Would you quit your job if you hated it, even if it payed you good money?

@svalbard (384)
Norway
October 18, 2006 11:35am CST
I just did! It is not worth being stuck in a job you hate. money is not everything
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5 responses
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
18 Dec 06
My old job paid amazing money, I earned high end 6 figures in my 12 yrs (thats take home cash) and if the industry hadnt changed for the worst I probably would have worked a few more yrs but sadly that wasnt the case..the industry went downhill at a rapid pace and a job I once enjoyed became one I despised with an intense passion so when I got preg with my youngest boy I decided that instead of just taking maternity leave I was goin to retire....havent been back since
• United States
19 Dec 06
Good for you! I agree, sometime thejob doesn't start out to be such a bum deal, but then over time things change, people leave you enjoyed working with, policies change, and it's no longer the love fest you once enjoyed. Good for you for not sucking it up for the $$ and finding what worked better for you.
@MySpot (2602)
• United States
18 Dec 06
Some people are willing to sacrifice their happiness or even HAVE to, in order to support their families. I think it's sad : ( I believe we should work to live, not the other way around. I'd rather make less and have less materialistic things than to be miserable for them. My hubby was working crazy over-time and I told him that I'd rather have the time with him than all the money in the World. I'm easily contented though.
@wyykidd (1460)
• Singapore
18 Dec 06
Depends on how good the compensation is. If the money is really good, I'd stick to it. Thinking of the fat pay cheque will ease the thought. And having the money to splurge on things I like, I think I'm ok to put up with the job.
• United States
18 Dec 06
I just did, and I found another job within a week that paid the same amount to start! There is no reason to sit in a place that makes you feel miserable especially if you know there is something else out there. You got to that pay rate for a reason, you knew how to do it well. So go out and market yourself, you know yourself better than anyone else. Good luck and good job!
• Singapore
8 Nov 06
Good for you!! I would too! i believe you money couldnt buy happiness and job satisfaction. It's sad to be stuck in a job you hated!