What do you look for in a job - Money or your satisfaction of right work?

May 3, 2007 1:10am CST
When you take up a job what do you look for money or how much your job will satisfy your needs of growth and your future prospects.Will you work for a company paying you thousands of rupees but does not satisfy your needs or will wou work for a company that satisifes your needs but does not pay you much?What do you say?
4 responses
@academic2 (7009)
• Uganda
3 May 07
Money may not be the key factor in a job but I still believe its a very significant element in any job. Look at it this way, would you rather be given a paltry pay for salaries, poor remunerations inform of allowances, but a high sounding office that is well furnished with most recent office equipment, a car and all you consider big time office aura? No! These issues you call growth and future prospects are to me, possible only when I am being well paid- so i want the money to derive the mottivation to give my best to a job!
• Canada
3 May 07
for me i think there should be a balance between the two... for now i think that we should be practical... it will not be a good thing if we were paid so much but we dont like our work.. also it is not healthy if we like the job and we love it but you are under paid...
• United States
3 May 07
I agree with you needing to like your job. I just gave up my job of 7 years because I grew to not like it. There were too many favorites in our department, my boss was young and seemed not to take your problems seriously when you talked to her. Too many young people coming in for the "gab" hour before starting their work, and they were already on the clock, and nothing was done about it. Too many people allowed to sit and be on the internet instead of using the computer to process work orders like they are supposed to. I have worked as a pharmacy technician for 21 years, and I just could not take the stress and strain anymore. I gave my notice and decided to try to be a stay at home mom and sell Home and Garden Party products, but the shows are either in the evening or the weekends and I just had too much time on my hands during the day. So, I started looking for a job and found one that does not pay even close to what I was making before, but I enjoy it. It is fun, I get to interact with the public and I like that part of it. So, I would have to say that I did choose a job that satisfies my needs but does not pay much.
• Finland
3 May 07
I think that it is more important that you like your job or if you don't like then you need to get lot's of more money from it. It is just so awful to wake up every morning if you really hate your job.