On days work is by really slowly or it's a bad day, my motivation is how else will I support myself? If I just quit going to work, how would I support myself? I've been there. No income for over 3 months. Genuinely scared what I'll do to get by. I didn't have car insurance for nearly a year because I couldn't afford it. At one point, I didn't have anything to eat except condiments. I ate a bottle of honey mustard one day because I didn't have anything else. I went without toilet paper for a couple weeks. I'm not going back to that. Even if I got another job, I'd still have stress, bad days, and long hours. I've looked everywhere, and there's nowhere around here that compares to this job. Everywhere that would have comparable pay, benefits, and hours requires a degree and/or experience. For the three or so months I didn't have a job, I didn't get any calls for another job interview. The job I have now was the only offer I'd gotten. If I quit this one, god knows how long I'd have to wait to get something else. That's why I get up and go to work. Because I have to. It's the best situation I have right now. Yes, I'd love to say I go to work because I just love it and money isn't the most important thing. I do love my job most days, but I need money. I need it to get by.