In private Job, what is more important Good salary or good Work

India
November 27, 2012 1:49am CST
I knew persons, who were working in big-2 private companies and their salaries are also very good, but still they are not happy with the work. and some are working in small org, good quality work but salary is not up to the mark... What you think, which is more important Good salary or good Work
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@betty1989 (752)
• China
27 Nov 12
i would prefer a good job. i would like to be a big fish in the small company. good quality work means you enjoy working process, not just result.
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• India
27 Nov 12
I also completely agree with you...
@leeandrew (1226)
• Philippines
28 Nov 12
I think it depends on how you look at your job. In today's economic situation I rather suggest that if they are in such good companies that pays them very well... only their work is not good, but they should how people would do anything to get that job.
• India
28 Nov 12
Correct I am seeing so many guys who are joining big salary jobs even if work is good/bad. May be due to current market conditions, where recession can come at any time. SO, earn more money as early as possible.
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@leeandrew (1226)
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
If I have only given an opportunity to work with excellent salary, I will do the work even if it's hard as long as I don't have to sale something may it be on phone or online. So true, we need to earn money as early as possible so that when time comes that we don't enjoy our job anymore, it is easier for us to quit the job and go job hunting again, something that you like now.
• India
29 Nov 12
I agreed with you that we have to earn fast money as early as possible. But if you doing boring work with high salary then you will get irritate after some times. Then you will look for other options.......
@Mintlin (323)
• China
28 Nov 12
good salary is pretty attractive ,if i have this option,without any hesitation,i would first choose the good salary ,and i believe i can bear all pressure and risk .salary is my motivation.later on,i think i will be sick of this kind of job. and picture how happy life i would have if i have different job. and i will probably quit my current job and turn to another one.you know,people always behave like this.they pursue perfect things.
• India
28 Nov 12
Yes, good salary is motivation but it will not work for long time. Soon will get boarded with type of job. then you will try to change the job where you will get different environment and may be good / different work.
@airasheila (5458)
• Philippines
28 Nov 12
good day to you, before i used to give importance and priority to a good work as well as good colleagues. but, when a situation happens to me that involves work, now, i prefer to work and give priority to the job with a high-paying salary. that now, i just want to be practical in everything. that i don't care enough if i have good colleagues as long as i have a high-paying salary is good enough for me. and even i have too much job to handle, if the price is right, then i will go for it.
• India
28 Nov 12
I dont know what happen to you that time, so that you changed your work style even your opinion also. But I will say bets of luck for your current job and for your future also.
@Joy2012 (13)
• Germany
28 Nov 12
for me, good work is more important. now i am around 30 years old, and i can get more experience from the good work. later, i will have the chance to get a higher salary job. so now i prefer to have a good envirnment to learn so much for future.
• India
28 Nov 12
I think your way is good. Starts with good work (even if with low salary) and when you are experienced then jump for the good salary job in same work domain where you will happy with both the things....
@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
28 Nov 12
Well I think both. If I have good work and good salary then that will make me happy. If you have good work but the salary does not compensate you surely will end up unhappy even if you like the job. In the same token, if you have good salary but you find the job not really good or you simply don't like your job you'd end up unhappy with your job just the same. So better have the best of both worlds, good job and good pay.
• India
28 Nov 12
Yes everybody want s both. because if you r compensating in any one of these, you will feel unhappy. SO, either get both or you ready to take decision in your life...
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
28 Nov 12
Considering that you have to work 40 hours each week, I think it's important to have a job that you somewhat enjoy. I mean, every job will have its downsides, but the overall job should be okay. That said, I have a child who needs to be fed, sheltered, and clothed, and if I didn't have my nice job, I'd take the job that would be guaranteed to give me enough money to take care of my son even if I didn't like it.
• India
28 Nov 12
Correct, Even if you want job of your choice but sometimes due to responsibilities or some other conditions, we have to take some other decision in our job. And if you take decision on the job due to your child then I completely agree with you.... Thanks for sharing....
@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
28 Nov 12
I think the best is good salary with good work. One can find it, if one is eager to look for it. Thanks for this discussion. Good day!
• India
28 Nov 12
Sometimes even If you are eager to find a job like this, you will not find it. Sometimes, you will get job like this but after sometimes circumstances change and that time you have to sacrifice one of them. Then what will you choose... Thanks for comment. Good Day....
