Would you rather
FirstTime1308 · 02/01/2023 21:54
Hold a job in an industry you really enjoy but work quite long hours due to the nature of the role, and be paid enough to get by and save.
Hold a job in an industry where it was okay, but not as long hours and have more money?
SuperPup86 · 02/01/2023 21:56
The first is living to work and the second is working to live.
I'd choose working to live every time.
MolesOnPoles · 02/01/2023 21:58
Def option 2.
I don’t think any job would be a passion for me (I don’t have a leaning to be an artist/ pilot/ vet / whatever might be truly amazing). This means that I assume any job for me is a mix of interesting and mundane, just in varying quantities.
So as long as I didn’t actually dislike my job I’d rather have more time and money to do the stuff I really like.
FirstTime1308 · 02/01/2023 21:58
@SuperPup86 agreed. I have a job currently where I love the industry, but the hours can be relentless. I am on mat leave but going back later this year on 30 hours consolidated into 3 days. I’ll have a 1 year old. I have seen jobs advertised for £6k more where I could work from home. It’s basically admin roles which I enjoy but not so pressurised. Trying to weigh up the options..
SideshowAuntSallly · 03/01/2023 07:10
I left a job that paid more to do a job that pays less. My new job I love, in an industry that I'm passionate about. Weirdly I cope better financially now as I'm not spending money to cheer myself up. The benefits(and I get some great perks) outweigh the longer hours and we do work long hours (I was watching England's world cup match answering emails for example). But that's the nature of it, and in return we get some great rewards.
I had issues with my old manager being a bully so going from that to a job where I'm appreciated means more than any extra money.
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