What do you think about this one?

@emdjay23 (1575)
Philippines
January 19, 2012 2:18pm CST
Do you think doing a job you like most is more important than to earn money.. For me, I guess if you have a job and you don't like it why stick on it, sometimes it will become boring despite the fact that you're earning on it.. How about you guys what do you think?
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31 responses
@maezee (32236)
• United States
19 Jan 12
I think you should have a mix of the two - having a job you enjoy is good, but if it leaves you dirt poor it's not so good. I think having a job you love or moderately like, that makes good enough money is always a plus!
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@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
20 Jan 12
Yes that's true.. Balance should always be a part of our lives, we enjoy at the same time we earn.. Thanks for that..
@carolscash (9500)
• United States
19 Jan 12
Yes, I feel that you should choose a job that you like over a job in which you hate but make good money. If you like your job, it won't be as stressful and you will enjoy the time that you are there.
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@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
19 Jan 12
Exactly, I would also go for a job in which I would love to work with, it will be your everyday routine might as well that routine is enjoyable and yet you can earn money from it..
@SIMPLYD (79592)
• Philippines
20 Jan 12
That's very true my friend. Actually, the job i have for the past 6 years, earns me many thousand lesser than my last job. But i realized as i went along my job, that i enjoy the job and the office mates i am with. Thus, even if i earn lesser than the previous, i stick to it, because i am happy.
@SIMPLYD (79592)
• Philippines
20 Jan 12
Well, i make up for some extra money for myself by mylotting!
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
20 Jan 12
Well some of us do the same thing because some jobs pays more that others but we almost forgot the real purpose of it.. @SIMPLYD, I also earn extra money in mylot by the thing is, I enjoy it more..
@SIMPLYD (79592)
• Philippines
21 Jan 12
I feel the same as you emdjay. Maybe it's obvious that i am enjoying it here more, than the earning aspect.
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
21 Jan 12
The satisfaction is the important thing to have when we get in some job. Without it we will not give our full heart, contribution and focus on it then the result is not as good as when we do something that we love to. But sometimes, even if we don't like to do the work but after a while we found that it suit us and we start like the job. So some people said go for any job as you will like it soon and there are others who say that just fo your favorites. Either one you take it is up to oneself.(^^)
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
21 Jan 12
that is very true.. in everything that we do in life, it is more important that we are happy and satisfied.. because if not.. I don't think there is a really sense on what we are doing..
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
1 Feb 12
When you do something you dislike, you will feel like you 'have to' and are forced to do it. You don;t have willing to accomplish it as it just for the sake of money and we could question the quality we have for it~(^^)
@celticeagle (118210)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Jan 12
I think that a person should love the main job that they do. The money is secondary. Then if you need extra money then you pretty much take anything to earn some extra money.
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
21 Jan 12
I would agree money should be secondary, what important is if your happy with what you do..:)
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@celticeagle (118210)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Jan 12
I sure think so.
@drow1212 (169)
• United States
20 Jan 12
I'm not sure i'd rather do somethen i like but for know i don't mind what the job would be if reasonable.
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
21 Jan 12
Oh, so you go for the "if the price is right".. hehe.. somehow now a days it is so true..
@drow1212 (169)
• United States
21 Jan 12
in a way you can say that but sure is
@albto_568 (1268)
• Costa Rica
20 Jan 12
I believe that it is important to work in something we love, actually, I do not believe that we can even give 100% of ourselves if working in something we do not cre about, yet, money is important also to live well, so, this is not a factor to avoid at all, but, I don´t think that should be Nº1 in our priorities of life.
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
20 Jan 12
exactly.. we can't give all our efforts if we know that upon going to our work negative things will come in our mind.. we will never be satisfied with our lives if we are exhausted in what we do..
@albto_568 (1268)
• Costa Rica
22 Jan 12
In no other activity, we spend more energy than in working, being eight hours, a day, at least, keep aside the time travelling to work and those dressing and preparing ourselves to go, if you are not truly satisfied, our lives wont be satisfactory at all, regardless the money.
@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
20 Jan 12
I think that it really is important, despite the money to do what you love. There has been times in my past where I have had to keep doing something that I am not really fond of in order to simply pay the bills until something better was available. Sometimes we just have to stick with it until we have a better opportunity.
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
20 Jan 12
Well that is also true, during the course of our lives we will encounter job that won't fit our specification but eventually we can still find some job that is really destined for us..
@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
22 Jan 12
I believe that you are right. Sometimes we have to just do what we have to do, like it or not. All while just hooing for the best for something more suitable to come along or while we are creating our perfect job for ourselves. Some people are just not designed to be an employee but rather their own boss.
@shimi18 (99)
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
Hi there! well, if you're living a good life or at least you earn enough to support the needs of your family, then you can choose any job that interests you regardless of the salary you will be receiving. But if you barely have enough, and you already got a good job, then you must stick on it no matter how boring it is for you. You might want to sacrifice your interest first when you are still financially unstable. And then perhaps if you have saved enough money and you have given your family a good life, maybe that time you can choose any job you like. :)
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
Hi shimi, Yes, Sometimes despite having a job that you don't like make you earn high, we have to stick to it, because of needs, financial stability nowadays are important..specially if we need to provide for our family..
