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8th Feb '18 6:17:06 PM ScribeRetro
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** Shia LeBeouf's character in ''Film/WallStreetMoneyNeverSleeps'' has a bewildering amount of free time for someone who is reportedly a top proprietary trader at a very large financial firm. Even during the infamous market crash of 2008 a trader would be ''glued'' to his desk for ten hours a day if not more, but LeBeouf spends more time out of his office than in it.
30th Jan '18 5:46:31 PM nombretomado
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* Before getting sold to WME-IMG, the [[MixedMartialArts Ultimate Fighting Championship]] tended to hire its most famous and loyal retired fighters to cushy executive positions in the company with murky responsibilities, mostly to bank on their continuing popularity and respect in the sport. In one behind-the-scenes video, UFC President Dana White jokes with "Vice President of Athlete Development and Government Relations" Matt Hughes about how the retired champion actually showed up for a day of work this year. After the sale, many of these positions, including Hughes', were dissolved.

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* Before getting sold to WME-IMG, the [[MixedMartialArts Ultimate Fighting Championship]] UsefulNotes/UltimateFightingChampionship tended to hire its most famous and loyal retired fighters to cushy executive positions in the company with murky responsibilities, mostly to bank on their continuing popularity and respect in the sport. In one behind-the-scenes video, UFC President Dana White jokes with "Vice President of Athlete Development and Government Relations" Matt Hughes about how the retired champion actually showed up for a day of work this year. After the sale, many of these positions, including Hughes', were dissolved.
21st Jan '18 5:50:30 AM fearlessnikki
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* In ''Literature/BigLittleLies'' Jane is said to have a job as an accountant, but she's never actually seen working. There is a HandWave in the first couple of episodes saying she doesn't have a lot of clients yet and is looking for more. She also says that she has a few in Santa Cruz, implying she works from home. Celeste and Madeline are aversion, as they are stay-at-home mothers, and Madeline's part-time job at a community theatre is a plot point. Likewise averted with fitness instructor Bonnie, who is frequently shown at her work.

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* In ''Literature/BigLittleLies'' Jane is said to have a job as an accountant, but she's never actually seen working. There is a HandWave in the first couple of episodes saying she doesn't have a lot of clients yet and is looking for more. She also says that she has a few in Santa Cruz, implying she works from home. Although the one time she says she's too busy with work to pick her son up from school, she's actually lying and making a secret trip out of town. Celeste and Madeline are aversion, as they are stay-at-home mothers, and Madeline's part-time job at a community theatre is a plot point. Likewise averted with fitness instructor Bonnie, who is frequently shown at her work.
17th Jan '18 7:53:17 AM Tyk5919
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* ''Literature/TailsOfFame'' has Rast Racklyn, who is mentioned to have a job at a home improvement store. At no point do we see him actually ''working'' though, despite the multiple times he says he has a job.
16th Jan '18 8:51:43 PM dmcreif
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**This becomes a minor plotpoint in season 3, when Arlene, Terry and maybe Jessica are the only reliable employees at Merlotte's, and Arlene ends up forcing Sam to hire some more waitresses, because she is massively overworked and pregnant. In seasons 5 and 6, Sam barely even sets foot in his namesake restaurant even though other characters are actively working there, making you wonder which character is handling purchasing and payroll. In the season 6 finale it is revealed that Sam was elected Mayor of Bon Temps, leaving Arlene the bar.
14th Jan '18 2:52:43 PM fearlessnikki
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* In ''Literature/BigLittleLies'' Jane is said to have a job as an accountant, but she's never actually seen working. There is a HandWave in the first couple of episodes saying she doesn't have a lot of clients yet and is looking for more. She also says that she has a few in Santa Cruz, implying she works from home. Celeste and Madeline are aversion, as they are stay-at-home mothers, and Madeline's part-time job at a community theatre is a plot point. Likewise averted with fitness instructor Bonnie, who is frequently shown at her work.
2nd Jan '18 12:53:03 PM drwhom
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* 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''. More generally, as noted [[http://heterodoxhomosexual.blogspot.com/2007/06/planning-on-writing-gay-novel.[[http://blog.heterodoxhomosexual.com/2017/03/planning-on-writing-gay-novel-expanded.html here]], literature for gay men tends to use this trope a lot.
26th Dec '17 10:31:24 AM fearlessnikki
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** Averted with Princess Celestia too, as most of the time when she appears, she's either working, delegating work, off to attend some sort of work-releated activity, or generally being diplomatic and working to keep Equestria safe and peaceful. And the comics directly state and show that her days are crammed with administrative and diplomatic trouble.

