Happy Sunday Fam!
So my question is this; which would you pick, job fulfillment or higher pay?
Maybe I should rephrase it and say:
Will you pick a job that avails you little fulfillment and a high pay package?
A job that gives you maximum fulfillment and a low pay package?
Yesterday like I said I spent time with a friend and this argument came up. He like so many other of my friends seem to be in this situation; he's earning very well but he derives little pleasure/fulfillment/satisfaction from his job. He says he's going to leave the job soon to do something he's passionate about even though he's going to be earning less.
I voiced, nay, whispered a little dissent and he immediately exploded into this whole "Anambra girl" issue. (He's Igbo BTW). In his words "You people worship money too much". Personally I'm getting tired of the stereotype, I'm from Anambra and I do not worship money. Enough Already!
Back to the matter; a close friend of mine was working somewhere she was earning reasonably well, she had fulfillment but the job was way too stressful (no social life, no personal time, no time for family/friends/boo, the sort of job where at times you don't go home for days on end). So when she realized that her life was over even though she was barely in her mid-20s she left for another job.
Now this job pays a lot of money, double her former salary, half the stress. But now she's in the process of looking for another job because she finds this one that pays really well is very unchallenging and way less fulfilling.
Meanwhile there are a lot of people doing jobs they love but earning very little.
They are very few who are in the perfect situation: Fulfillment+Awesome pay.
So which will you pick. Bigger Pay+Less Fulfillment OR Bigger Fulfillment+Less Pay?
Just to clear the air for Ruthylicious and Ziggylucious who seem to think Friday night's deleted post was about negative comments (on the blog), please it wasn't. It had nothing to do with comments or the blog in general, or in fact with anyone at all. LOL. It was all me, and it's all in the past now.
So far, I've found none of the comments on any post of this blog upsetting even when it may not be favourable to me or my views.