Do you prefer money over type of work?

Money - Money is as important as work
India
June 2, 2010 5:56pm CST
I have been working in IT from last 6 years and found few peoples changing companies for money most of the time. Few of them say that money is the top priority and you never know when is the bad time for IT. I do agree that IT is totally unpredictable but do you think changing company every year is good for money. I worked with my last company for 3 years and it was a good engagement in terms of work however disappointing appraisals and other political things. I do prefer good money but quality of work also matters and it is a major deciding factor for me to choose my future company. How about you? Do you go with money only and do not care about the quality of work?
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19 responses
@dav20b (507)
• United States
3 Jun 10
I think it needs to be a balance between the to since its not good to have a job you hate no matter how much you make.
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• India
4 Jun 10
If we get both, nothing better than this. Thanks for the response.
@bibizone (12)
• China
3 Jun 10
i am just a student now, for me,i think at first i will prefer the type and the quality of the work to the money, it is my idea that the type of the work will effect my furture development, and i can earn money later.
• India
4 Jun 10
Very Well said, type of work will set a good track for you in future and that will shape your career. All the best for study, Do well :) Thanks for the response.
@p_vadla (1685)
• India
3 Jun 10
Though I prefer money, it is the peace of mind and work satisfaction(which come through the type of work) that keeps me going in a job.I think in life, it is not hoarding money first and living after wards.Both earnings and good quality life should go hand in hand.That's the way I think.
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• India
4 Jun 10
Yes, work satisfaction is important otherwise doing work would become burden. Thanks for the response.
@med889 (5941)
3 Jun 10
Right now I got to finance my studies so I will want a job which pay very well so obviously I will wait an honest and trustworthy job which pays the salary I can afford both my fees and my personal expenses.
• India
4 Jun 10
Good, All the best for good money making job and studies:) Thanks for the response.
@vandana7 (99663)
• India
3 Jun 10
Hi Ajay, a balance between money, work, and environment is essential. Money is not everything and nor is work or environment. So periodically review your personal goals in relation with the prevailing conditions. I am not a great one for moving quite often. But there is some logic there. :) You are in a profession that sees rapid changes. It can happen that since everything is moving smoothly, you will just forget to keep yourself up to date, since those new languages or skills are not necessary at the moment. You might end up unemploying yourself eventually. So keeping in touch with the latest languages and programming concepts is a must. Attending interviews and trying for new jobs helps in keeping you on your toes so to say. :) When should you move? Now that is a big question considering unpredictability of your profession. I'd say if you have enough savings that can feed you through 3 odd years, then you might consider moving out! By savings I dont mean retirement savings.
• India
3 Jun 10
[Well said, our job should have a balance of many things like money, interest and quality of work. No, I cannot afford to loose job, 3 years without job would be impossible to survive if I have to follow same lifestyle. I may go to my village and help papa to grow some grains, that would keep me busy. Thanks for the response.
• Philippines
3 Jun 10
In my opinion, both are important. But I'm more leaning towards the quality of work. I'm a very passionate girl, and I want to be able to enjoy what I'm doing despite the earnings.
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• India
4 Jun 10
Good to know that. Go with passion and you will earn good money for sure. All The Best and thanks for the response.
@josga2008 (320)
• Canada
3 Jun 10
I will only consider money over the type of work if my pay is so low that I cannot live adequately on it. As long as I can pay for my rent or house and can pay for food and clothing and live comfortably, then the work comes first.
• India
4 Jun 10
That is a real valid point, need is important and then only can thing much about interest. If there is choice definitely we should go for quality as well as money. Thanks for the response.
• China
3 Jun 10
Good quality of work is certainly necessary because work occupy a massive part of my life and time.I can't image the most time I spend my life on makes me unhappy and boring all the time .That is so horrible!Money is only one way to get happiness,it is process rather than final aim.If we perfer money to quality of work ,then we have to go to the opposite side of our aim.
• India
4 Jun 10
yes, money cannot buy everything, interest of work is important. Thanks for the response.
• Philippines
3 Jun 10
I'm not part of the workforce yet, but if ever I had to work, I would choose my quality of work over the money. Quality says a lot more about one person than money does. You can be rich but if you don't produce good output then that's useless.
• India
4 Jun 10
Happy to know that many people are choosing quality of work over money which good. Work of interest will definitely get good money may be little late. Thanks for the response.
