Would you change jobs for a job with a much lower salary,but a better future?

@Zorrogirl (1503)
South Africa
May 28, 2007 3:19am CST
We did! the co my hubby works for now has no room for promotion and he got a job at a co that he can be top management one day. they offer him a third less than he earns now but within 6 or 12 months he will be promoted.we are going to suffer for that time, but i am still unsure if its worth it. any advice or pep talk so i can feel better about this.
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@Madona1 (2098)
• Gibraltar
28 May 07
Following the situation you say, I would go for it if I were you. Because the low paid is only temperary that is less than one year then your bubby will get better paid. If he stays where he is, he will never have a chance to get better paid. Obviously, there is still a question lying ahead: how are you so sure your husband will have a chance to be promoted within 6 or 12 months in the new company? You and your husband have to be sure the new company can garantee it as not everyone can afford this move. Good luck!
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@miaolin (397)
• China
28 May 07
Although I am still a college student now,I think I will take the job with a much lower salary,but a better future provided that I have no good job and no good salary at that time.After all,changing jobs so often is not good for your future,because the boss will think you have no patient and will not settle down here and doubt whether you will work here loyally.Before you changing your job,you'd better think considerately and take all the factors in to consideration. I'm so sorry to give you some concrete suggestion,after all,I haven't experienced it by myself.What I know just got from the media or families' advice.Maybe I will need your help.hehe
@Zorrogirl (1503)
• South Africa
28 May 07
his current job is the highest he will ever have at the present co. we can only rely on a yearly raise but no promotion, ever. if he works overtime at the new job, we could get by, but i think everything happens for a reason. he will get promoted at the new job, and the only crisis is when...
• China
28 May 07
save enough money for the period of changing job before you quit.once you've done,just find a new job that supply wide space to promotion,make a dicision and go out on a limb!
@Zorrogirl (1503)
• South Africa
28 May 07
We live in a small town and this co may the best thing about it. they offered him the job last week and he took it this morning. we havent saved for this kind of thing but i try to stay positive.
@nannacroc (4049)
28 May 07
I can't really advise on this except to say that I have missed outon opportunities to get better jobs simply because I didn't have the nerve to take chances. Try it out, if it does work the few months you struggle will be worth it and if it doesn't at least you won't look back later i life and wonder what would have happened. ood luck to you both.
@Zorrogirl (1503)
• South Africa
28 May 07
i try to believe we wont be sorry. its a co that has branches in almost every country in the engineering field. thanks for the kind words.
@Phlamingho (7831)
• Denmark
28 May 07
Yes I would. Money isn't everything and I would never stay in a job that didn't lead anywhere or that I didn't like.
28 May 07
I have just changed jobs and taken a hefty pay cut. I used to enjoy almost all aspects of my previous job, I made some excellent working relationships and helped make tanglible differences in our working practices and that is something I am immensly proud of. I am not an in your face go getter, I am a quiet sort of person that sits down and triees to get the job done, I also lack quite a lot of confidence, but the thing is I now know what my cababilities are, I know that I can work on many levels with people from the top of the organisation down. The reason I changed was that I needed a break from certain things, although I won't divulge that here. I think at the end of the day in pursuit of stability and happiness you sometimes have to take decisions that are right in the long term. Money is one thing, health and happiness is something else. After all you can't take your money with you. Good luck.
@netbuster (100)
• India
28 May 07
I would if the difference in salary was really not too much. I don't think in this fast changing work scenario one can be too choosy if the job relates to the same expertise level. A totally different field would be a challenge which I probably would accept during the early part of my working career. Consider this. In this ever changing workplace scenario no organization can survive without adapting to the demands of growth in business. This brings in changes ever so quickly that one would probably encounter job changes within the organization itself.