What would you choose: low salary but happy or high salary but not happy

Philippines
April 22, 2010 9:26am CST
Hi there! What would you choose with these two: Work with low salary but happy and with good relationship with co-workers.. they treated you as a family.. OR work with high salary but not that happy and some of co-workers dislikes you..
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9 responses
• United States
22 Apr 10
I really think I would chose a lower paying job if it was something I could be happy doing. It is miserable to work someplace and not be happy with it. I think the money is not worth the stress.
• Philippines
25 Apr 10
You have a point there. .Money is nothing if you're not happy..
@zhouxi (1756)
• China
1 May 10
i think i would choose the first situation.life need happiness.if you feel unhappy.you should n't choose it.money could n't give you really happy.the best situation is you earn much and you love your work.
• Philippines
24 Apr 10
for me i choose low salary but happy. because i'm very contented to what earned already to my work and i'm very happy to that it also very helpful to my salary because i will share my earned money to my family. everyday happy and always take care to all of us.
@jasmeena (850)
• Indonesia
24 Apr 10
Of course, high salary and feel happy. But, I will choose the job that motivates me to explore and develop, with strong and solid teamwork. I used to work near from home, with great teamwork. After one by one left, I felt kinda bored, no challenge, no great teamwork again, then I moved to be freelancer, up til now. I am happy, as I meet different people, make friends with different kinda students.
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
for me, I rather choose a low salary but happy... though for the mean as a newly graduate my preference of course is high salary. Why I choose the low salary but happy... first, since my high school days, I always tend to help the others from school activities through my talent (if you may ask it's about drawings). I don't ask anything from it. It;'the same way how I befriended with my best friend. On school organizations I joined, of course, I should give service without any payments, especially that I was an officer. And on my college days, the university believed on my capabilities and entrusted some plans for school developments... and that's all for the labor of love. So, to cut short and conclude,I've been giving service, helping others, and working at least no payments in return, and I'm happy with that. Moreover, if you're not happy with your work, you'll end up planning a final amount of earning (because you earned so much already) and leave the job someday. Unlike if you're happy with the job... though you're on the retiring age you still want to work more and don't wanna leave the job. The job became your second home and other life and family.
@piya84 (2591)
• India
22 Apr 10
Hiii there i choose to work for myself instead of doing job.In this way i achieve both things at a same a time.I earn good amount of money and i get lot of job satisfaction also as i work for myself.There is no one to decide my worth and i like it.I am working hard to establish my business .Its still in primary stage. I think its better to do work for yourself than running behind job.
@myzire72 (1157)
• Singapore
22 Apr 10
I would definitely go for a job that makes me feel happy working, rather than a job that pays high but the working environment or colleagues are less than desirable. I believe that as long as I'm happy working, that will boost my work performance. And with improved work performance, the salary is likely to go up too.
@krajibg (11939)
• Guwahati, India
22 Apr 10
Hi there, Your discussion obviously holds water when one is left to choose between these two but for me work is the first priority be it high salaried or the opposite. Coming down to your point I would opt for the first. If your work feeds you well that is good that you are happy. Why to crave for more at the cost of your happiness and contentment after all? So happiness and leisure have no compromise for me.
@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
22 Apr 10
I would prefeer to find an inbetween job, but in the end i would pick the job where im happy. You will not perform on top level if you are not happy to go to work, that is just a reality.