paying job or fun job?

United States
January 10, 2008 7:50pm CST
I was thinking bout what i want to do career wise. My whole life i've looked torward careers that pay good. but i've come to the realization that i would rather have a fun job that pays decent then a boring job that pays big. so i dont know what im gona do yet. what would you rather have: a high paying but boring job or a decent paying fun job?
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@Ann2407 (306)
• China
11 Jan 08
in my mind,i want to have a fun job,but actually,i am having a job that pays big.it is a pity that i havn't found a fun job,i don't know what acareer that i really want for,that is the biggest problem for me,hope i can find it out one day before i am old.haha...
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@youless (97653)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Jan 08
If I was young, I would choose a boring job that pays well. It is better for me to earn more money when I am still young. And then perhaps I can get my retirement earlier since I have money. Since that, I can do whatever I like after that.
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@jormins (1224)
• United States
11 Jan 08
Based off personal experience definitely less money for less stress and more fun is worth it. It all depends though becuase if you really need the money you might have to bite the bullet but whenever I'd get a big promotion or raise in the past I'd end up spending it and pretty soon what you own actually owns you. I'd try to find the best of both worlds, decent pay, not much stress, no crazy hours, have some fun at work, yet still live in some comfort.
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@Chevy9 (97)
• United States
11 Jan 08
i would go with the decent paying fun job but i guess it all depends on what you want to provide your family? both have pros and cons to each but there is no sense i being wealthy and unhappy, ya know?
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• China
1 Feb 08
From what I've been through, a decent paying fun job is completely worth it. Right now I'm teaching English in China. The money I make isn't huge by US standards by any means but the work I do is exactly what I've always wanted to do with my life. Plus, by being here, I know I'm going to be able to learn about many different facets of life that I wouldn't know about in the US. I love going to work every day.
@kdhartford (1152)
• United States
19 Jan 08
I think that I would rather have a decent paying interesting and fun job, with potential than a high paying job that makes be beat my head against the wall. I don't know, I guess I like doing my own thing too much.
@dudumodu (48)
• Israel
13 Jan 08
It is a great subject you have brought up, Maria. I recommend that you also become interested in the subject of Financial freedom.This is because one of the main reasons for being interested in the subject of Financial freedom is because it enables you to choose your occupation more for the joy it gives you than for the financial rewards you expect from it. Please find time to read the two books Rich Dad, Poor Dad by R.Kiyosaki and The Richest Man In Babylon by George Clason. Incidentally, both are being discussed in the book section of MYLot. I do not have a copy of Rich Dad Poor Dad handy now but will return with a direct quote from it that I believe will respond to you directly. Life is meant for living and not for struggling , so we all want to not have to do work we do not enjoy or even work when we do not feel like doing so. Unles you find another way of guaranteeing an on-going income however, you find yourself with no real choice- you must do boring work for the money it brings. To your success. Dudumodu