@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
hi emdjay, When I started my job as a teacher, I really do not feel the enthusiasm on it. This is not the profession that I love but I have to be practical to earn money and to be able to help my sister who was still a student that time and my old parents. However, as time goes by, I started to love my work. Now, I do not feel bored with it. I have learned how to love my students and how to love my job. I find that teaching is not just about teaching the subject but also teaching students and molding them to be an asset of this country. I am proud of my job as I know that it is a very noble profession.
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
Hi Annie.. I know sometimes despite the fact that we don't like the job that we choose.. it will end up loving them, its because of the people around us who give us the inspiration to move on.. I hope those people who used to nag about their job will finally realize that maybe there is more to it that just nagging about it..
@ishrael (114)
• Portugal
21 Jan 12
I think that doing what you love is essential, because it leads you to do it the best way possible and with passion. That usualy gives better results and most of the time better rewards for what you are doing. Although nowadays with the job market crisis, its hard to find the job you like and we must try to get the second or third best chance we got.
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
21 Jan 12
that's right, I guess if you love what you do, money will just be secondary to your priorities. That is also true jobs are in crisis now a days, specially in our country there are more supplies than demands..
@meozard22 (872)
• Philippines
21 Jan 12
I think we are the same... I recently resigned to my work because I don't think I enjoy it. It just gives me stress. But I can say that my company pays nice. We even have good benefits. But the work I do is really stressful. For me it is also important that you enjoy what you are doing and at the same time you earn money.
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
21 Jan 12
Absolutely, enjoyment and happiness in your work is very important, and if earning are good.. that also add up to it..
@Graceekwenx (3163)
• Philippines
21 Jan 12
Hi Edmjay! I have a job that i love... I love my officemates and i love the atmosphere. Just the same, nothing beats my love for the choral arts... so what i do is that whatever little i earn from my job, i invest in the choral arts by selling choral pieces here in PHL.
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
21 Jan 12
Hi Grace, really, wow! that's nice.. It's good to to hear people who are happy and satisfied with their job despite the fact that they earn not much from it.
• Nigeria
20 Jan 12
i beleieve it works in either both ways...
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
21 Jan 12
Me too.. being happy and satisfied about your earning goes together..
@angelako (280)
• Italy
20 Jan 12
Yes i think if you the things you love most you will earn more money from it.while if you just do things to earn money and you dont like it,the tendency you will not work out the best on you.so you will have a poor performance.In that case if you are in a business your customer will no longer interested to come back and dont even recommend you to a friend.
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
20 Jan 12
that's true.. we sometimes get confused about money and work..and if we have poor performance in our work I guess everything will also fail..
@myzhian (586)
• Philippines
20 Jan 12
Why stick to a job filled with tensions! Knowing you will never concentrate and enjoy your work at all! You will need to exert more energy to force yourself to work cause you feel some heavy burdens making it more stressful to you.Unlike,If you love your work you'll be enjoying and not counting the hours to reap, as well as enjoying more earnings!
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
20 Jan 12
Yes, I would agree with your opinion.. why do we need to work on something that we know enjoyment is not a reward but tension and tiredness..
@derek_a (10902)
20 Jan 12
I have worked at a job that I hated a long time ago. I had a wife and young baby to provide for, so I just felt that I had no choice. I stayed working at the job but at the same time looked for something I enjoyed more and eventually I found it. Later I went on to become self-employed and haven't worked for anybody esle since then. I think that if I have to work at a job, then I will accept it no matter what I feel, I will get used to it, and eventually will be doing something that I like, simply because I never give up looking for something better. _Derek
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
20 Jan 12
sometimes we are in those position that we can't do anything instead provide something for our family even if we don't want to do out jobs.. and sometimes others can't understand that job requires enjoyment also not just for money alone..
@jeetking (190)
20 Jan 12
I think satisfaction to a job i most important than to earn money because without satisfaction you cannot enjoy it.
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
20 Jan 12
that's right, no satisfaction means no happiness.. Thanks
@bhekoh (10)
20 Jan 12
In my opinion doing the job you like is most important than doing the job you don't like but pays more,but some people even if they don't like what they are doing they still do that job because of the money matter.Like i know this person,she has a job and she is not happy about her job,she doesn't have a choice to let go of that job because she's the breed winner of the family and they needed money,she just being practical.and to be honest some people have a choice and some don't have any.
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
20 Jan 12
That's true.. sometimes we just have to stick to whatever is available and pay more, without even realizing that those job are not worth our efforts at all..
• Indonesia
20 Jan 12
Yeah I guess so, I just doing that I interest....but in certain circumstance, most of people don't do what they interest, due financial problem. For example, people who has law degree, they are so competent in their field but due lack of jobs opportunity, they don;t get job in their field, and they just get job in another field, they don;t like it but money is important
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
20 Jan 12
Yes, one cousin told me that she doesn't want her job anymore, despite that she is already a manager of Jolibee, but she has to continue because her family needs it.. she says that its not really her field but that life.. if she doesn't work who would feed her family..