Love the Job hate the salary...

@deodavid (4150)
Philippines
November 24, 2011 8:55pm CST
What if the Job is satisfying yet you don't get that much buck for it? What will you do will you try to find a place where both your personal satisfaction and youre pockets benefit, or will you get a different job that you don't really like that much but gives you more than you wish for, from your old Job. What will you do???
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6 responses
@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
25 Nov 11
For now, I'm trying to save enough money to have as a start-up capital for my own business. So job satisfaction isn't really high on my priority list. Salary is on top. SO even if I love the job but the pay isn't good, I'd find another one that pays higher, regardless if I love the work I'll do or not (as long as it's legal, that is).
@deodavid (4150)
• Philippines
25 Nov 11
Your answer is very logistical and I agree 100% maybe it is time to get a new job, one that will pay off and maybe help me start a decent business but i shall return to my line of work if i become successful with my business, futuristic-ally speaking because my low paying job right now is a possible means to go abroad, but anyway thanks for the insight i shall put into consideration your brilliant words my friend.
@JHEZ924 (119)
• Philippines
27 Nov 11
I think it depends on your own personal reason why you need a job. If its because you need to survive for a living, you tend to look for a greater pay with less considering if you will love or not the job. But for those who are not much for money, they will stay on that job if it gives them happiness in doing it. Lucky are those who have it both.. :D
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
25 Nov 11
HI Deodavid, I actually am in that kind of spot right now. I work at a convenience store which for the most part paid me way better than most. I took the job in a time of need and it was to be temporary but I ended up loving it after initially absolutely HATEING it. I was good and I got raises and was making really good for that line of work. I had regular raises, 401k and insurance benefits. Well, over time all of that has diminished. The economy has caught up with my wages and it really really bites. I love the job, the customers and my boss is a great guy. He is a small business owner and can't afford to give me a raise and I understand that. I'm staying put for now but I think if I got a better offer financially, I might have to consider it. I have a daughter to support and bills to pay. As it is we are living on the edge. I think it would be selfish of me to opt for happiness over providing better for my daughter. Hoping the economy will change and this won't have to be a decision I'm up against. Right now...just lucky to be working and getting by. Many aren't.
@SIMPLYD (79665)
• Philippines
25 Nov 11
You will eventually hate the job that you love, if it isn't compensated enough. A job should be, something that you will like and given a just compensation. On the first place, we want a job , because we want to earn money to be able to meet our needs and wants.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
25 Nov 11
I do have the same problem.I love my job and my office mates but I hate my salary.I think it is not worth it for my job.I'm planning to find a new one with good compensation but for sure I will miss my office mates.
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
25 Nov 11
I think it is very hard to find a job that you are happy in so if I found one I would rather settle for less money as my thought is you only live once and if you have to spend so much time at work it is better for you to be happy.