Do Vampires Need To Work In Order To Support Themselves?
No vampires don’t need careers in order to survive. Unlike humans they don’t require food other than blood. Clearly they take blood by force for free from animals in nature or from humans anywhere! Vampires don’t require clothing or even shelter from the elements since temperature, and precipitation has no effect on them. However some vampires might be helpless against mercilessly excessive hurricane force winds. Naturally they could find a building to squat in, sewers, caves, deep woods, or bury themselves in the ground which they will do if caught in sunlight. The holy rays of the sun would be the only natural element they’d need protection from. Clearly vampires don’t require health care since they either self heal from injuries or die. They also generally don’t get sick unless poisoned by something but again they will simply heal on their own or die. These immortals of the night don’t require transportation since they can run super fast, and leap extremely far. Some ancient vampires even possess telekinetic powers that allow them to fly. Once airborne they can obtain supersonic speeds with practice. The bottom line is that vampires don’t require anything but blood, and avoidance of sun for survival so they don’t require a job, or need to have any money what so ever. Some vampires actually do choose to live like this off the grid. Generally they’re hiding from vampire slayers, vampire royalty, or their overbearing sire.
Despite this most vampires do utilize money since they like to live in the lap of luxury as all of us would if we could. Some do choose to have occupations to fill their lives with activity, relive their human days, or gain access to a group of humans for nefarious purposes. Sometimes the evil ones enjoy gaining trust of co-workers before they reveal the horror of what they are to them. Those with jobs have to file taxes, and often call upon the services of special vampires who handle the creation of new identities every so often when they’re forced to move on due to not aging. Although there are those who utilize prosthetic’s, and make up to simulate aging. A number of vampires also start their own businesses, or hold positions on corporate boards. A number of large name brand corporations have vampires as stockholders, and sometimes their agenda is far more diabolical than just making a profit.
Most vampires steal their money since having supernatural powers pretty much guarantees you can break into any place, and take what you please. They see holding a job as a human weakness. Some modern vampires are even into hacking to gain electronic funds. Especially those who had computers skills magnified by their transformation into an intelligent living dead creature. Many will invest their funds, and take advantage of centuries of compound interest while others will just keep stealing as they go never accumulating much money. They see the accumulation of wealth as a human like hindrance. Vampires who have lived for over a 100 years are generally millionaires who live in mansions, and enjoy a sweet jet set life. Those who are centuries old are billionaires who hide their funds behind dummy corporations, charitable foundations, and fake identities so as not to draw attention to themselves. Many of these ancient vampires have tons of cash, gold, silver, and general treasure stashed all over the planet.
Our very own Drake Alexander initially stole his money centuries ago. However he made a point of only stealing from the rich, or criminals. A great deal of his initial wealth came from his days of being a pirate on the high seas. A pirate who stole from other pirates, tyrannical royalty, and anyone else he deemed as evil. He also always gave a portion to the poor as a form of penance. He hasn’t had to steal for quite some time thanks to investments, compound interest, treasure he has stashed around the world, and his need to work like he does here at Mystic Investigations fighting the forces of evil.