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  • Job A (40k forever) love it, but would sacrifice A LOT

    15 93.75%
  • Job B (starts 50k but maybe 100-200k 10-20 years) hours 7-7 and hate it. Rest of life "great"

    1 6.25%
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  1. #31
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    I don't need any more than Job A. If that's the option that would sacrifice "a lot", then I'd be sacrificing with a smile on my face. So I don't get brand new sports cars, big houses, have the option to eat out every night, or impress random people I don't give a shit about. It helps that I don't have kids.

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    The poll is a false dichotomy. There are degrees of love and hate. There are many different career paths.

    In real life, you trade off between the two, but not to the degree mentioned in the poll. I would never want to do something I "hate," but neither is doing something I "love" worth a salary cut of 50-150k or more. (More like 10-20k. )

    W/r to how important money is, it's remarkably useful to get above the level at which one can easily pay off one's debts and save. I dare say that's probably a bit more than 35-40k, especially in a high cost of living place like NYC. Putting up with a bit of crap (not a lot of crap) to get to that point is very much worth it. After that, it's just druthers: maximizing money + happiness in a weird non-quantitative way.

    I'd say, as long as one's job doesn't drain one's spirit, it's worth getting paid as much as one can bargain for. If it does drain one's spirit, it isn't worth even a gazillion dollars.
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    Ah wait, 35 is pre-tax and debt payments have to be included right? Because over here it works a bit differently....

    So how much would be the net monthly salary? Something like 1,5 k $?
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    If 35k in internet money is the equivalent of $AU35k then I pick option B.

    I work to live, I do not live to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    Pretty much.
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    How about everyone who chooses the 35k option all move in together for good Old fashioned communal/urban homesteader living? I make a tasty vegan burrito.

    No pets allowed though. And one has kids except after communal vote.

    We will build a new future!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venom View Post
    Say that you could afford:
    Rent
    Phone
    Tv
    Internet
    Moderate food
    Cheap car
    Cheap gas
    Cheap insurance (high deductible probably)

    But not much more....Like seriously not much more!

    that is how I live already. when I had more money i was still living like that ended up with a ton of money i didn't know what to do with. though I never had to pay insurance
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    Hmmm...well it's been my experience that if you have to work LONG hours (7 to 7) at a job you hate, there's pretty much no "rest of your life" therefore no "rest of your life going 'great.'"

    Besides, I have been lower middle class my whole life and I've done pretty well in the happiness department. There are worse things in life than not being incredibly well off.

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    Define sacrifice. I'm not a materialistic person myself. I can live my life with ver little financial income. And even though my income is decent, it's just saving up on my bank account, sitting there. I would totally take the job I love. But as I said, I wouldn't feel like I'd be sacrificing anything either. So define sacrifice. :P
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