Will you accept a job even earn less than before just because you like it?

China
May 16, 2007 10:33am CST
I arrived in Shanghai last Sunday, because I wanna be nearer by my boyfriend, I must live in the new city, his city, so I must find a new job here. One of my friends introduced me to the company before I got here, and the manager interviewed me this morning. I like the job very much, it's competitive, and it's a absolute new field, I can learn some more from it. The most important, I can stay here with my boyfriend. But, the company give me very little, even than what I got before, I think it just can pay my way in life, so I hesitate. If you were me, which will choose? The new job or go back to Beijing?
6 responses
@zandi458 (28124)
• Malaysia
16 May 07
Well what choice have you got? Just take it temporarily rather than not doing anything at all. Since you want to be near your boyfriend so I suppose you should take the offer while searching for better one.
@tigertang (1749)
• Singapore
16 May 07
I've taken a pay cut to leave government service and reenter government service. My then wife complained but I made sure that while I took a pay cute she did not have to. However, I think the issue in my case was not so much the pay cut but more like a case of once I entered the business world, I would have less attention for her.
@zandi458 (28124)
• Malaysia
16 May 07
Good for you is it?
@kslcash (198)
• United States
22 May 07
You did say that your boyfriend wanted to live by himself and wanted to leave you, but you want to be near him? Why should you take a lower salary and take a job that couldn't possibly provide you with a better life than you already have for a guy that may or may not want you? In my opinion, you have answered your own question. Re-read the details of your post and some of the cooments you posted to discussion responses. Good luck.
• China
22 May 07
thank you for your care, I love him, I don't konw what to choose:(
@Manoj_s (939)
• India
19 May 07
If the situation demands you may have to sacrifice your likes and dislikes ,most important is doing sincerely whether in come is less or lot .may be your sincerety will lead you to a higher level.
@Madona1 (2098)
• Gibraltar
17 May 07
If I were you, I would take the offer though it is less paid than what you got before. As this will be your first job in the new city that you cannot compare the consumption or expenses in your original city. I believe this won't be your permenant job either, so it is no harm to take it while you are settling down. In the mean time, you can look for a new one slowly. In addition, it doesn't make sense you just go back to Beijing without giving a chance to live in the new city where you have planned. All the best.
@hi1234 (175)
• India
17 May 07
hi... if i were u ,i would look on both the sides,then find out what i m gaining and what i m loosing by accepting the job.if the gains r more,i would take it.personally,yes.to stay with my love i would take up anything!
@reachravi (453)
• India
16 May 07
Yes i will definitely go fot that job...after all money is not the only things that can give you peace...i should enjoy what i am doing else there is no use of doing it... flow of money will never stop at any point of life..one should enjoy his/her life thoroughly....