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What would you do for a 10% raise?

Posted at 7:29 AM, Apr 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-26 07:29:13-04

Everyone would like to make more money, but what would you be willing to give up to get it? Turns out the average worker will take drastic measures for a 10% raise.

LendEDU surveyed 1,238 people, asking what they would do or sacrifice for that pay bump. 

  • 12% said they would break up with their partner or significant other
  • 53% would give up all their social media accounts for five years
  • 43% said they would give up their right to vote for life
  • 9% would give up their children's or future children's right to vote in all elections for life
  • 73% said they'd give up alcoholic drinks for the next five years
  • 15% would give up all of their vacation days for the next five years
  • 5% would eat a single Tide Pod
  • 47% said they'd give up all caffeinated products for the next two years
  • 18% would give up access to health insurance for five years 
  • 55% would work an extra 10 hours a week for life
  • 88% said they would give up watching Game of Thrones for the rest of their lives

You can see the full results from the study here.