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    (Original post by Zayn is Bae)
    Yeah but that scenario is leading to you earning more money in Scenario A? Would've made more sense of Job B was what you wanted to do (e.g. Restriction of money). If Job B was £48k in Job B you might get some different answers!

    The main point is that the vast majority of people don't enjoy what they do (no matter how much a financial advisor tells me he loves his job, I refuse to believe him) so you may as well earn good money doing something. Obviously don't do something that makes you miserable, but if the scenario was:

    A- what you love, £40k salary
    B- not what you love but don't mind too much, £70k salary


    Which one you gonna choose?



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    The way I see it, I want to wake up every morning and look forward to going to work.
    I agree that a good wage is important but I can think of no life worse than one where you struggle to get up every day and go to work.

    I'd take £25k over £40k if the former was a job I loved and the latter was a job I hated.
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    (Original post by Zayn is Bae)
    £120k in 10 years pretty comfortably. Don't need your measly £25k baker salary hehe
    So you're saying you'll be earning £120k in your early 30s?

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    (Original post by Zayn is Bae)
    Obviously don't do something that makes you miserable, but if the scenario was:

    A- what you love, £40k salary
    B- not what you love but don't mind too much, £70k salary


    Which one you gonna choose?
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    In that situation it's obvious, but imagine if the £70k job was something you hated doing and it was having an effect on your personal life. That £40k job would suddenly look very appealling.

    There's a bloke in my department who used to work for Deloitte, but he absolutely hated it and he's now working in a fairly entry level position. Our job isn't even close to what he was doing there. Idk what the salaries are at Deloitte, but they'll be a fair bit more than what we're earning.
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    I think it's fair to say that no job in the world is gonna make me happy to be up before 6am
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    (Original post by SentryE3D)
    Don't need money to travel when you get paid to travel
    I've always wanted a nice relaxing holiday in Afghanistan
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    (Original post by SentryE3D)
    Don't need money to travel when you get paid to travel
    Who do you work for? Myself and blogs don't count.
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    (Original post by atom y humber)
    Who do you work for? Myself and blogs don't count.
    William Hill

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    I've always wanted a nice relaxing holiday in Afghanistan

    It's beautiful in the summer
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    (Original post by difeo)
    I've always wanted a nice relaxing holiday in Afghanistan
    :rofl:
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    (Original post by difeo)
    I've always wanted a nice relaxing holiday in Afghanistan
    You're a bad person...
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    (Original post by sr90)
    In that situation it's obvious, but imagine if the £70k job was something you hated doing and it was having an effect on your personal life. That £40k job would suddenly look very appealling.

    There's a bloke in my department who used to work for Deloitte, but he absolutely hated it and he's now working in a fairly entry level position. Our job isn't even close to what he was doing there. Idk what the salaries are at Deloitte, but they'll be a fair bit more than what we're earning.
    Yeah of course then it's a no brainer, happiness over the money. I just meant that there's not really any jobs out there for me personally, and for the vast majority of those out there I imagine, that has them salivating at the mouth short of a Premier League footballer. And as I said I do believe money to an extent is related to happiness.

    My brother works for Deloitte and I can understand why he quit! Money is incredible but they're absolute slave-drivers.


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    (Original post by Lúcio)
    The way I see it, I want to wake up every morning and look forward to going to work.
    I agree that a good wage is important but I can think of no life worse than one where you struggle to get up every day and go to work.

    I'd take £25k over £40k if the former was a job I loved and the latter was a job I hated.
    Yeah but there's not many jobs most people "love", unless they're a centre forward for Real Madrid. I guess I'm speaking personally, but I enjoy pretty much no work and I'm happy to be a mercenary in the employment world.

    Btw, 10 years post-qual dentists working in a private branch will easily earn over £100,000, especially in London.
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    Happiness over money. You repulse me!
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    Money is the #1 factor tbh
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    (Original post by Zayn is Bae)
    Yeah but there's not many jobs most people "love", unless they're a centre forward for Real Madrid. I guess I'm speaking personally, but I enjoy pretty much no work and I'm happy to be a mercenary in the employment world.

    Btw, 10 years post-qual dentists working in a private branch will easily earn over £100,000, especially in London.
    You won't be 10 years post-qual in 10 years though will you pal, you've still got another 8 years of uni
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    (Original post by difeo)
    You won't be 10 years post-qual in 10 years though will you pal, you've still got another 8 years of uni
    I'll be 7 years post qual at 30 and he said early 30's (aka 32-33) which is what I was factoring it on

    In 10 years you'll still be displaying nonce behaviours around high schools anyway

    Pro clubs @ 4?
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    You'll probably eventually hate your job, whatever it is. Just have to make the best of it.
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    (Original post by Zayn is Bae)
    I'll be 7 years post qual at 30 and he said early 30's (aka 32-33) which is what I was factoring it on

    In 10 years you'll still be displaying nonce behaviours around high schools anyway

    Pro clubs @ 4?
    o rly: "£120k in 10 years pretty comfortably"

    not sheriff srs. Will probs be awake though so can do lel
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    (Original post by Kenan and Kel)
    Money is the #1 factor tbh
    It is until you've actually worked a job..

    Loads of things will come into it:

    - money (obviously)
    - progression (everyone wants to feel like they are advancing)
    - longer term views of potential salary (i'd take a lower paid job now if it meant way more later)
    - location (working in London is much better than an oil rig in the north sea)
    - other opportunities it opens up (can you move into a better job)
    - hours (e.g unsocial hours or just long hours)
    - enjoyment/happiness (hard to do a job you hate long term)
    - reputation (sometimes the reputation of where you work comes into it)
    - other life priorities (e.g. starting a family or where your other half works)

    Probably missed a few others too.

    I could probably earn 20-50% more in salary but there were a number of reasons why I chose not to do that.
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    (Original post by Kenan and Kel)
    You'll probably eventually hate your job, whatever it is. Just have to make the best of it.
    I agree. Did you have a career in mind or did you just go with the flow?

    For anyone that cares, I passed 2nd year today. Well, yesterday.

    (Original post by difeo)
    o rly: "£120k in 10 years pretty comfortably"

    not sheriff srs. Will probs be awake though so can do lel
    Was just fishing for a reaction tbh

    Of course I wasn't serious, what the **** is wrong with you
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    (Original post by Zayn is Bae)
    I agree. Did you have a career in mind or did you just go with the flow?

    For anyone that cares, I passed 2nd year today. Well, yesterday.


    Was just fishing for a reaction tbh

    Of course I wasn't serious, what the **** is wrong with you
    imagine going to bed before 5am
 
 
 
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