40 thoughts on “Question of the Day – 9/30/16

  1. I would love to make enough from my various writing endeavors to go completely freelance. Sadly, I am small time and local at the moment.

    I think you have to work a job that you like or else you will slowly loose a little bit of your sanity. That’s how it is for me, anyway. I’ve worked jobs just for a good paycheck and each time it has been complete hell on my nerves and outlook.

    I have been working one now for a few years that still allows me to have time for my words. It’s not the best paycheck I could pull, but I get by, and more importantly, I’m not going crazy. Well… any more crazy than I already am. 🙂

  2. From my personal experience, I’ve found there are no jobs that bring in the right amount of money. No matter how much you earn, you always end up needing or wanting more. So if I’m going to toil away every day, I might as well love what I do. Having a job that you hate is the worst kind of slow death there is.

  3. I couldn’t do a job I hate for a long time even if it paid very well… In the past, I even accepted a job paid half what I already had, just to have a more stable schedule (I had worked almost ten years, doing the night shift, and though I loved it, it was taking its toll on my health)

      1. obviously you dont get everything what u want. you should try to get the job you want but incase you dont get it believe that there is a reason u didnt get it n wasnt good for u n work hard in the job your doing in present. its just how u take things as.

      1. Well, I had a job I just tolerated after earning my initial degree. Three years later, I was after my second degree. Much happier, and have been for the ensuing 17 years. So I guess my answer would be no. 😃

  4. It is very, very important to have a job that I love, and if it pays well enough, so much the better. It is also important too that the job I love does not make me and my future family destitute and hungry. Otherwise , it goes out the window, and look for work that pays well. Family is more important .

      1. Yes, that’s exactly what I mean…. I doubt I can continuously stay in a job that I love while my family go hungry…. I’ll end up disliking it because it’s the cause of hardship for everyone. It doesn’t make sense to stay in that job. It’s the height of selfishness.

  5. Realistically I think it depends where you are in your life. Sometimes finances and family obligations drive what job we take. That being said, if a person is able, it sure helps to have a job you love.

  6. It’s very important that I love my job also because the more I love my job the better and more creative I’m. However if I must do a job in order to earn enough money to live any job that I’m capable of doing is OK even if I don’t particularly like it. What’s really important in all cases, in fact essential is that I get along with the people that I have to work with. Luckily enough I work for myself so I don’t have to work with other people or for other people.

  7. I need to be fulfilled in some way at my job otherwise the money really isn’t worth considering when you get home you going to be miserable with or at your loved ones.

  8. I’ve been lucky enough so far to never have had to accept or do a job I didn’t like doing. I believe that there are times when you just have to put your head down and work the job you get in order to provide for your living.

    Both my husband and I have decided a while back that we rather “give up” on some “luxury” than working jobs we don’t like. He works from home earning much less than what he could if he would still be part of the rat race. But we have him with us rather then seeing him off in the very early morning and gone for 15 hours and working weekends and holidays too. It’s a decision you have to make. Do you want to be able to buy everything you want or do you want to spend quality time with the people important to you. Also, are you willing to pay the price of burning out because you do something you don’t like and you have no time to recover or do you want to live a quality life, smelling the flowers, watching the birds and so on.

    I guess some people are happy in achieving the point where they can buy everything. But we all know that one of the most mentioned biggest regrets of people dying is to not have spent enough time with people they loved…

    For me choosing a job that makes me happy is true luxury. And I rather have this kind of luxury than a couple of expensive cars in my oversized garage belonging to a house where I can walk around a week not seeing anyone of my family because it’s so big. In an ideal world I would never want to do a job just for the sake of money. It eats up too much of you and you will never get that part back. But hey, that’s just me…

    1. I think this is the decision we make as we gain experience and come to the realization of what is truly important in life. They say youth is wasted on the young and lots of young people think the end-all-be-all is success in their career. Success begins to change when you realize money is the least important thing in life.

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