Would you take a Pay Cut in your job do a job you enjoy more?

Canada
May 7, 2008 8:07pm CST
So i was offered a job today. I am already currently working however the job offer was for a job which would pay me about $2-3 Hr more then my current job. Am curious to know if you personally would take a cut in pay to do a job you enjoy more?
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@lvaldean (1612)
• United States
8 May 08
Depends on how large a cut. Depends on the other benefits. Depends on what else the other job offered. Depends on what I knew about the other company. I don't think you could judge this just based on a dollar value. I once took a $25,000 annual cut to do something I wanted to do. It was worth it.
• United States
8 May 08
If we could get by on despite the salary cut, then yes, absolutely. The less a job feels like a job the better it is, IMO. Unfortunately, I can't afford to take that kind of a paycut, but if I could, then the answer would be YES!
@cricket1 (487)
• United States
8 May 08
Yes, I would, if I could get by on the money they offered. We need to enjoy our lives, never know how long it will last. Enjoy while you can.
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@snowy22315 (81807)
• United States
8 May 08
I would definitely do that. As long as it wasn't like 75 percent less. We all want to enjoy our work.
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@Hatley (164222)
• Garden Grove, California
8 May 08
it would depend on what the job was,if I really really enjoyed my job more than a betterpaying one I would probably take the cut as enjoying your job is so crucial to your whole being. Having to work at something you dislike can take a real toll on your health.