Post # 1
Ok bee’s I need some help!!
i have a really cozy job, I have been here 2 years, make good money, have full benefits, and pension. Well most would love my job, I hate it!! I’ve been here 2 years and im bore already!!!
Well yesterday this fantastic opportunity came my way. I love to be positive and help ppl, I got offered a position to work more hours and take a huge pay cut with no benifits. But I’m pretty sure I would love the job!! I would be an assistant to someone who inspires me and I admire to be like!! I would also study and become a certified personal trainer. I love the fitness industry!!!
now some may thin. I’m crazy, but have any bee’s out there been where I am?? Did you go for it??? Are you happy??? What are your experiences???? Any advise????
Post # 2
Not sure if you’ve made your decision already, but only advice I can give is life’s too short to be unhappy at your job. Trust me. I’ve been at mine for 6 months, and I cry daily. I don’t have a horrible boss or coworkers, I just hate the company we work for, and I hate the job itself. It bores me to death. I’ve learned a long time ago I’m not a 9-5 office person.
I’m still searching for my dream job, but IMO if you have a dream job, income is unlimited because you’re so much more motivated to do well and grow. I never come into work before 9, and I never stay past 5 on the dot. If I was working a dream job, I would love it.
Post # 3
I agree. I had my share of mediocre jobs that had me raging by the end of the day. I just spent a good amount of time saving as much as I could from the guarenteed pay at the job I hated so that when I decided to start my own business, I felt more secure in my decision to do what made me happy.
When you do what you love, you never work a day.
Post # 4
Being happy and content in your job is very important! Do what makes you happy! But also be realistic.
If I took a huge pay cut and was struggling to pay my bills, I wouldn’t be happy. If I lost my awesome work benefits, I wouldn’t be happy…
Just make sure the dream job can support the other important parts of your life as a whole.
If it was me, I would keep looking for a job that would make me happier, that isn’t a huge pay cut. But I am a little neurotic and like to play it safe lol.
Post # 5
I always think you should pick the job you love! I paid alot of money for my degree and further education and then ended up in a job I hated! Every day I came home nearly crying to my FI and one day- after it started affecting our relationship he told me to quit. We struggled a little on his pay for a while but we learnt to be frugal, now I’ve been offered a job I love- working with children. Its a job I dont need ANY education for, its also a zero hour contract (for now) and the pay is minimum wage – but I am so happy. And I know that with being happy I will be willing to train and work my way ‘up the ladder’ so to speak. Maybe one day I will run my own nursery- maybe one day you will run your own fitness centre! Who knows! But for now I know that I am happy with my life. If you can afford to take the pay cut without going homeless then I say go for it. Lifes too short!