your life's work mainly physical or mental?

  1. A female ... and mine is/was mainly physical work

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. A male .... mainly physical work

    2 vote(s)
    8.7%
  3. A female ... mainly mental work

    7 vote(s)
    30.4%
  4. A male ... mainly mental work

    6 vote(s)
    26.1%
  5. Other? (please describe)

    5 vote(s)
    21.7%
  6. A student up to now with normal physical activity

    3 vote(s)
    13.0%
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  1. American Horse
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    A poll on lifestyle/occupations: Mental versus Physical Labor

    The poll choices:
    1] A female and mine is/was mainly physical work
    2] A male .... mainly physical work
    3] A female ... mainly mental work
    4] A male ... mainly mental work
    5] Other
    6] A student up to now with normal physical activity.

    The purpose of this poll is discover how much of the life work of members here is physical/action or mental/sedentary.

    Do you now, or for a large proportion of your life have you made a living by manual labor or work requiring a great deal of action with physical strain or impact to the body, or mostly desk and administrative like work?



    PS. This poll will not be public
     
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    Both 2 and 4 applies to me. At times, a combination of the two. I've been everything from the newest employee standing on the bottom rung off the ladder of success to the owner of the ladder.
     
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    You still working on the poll?
     
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    Some folks here have spent their lives, on a nearly daily basis, performing some form of physically demanding manual labor. I put myself among those as hands on builder/developer. Though mine was not daily, and there were some fairly long periods of intense physically demanding work like carpentry, masonry, and dirt-work, and other things that went on for months with breaks of only weeks to recover from the demands, I had little choice about meeting physical demands. That might be you - please select one.
     
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    No, but I took into account your information. Where do you fall on this activity scale AllBiz?
     
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    5] Other

    The things I do involve both.
     
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    Isn't that a female occuoation? Working the pole put me thru grad school.

    I teach high school.Neither physical nor mental. Mostly emotional.I cry a lot.J/K
     
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    My first 5 years in the work force, I was in the Infantry - Physical definitely

    The last 20 years have been dedicated to mental pursuits of the Law and Technology. At times there was a physical component to technology, but not enough to mention.
     
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    Female - almost exclusive mental activity.
     
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    If I were workin' the pole, honey, it wouldn't be to put YOU thru grad school. :razz:
     

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