what matters most?

Philippines
March 25, 2008 10:41am CST
For the employed ones, what matters most? High pay but rotten boss, or rotten pay but great boss? For me, i can only agree with the first one for some time, but the second one, i'd rather work for less if the boss is great!
6 responses
@chiyosan (30194)
• Philippines
25 Mar 08
I want to have a good boss who will pay me good amount. i have to admit that though working fo a good boss is okay... we still need to bring food home at the end of the day. just for how long can we sustain little amount of salary? I guess its an endless discussion cause many will say its not always the money that matters but i guess it does matter too especially if you are a bread winner.
• Philippines
26 Mar 08
yeah, that's a simple fact of life... money is very much needed in all the things that you do... many people can't help but put-up with rotten bosses because they can just leave their work coz they need every penny of their salaries... :(
@tinkerick (1257)
• United States
25 Mar 08
I definitely feel that enjoying your job is of utmost importance. If you have a job you hate but it pays great - the money can only make you happy for so long. But since we have choices - why choose to be miserable every day? I've been lucky in that I find jobs with small companies that appreciate their employees. So they are jobs that I enjoy, AND they pay me well enough to support my family.
• Philippines
25 Mar 08
i definitely agree with you on that one. i do hope that everything will be well for you for eternity...
• Malaysia
28 Mar 08
I think I'd rather choose rotten pay but great boss. if my boss is rotten, no matter how high my pay is i'd still be unhappy at work and that's not good because it will affect me professionally and personally. i'd rather be happy and have a nice, supporting boss even though my pay is not that high. but of course over time i'd probably look for another job if my pay remains the same for a long time hehe!
@cmofi123 (344)
• United States
25 Mar 08
I'd been on both of these situations. I prefer a lower paying job and a great boss. Believe me getting pay good and having a pain in the @$$ boss really frustrates you and stresses you out.
• Canada
25 Mar 08
Rotten boss is so common so most people have "High pay, rotten boss" or "Low pay, rotten boss". The obvious choice is the former. Will I work for less for a great boss? Hm... I think I will work for less for a great company.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
25 Mar 08
I always have high regards for my boss and I always take them as my role models. So in that case, why would I take a rotten person as a model? Though a high salary is quite tempting, how can you work effectively in a rotten environment? Working each day will be a sacrifice to you. When you enjoy your work and your work environment, working is always a pleasure and you will deliver more than what is expected from you. You will have concern for the company and it's owners that you will do your best so that when the company grows, you'll also reap your rewards-higher salaries.