@Downwindz (2537)
• Netherlands
3 Jun 10
For me it would really depend on what sort of work and what sort of money we where talking about. Im a freelancer so in that sence I dont "switch" companies but if I have two more or less identical job offers I will complete the one first which pays the better.
@Downwindz (2537)
• Netherlands
4 Jun 10
You are most welcome. Ofcause if we talk about two very different jobs I would choose the job which I enjoy the most before choose the higher salery. To enjoy your job can be based on tasks or your co-workers, if it is a nice place to work im more likely to choose that above the other. Though still given that the salery is good enough for me to live a normal avarage life without to many daily worries but yet having to safe up money for the bigger things.
• India
4 Jun 10
Idential work would be kind of similar to interest I believe so gettign good money in this case is priority. Thanks for the response.
@Ladyslipper (1327)
• Philippines
3 Jun 10
I go for both. For me quality of work is important but it's also important that you are well- compensated. There is no perfect company. Just like what they say you can't have everything you want. Stability of my work is also important for me. This is the reason I don't just easily leave my company for a higher paid job. I've been working with my current company for 3 years now. There are other companies who will pay me more for the same job because of my experience. However, I choose to remain where I am. Why? First is because there is growth for me within the company. Next is because I'm well- compensated. Other companies will pay me more and even double what I'm earning right now. That's the reason some of my colleagues already transferred to other companies. However, for me their is no stability and continuity in company hopping.
• India
4 Jun 10
Well said, I also believe in similar way, money, quality of work and a long term plan with the company are some important things to consider before joing. Thanks for the response.
@chanlot (189)
• Indonesia
3 Jun 10
Hai ajay.... I think the quality of the work is not so important, for me the important thing is money. because ultimately the work aims to raise money right? I am always doing anything that makes money for me in a good way,if money is collected we could find something fun for our lives, such as cars, houses, women, nice clothes etc..
• India
4 Jun 10
I believe that if work does not interests you it would be difficult to perform well in long run, that is my believe. I want to earn good money but not doing something which I do not like doing. I appreciate your thouths. Thanks for the response.
@chm001 (206)
• India
3 Jun 10
I think when change a company see the Money and quality of the company.
• India
4 Jun 10
yes, both together are always good option. Thanks for the response.
@superjae (58)
• Canada
3 Jun 10
I think both are important. Everyone wants money, but it depends on how bad the quality is. I think if the money was really good but the quality is just not THAT good, versus a company with not so good money but okay quality, I would go with the money. It depends on you, really, but I prefer to have more money to spend (:
• United States
3 Jun 10
I agree. I really want to like my career. I'm planning on being an elementary school teacher. Yes, money is completely and utterly awesome, but I want to love what I do too. That's an added bonus, don't you think?
• India
3 Jun 10
I appreciate you both for nice thoughts. I belive that workign towards interest is always good. I may be getting too good money and not liking the work, may be that will hamper my career. I want to do what I love to do and good money with that is too Good :) Thanks for the response.
@ladym33 (10979)
• United States
3 Jun 10
No money is not everything. Money is a good motivation, but if you hate what you do then life is not going to be very fun for you and you will hate going to work everyday. I don't think it is a good idea to switch jobs very often even if the money is better, eventually future employees will not see you as someone who will stick arond, also you will never accumulate nice benefits like longer vacations and being vested in a 401K. I kow we are depending on our 401K money to retire on.
• India
3 Jun 10
Correct, money ios not everything and quality is equaly important for long term relation with the company. we should consider long term benefits but it should not become the only benefit, company start taking employee as granted. Thanks for the response
@chm001 (206)
• India
3 Jun 10
I think when change a company see the Money and quality of the company.
@chm001 (206)
• India
3 Jun 10
I think when change a company see the Money and quality of the company.
• United States
3 Jun 10
I know all about that. I used to work in the automotive service industry. I would have a new tech on Monday, and sometimes the following week he was no longer with the company. I have seen the revolving door effect all too much. Money is important, but I think a little loyalty may be just as important.
• India
3 Jun 10
Money is important that is why, when I see that other company is paying more at my level, definitely there will be question in mind. I am always loyel to the company till the time I work for them. Thanks for the response.
@qianyun6 (2067)
• China
3 Jun 10
Not really. If I can earn enough for my life with my interest, I will not change another job which will give me more but i don't like. but if my interest can't support my life, i can only give up it and change a more-earning job thought i maybe don't like it.
• India
4 Jun 10
Thats really good to work for interest if other need are getting fullfilled. Thanks for the response.