||[Dec. 7th, 2011|02:08 pm]
The Question Club
For a long-term, marriage or marriage-like relationship (so you live together and share finances), which of the two following partners would you prefer, all else being equal?|
Partner A - Makes a LOT of money, like a LOT, but works constantly. They work 10-14 hour days 5 days a week, occasionally 6 days a week, travel out of town one weekend a month, and are gone for an entire week every 3 months. They also bring work home, so even though they might be spending time at home they get (and respond to) a work email almost every hour, more during busier times.
Partner B - Works a "normal" 9-5 job with a short commute so they're home by 5:30 PM every day of the week and never works weekends. They never bring work home, and they travel out of town for work maybe one weekend a year. On the other hand, they don't make that much money. They're not poor, certainly make enough money to support themselves, but luxuries aren't common and a two-income household is necessary to make ends meet for both of you (and whatever children/pets you may or may not have) without sacrifices.
They are both very happy with their jobs and all that, no complaints on their end.
Which partner would you prefer?