You’re already suspecting that you’re stuck in a piss poor job. It pays the bills, yes, but not enough to get you life savings or prepare you for a future that involves diapers and kindergarten tuition. You’re also wondering if it’s just mid-life crisis; that point in your life when you’re questioning everything, literally EVERYTHING.
So where do you draw the line?
When you’re weighing the odds between salary and career growth, which is more important? Arguably, your brain immediately calculates your income as having the distinct advantage. Whatever is offered on the table, you add up what’s left after taxes and benefits and bills, counting whether or not you’ll be able to save money for a brand new furniture or maybe a second hand car. After all, you’re nearing 25. You need an investment.
Then again, it starts to sink on you. The job description sounds fancy, even the office looks tempting with its brand new polished floors and walls and freshly painted condominium units. But what really matters is this: DO YOU LIKE THE JOB?
Is the work shift amicable to the kind of lifestyle you enjoy? Does it fit with your career projection for the future? Would you enjoy the daily tasks and projects assigned to you even after 5 or 10 years from now? It’s tempting to “just” look at the salary, but what’s essential, perhaps, is your attitude and acceptance of the job.
If you enjoy it, then congratulations! Finding a job that you enjoy means that you don’t have to work a day in your life.
Me? I’m still torn. Let’s see what’ll happen.