• St. Peters, Missouri
27 Nov 12
Obviously, the best case would be to have both. However, if someone would have to choose, every person would have to answer this questioon for themselves. And the answer to this question would change according to life's circumstances. The answer to this question is based, 100%, on personal priorities. Is it more important for me to be happy or to have a lot of money? Is it more important to me to be happy at work or pay my bills? That type of thing. For me personally, I chose happpiness in what I do. I've made personal decisions, all my life, that have actually cut my salary through the years, but I continue to be happy. I began in an office. I changed to teaching. Huge cut in salary. But I love to teach. I'm good at teaching. Even the work at home is fun for me. But then changes happened in the school system that caused me to be unhappy and I left to start my own educational business. Another cut in salary. But I'm happier than I've ever been. But I'm pretty much at the point now that I can't take any more cuts and pay bills. Which means that if things get worse, I would willing to take a job that I might not be as happy with so that I can put food on the table.
• India
28 Nov 12
Super Answer man. I hope you will not get any further cut in the salary in future. So that you will put salary over happiness. Please dont change yourself, please stick to your decision (of putting happiness over salary). Best of Luck for your future.
@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
27 Nov 12
As long as I can fend for my living and my basic needs, I'm gonna say the type of the job matters more to me. I would suffer if I had to do a job that I don't like, even if I could earn 2x the money with it.
• India
28 Nov 12
what about if your are getting 4x or 5x times salary but work we will boring i.e. which you dont like then what will you do....
27 Nov 12
I think goodwork and good salary both are very important. my friends are working in big private companies they are happy with their work & they r getting a good salary.:-)
• India
28 Nov 12
I think your friends are very lucky. they are getting both. In my career as well as in my friends career, I have not seen that a person getting both....
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
27 Nov 12
I will consider a good job where I can work happily. It is very important to work in a company with happy environment rather than having a good salary but also stressful everyday.
• India
28 Nov 12
Correct, instead of getting stressed daily, do quality work in less salary...
@sriroshan (2586)
• India
27 Nov 12
As per the survey and general views, people like to work in private firms for better prospect since they feel and it is true also, in private firm one can show their talent and working capacity so that they can get promotion and rise in salary fast. But this is not possible in Government Job where whether you work hard, expose your talent you next promotion will be only when your turn come. So in short people work in private firm because of good salary and expose them self with the skill they have to their senior for their early promotion and get higher pay packet.
• India
27 Nov 12
I agree with you that in private job, salaries are higher then govt. jobs. But Job security is more in Govt job. But my question is for 2 options in private jobs. Good Salary + Bad Quality work Bad Salary + Good Quality Work
@jkct02 (2859)
• Malaysia
27 Nov 12
A good worker will get to earn more as he works be - A good worker will get to earn more as he works better
The perfect scenario would be having a good job with good salary but in reality, especially in the present economy situation, more often than not, it is having a job that could put food on the table for the family that is the primary concern of an ordinary worker. Lucky are the people who enjoy what they do and earn well at the same time. If my finance is not healthy enough, surely it is the money aspect that I will place more emphasis. If I am quite well-to-do, then I will do what I like to do regardless of the pay. But the funny thing is, when you enjoy what you are doing, you will very likely do it well, and sooner or later, you will become an expert in your job and many employers will want to pay big bucks to seek your service.
• India
27 Nov 12
Yes, I agreed with you... Early in the career , you should do, what you like. sooner or later you will become expert in that work. and after that you will definitely get the job in same domain with good salary in some of the org.
@jagjit273 (1740)
• India
27 Nov 12
A Lucky Bud Can have both at the same time
• India
27 Nov 12
May be... But I have not seen any guy like this....
@topffer (36133)
• Hamburg, Germany
27 Nov 12
I cannot do a work that I don't like, and I would be disgusted by myself if I was taking a job only because the salary is high. I would go for the small org in your example, but I think you are a bit pessimistic : it is possible to find a good quality work that you enjoy with a good salary.
• India
27 Nov 12
I am not pessimistic, but I have not seen in my career as well as with my friends that they got both the things at the same time. Hope you are having both in your job....