do you work for money or career?

@eunife (165)
Philippines
January 23, 2012 11:34am CST
how would you decide if you are offered two different jobs but serve you differently like, one pays really good but career advancement is not in the horizon while the other one pays less but it is in line of your degree and it shows a career path?
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9 responses
@magnel (2263)
• India
24 Jan 12
I work for money, really don't want to worry about my career as I am not career oriented person. But one main thing I take into consideration before I take up the job, will I get a good job satisfaction.
@eunife (165)
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
good for you, no need to think about it too much. choice will be easy and light.
@dheckerz (473)
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
Good question. I guess it depends on your target and your current situation. If asked this question now, I would choose to work for money, and as soon as I'm able to save, I'll look for a job that will give me career enhancement and will give me good pay. Or maybe perhaps put up a business.
@eunife (165)
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
a business is a good idea but i consider it a gamble sometimes. So i really think a hundred and one times before investing my hard earned money into a business.
@dilrajj57 (1759)
• Pakistan
24 Jan 12
but now a days work someone for money and some as poor for food,
@eunife (165)
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
yes, and if that's the case, the food for this day is the most important. any job that pay.
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
24 Jan 12
Obviously given the ugly nature of the beast, I'd have to think with my brain as opposed to my heart as we live in a society that is rather ruled by money. Therefore, it would be only prudent to really take the job that offers the amount of money. Granted, that is not to say that I cannot find a job later that offers the best of both worlds. However the way the world is, if you have a job that pays well that falls into your lap, you'd be a fool to not pass it up. There are just a lot of times where we need to sacrifice our enjoyment for surviving in this rather hard and harsh world. So obviously the higher paying job would be the intelligent choice even if it does turn me into a paycheck zombie.
@eunife (165)
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
very well said. an intelligent beast i would say. :)
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
You know what, I was thinking about this same exact question like weeks ago. Weird. Anyway this is my answer: As a Business Economics student, I cannot help but to look at this matter in a more technical way so I can decide which one to pick without including any bias. Let's begin with the first job, the one that pays higher. I guess a lot would go for this one. You will be paid an ample amount of money without exerting so much effort. That must be the dream job of many. But not for me. I know that eventually, I will get tired of what I'm doing. For sure it would be fun at first, but eventually I would get bored and would see my job as an inevitable routine. That is not good. Jobs are our second nature, somehow it defines us as a person so we should see our jobs as part of our selves not just a routine. Money is not enough motivation for you to go on with your job. There has been studies that prove that self-fulfillment is more important than money. I know that there would come a time that I would want to grow as a person. I would want to learn more from my experiences and let others learn from me too and I WOULD NOT be able to do that if my job does not require me to exert an effort. What I will do is to go to the career path I want, no matter how low the pay is because I know I would excel on that field and eventually, I would get promoted, so does my salary. :D
@eunife (165)
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
very ideal for picking the first job!
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
ill go with money, more salary the better but of course i want work which is related to my degree so i will also be fine with it though im not that choosy as long as i can have good salary with it and as long as the work or job isnt that hard for me to do. im a single mother and i pay everything with my baby so i know what i want and its money for money of course and forget about my desired job but only give small salary.
@eunife (165)
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
for practical reasons, higher pay is better job.
@WakeUpKitty (8711)
• Netherlands
23 Jan 12
It all is and was to survive. The more you work the higher your costs you have and make :-(
@eunife (165)
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
so it doesn't matter what job it is. as they say, "bloom where you are planted". do your best and you'll get the best. i wish this is always true.
@mselin (77)
• India
23 Jan 12
It depends on various factors. It is indeed difficult to make a decision. If I need immediate money, I will choose the one which offers the better pay. But if I don't need money that urgently I will go for the second option because soon, I would get a better career and with it more money will come. Even if without the money life would be slightly difficult, still would be better to choose the career-oriented job as this will give me more job satisfaction. another important aspect is how soon I can get a promotion or salary hike. If the salary would remain low for say 10 years, then career growth may not seem that attractive.
@eunife (165)
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
so it's an issue of needs and wants. what you want cannot give you what you need, then it's hard to choose.
@lampar (7597)
• United States
23 Jan 12
I will take the one that pay the most obviously, then i will try to find another job that provide both money and career advancement later, unless the other one does offer liveable wages and perk that can not be rejected compare to similar position in today job market and come with a documented guarantee from the boss that i will not be lay off after working for a while before the performance report come in by cooking up dozen of excuses to deny my advancement.
@eunife (165)
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
that's the risk for wanting a career advancement. lay off for whatever reason and ratings. if boss does not like you, bye bye career.