(Closed) Do you work for the money or do you work for your passion?

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 61
460 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Money for sure. I hate my job sometimes. 6 digit salary with great benefits and killer insurance. It is rather stressful. I have some good days when I have people thanked me for helping them out. But I also have terrible days when people yelled at me for something what is totally out of my control. If I win a lottery, I will rather work part time.

Post # 62
1754 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I tried to work jobs “for the money”, I really did. Because for the longest time I earned really badly, but worked for my passion. I was a single mother with 3 kids, one in college and “passion” doesn’t feed and clothe them, lol! I would keep needing a “real job” and did office managing and such. What a chore. And I wasn’t particularly good at it. 

I could never keep it up. It always made me honestly depressed and hate my life. I felt like I was literally wasting hour upon hour of my precious time on this earth. I despised every minute of it. And didn’t do such a good job because, well obviously, I wasn’t giving my all…

After my last stint of trying to be a grown up and do the job I needed and not wanted but failing,  I  got a job which pays pretty well and I don’t hate. I work in graphic design and so non self employed positions are rare indeed! But I made it happen.

It is not my 100% dream job, but I am quite happy to do the work, have a lot of freedom and responsibility and I get paid well enough. (better than hand to mouth uncertain self employment).

Also, my office is at home and more often than not in my pj’s , what’s not to be happy about that! 😉

I guess I am able to combine dream and $$’s because the truth is: I am not meant for working *just* for the monies. 


Post # 63
316 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I’m feeling you! I have been a nurse for 5 Yeats and when I started I had passion and I couldnt imagine doing anything else ever. Now I’m sick of ungrateful people and overworking for peanuts and not being appreciated by my bosses. I am starting a law degree in a few weeks. I still have pangs of loving what I do and know I am really good at it, but I always have a choice to go back if I leave and I don’t think I could rub it out of my life forever.

Post # 64
1919 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

I had a job that paid the bills and slowly over 4 years it just made me miserable. I liked my team, and I was good at my job but it was high pressure and not motivating. I’ve since started a new job for less pay training as a dog groomer and I love it! I’ve only been doing it a month but I honestly cant wait to see how my skils progress and I’ve started getting into the clipping and scissoring and its just so satisfying. 

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