Finding a job, what matters most?

Philippines
January 18, 2007 9:32pm CST
There are some factors that we take into consideration when we apply and choose our jobs. Some of which are the salary, the benefits, the workplace, the interest in the work, and the people we will work with. Most of the time, especially in the third world countries where an economic crisis exists, people just take into account the pay that they are going to get from their work irregardless of the working hours and the place, or their interest in the work. So I'd have to ask, what matters most to you when trying to find a job? Is it just all about the salary?
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@jaizdeep (397)
• India
19 Jan 07
I think to a very large extent YES! After all an individual does a job to earn livelihood to earn money so it is the most basic reason for a job But is it only the money that we look at while joining a job i don't think so.I specifically would work at a place where i might get some lesser money but where i have mental peace and also where i get a job which i am satisfied doing. I wouldn't like to work at a place where i don't get a good utilization of my knowledge and i don't get much to learn Rather i would join at a place where i might get lesser money but more to learn.After all its the knowledge that pays u
@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
19 Jan 07
This is a great comment as I feel the same way about working at place because I enjoy this type of work as well as being able to learn new things. My previous jobs paid more but were more stressful and did not enjoy doing that kind of work. I am much happier now with the job that I am at, even though the pay is lower and the benefits are not as good.
@inplano (298)
• United States
19 Jan 07
I guess for me yes it is salary combined with the sense of fulfillment I get from the job that I am doing. I dont think salary alone can be the driving factor, there has to be something else that goes along with it. As they say in maslow's hierarchy....money is only a hygiene factor and once you reach a point anything more or less than that does not make a difference so it has to be something else.
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@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
19 Jan 07
Being a parent, The salary, then the benefits come into play. If the salary is right, I can afford to pay for benefits. I was blessed to find a job I been on for almost 8 years that benefits are the best. no deductibles....amen to that...
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@angcoy (13)
• Philippines
19 Jan 07
interest what matters most for me , when you are interested with that kind of job , it like your not working at all because its an interest , it is enjoyable , and yet you can earn money at thesame time while enjoying it .
• India
19 Jan 07
as weird as this might sound, im very antisocial. yes, im also on a forum. quite a few actually. but i have reasons. anyways, my job again requires that it gives me the option of choosing my interaction, and with whom, at what level, and how much. i don't have a very good threshold of tolerance. just because i can interact however does not mean that i will. so my job, has to be one that is productive. those are the kind that interest me. i feel that if i take a job, and like it enough, at some point i'll add something to it that was not already there, and will eventually manage to make it money happy as well. aptitude matters. i usually see if im any good at it before i take something up. even if the pays good, if im no good at it, then it's pointless. im ruining things for a lot many people. if anyone here's read 'the fountainhead', then i'd like to make it clear that im nothing like 'peter keating'. for me liking for the job comes first. if it can earn me my daily bread and butter, then i'll find some other tolerable one that does, but will pursue what i LIKE with a vengeance.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
19 Jan 07
When I was younger and just out of University, then I was ambitious and wanted a job that gave me mental fulfullment and interest. But I admit now I'm older I just want a quiet life - my family come first and if I could afford to give up work completely I would - so it's most money and least hassle for me!
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@ladybear (128)
• Denmark
19 Jan 07
Hard question, because it depends on so much. But I would have to say it comes in this order 1. locatio 2. salary 3. people 4. company politics 5. benefits
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@khufara (73)
• Philippines
20 Jan 07
to me experience really matters. its not the salary but if experience and a good salary comes together id jump right away to get the job. plus its very hard to find a job these days and you've got many bills to pay.
@vitekfdr (651)
• United States
5 Sep 07
actually i agree the experience is one of the most factors in job.
• United States
20 Jan 07
its alwats rge job satisfaction and that it should be a job where you are considered pretty good...like a genius.
• United States
20 Jan 07
oh..and striking just for the salary wouldnt be agood idea coz u'll get bored of it pretty soon
@vitekfdr (651)
• United States
5 Sep 07
Money matters my friend money. If i look for a job i am only searching for high pay.
@vani24 (783)
• India
25 Jan 07
For me salary yes to some extent but not wholly...but the work environment is very important because its ultimately we who are going to work daily over there and if the environment itself is very pathetic how one can enjoy work...So for me Both salary and work enviroment is important but ultimately my first choice would be the work environment and then salary comes next in my list.
• United States
24 Jan 07
I have to be honest by saying that salary matters to me the most. I don't want to do something I love to do and not be paid correctly. However, I can see myself doing something I don't like to do if the pay is right. Money isn't everything, but it costs to live.
@aelyus (635)
• Romania
20 Jan 07
For me counts to do what I like,indifferent the salary is.Between a good salary for I job I like,and a big salary for a job I don't like,I choose the first solution,even I'm from Romania,and lot of people believe that our economy works bad,but if we have the possibility to choose,that means that we have betwwen what to choose.
@vicky19810 (1601)
• China
20 Jan 07
no,when finding a job,i do not care the salary only.for me ,if i would like to change my job,i will recheck all factors.in my opinion,firstly,i must be interested in that work,and willing to deal with all problems;secondly,working environment and development are very important to me;then the salary ,the colleagues,and so on ,are the factors i will consider.but if chance,i would like to deal my own business.lol....
• United States
20 Jan 07
The most important thing to me is the hours I'm going to work. I leave my children off at school, go to work, then pick my children up from school. That way I get to spend the evenings at home with them. Pay is also important.
@apple26 (49)
• Philippines
20 Jan 07
for me,it's the love of the job.from there, belive everything will follow and will all fall into it's proper place. first,if you love your job you'll definiely enjoy doing it.your commitment to it will never be questionned.perseverance and hardwork will be then be practised.growth,continuous learning and improvement will tbe next.and from there,you'll be able to work to the best of your knowledge,abilities,and interests undoubtedly.success will then follow from there.and finally,personal satisfaction and fulfillment will then be felt and realized. monetary rewards,compensations,benefits,convenience,and others will definitely be considered.but those mentioned above are the one's that matters most to me.definitely,others will have their own preferences over this since there are factors that needs to be considered,reasons to be justified,and necessities and needs to be satisfied.
@not4me (1713)
• United States
20 Jan 07
While the salary is super important, I will not work just anywhere. I have to have a good gut feeling, smell no corruption and the supervisors have to have awesome work ethics. I also make sure I can work around my girls' daycare schedule. That's also crazy important. :)
• United States
20 Jan 07
I have learned over the years that I will only apply for a job if I like it. It does not do me any good to apply for something that I don't like. Anymore salary is not important to me, if I am not happy that what good is the money. The only imporance is that I am happy and enjoy my job.
@junior07 (975)
• India
20 Jan 07
not just the salary but also how much you can grow in that company and how fast.
@snow2007 (170)
• Canada
20 Jan 07
For me its about the salary and how many hours and when are the hours. I like jobs were you choose your hours that way your happy.Also I like to find a job that i like and will enjoy doing.