Which job will you prefer - a lousy but good salary or one that keeps you happy?

@vimaal (3365)
India
September 22, 2008 11:28am CST
I have not been working for a few months now and will be doing a part time job soon and get paid according to my hours. From the pay aspects it is not as attractive like my previous work place but I wanted to do something that I am comfortable & happy.So what about you friend? which job you like? share your commends.
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11 responses
22 Sep 08
Hi vimaal, I have had many jobs in the past and they were a;; good jobs I've but one and left that job after a few months. Now I don't work anymore because of ill health so if you are happy in a job you should stay there. Tamara
@howard96h (11645)
• New York, New York
22 Sep 08
I would rather be at a job that makes me happy even if it pays a little less. You spend many hours at work and it makes no sense to be miserable and if you hate your job then it's just a matter of time before your going to quit anyway. Your better off to be at a place you like/enjoy.
@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
22 Sep 08
I am a stay at home mother but used to be in the workplace a while back. I know that there have been some half decent paying jobs but I wasn't always happy with them. I agree that sometimes if you like your job it is worth a lot more than having a great salary. You really do have to like what you are doing. I realize that money is important but your happiness is also.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
22 Sep 08
work that I enjoy with good pay. RIght now jobs are few between daughter has been looking fo rover a year!
@limcyjain (3523)
• India
22 Sep 08
This will all depend on the urgency with which one needs cash. I know persons who are working just for the sake for passing time the way they love to, like teaching children. They are from very rich families and money means nothing for them. Others would prefer a good pay package even if they do not love the work or the enviournment. I personally would love to do a work which interests me but if the difference in pay is very high then surely i wont mind taking up job which is not too interesting for me and try to do my best to justify my pay.
@Samzonx (14)
• United States
22 Sep 08
most definitly one that provides a larger sense of acomplishment. for instance, my two career choices: Aeronautics engineering and Gaming graphics design. graphics design basically ill be creating evniorments for video games. this job is extremley profitable but does not provide as much fun and self acomplishment as designing commercial/military jets. my primary choice is the engineering for this reason. i dont want to spend my life doing somthing that i wouldent completley enjoy.
@amlegend (945)
• Pakistan
22 Sep 08
for me all that matters is happiness and i be satisfied in a low salary if i an happy means two different things but who knows time may change
@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
22 Sep 08
there is nothing worse than working at a job you really hate, money doesnt matter if you get up in the morning and say, "i dont want to go to work" every single day. i would much rather have a job i love and really want to go to work everyday than one i hate just for a little more money
• China
22 Sep 08
I'll prefer a job that keeps me happy. In spite of low pay, I also can learned a lot from my workmates, I'm happy, that's enough. Nobody would refuse a comfortable job with high pay, right? And if working with a good boss, it will be better. Don't worry, everything will be ok.
@inutme (372)
• Philippines
22 Sep 08
Definitely one that keeps me happy. I can say this because I'm single and I don't have to support my family. I might change my perspective when my status changes, but for now definitely one that makes me happy. I quit my high paying job more than a year ago and although I'm still not in a job that I like dearly, it's way better than being paid about 3 times more but being miserable every single day.
@suzieb (188)
• United States
22 Sep 08
The cost of everything nowadays If it pays alot more, I'd stick to the one that pays more. I'm happy enough at home.