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  Old  September 28th, 2010, 12:52pm     #1
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Question Are Sweeps & Contests like a full-time job to you?
Do you spend hours upon hours sweeping that it's turning into a full-time or part-time job?
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  Old  September 28th, 2010, 12:56pm     #2
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I spend 3-4 hours a day, but have never rationalized it as being a job. To me to think of it as a job is kinda insane.

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  Old  September 28th, 2010, 1:08pm     #3
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I always joke to my friends that sweeping is my part time job! I don't need the income to live on, but it has provided me with a steady income to get the little extra things that I might not have otherwise been able to afford.
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  Old  September 28th, 2010, 1:10pm     #4
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I joke around that it's my second job. It helps others to understand that it's not all about luck. There is a lot of work to it too. Work that is a fun hobby!
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  Old  September 28th, 2010, 10:52pm     #5
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I spend 3-4 hours a day, but have never rationalized it as being a job. To me to think of it as a job is kinda insane.
Me too!
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  Old  September 28th, 2010, 1:14pm     #6
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Right now they are, because I'm unemployed. Before I entered the workforce again after being a SAHM, I would enter all the time, then I went back to work full time for the past 5 years and rarely had time to get one entry into each sweeps, let alone multiple entries! Now that I've been out of work for a month, I'm spending about 3 hours each day entering. It's been fruitful though and reinstated my excitement for sweeping~!
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  Old  September 28th, 2010, 1:24pm     #7
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The sweeping is pretty quick for me, so it doesn't seem like a job. But the contesting takes up a bunch of time, and it can seem like a part-time job. The payoff has been the cat's meow since it's helped me put our kids through college and given us meet&greets that we would have never been able to buy.

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  Old  September 28th, 2010, 1:28pm     #8
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I don't really look at it like a job, but I do look at it like its my contribution to our home. Without sweeping, my kids wouldn't have had much for their birthdays this year.

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  Old  September 28th, 2010, 1:30pm     #9
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some days I put WAY to much time into this hobby.

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  Old  September 28th, 2010, 1:47pm     #10
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Think of it as just a fun, rewarding hobby!

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  Old  September 28th, 2010, 1:50pm     #11
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I don't really look at it like a job, but I do look at it like its my contribution to our home. Without sweeping, my kids wouldn't have had much for their birthdays this year.
I look at it the same way. Plus occasioanly we get a vacation out of it from a trip win. But this is not my source of income. HA I would be in the poorhouse.
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  Old  September 28th, 2010, 2:28pm     #12
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I don't spend that much time sweeping, but even when I'm pressed for time or don't have the inclination to sweep, I feel compelled to enter some anyway. So, in that sense, sweeping is sort of like a job. I certainly don't depend on it to make a living, epsecially these last two years when I have won very little.

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  Old  September 28th, 2010, 2:29pm     #13
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I think of it as a fun, and sometimes rewarding, hobby. IMHO, if it starts feeling like "work" then it's time to slow down. LOL

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  Old  September 29th, 2010, 1:41am     #14
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I don't really look at it like a job, but I do look at it like its my contribution to our home. Without sweeping, my kids wouldn't have had much for their birthdays this year.
Same here, since I can't work outside the home.
I always sweep in intervals though- sweep a little while, do housework, sweep, go outside, sweep, take a nap...

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  Old  September 30th, 2010, 1:52pm     #15
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I don't spend that much time. But I have other resources that help cut down on the time needed (weed out the wastes of time).
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