would you continue your work if it is boring but with good wages?

@freemn (138)
China
September 22, 2008 8:31pm CST
I am now in charge of ICT in a factory. I have been here for 6 months.but I find the job is so boring----usually nothing to learn and nothing to do. and the job is not so related with my college major ,electric engineering. I want to do some work related to what I have learn.And I am trying to find a chance. And I want to know, my dear friend, will you continue a job, that you are not interesting in, but you can make a good earning?
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@oiixdaii (1059)
• Philippines
23 Sep 08
I will not accept the job even if the pay is good if it is not related to my profession because if I accept the job, I'm sure I will get bored and will not last there for 6 mos. I will end up looking for a new job. So, to save time and effort, I will not accept it and will look for another job.
@freemn (138)
• China
23 Sep 08
I would to be so if I could. the situation between us may be different. If I insist on this, maybe I can't find a job in a very long time. what should I do If I can't find a job in 6 months or longer?
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@oiixdaii (1059)
• Philippines
23 Sep 08
You should accept the job then while working in this job, find a new one. Then if you got a new job, leave the old one
@freemn (138)
• China
24 Sep 08
haha Thanks!
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• United States
27 Sep 08
I stayed ten years on a job I hated and would have stayed longer but got fired. You know that old say, "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."
@freemn (138)
• China
28 Sep 08
Yes,Thanks for your kindly old saying.
• United States
24 Sep 08
Hi! Well, it really depends on the situation. If it is very difficult to find a better-paying job, then it's better to stick to a job that pays well because of the NEED. If there are more jobs out there that is perfect in terms of skills learned and the interest in the field, then it's better to go for that. We have to grow in all aspects. In my case, I never had any difficulty finding jobs, so I chose to work in jobs that were related to my field and that which I am very skilled at. I needed to grow and learn more, and of course, find that kind of work more interesting.
@freemn (138)
• China
24 Sep 08
Here and now,most company just want person who has related experience. I have just graduated from school this July. so it is not so easy to find a satisfying job. I can stay here for more days to gain experience, but it is quite far away with my field. Maybe it is just wasting my time. I think I should devote my effort to my field as much as possible.
• United States
23 Sep 08
In my opinion what is a great paid job worth if you are not happy with it on an everyday basic and you are not challenged enough! Great pay is great and nice but certainly not everything,I would try searching for a different job if I were you. Just my 2 cents. Thanks, Maja
@freemn (138)
• China
24 Sep 08
thanks for your comment. thanks for your advise. Yes, to be happy is the most important thing of life. As for me, I would prefer a challenging job and happy life to higher wage.
• Philippines
23 Sep 08
yes! i would stay in the meantime. as you said there is nothing to do, well while you are in your idle time you can browse the net and look for a better job and yet good wages as well. then if you already found the perfect company for you. thats the time you leave the current. good luck!
@freemn (138)
• China
23 Sep 08
thank for your kind suggestion. I am following it.
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
23 Sep 08
I'm doing a job right now that is super boring, but has a better wage than any job I could find in my field without having a degree yet. I've found ways to cope with it like listening to audiobooks while I work. But it does keep me motivated at least to continue my education. And I volunteer doing something related to my major on weekends so that I don't lose touch.
@freemn (138)
• China
23 Sep 08
listening to music doesn't work anymore for me. so the most interesting thing to do now is communicate with you here. thank you and hope you can find with a better wage in your field. Good luck!
@heaven11 (1159)
• United States
23 Sep 08
well with todays econmic disater i would say stay unless of course you have something better to go to but unfourtanly those better jobs are few and far between
@freemn (138)
• China
23 Sep 08
first thanks for your comment well, Yes it is. there is something maybe we are willing to go to, there is some place we want to stay,but it can not guarantee our earning.