Dream job???

posted 2 years ago in Career
Post # 2
1107 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

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
920 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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
871 posts
Busy bee

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!

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