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** Averted with Princess Celestia too, as most of the time when she appears, she's either working, delegating work, off to attend some sort of work-releated activity, or generally being diplomatic and working to keep Equestria safe and peaceful. And the comics directly state and show that her days are crammed with administrative and diplomatic trouble. And the episode "A Royal Problem" where Luna is forced to take over Celestia's duties, has her discovering just how overworked her sister is.


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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'' where Sabrina imagines herself as a FutureLoser who earns money from a lemonade stand - trying to get Chloe (astronaut), Harvey (lawyer) and Pi (judge) to hang out.


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* A variation for part time work can have it so that the person works one full week, then has the next off, and so on. Essentially it all adds up.
21st Nov '17 11:15:14 PM wingedcatgirl
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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' lampshaded this in one episode, where the Friends note that their bosses don't seem to like them... at which point Joey [[DumbassHasAPoint points out]] that this may be because they're hanging out at a coffee house at 11:30 on a Wednesday morning.
** Made more fun by the fact that Joey is one of two people in the group - the other being Phoebe, and even then Phoebe sometimes does hold regular jobs as a masseuse - who works as a free-lancer.
** Joey shouldn't be let off the hook either. It was justified when he was a struggling and mostly unemployed actor. However, daily soap opera stars have incredibly long work hours.
*** And even when he was struggling. Most fledging actors spend entire days going to numerous auditions or working various jobs to make ends meet.
** Rachel and Chandler, the ones with ordinary office jobs, appear to take lunch breaks for hours at a time.
** Monica has several character arcs about her career as a restaurant chef, eventually becoming Head Chef at a very prestigious restaurant. This is usually a job with 14 hour days, often seven days a week, but she seems to work about as much as Joey when he's unemployed.
** Not to mention Ross, who in later seasons is a university professor, a career involving not only teaching but tons of grading papers, tutorials and your own research. He seems to go to campus once a week at most.

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' lampshaded this in one episode, where the Friends note that their bosses don't seem to like them... at which point Joey [[DumbassHasAPoint points out]] that this may be because they're hanging out at a coffee house at 11:30 on a Wednesday morning.
** Made more fun by the fact that Joey is one of two people in the group - the other being Phoebe,
morning. Chandler and even then Phoebe sometimes does hold regular jobs as a masseuse - who works as a free-lancer.
** Joey shouldn't be let off the hook either. It was justified when he was a struggling and mostly unemployed actor. However, daily soap opera stars have incredibly long work hours.
*** And even when he was struggling. Most fledging actors spend entire days going to numerous auditions or working various jobs to make ends meet.
**
Rachel and Chandler, the ones with have ordinary office jobs, appear but seem to take lunch breaks for hours at a time.
** Monica has several character arcs about her career as a restaurant chef, eventually becoming Head Chef at a very prestigious restaurant. This is usually a job with 14 hour days, often seven days a week, but she seems to work about as much as Joey when he's unemployed.
** Not to mention Ross, who
time. Ross in later seasons is a university professor, a career involving not only teaching but tons of grading papers, tutorials and your own research. He research -- but he seems to go to campus once a week at most. most. Monica has several character arcs about her career as a restaurant chef, a job that normally involves 14 hour days, 7 days a week, but she seems to work about as much as Joey when he's unemployed. And Joey himself should have incredibly long work hours as a daily soap opera star, or be filling his days with auditions as a struggling actor.
26th Oct '17 2:30:00 PM CheeseDogX
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** Niles himself seems to have a lot of time to hang out with his brother during the day, and is rarely seen working.

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** Niles himself seems to have a lot of time to hang out with his brother during the day, and is rarely seen working. Though he does often exit a scene by stating that he has an appointment, usually as the setup to a gag involving the patient/group's condition.
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