User Tag List

View Poll Results: Job you loved vs Job you hate but earned more money

13. You may not vote on this poll
  • More Money

    2 15.38%
  • I love

    11 84.62%
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 20 of 20

Thread: Is money more important to you than what you're doing or vice versa?

  1. #11


    There is a balance to be struck.

    Enjoying my work is very important for me but so is feeding myself and supporting a family in the future.

  2. #12
    eating bugs out of hair. Array prplchknz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007


    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    There is a balance to be struck.

    Enjoying my work is very important for me but so is feeding myself and supporting a family in the future.
    Money is not an issue in this scenerio, you are taken care of

  3. #13


    Then there is no question. I would do what I enjoy.

  4. #14
    Senior Member Array
    Join Date
    Dec 2008


    If I didn't need money I wouldn't have a job at all.

  5. #15
    Permabanned Array
    Join Date
    May 2007
    5w6 sp/sx


    I hate work no matter what, it's because I don't like being obligated to do something, so I'll probably never find a job that I will actually enjoy, but I settle for one I tolerate...and pays well.

    And let me just say that running one's own business is an even bigger headache.

  6. #16
    Senior Member Array Lookin4theBestNU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    This has been a very serious question for me lately. It is one I keep going over & over in my head. Maybe it is because I reached my mid-thirties, because I recently lost a parent unexpectedly, or because I'm so completely stressed out at work, but it is an ever present thought. I know if I am going to make a career change then I need to do it now. There are lots of pros and cons to either choice.

    I make pretty darn good $$$$ but I am definitely yearning for a change. I want to be fairly happy and not exhausted all the time like I am now. I want to use my inherent "NF-ery" to make a difference in people's lives. I get to do that some now but not like I want to deep down. Anyway, what holds me back is not all of the stuff I get to buy but instead deep, burning guilt. My family got used to a comfier life's better than we have ever had. If I quit my job, we could still make it OK on my husband's salary for a while. However, the coolest new gadgets, electronics, clothes, shoes etc. that they get does seem to make them pretty happy. I always struggle with "taking that away" by making less money. It feels like it would be very selfish to do that & that I should just keep going-doing what I'm doing-until I can't handle it even one more day.

    I struggle between not acting like a martyr or being selfish. I despise both things from a values standpoint. I get confused by all of it internally quite a bit & always wonder what the truth really is. What is the best long term choice? I hate being in a state of indecision but it is where I am at.

    I took the long way to answer this question with a long story and no real answer....sorry
    "At points of clarity, I realize that my life on earth is meaningless, and that I am merely a pawn in a bigger game. A game I cannot possibly understand or have control of. Thankfully, before depression sets in, I drift back into my cloudy, bewildered daily routine." **Joel Patrick Warneke**

  7. #17


    You can be making a lot of money doing a job that you theoretically love, but other peripheral factors to the job can make it a zero sum game, sometimes

  8. #18
    Senior Member Array SensEye's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007


    Quote Originally Posted by 93JC View Post
    If I didn't need money I wouldn't have a job at all.
    ^ This. I don't love jobs. So I'd either not work at all or do it only for "extra money" (and even then, only sporadically).

  9. #19
    Wake, See, Sing, Dance Array Cellmold's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012


    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    I'm doing a new volunteer job which I absolutely love. And even though I'm earning no money, it's worth it to me. I'm gaining skills and I'm helping people learn english. I help adult students who don't speak english and it's great. I love it. Once I get more experience, I'm interested in going after a paid job as a classroom aide in adult continuing education classes. I don't want to teach a bunch of people at once. But I am good with one on one.
    That's awesome prplz. Maybe you could afford to patent the socks idea!

    The answers in this thread have provided some evidence on my view of work and money. Essentially we are born into it and then trapped by it. Even those at the top struggle with this, perhaps even more so, as they delude themselves into thinking more will help.

    Then they wake up to find there is no way out and they are stuck in the very systems they champion as much a victim as anyone else.
    "An upsidedown wire heart
    Being sucked into a periscope
    Still the mind is dull
    Like you need another excuse"

    … a theory is primarily a form of insight, i.e. a way of looking
    at the world, and not a form of knowledge of how the world is….
    .. all our different ways of thinking are to be considered as
    different ways of looking at the one reality, each with some
    domain in which it is clear and adequate….
    - David Bohm

  10. #20


    Would have been an actual decision if money was a concern. But as it stands, a no brainer.

Similar Threads

  1. What can SFP's do better than STP's and vice versa?
    By Illmatic in forum Myers-Briggs and Jungian Cognitive Functions
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 04-04-2011, 11:44 AM
  2. Extraverts, when are you introverted (and vice versa)?
    By Spastic_Blondie in forum The Bonfire
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 07-24-2010, 02:40 AM
  3. [ENFJ] How possible is it to confuse an ESFP with an ENFJ and vice versa?
    By Lightyear in forum The NF Idyllic (ENFP, INFP, ENFJ, INFJ)
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 09-17-2009, 09:49 PM
  4. NTs understanding of NFs and vice - versa
    By Gauche in forum The Bonfire
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 03-02-2009, 12:41 PM
  5. How does an ISTJ become more like an ENFP and vice-versa
    By love boat in forum Welcomes and Introductions
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 01-17-2009, 11:17 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts