do you enjoy you current job? are you satisfied with it?

job satisfaction - competitive pay?
@djmarion (4901)
Philippines
May 15, 2008 10:36am CST
i love my job, although its not as enjoyable as it seems and the glamor is not into it i really got use to it and i really love all the people inside the company especially the bosses, they are all good, nice, easy to be with and considerate. i never want to leave it but sometimes I'm thinking of trying my luck abroad - for money, yes for money. my salary is not enough for my family and i always end up with debts i cannot pay. no matter how i love the job i think i can no longer stay there, i need a job with bigger salary because my family needs it. now I'm confused as to what will i do. ever got into this situation? what did you choose, your job satisfaction or the salary?
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@angemac23 (2005)
• Canada
15 May 08
I dont like the work I do, but I like my job because I work with some great people and the hours are very flexible.
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@djmarion (4901)
• Philippines
19 May 08
at least you do not have money matters and that's good since you will not be force to leave your job.
• Canada
16 May 08
Honesty I am currently unemployed, But for some reason cannot find a suitable job to be pleased with. Wether it be working for a bad employer or rude employeees!
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
16 May 08
Well, at first i enjoyed my current job since everything was like a challenge... i had lots of things to do... but my time reporting for work was flexible... but now that the project will not push through... i am still employed here... taking care of some paperworks... but most of the time... i have nothing to do... and i feel very bored... I applied for another job... but they cannot afford to pay me the same salary that i am getting now... so my only option is to stay...
@drakesuyat (1063)
• Philippines
16 May 08
when i was still single it never occured to me to work abroad. but now that i have kids (two of them are about to go to school this coming school opening), im considering working abroad now, though it's always listed last on my action plan coz im sadden whenever i think of leaving my kids.
@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
16 May 08
I'm a writer, currently, who is also trying to have a second career in a non-profit sector. Specifically, I want to help other disabled people get out of nursing homes and other institutions. I think that I would not choose money over happiness, because whenever you do this, you become sick, and all your new money goes to your sickness. But I suppose if there were some emergency in my family I might choose money, but only for a minute, until things got back under control.
• Philippines
15 May 08
No, i am not enjoying my job. I feel a lot of pressure and the salary is not enough. I want to get out and find a new job. i am not happy with it and I can't work well. :(
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
15 May 08
teaching is my favorite job - i love teaching and get fun from teaching
Hello djmarion. I am satisfied with my current teaching job as a teacher. I love teaching and find a lot of pleasure when my students can learn lots of things from me. Although my salary is average, I still love it. I love to be together with my students, who always make me feel young and energetic and creative. They are my source of happiness. Yeah, I agree with you that it could be better to find a job elsewhere if the salary cannot fulfill your daily life. I moved once for the current place and I get better paid than I used to in the previous school.
• United States
15 May 08
what i would probably do is stay with the job since u like it so much until u can find a better paying job.
@itsmepinky (1301)
• India
15 May 08
I dont really love my job but i like it. It gives me lot of flexibilty and i have a comfortable office to work in. Although my pay is really based on commissions , i still dont stress myself out. I am contended with my job as i don't have to look after my financial needs , my parents are there to look after me. ~Pinks~
@wrangel15 (1443)
• Philippines
15 May 08
I can say that I'm satisfied with my job right now. I've discovered that I like working with computers when I was in college already. Anyway, it is the only time I experienced using a computer. I was told that I'm lucky to have found the job I really want because some just work because of the money and not through their passion. If I were to choose between salary and the job I want, I would rather choose the job I want. I can stay long and even for a lifetime on the job I want.
@emma412 (1156)
• United States
15 May 08
That's a tough call to makebecause so many people hate their jobs. My last job was so stressful. We worked long, tireless hours and the pay wasn't very good especially for all the work we put into the job. I absolutely loved my co-workers though so I stuck with it until I went on maternity leave. I'm now a stay at home mom and have the best job ever. If we can afford for me to stay home I will for as long as possible. I love taking care of my little girl and our house and our dogs. Even though I don't get paid it's worth every moment. Good luck in making a decision with your current job. I imagine it's a very difficult decision for you.
@xplp211 (257)
• China
15 May 08
Until now, I am still a PhD student and I am single. So there is no need for me to think about my family and salary. What I am doing now is that I like. And before married, my opinion will not change, which means I will still be doing what I like and don't mind the salary. But if I am in your situation, the decision which I always make is that I will not regret in the future. I usually think about what is the most important thing in my life, and then make the decision. In my opinion, the life is mine, and all I do must satisfy me. I am satisfied with my work and life now, and maybe forever.
@kingcrapper (1538)
• United States
15 May 08
It is very improtant to get a job that one can make enough money as well be happy doing it. Can you imagine doing a job that you hate but make more than enough? Or in the other hand, having a fun job that puts your family at economic dire straits? I am lucky to have the best of both words. As a teacher, I don't make a fortune (I have a master's degree which could yank in 3 x pay in anyother field) but we make enough and a raise each year makes it even better. Summers off as well as scheduled holidays..I think I have a great position. Since I am pretty secure in it I can expand into other things and make even more! What do you do for a living? What would like to do?
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
15 May 08
I don't necessarily dislike my job but it's way below my skill set and experience so it's fairly boring. It's also something I chose after I walked away from the career that was killing me up north and moved to Florida. I wented less responsibility and less stress and that's exactly what I have. I also have a smaller pay check but it's a fair trade as far as I'm concerned.