job satisfaction or higher salary?

Malaysia
November 14, 2006 10:27pm CST
can u have both? i need the money but i do not want to feel like im a slave to earn the money. I am happy with my job now but it does not pay as much.....decisions...decisions....what do u think? which is more important?
6 responses
@grump0ne (981)
• United States
15 Nov 06
I am currently in a job I dont like but feel I cant leave because of the pay, I could not afford to lose the extra money this job brings in. If you can afford it I would suggest stay happy with what you got. It stinks to be stuck.
• Malaysia
15 Nov 06
thanks for the advise. i have many friends who earns more than myself but hated their job and envied me like hell! however, on my side, i felt left out as I dont earn as much as them. Its a constant personal battle to justify where i am now. ;)
@grump0ne (981)
• United States
15 Nov 06
you dont need to justify it to anyone but yourself, I think happiness is more important than money, I know I should take my own advice, but with kids and all I need to look out for them first their happiness before mine. I figure in about 3 yrs I will be able to change to what I like..
@massaj03 (4372)
• United States
15 Nov 06
I guess I am lucky, cause I have a good paying job and I like it. So yeah it can happen.
• Malaysia
15 Nov 06
lucky you. i shall remain where i am now and when duty calls over personal indulgence...i too shall prioritise family... ;)
@kapahaka (19)
• Malaysia
17 May 07
Im greedy :) I prefer to have both to balance my life. You can live without money but money can live without you. Especially living in a metropolitan where life is so much demanding. Basically you have to pay for services provided i.e. expressways, toilet, public transport and parking. The petrol price is rocketing high and I do not foresee any move that the G will revise and reduce the petrol price. Yes Im a slave to 9-5 job, but this is what I afford to do at the moment. It helps to pay bills.
@redxph (180)
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
We'll those two should factors should be met, if you wish to stay with a company for good. If not you'll find yourself for another place to work...
@nanhegujral (4634)
• India
7 Dec 06
If you are bold with good experience then you can get both job satisfaction and higher salary. I am working in an IT company where I am very happy with the job and work but I am not satisfied with the salary which I get over here. But I think that this would change in few months as now I have a good experience in my hand.
@Etharon (217)
• Malaysia
7 Dec 06
I think a combination of both is essential to a long service with your employer. Surely having the best job on planet earth that pays peanuts, isn't going to pay the bills. But the best job is to be able to live comfortably on an online income and have no one to report to. That is my goal for 2007.