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What would you do for love?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by fabjunkie, Nov 16, 2006.

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Would you switch?

  1. Yes, money is only material.

    27 vote(s)
    77.1%
  2. No, I like my money too much.

    5 vote(s)
    14.3%
  3. I'm a nekkid jobless slob in my mommy's basement.

    3 vote(s)
    8.6%
  1. fabjunkie

    fabjunkie 1/2 ton status

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    Would you take a 25% pay cut to change from a job you can barely deal with to something that you would enjoy in an industry that you are more suited for?
     
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    chalet2506 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    It depends on how bad your going to miss that 25%. If all you have to do is trim back some expenses to make it happen, I'd say do it. Life's too short.
     
  3. GotLabs

    GotLabs 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    x2.
     
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    In a second. I would like to wake up,and actually be positive about going to work.
     
  5. thezentree

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    Absolutely. We've only got so much time here, why waste it doing something you hate just to make a buck.
     
  6. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Done it!..

    I quit a better paying job to work elsewhere for less--its all about QUALITY of life,not how much money you make..I realized I wasted most of the "extra" money I made over what I needed for living expenses and food,usually on booze or worse habits--ended up making my lifestyle healthier in the long run.. I felt best when I was self employed--no ulcers over wondering what kind of day it would be at work,fear of going in late,getting reamed,etc..:crazy:
     
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    Some of us just can't afford to leave a job to do something we love . I would love to do something else instead of appliance parts . Just can't , I would have to change my standard of living , maybe no out of town wheeling trips , maybe no buffer in case something bad happens like a water heater rupture or other calamity that needs repaired right away .
     
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    i would do anything for love, but i wont do that.
     
  9. gjk5

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    shaddapp 'loaf.
     
  10. onlychevy6

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    back in the mid 90's i did what you described. I quit surfing professional and became a manager at Kragen. (Damn that wasa long time ago) i went from making at that time about 30-35K to being a manager making 26K... only difference surfing was great and so was the travel. But i had gotten married and had a kid...

    Forward to today. Kid is great the Ex is well and ex..:haha:
     
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    :haha: :haha: :haha:

    Ah Beater, always good for laugh. :rotfl:
     
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    :dunno: So is that a yes or no?

    Keep 'em coming guys.
     
  13. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    oh ****, i just read this whole thing and realized that the hell we're talking about... olol nevermind me i rarely make sense.


    yes do what you enjoy.


    im going back to my corner now.
     
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    I can't afford it. Spankin' it just don't pay the bills.

    John
     
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    There ar a zillion ways to make money in our great country......Working at a job you hate to get up in the mornin to go to aint one of them. Besides working at a job you hate is bad for your health. Keep your sanity do what you like to do.
     
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    talking as a dood that has been at the same job 22 years,HELL YES!!!!if you get up and look forward to your job you are already rich...l
     
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    :haha: :haha: :haha: take a lay off.then time means nothing and lots o time for rosie.it's like being payed for it!!!:haha: :haha:
     
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    depends on what the 25% was I think. I mean if I was making $100k and there was a loveable job at $75k I'd be all over it. Right now I make about $30k... and I wouldn't trade that in for $22k... mainly because if I did I wouldn't have enough $ to do things I want to do outside of work. No K5 parts, no good times with the wife... pretty much no nothing. Bad times! I don't hate my job though... maybe that would make a difference.

    At any rate, yeah... depends on if you can still live comfortably and do what you want to do on the le$$ income...

    j
     
  19. justhorsinaround

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    I've quit a couple of jobs that I thought were really great at the beginning, that obviously turned sour, because they were effecting life at home.

    Both times I had nothing lined up to take up the slack.

    We survived.
     
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    A job is a job, something you have to do. If you plan to live to work, then take the job you'd love. If you want to pay the bills and enjoy life outside work, take what pays whether you love it or not. It's probably a good idea to not take a job that will constantly aggravate you, though.
    If you can barely deal with your current job, it's probably time to move on, but I personally wouldn't make loving my next job the primary objective, that's just a tricky illusion created by having a job you hate.
    Taking something you'd enjoy in an industry you'd enjoy is not a bad way to go, but takes a little thought to know if the pay cut and growth potential are worth it.

    Taking a job you love means you'll just work more. Why work more and make less?

    It's pretty crappy having to do something you hate to do all the time, but if the job is just annoying, I'd ride it out and look for a step forward.

    Doing what you want and enjoy away from from work is probably a better objective... Work will always be something you have to do until you retire (if you planned it and can afford to retire).
     

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