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17th Aug '16 11:12:45 PM PaulA
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* In the epilogue of ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Captain Vorpatril's Alliance]]'', Ivan turns his being ReassignedToAntarctica to this. Upon being transferred to a minor consulate on a backwater world for his role in causing a major government headquarters to drop into a massive man-made sinkhole, he quickly discovers that most of the actual work is done over the phone, so he relocates the consulate from the rainy capitol to a tropical island and reorganizes the workload so that he can fulfill all his consular duties while only working three mornings a week, essentially turning his exile into an extended tropical honeymoon. It is established early on, though, that Ivan ''is'' a [[BadassBureaucrat major administrative genius]], and what is easy to him would've been all but impossible for less bureaucratically gifted.
5th Aug '16 7:58:46 AM AgProv
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* ''Series/YesPrimeminister'' established the interesting fact that the ''mandatory'' work involved in being Britain's prime minister sums to around four hours per week of face-time in facing Parliamentary scrutiny and chairing Cabinet meetings. However, the incumbent is also a full-time Member of Parliament who has all the roles and responsibilities this position entails, and (s)he has to do their homework to be able to perform in Parliament and chair Cabinet. As the PM has to (notionally) give up all other positions and interests outside Parliament to be PM, this soon sums up to a full-time working week.
21st Jul '16 7:40:19 AM Josef5678
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* In ''Webcomic/TheBedfellows'', Sheen's job at the post office doesn't show up after the first episode, and we don't even find out if Fatigue ''has'' a job until episode 29.
11th Jul '16 7:47:10 AM Ogodei
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* Exactly what ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' does for a living in his civilian identity of Drake Mallard is never addressed. (In fact, this was {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in one episode where some kids from "our" reality asked him that, and he was interrupted before he could answer.)

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* Exactly what ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' does for a living in his civilian identity of Drake Mallard is never addressed. (In fact, this was {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in one episode where some kids from "our" reality asked him that, and he was interrupted before he could answer.)) It was later revealed in the comics that he had gotten a lot of money from SHUSH for being a guinea pig to test their gadgets and equipment.
6th May '16 10:34:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* The landowners in Jane Austen's novels seem to personify this trope (Mr. Darcy, for example).

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* The landowners in Jane Austen's Creator/JaneAusten's novels seem to personify this trope (Mr. Darcy, for example).
28th Apr '16 3:58:44 PM nombretomado
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* Magellan, the chief warden of Impel Down from ''Main/OnePiece'', only worked about four hours a day, but this was justified. He ate poisoned food to fuel the lethality of his Doku Doku no Mi Devil Fruit power (and admits that he enjoys the flavor), and while it gave him the power to create the deadliest poisons imaginable, it also gave him terrible diarrhea, requiring him to spend ten hours a day in the bathroom. Given that he also had to sleep, he could only work about four hours a day. Still, he did an admiral job running the place until the mass breakout.
* Averted in [[Anime/CuteyHoney ''Re: Cutie Honey'']] and the live action counterpart. Honey has A LOT of free time, but is revealed that she simply doesn't work when she should. To compensate, she works over time till late hours.

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* Magellan, the chief warden of Impel Down from ''Main/OnePiece'', ''Manga/OnePiece'', only worked about four hours a day, but this was justified. He ate poisoned food to fuel the lethality of his Doku Doku no Mi Devil Fruit power (and admits that he enjoys the flavor), and while it gave him the power to create the deadliest poisons imaginable, it also gave him terrible diarrhea, requiring him to spend ten hours a day in the bathroom. Given that he also had to sleep, he could only work about four hours a day. Still, he did an admiral job running the place until the mass breakout.
* Averted in [[Anime/CuteyHoney ''Re: ''[[Anime/CuteyHoney Re: Cutie Honey'']] Honey]]'' and the live action counterpart. Honey has A LOT of free time, but is revealed that she simply doesn't work when she should. To compensate, she works over time till late hours.



** This one is part Nepotism (His father is mentioned as basically owning the company) and part cultural statement (Patrick and his friends have fabulously wealthy lifestyles They didn't earn and look down on others because of it).



* Malone (after quitting his lawyer job) and Sutherland in Andrew Holleran's ''DancerFromTheDance.'' More generally, as noted [[http://heterodoxhomosexual.blogspot.com/2007/06/planning-on-writing-gay-novel.html here]], literature for gay men tends to use this trope a lot.

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* Malone (after quitting his lawyer job) and Sutherland in Andrew Holleran's ''DancerFromTheDance.'' ''DancerFromTheDance''. More generally, as noted [[http://heterodoxhomosexual.blogspot.com/2007/06/planning-on-writing-gay-novel.html here]], literature for gay men tends to use this trope a lot.
15th Apr '16 4:27:57 AM DisillusionedJoey
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* ''TabletopGame/Shadowrun''characters can actually take a disadvantage of having a job they have to attend and that pays them. You can get points for having to turn up for as little as 10 hours a week and get a regular income. This being Shadowrun most PCs don't even try hard to pretend to have a legal job.

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* ''TabletopGame/Shadowrun''characters [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/TabletopGame/Shadowrun Shadowrun]] characters can actually take a disadvantage of having a job they have to attend and that pays them. You can get points for having to turn up for as little as 10 hours a week and get a regular income. This being Shadowrun most PCs don't even try hard to pretend to have a legal job.
15th Apr '16 1:31:09 AM DisillusionedJoey
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* ''TabletopGame/Shadowrun''characters can actually take a disadvantage of having a job they have to attend and that pays them. You can get points for having to turn up for as little as 10 hours a week and get a regular income. This being Shadowrun most PCs don't even try hard to pretend to have a legal job.
10th Apr '16 2:37:16 PM Ulkomaalainen
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** Pretty much the definition of a 'gentleman' in Austen's world is a landowner who receives rents and therefore doesn't actually have to ''do'' anything. Darcy, we know, didn't even have to administrate renting the land he owned- he could afford that to be contracted out to a steward. (Wickham was the son of his father's steward.)

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** Pretty much the definition of a 'gentleman' in Austen's world is a landowner who receives rents and therefore doesn't actually have to ''do'' anything. Darcy, we know, didn't even have to administrate renting the land he owned- owned - he could afford that to be contracted out to a steward. (Wickham was the son of his father's steward.)
14th Mar '16 10:45:56 AM Prfnoff
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* What does SantaClaus do the other eleven months of the year? [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Sleep?]] [[VideoGames/MapleStory Hold fundraising events?]] [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Play golf and go skin diving?]] [[CocaPepsiInc Go on vacation in Bermuda?]] Jokes about that [[ObligatoryJoke happen all the time.]]

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* What does SantaClaus do the other eleven months of the year? [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Sleep?]] [[VideoGames/MapleStory [[VideoGame/MapleStory Hold fundraising events?]] [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Play golf and go skin diving?]] [[CocaPepsiInc Go on vacation in Bermuda?]] Jokes about that [[ObligatoryJoke happen all the time.]]
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