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Best job/career for having lots of free time for anime, manga, etc.?
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Hi!, have to admit this new information age give us lots of wonderful media like great anime, manga, and also stuff like lots of other kind of books free to read, like no other time in human history!... so we need more free time!, after all, we have to do other stuff like exercise and eat, and also to have a job. So what is the best job/career for having lots of free time?, should I consider a part-time job and having nothing more than a computer and internet connection?, maybe move to Germany where people work less hours a week?, maybe avoiding having a family?!.
Posted 4/4/14 , edited 4/4/14
uh... trust me. anime is more enjoyable when you barely have time for it.

it's less enjoyable when you have so much free time... and there's so many shit to watch.




But a part-time job would be ideal, if you want lots of free time. I'm considering working only 2 days a week, not because I want to watch more anime... but I need time to go back to studying... and for sports.

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Become a musician.
As a full-time musician, we get to choose when we work. (ノ>▽<。)ノ

I usually spend my free time doing work, however.
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tsun wrote:

Become a musician.
As a full-time musician, we get to choose when we work. (ノ>▽<。)ノ

I usually spend my free time doing work, however.


This.

I eventually want to be a music professor. Which means I would get two months off work. I would use that free time to do more work. Probably things like playing hymns at mass or picking up jazz gigs. But as long as you're not married with kids, any job will give you lots of free time.
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In my experience, to afford manga/anime/merchandise, you'll need full time work. Skip over fast food, that's an awful environment 80% of the time. And now most won't give 30+ hours, so you'll be part-timing it anyway. If they are okay with giving more hours, you'll probably be called in a lot or have to stay late. That'll cut into precious free time.

If you can find a part-time job that pays around 10/hr, that might be ideal. At 20 hours a week, that's about 800 monthly(which is what I was getting min wage full time). Unless you're in a crazy expensive part of the world, I think that should be sufficient for living and anime.
But if you're gonna go full-time, shoot for a call center. Good pay, easy work. Talking on phones is a lot easier than face-to-face. Around here they all pay 10/hr, and the one I was at paid 11/hr because I worked weekends. Was getting 1400 a month, after taxes. And if you're ever in need of more money for that new $300 cast-off figure of your waifu, they probably have lots of overtime opportunities.

But really you should try to find something enjoyable to do for 40 hours a week. There's 168 hours in a week. 40's not so bad, until you factor in commute time, shower time, sleep time, food time, etc. You kind of have to choose anime or social life. Easy choice, though.
Posted 4/4/14
This post tho.
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Worked graveyard shift at hotel -- earned $8/hour to do actual work for about 1-4 (usually about 2) hours, and watch anime/read/study for whatever was left of my 8 hour shift. It was nice.
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receptionist.
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Definitely Brain surgeon.

Pretty sure they get at least 167 free hours a week PLUS summer vacation.

Good luck on the fields of justice
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Thanks for your answers!. What about working at a library?, maybe there you can get to read lots of manga and books you like?.
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An author.

Seriously, it's the most free-time type of job I can think of that's worth being in. The hours are nothing to take easy - it takes quite a lot of time, including time spent learning the craft - but it's one of the strongest ones for setting your own schedule, and it's a lot less stressful and depressing than sitting in a cubicle as an expendable. And as someone tied into the otaku world, you should have a lot of knowledge to grab onto, and possibly read a few Light Novels or two if you don't mind scouring the dark side every once in a while. Maybe some VNs as well.

Alternatively, game design would also work for similar reasons. You'll still likely be working under someone else, but it should be something with just as much personal investment as writing. Just grab Ren'py, RPG Maker or your engine of choice, and start creating stuff.

Lastly, here are some resources.

http://davidfarland.net/writing_tips/
http://www.writingexcuses.com/

These two are my main places for gathering writing advice.

https://www.youtube.com/user/ExtraCreditz

And this, is a place for gaining advice on game creation.

Consider all of these mandatory, as the information carries over quite well between mediums in most cases.

All of it.

Good luck, I look forward to your creations~
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Posted 4/5/14 , edited 4/5/14
Musician seems like a good choice, but if you're a musician there's a good chance you'll spend 10-15 hours a day just thinking about it. I do practice while watching anime from time to time though.
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become professional anime watcher
that's the cake

I work evening shifts
The whole thing takes just under 25 minutes a day (an episode duration)
This leaves me tons of spare time, which I dedicate to hobbies, e.g. 8 hours a day of computer programming for fun

Also all girls are yours. Why, I see a group of glamourous girls, approach them saying: "So... you know I'm professional anime watcher?" And they all like... go away - yeah, you guessed it: realizing they are not cool enough for me.

The job is very demanding though. Hard to master.
First 2-3 years they won't allow you to watch anime at all - only practicing with blank screen.
Then you start watching together with instructor
5 years and you're finally allowed to watch your first anime on your own (when I did, I cried the whole thing)

Yes, it is quite exhausting, I space out sometimes or may sleep whole week away

It's also not paid.

But knowing my job of anime watcher is important, that I'm useful to people - it is worth it.
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Another vote for hotel night shift... did the 11-7 for a while, and generally speaking there was not much to do. I had lots of time to read.
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Anything with a set schedule (eg. Not self-employed)


If you get a regular office job, you'll have the rest of the day to do w.e you want.
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