$$ How Much is Your Time Worth? $$

We all know the saying, time is money. But what does that mean? How much is your time worth?

Time really is a commodity.  It is something we can’t control for flow and gather. It just happens. And we have to learn to use it wisely because once it is gone, its GONE.

So lets break this down in the view of money.

So your boss wants you to finish a project ASAP because time is money. Well if your company makes a profit of $1,000,000 a week, well every hour you spend in a week is worth $5,952.38 to your boss. That’s a $1.65 a second. So I can understand why companies don’t want you quickly twittering.

But what if we don’t work for a big profit company? How about a non-profit organization? Does that mean my time is worth less?

Lets look at it this way. Say you work for a company that helps kids off the streets. Your salary is $40,000 and you work 40 hours a week. If you work about 250 days a year at 8 hours a day, you make about $20 an hour. For the price of a take out dinner, you help someone change their life. Does that $20 feel just as heavy as $5000 when you put someone’s life in the mix? Something to think about.

Let’s try the statement “it was cheaper to buy that then make it”. Let’s take an example of making a meal. Besides the cost of ingredients, lets break down the time to make it. So if it takes 3 hours to buy, prepare and cook your meal, how much does it cost? If we want to look at it in a only income view, if you make $35 000, each hour is about $4. So $12 plus cost of ingredients. So if it cost $20 for the ingredients, plus $12 for time that equals $32 for the meal. $32 –  could you go to a nice restaurant for that? What if that meal also gave you leftovers to last 3 more meals?  Now that meal only costs $8 dollars. Less than what you make an hour. Which then means you save $4 dollars to put towards something. (Ha the understanding of Saving!)

Now back to the point of adding a moral to it. How much of that time you spend is priceless? Like the times you spent with your grandma making lemon meringue pie or homemade perogies? Priceless.

Or how about when you multi-task in your hour. So you do laundry while cooking your food. Or maybe while your laundry is going, you write that article for that online newspaper you get paid for. How much is your time worth now?

Now for you students, tuition is expensive. But lets break it down for you. Say your tuition is $12,000 for 2 years. You may spend 20 hours in class. And another 20 hours on homework, studying, reviewing, worrying. So you have a 40 hour week. In the 60 weeks you are in that program, each week is work $200. That is $5 for every hour you spend focusing on school. It does still sound expensive.

But if that education pays off with a little better lifestyle for 10 years. Could you take that tuition and divide it over 10 years? Would looking at it long term make a difference?

Truely, time is invaluable. We could look at time in many different ways. One way is in this YouTube Video about looking life in Jelly Beans.  But its interesting to break it down like this.

So how much is your time worth?

Foursquare or King’s Court

Playworks Foursquare Game


Do you know the playground game I am referring to? I know it as King’s Court, but some know it as Foursquare. Foursquare name really gives away the playing court. It is a square that is divided into 4. From there Number 4 (or the King as I know it) serves the ball and the others have to hit it if the ball lands your square and send it to another square.

My school yard had painted squares to play in. I do remember fondly playing it. Though I have to say I haven’t played since Grade 3 I think. (Some 20 years ago). I bring this up because I played yesterday. And the ones I played with, haven’t played in that long as well. It was quite the fun adventure.

Now the one point I want to drive home, is having fun. No matter what, have fun no matter how old you are. May be its good to shed what we look on the outside and play those games that reflect our inside once in awhile. There are some many childhood games I remember playing, yet I cannot remember the name for the life of me.

Now I turn this to you. What childhood games did you enjoy? Have you played any recently?


Doctor Who Conditioning

So apparently the world has slowly been conditioning me to want to watch doctor who. I was reading my copy of ” Who Ology: BBC Doctor Who, The Official Miscellany” and came across the section where Doctor who has been mentioned or shown in other shows. And low and behold, a Tiny Toon Adventure episode apparently has the TARDIS sitting with other space craft. I couldn’t find a video but I was able to find a tumblr post with it.

Besides Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, that was the only show that I know of that was secretly conditioning my brain for the awesome Sci-Fi that I currently enjoy.

Another mind blown, say what moment 😉


Transit Talk: Eating Grasshoppers to…

On the way home yesterday on the train, my co worker and I were talking about eating bugs and the delicacy around it. I have to admit I think I might try grasshoppers one day.
The conversation rolled to worms, meal worms then finally snakes. Then the conversation went something like this:

Co-Worker: So they are not insects but apparently snakes taste good.

Me: I could believe that but I just hope that the snake has digested all its food before it got cooked.

Co-worker: Yea you might get a two for one deal with a rat. 

Me (Giggling): Yea you could get …  Snurducken.


I am amused 🙂 .


So I just discovered SoundCloud. Now I haven’t discovered all the things you can listen too. But I did discover some comedy clips. It was a good way to pass the time doing data entry at work.

My biggest issue so far is sorting through and finding something that interests you. I’m not always good with searching through things. Another thing is because it is like YouTube, you don’t know the rating for the language and such before you start clicking on clips.

Well at least now I have another option when I want to listen to something while doing work. I have embeded the comedy clip I listened to today. It is a David Spade clip about being poor. I quite like it …and I think it explains somethings from my childhood 🙂

Leave a comment if you have used SoundCloud or have suggestions!