Hypothetical $100k job where you get paid to sit in a pitch-black room on a chair and do nothing for 8 hours a day for 7 days in a row, no phone, no books, no light. After the one week you get the money. If you quit at any point you get nothing. The cash is tax free, would you accept this job?

Hypothetical $100k job where you get paid to sit in a pitch-black room on a chair and do nothing for 8 hours a day for 7 days in a row, no phone, no books, no light. After the one week you get the money. If you quit at any point you get nothing. The cash is tax free, would you accept this job?

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  1. I did a vipassana meditation course three times. It’s basically this… not in the pitch-black but with eyes closed, and it’s more like 16 hours a day for 10 days. I would accept this job without hesitating, I could use the money and it doesn’t even seem that challenging really.

  2. Oh good. They’re back on the “would you accept a lot of money for a mild temporary inconvenience” thing. Joy. Expect another hundred by week’s end.

  3. You think the reason they offered you this job is because an eccentric billionaire left a trust fund to take care of people with your weird hair color, but actually your shop assistant is secretly putting up the money to get you out of your shop for a week while he digs a tunnel from your basement into the vault of the bank next door.

  4. How do I know when the 8 hours in a day is up? Does someone come get me, or am I supposed to just rely on my internal clock and guess when enough time has passed?

  5. Sure. Nothing to lose and after the first day I will know if I can make it 7 days. I had radiation treatments to my head/neck 5 days a week for 7 weeks. They locked my head in place so I couldn’t move before I was slid into the machine. Sessions were only up to 45 minutes but it was more confined. I meditated during the sessions. I’d say my chances of completing this for a week are pretty good. 👍

  6. So no negative repercussions? Obviously you give it a shot. I mean it’s probably going to be more difficult than anyone thinks, but if there are no consequences for failure then it’s a no Brainer.

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