What would choose if these were the only choices you have:
* You have your dreams job.
The job is even better than in your dreams. You go happy to work every day and you are almost sad to go home when the working day is over. When the day s over you are full of energy. You have absolutely great colleagues, etc. But...
The job doesn't pay much. There is enough to pay the rent (for a very small apartment) and buy food so no worries there. But there is no money whatsoever for any sort of luxury. You cannot go out. Even a happy meal at McDonalds is too expensive
* You have a high paying job that you absolutely hate.
This job sucks the life out of you. You are depressed all the time. Your colleagues make the job even worse. Horrible people. At the end of the working day you are physically and mentally exhausted.
However the money is very good. You want a car? You can easily buy it. You can easily go to an expensive restaurant every day without worrying about money. You want a luxurious apartment? It's yours. Anything you can simply afford.
Saying "I'll take the bad job, save money, then quit and take a better job" is not an option. These are the only two choices you have.
Which situation would you choose? And why?
- A very low paying dream job44% (8)82% (9)59% (17)Vote
- A hated job that pays really really well56% (10)18% (2)41% (12)Vote
Most Helpful Girl
the dream job with low pay1
Most Helpful Guy
Both of these things are true.
I worked for a very high end clothing store as their receiving manager. I am talking $15,000 dollar leather jackets. NOTHING ever went missing that I didn't find, later.
They came to me with a proposal, I would work all day, 7 days a week, but the salary started at $1,200,000 (One million, two hundred thousand dollars a year to START).
At the time I was working with wolves, which did not pay anything at all.
I turned them down. I would not have any time to spend with the big furry beasts and I loved them. I literally thought of one 240LB alpha male wolf who bonded to me, and how I'd never get to see him again if i took that job.
I ended up leaving that job after being sexually harassed by a gay dude, and going to live with the wolves. I made nothing, and in fact, lost everything doing that, but it was one of the most rewarding things I had ever done, aside from feeding the hungry and homeless (Which also paid nothing. I remember having the same $20 bill in my pocket for 3 months, driving the food truck)
I have worked jobs that I hate, and continue to do so today. Now you have met a guy who turned down a job he could do, starting at over a million dollars, because he loved something that paid nothing at all, aside from the heart of a creature he adored.0