Would you stay in a job that's fulfilling but not financially rewarding?

Philippines
December 25, 2008 2:30pm CST
Is it money or no Money? Not everyone's lucky enough to get the best of both worlds. Most people get stuck at a career crossroads, not knowing which path to take:the yellow brick road to happiness or the smooth slick road of mucho dinero (much money) Which pursuit is your priority? Thank you
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8 responses
• Philippines
5 Jan 09
i'd say i would like to have a job that pays just enough for my needs and a little extra. a high-paying job can mean a high-responsibility one, no more time for family because there are too many responsibilities at work. and you are being paid so you have to deliver. fulfillment-wise, i'd be happy to get a job that i enjoy doing, of course the pay must be enough. i think we always make decisions with these two factors in mind. without one of these, we won't truly be happy with our job and we will just resign sooner or later. it's not about more money or more fulfillment but finding the right balance.
• Philippines
6 Jan 09
Hello friend, Yes I really agree with you that High-paying job can mean More responsibilities thus you wil tend to be somewhat pressured and might not like it in the end. (Vice versa) Your point of the "right balance" is I think the perfect answer ...Happy to see you friend and happy mylotting
@ronnyb (6117)
• Jamaica
29 Dec 08
Good discussion but I am afraid a yes/ no answer wouldn’t suffice .This calls for a bit of analysis as there may be other factors involved .These factors are one ,do i have dependents and two, are there other job offers . If I have dependents like wife and family and my expenses are being met ,maybe I would stay especially if there aren’t any other lucrative option. When you have dependent you sometimes have to put them over self .You have to sacrifice personal happiness just to know that they are ok. if there are other options which allow me to be take care of my dependent and bills while enjoying personal fulfillment, then I would consider switching provided off course that in changing to a new job I don’t inconvenience my family. In addition I might consider switching if this job brings with it savings such as less travel as this would amount to a greater disposable income in the long run.
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• Philippines
30 Dec 08
Hi, with your very logical response, I think I might change my mind here.Happy new year
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• Australia
25 Dec 08
Good question. I've just left my secure well paying job, because I wasn't happy and very unfulfilled. Now I'm working from home full time because I want to a)be my own boss, b)prove to myself tat I'm capable of doing this and c)I need the flexibility to balance my home and family life. Life is too short just to pursue money and career working for somebody else's vision. I'm building my own - if I die poor so be it - at least I tried - and I'll know my kids
• Philippines
26 Dec 08
Hi mark, I think, you just did the right thing, because no matter how secured your salary may be but if you are not fulfilled as a person, you won't last it there long. And if you do, you'd probably look ten years older because you have no sense of fulfillment. You know yourself more and you know how good you are at,If you feel you can do a thing, do it religiously and you seldom fail, if you unfortunately fail, its okay, its better to fail in trying than not trying at all. Try again until you will succeed.
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@AnakSuNamun (2084)
• United States
25 Dec 08
Confucius said that once you find the job you like you'll never have to work a day in your life. That is true,but money matters,too.I would want both but if it wasn't available,I'd probably go for the money. Unfortunately,right now I have a job that neither pays well nor I'm especially fond of. :P
• Philippines
26 Dec 08
Confucius was right, Money may be the fuel of modern world, but it isn't everything... I hope you will find both one day.Happy new year to you
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• United States
26 Dec 08
Thank you,same to you!
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• India
22 Jan 09
I will stay untill i get a better job and then jump away because i can't stay without money because money is one of the important thing in life.
• Philippines
23 Jan 09
Hi, happy to see you participating, Yes, I agree with you that money is one factor that we can go without, happy mylotting
@cynthia23 (163)
• Philippines
5 Jan 09
for me slight have money but at the same time happinies too yes have succesfull carrer but my happinies are empty beacause always fucos how to make money then also not waste my money for nothing some other people who have allot money succefull job they forgot people need there help.i encounter people who dont care about feeling beacause they have that all things.us my observation people who have allot succesfull career and money has now fulfillment and afraid there life..
• Philippines
6 Jan 09
Hello friend, so what you are saying is, you might as well wish good pay and fulfillment in your Career? Yeah, but sometimes some people are just not lucky enough to have both, Mucho Dinero and and the other. Yeah I guess you said it right, that most would choose money tho they know that they are not happy in what they are engage at,.Happy to see you and happy mylotting
@marty3888 (2358)
• United States
25 Dec 08
It really depends on what you mean by finacially rewarding. Anything that pays $10.00 hr is enough for me. So if I had a job that I really liked or loved, there was anothher one that was very stressful that $12 or thirteen an hour, I would kep the $10.00 job.
• Philippines
26 Dec 08
Thanks for the response marty, same situation as that in my shoe, I will do the same. Happy new year.
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@Tykez88 (34)
• Philippines
25 Dec 08
Indeed not everyone are lucky to have the best of both worlds. I would go for money. For practical reasons. I can give up a fulfilling job if it's not financially rewarding. People need money for almost anything. Go mucho dinero! P.S. can you point me which direction that road is? (^_^)
• Philippines
26 Dec 08
Thanks for the response,most likely a lot will go fo mucho dinero for practical reasons. I hope I can point you to that direction.
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