I don't want anything that many people would call a job, but I do want work that gives me money. So, I sell my service and I usually have more than one way to pay myself. I receive the amount that I charge each day, plus I get to sell all sorts of building components that are residual to what I do.
Today is an exciting day , because I'm going to look at one house that is to be moved and 3 that are to be demolished. The mover house will be pretty simple mathematically. I get $350 per day, plus I get to sell the bricks and components from any portion of the building that has to be cut off for transport. It's only going to be 4 days and I will probably make $1,600. But it could end up being over $2,000 if there's some goodies.
The three demo houses are still an unknown for me. I may make $500 grabbing a bunch of copper and other things in a single day but if it's really good houses and enough time I may make $10,000 and spend a month there. So you can see why I'm anxious to get a look at them. I'd like to have another $500 and I would really really like to have another $10,000. :-)
I really enjoy that treasure hunt portion of my job. The first thing I do after getting the rights to a new house is run around to every crevice to see what people have left for me. Mostly junk, but also lots of neat tools, artifacts of dubious quality and sometimes highly saleable furniture and other things. If you do that at any sort of regular job , you get locked up.
I live at my jobs. I finished a job on Saturday, but decided to stay in the house on Saturday night, because that makes me effectively homeless until the next job starts. Last night was my first one in a long time that I spent in the car. Very comfortable, because I know exactly what I'm doing, but a little cramped.
I'm moving to a new house today, but I don't know which one it will be. Sometimes there's electricity and sometimes there's not. I don't usually get to choose between 4 different ones on a single day. One of them is in a very upscale area, so I will be living large, maybe.
So this is another aspect of my job that isn't like a normal job. Just imagine if you told the boss at an office that you're planning to sleep beside your desk from now on and that the staff room has become your kitchen. This would not go over well, at the vast majority of workplaces.
If I ever get to tear down your workplace, I'm going to do exactly that, and if you leave anything behind, I'm going to rummage through your desk. I'm wearing really nice dress shoes at a jacket that I found in a closet, in one of the houses... regular jobs just don't accommodate that type of behaviour. ☺