had a good corporate job as a consultant, lived off of unemployment while it lasted, then lived off my tax returns for four (!) months, haven't dipped into my CRP yet. I live in a metropolitan area of middling expense.
Yeah, the only reason I want to go back to work is because it makes conversations, especially first meetings, very awkward if you don't have a job in a society that worships work. If we have a UBI, even if it only amounted to 20-30k a year, I would take it hands-down.
The only socialists I know IRL are Trots or Maoists and they all worship work too, so I feel like it's better to have a job no matter how the economy is structured.