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Do You Work to Live, or Live For Work?

Oxygen's new series Jersey Couture chronicles the life of a New Jersey family that runs a women's formal wear boutique. If you haven't seen it yet, think big hair, big attitude, and big family business drama. Older sister Kimberly is often spotted running the show at the shop and "living for work," while sister Christina gawks at her sis and says she "works to live." Striving for a healthy work-life balance is a struggle for many but can be even more challenging when your stake in your job is high. It's an all too common dilemma for people who run family businesses or new employees striving to prove their worth. What's your main work-life motto?

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Kellanawida Kellanawida 7 years
At the moment I'm work to live, but I've just taken a new job so hopefully I'll be swapping to live to work soon!
robinlh912 robinlh912 7 years
Live to work. I NEED things to do in my life, I need a project. Hobbies are a good alternative, but I haven't found my "thing" yet.
Yesi-Jukebox Yesi-Jukebox 7 years
Until the the day I find a career instead of just a job I will be working to live..
kimmieb124 kimmieb124 7 years
Work to live, and honestly if I could live well without working, I'd skip the work part of life altogether.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
I work to live. It's important to me to make good money so I can live the way I want, but I also maintain a great work-life balance. I love my weekends and I never take work home with me.
le-romantique le-romantique 7 years
What's with all of these NJ shows by the way? I lived there for the first 18 years of my life and its NOTHING like on TV (but is anything??? haha).
le-romantique le-romantique 7 years
I'm a workaholic, but I 'work to live' because, without work I'd haven nothing.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I'm not materialistic and I value my time more than I value money, so I definitely work to live. As long as I have enough money for food and clothes, I'm good.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 7 years
I'm kind of a workaholic but don't necessarily live for work. There are times when I realize that I work too much and do lighten the load at work and take it easy to enjoy the fruits of my labor.
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