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Which do you prefer?

Low-paying job you love 50 70.42%
 
High-paying job you hate 21 29.58%
 
Total:71

Depending on the job, I'd pick the job that pays me well that I hate cause at least I can cry in my Lambo about it instead of struggling to keep a budget.



             

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If the low paying job is enough to get by I'll take that. I'd rather have enough and be happy than have excess and be stressed.



KLAMarine said:

The job you love but doesn't pay well or the job that pays well but you hate?

That's entirely dependant on how big the difference in pay/difference in job is. 

 

If it gives me 10 million a month, I'll do that for a year, sure.

 

If it's 10% more pay, then no, of course.

 

YOu're going to have to be more precise in your answer, there.



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palou said:
KLAMarine said:

The job you love but doesn't pay well or the job that pays well but you hate?

That's entirely dependant on how big the difference in pay/difference in job is. 

 

If it gives me 10 million a month, I'll do that for a year, sure.

 

If it's 10% more pay, then no, of course.

 

YOu're going to have to be more precise in your answer, there.

How's this: the job you love pays half what the job you hate pays.



I would take a 20% hit to my paycheck right now if I could have even more fun. Not that that's really possible with my current job.

I know I could easily get a higher paying Job but my Job right now is cool and the pay is above average.



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The job that pays well but you hate.

I can always get another job I like later once I've saved some money from this high paying shitty job.



KLAMarine said:
palou said:

That's entirely dependant on how big the difference in pay/difference in job is. 

 

If it gives me 10 million a month, I'll do that for a year, sure.

 

If it's 10% more pay, then no, of course.

 

YOu're going to have to be more precise in your answer, there.

How's this: the job you love pays half what the job you hate pays.

Hmmm... That would also mean, I could work half the time, for the same income.

 

Thinking about it, if I would be living alone, with little social life, I'd take the better job.

 

Say, I have family to take care of, friends to maintain, I take the better pay, and give myself a bit more free time, in the year, as well.



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High paid job that I hate, you can make up for it during the rest of the day or the weekend with the sweet extra money, also you can use the high paying job to find an other high paying job you like



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If the high-paying job is full time, no, that wouldn't be my option, but if it gave me enough time to do other things of my preference, I probably wouldn't hate it at all.



low paying job you love, obviously. Have talked to so many people who look back on their lives with a relatively high amount of disgust for having sat in an office they hated for 30 years. 

In the end the question is if you can support yourself and live somewhat comfortably. If you can live day to day really digging what you do and getting by well, maybe not saving up for gigantic hawaiian vacations, but just liking life in general- I'd say go with that.

Too many people work their whole life to get that big job that stresses their brain into mush, just so they can have a big house and a Mercedes and so they can pop out a lot of kids and pay for their colleges. Don't get me wrong- nothing wrong with that- but at some point I've noticed many people end up just sort of doing a large checklist because they feel it's expected of them.

obvs that applies more to someone who's an individual adult just doing what's best for themselves though. If someone has a kid, is newly married, or has to help other family members... that shakes up the decision making process. It's just quite obvious though that there are a lot of wealthy people out there who are very unhappy, and in the end simply making more money isn't necessarily a recipe to enjoying life. 

Maybe even the most logical scenario is to find some level of balance, not an extreme- a scenario where you're making a middle-class wage and SORT of like your job at times.

Most jobs probably aren't black and white though in terms being all good or all bad