(Closed) What would you do? Give up dream job?

posted 7 years ago in Career
  • poll: Which job would you choose?
    Job I love, but pays less than desired : (17 votes)
    77 %
    New job, pays more, but not sure if would love it : (5 votes)
    23 %
    Other, please explain : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I would keep my dream job. 

    Post # 4
    151 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I voted to keep the job you love even though it pays less. It all depends on how you look at your career, though. I am NOT a ladder climber… I want a job that pays the bills and I enjoy doing, that lets me live the life I want.

    My husband on the other hand, is a definite ladder climber and is always aware of new, higher paying opportunities.

    It all depends on whats important to you and what you value out of your job.

    Post # 5
    3943 posts
    Honey bee

    If you have your dream job, I would stay. Making more money in a job that you hate, or always being afraid youre going to lose your job is not a way to live. I did it for way too long!

    Post # 6
    17 posts
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I don’t know that I would give up my dream job just for the money. I’m lucky enough that I make great money in my dream job. But I guess you have to look at a bunch of things. Do you think you will like the new job quite a bit (if not love), or is it going to be something that you will hate going to everyday after a while. Is there room to move up at all in your current company? Bc if you can move up in it then there is a future that would give you more money and I would definitely take that into consideration. Whatever decision you make I’m sure will be great. Good Luck in deciding.

    Post # 7
    706 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m shocked that the poll is split down the middle right now. Dream job, hands down. What good is a big house if you don’t have the time and flexibility to enjoy it? What good is more money if you don’t enjoy your job, which you spend over half your waking hours at/thinking about/commuting to/from? Especially since it sounds like this new job is not as stable as your current job. This is a no-brainer to me.

    If you are really in a financial bind (which it doesn’t sound like you are), could you talk to your boss about a salary increase? You may have some leverage if you tell him/her that you’ve been offered a job that pays double what you’re making right now, and that you want to stay with this company because you love it there but financially it’s a tough position to be in.

    Post # 8
    2116 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I said to keep your dream job but I see now that it’ll stop you from staying home with your kids which is something you want to do. That would be a deal breaker for me. Weigh the things your missing out on vs. the flexibility and see if your current job is really as flexible as you think it is.

    Post # 10
    4480 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    If I already had my dream job, I would stay there. If you were contemplating leaving an unstable job that you may not love for your dream job and less money, it would be a tougher call.

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