Your are viewing a read-only archive of the old DiS boards. Please hit the Community button above to engage with the DiS !
in percentage terms?
NO MESSING AROUND!
i like using excel and if i want i can go work in america or france or canada or australia or possibly even south ameria
I prefer money to job happiness.
Work to live etc.
it was very hard.
did it work out OK?
but now i'm bored of my job massively. a jobs a job.
Right now I'd definitely do it, especially if it meant making good contacts and getting further paid work from them in the future.
I JUST WANT A JOB :'(
Anything up to 10% - no question. Any more and I'd have to think about it long and hard (seeing as I'm probably about to become a homeowner). But I get paid fairly well at the moment, so I'm not sure this question is best asked/answered in percentage terms to be honest.
as percentage drops are more likely to affect standard of living across the board more than cold hard cash drops.
I was wrong
need to keep the laugh levels up high to counter the many tears to come.
More than that and I'd have to make major life changes like move back in with my parents or shit.
...50%. My job bores me a lot of the time.
I need to move up not across
15-25% if I really wanted it. Anything over 25% would probably require too drastic a change.
It would have to be a pretty great job
I'm abjectly miserable in my personal life.
You're too perky for DiS. Someone should take you down a peg or two.
except that it's not the job that it once was and probably never will be again. At the same time, pay has barely increased above inflation, and is pretty poor relative to other professions that would've required less study/training/qualifications than what mine does.
So I'm getting to enjoy both the shittier work and the pay cut at the same time.
(Weirdly, Are you a crime novelist roblusnic? came up in my autofill.
if only! I'd like to have job where my contributions to the world were worthwhile.
I can see the journo parallel, though: massive transformation to the profession by way of commercialisation/corporatisation and new tech, but the romantic concept lives on, attracting masses and masses of youngsters into the "profession", all willing to work for shit pay in return for an entry-level position (or no pay for an internship) under the delusion that one day they'll make the big time.
A lecturer who also bare knuckle boxes while designing buildings?
I'm guessing that you're a bare knuckle boxer.
of a modern keyboard. Though I do look pretty good in a pair of high-waisted shorts.
about 4 years ago i quit my job to do something I'd be more interested in.
I took a 42% pay cut. 4 years on, I've been promoted and had a few payrises - 65% up overall. I'm now 4% under my original salary before I changed jobs, and thinking about leaving and taking a pay cut because I'm bored here.
So I'm a winner, right?
in order to start down a path of stuff that I actuall need to do.
except in my case it wouldn't be a pay cut
Mortgage and bills and children dictate that I have to be content with what I've got for now. At this time in my life I am satisfied that my job pays for my life and that's where I get my satisfaction. At some point, if possible, I'll consider job satisfaction again, but right now money and convenience win.
Went from being school senior management which I hated back to being a bog standard English Teacher which I love. Managed to afford it due to moving house to a much cheaper part of the UK, getting back together with wife/fellow wage earner.
Never been happier.
I could be a TRAINEE MINIATURE PAINTER for Games Workshop on a pretty terrible wage or take a current promotion where I am now and be earning twice as much as the painting job.
Im definitely torn.
Money has destroyed my soul, I took the promotion. Good luck - let me know how you get on if you go for it!
Fuck happiness, this is the first time in 5 years I can remember my bank balance having four figures which weren't preceded by a minus sign in it.
I want to do a PGCE next year and become a primary school teacher. In my mind, it's worth it, because the financial sacrifice will only be a short term thing, and will lead on to something I really want to do, and that will hopefully result in a steady job/ reasonable income.
Also, when I was a student, I survived on about £5,000. So I don't think it's unmanageable, as long as you're sensible about money.