A fat cheque or a job U love
With the Indian rupee not being that strong, saving enough money to go abroad is always a problem. This adds to the confusion.
Curious to know what other members would opt for
If it's freelance or contract, even better. I've been holding out for over a year for a job that I hate but I know will pay my way RTW. Lucky for me at the mo I found a job I love (for now) with the added bonus of a large paycheck AND I'm freelance.
Why, do you have that kind of decision to make right now, Dusty?
Secondly, the low paying might appear to your liking now, but things change. I would use my situation as an example. I worked at XYZ company. I love it because of the environment, the company's culture, the location and the atmosphere. A year later, it was outsourced to ABC. ABC treated the employees like crap. The manager is a total *blep* *blep*. One by one, I see my colleagues leave. The culture, the environment, and the company's culture are longer like it use to be.
I don't have the full details of the jobs you provided. Therefore I opt for the job with the big pay. But that's only me.
Whatever you decide, dont look back. Press forward with no regrets.
=== TasTas ===
Yes, you can save up money, but in the mean time you are compomising your everyday life. Saving to travel and then being able to take time off is great, but not at the expense of being miserable at a job for an extended period of time. Your life at home is just valuable as time on the road, so why waste either? There is always a way to find the money....
I chose the crap job AND to travel, just on a scaled back budget.
Besides, your job is not your whole life. What you do after work counts a whole lot towards life satisfaction.
sometimes I forget the things that I say....but, Delara...why not ask your boss why he ..never mind..I don'tlike the new angry face...it isn't conducive to my anger.
The day I started Law School I knew I hated it. I've hated more of my working days than enjoyed since.
Had a good degree, 2:i, in History & English that back in 91 qualified me for the dole and/or teaching/labouring. The recession had really kicked in back then in John Major's Britain. Had the chance of 2 graduate school places in subjects I was interested in. No money to pursue them though as the banks wouldn't lend cash by way of a career development loan unless I was a medic/dentist/lawyer/architect/accountant.
So law was the only suitable choice.
Two post-graduate professional legal qualifications, a Masters degree and a bucket load of hands on "real" job/life experience later I've had a number of "wake-up" calls recently. My quack tells me that my blood pressure is sky high, try 170 over 120 when it should be 120 over 80. My immune system is overloaded. He's just signed me off work for another 3 weeks with a viral illness with further tests due. He's talking to me about my liver. All those stress-filled years of toadying and keeping my gob shut when I really wanted to tell obnoxious bastards where to get off have taken their toll. All those nights swigging back the booze to offset the shitty working environment and to enable me to get up in the morning. Burnt out at 36.
What have the golden handcuffs provided for me?
Well, I've got a nice house in a nice area with a nice mortgage to pay off. I've got a reasonable standard of living and I can take 2 weeks off a year holidaying somewhere nice. I work with people with drink/drug problems, (yeah, they're the staff not the clients), and we all turn up day after day just to pay the bills. I've paid my dues. Now it's pay back time.
I'd say to anyone, thinking of doing the high stress, high pay work to be very careful not to get sucked in. Don't believe the hype. All those all adages are true, you are a long time dead, you can't take it with you, you can be the richest man in the graveyard. Do it if you must but don't forget your dreams. Get out whilst you are young.
Yeah, rage against the machine.
Just do it.
To bastardise Kipling, "when it comes down to it there are really only two types of men, those that stay at home and those that don't."
Here endeth the lesson.
I have taken the other way- taking the big pay check, and not doing the job I love. I would not say I hate it, after all I spend a lot of my time on the bulletin boards here... but the extra cash sure feels good.
Like a friend once told me, "You can't always do a job you love, but if you can find something that you don't hate, and stick with a couple of years, things have a way of working out." Make sense to me.
Anyways that was my 2 cents worth. Best of luck on whatever you decide.
thanks again for the messages and the best wishes. i have given myself time till the next four months to make a firm decision. Mickey i could not agree with you more, but then the work profile is similar.... sigh. hope you are taking care of yourself. ever thought of going on a sabattical? i am sure this is something which even the "dreary law firm" would approve of, this is a better alternative, if you cannot take off completely and change your job profile
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