YEs you can, but I was really curious about how many people would be willing to settle. Since I graduated, I've had a hard time finding a job and I don't want to say I'm picky, but I'm someone who has a REALLY hard time working if I'm not enjoying it. x-x I was wondering how unreasonable I was being.
One you love and get paid well is definitely a bonus. :'D
I've just finished doing the job I can't stand for five years and it almost killed me...I can't imagine doing it for fifty! Yes, I was financially secure...but I found myself lethargically spending money on things that didn't matter just because I had so much extra income. I was comfortable, wasn't experimenting or pushing myself, and worst of all I was coming home so drained that I didn't have time/energy to create anything. Thoroughly depressing and not worth the money, if you ask me.
50 years... good god, thats a long time. I'd rather commit to a job that I loved if it had to be for 50 years.
Realistically, I'd probably take the shitty job with good pay and do it for only 3-5 years, quit, then get a job I loved and do it until retirement. No regrets. I know someone who worked for Google with excellent pay for 2 years but quit because it was a boring job.
TinyLimeyFeatured By OwnerAug 30, 2015Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I think I'd save up to buy the few things I want but I LOVE small spaces and simplicity in my life. And I don't think I'd live with something I hate for 50 years. What I was planning to do was work from home doing the stuff I love (and kinda good at) so I can get the most of life. Yeah, not the best pay but if the price for money is happiness that's not a good job.
Job wich makes me happy is enough satisfying for me, as long as I don't die starving. A lot of money? It won't sugar my frustration, so why should I take the trouble? It was easy: some things you won't buy for money, and if you know what makes you happy you find out, that money is not important at all, it's just to keep you alive.
Hmm... It depends on what kind of hate that implies If it's the kind of job where you're dragging your feet and wishing you were dead every day, no matter what.... Iiiii think I would go with the other option.
However if it was the kind of hate where it's more "I don't want to be here" but it's manageable... That'd be worth it to me.
I've worked both at what I love for a little bit of money and what I hated for a lot of money, and the idea of doing something I hated for 50 years is one that I think would make me a worse person, so I'd take the other one in a heart beat so I could at least be happy.
Depends on vacation days, etc. Because if it's a job you hate, but you get a lot of vacation days or short hours, then it wouldn't be that bad. It also depends on how you use the money and if you used it to make yourself happy. In that case, the 'terrible job' would indirectly be bringing you happiness.
personally, I'd choose the job that I hate because it would be awesome to get a dog. Plus... I really love reptiles and would probably start a collection. Both dogs and reptiles (especially) cost quite a bit of money, but it would make me happy. I'd also be stressed under financial issues if I couldn't pay rent or something
I would get the job I hate as long as I could have time to do things I love. Otherwise, I would try to find some kind of balance between the two. Maybe not exactly something I enjoy, but... not something that I despise either.