Career conundrum

posted 1 year ago in Career
Post # 2
938 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Could you still live comfortably making half your pay? Personally, I don’t think I’d ever switch to a job making half the pay, that’s a huge blow. There’s also the risk you don’t know how long it’ll take to get your next certification and be able to open a clinic – what if you get sick, hurt, etc., and that gets delayed? And even if you got your next cert and opened the clinic, would you be making double your salary again? It seems really risky and not worth it in IMO.

Post # 3
2117 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I could never take a pay cut of half my salary unless I had some extraordinary financial blessings coming from elsewhere where I didn’t have to worry about bills. I’m a believer in doing something you love or at least like for a living, but I’m also a firm believer in being stable. If taking home half the pay makes your life unstable financially then you probably won’t end up happy. So there’s that. 

Post # 4
436 posts
Helper bee

Can you still pick up PRN shifts if you get the job that is half the pay? That way it helps make up some of the difference? I would take a slight pay cut to have a better career option but half your income is a lot. Does it have benefits? Most prn jobs I know don’t qualify for any so that might help mitigate some of the income loss?

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