Taking a pay cut?

posted 1 year ago in Career
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I just went though this, but opposite. I was offered a higher paying job, but I’m really happy where I am. Dilemma.

I ended up taking the money, because pound for pound the pay increase was such an amount that it was worth more than my attachment to my workplace.

You have to weigh it up: is you happiness worth $4 an hour? Will you be more fulfilled? Pound for pound, is the $4 cut enough to justify not taking a job in a field that could make you happy?

On the flip side, if it will cause you financial strain, and make the rest of your life harder, then it’s perhaps not worth it, and it might not be the right time.

Can you make it work with a $4 cut? If you can, I say GO for it. Even if you have more month and the end of your money. Even if you have to maybe eat out less or make another small sacrifice. Career fulfillment is SO important.

Post # 4
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1166 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

queenbatgirl :  The you have your answer – go for it girl!!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2019

queenbatgirl :  

Your mental heath is way more important than a few dollars an hour!!!

I was in a position where the environment in the office was rather toxic. An opportunity came about where i was able to work from home  at a different position but take a pay cut, i took it and couldnt be happier. Also dont forget, you can end up working your way back up to the salary your comfortable with or negotiate your value after a bit in your new position

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