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Work for money or for passion?

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1. Posted by imwinnie (Budding Member 72 posts) 9y

What do you guys think? Do you think it is a good step to go for a job that gives you better learning exposure but getting a not-so-good pay and more working hours than to go for a job that gives you better pay but a slightly less learning curves. Do you think it's good to wait for the moment to shine or to get it now but not sure whether it will shine as bright?

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Work passionately for money!

Seriously, you gotta love your job for more than the pay - although the pay is definitely a factor. The more you learn and the better your talents, though, the bigger the salary you can demand later. Sometimes it's better to sacrifice a little now to gain a lot later.

3. Posted by imwinnie (Budding Member 72 posts) 9y

yeah, i've thought of that too, but just not sure whether the sacrifices guarantee that we'll gain a lot later.

4. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

If you love what you do l think the money will eventually follow - unless its voluntary work - then you get your reward in other ways l suppose!

5. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

Go for a mix if you want a nice life. Really, if you want a house, a car and travel you need money big time. That doesn't mean you need to get the best payed job, but a job you like with good salary. I find my colleagues and the way we work and not doing the same work for hours on end the most important thing. As long as I can check my mail en TP during work...;)
I got a good job with parts being related to my study. But what I really want to be is carjournalist in summer and traveljournalist in winter.....out of some dream, I think it's pretty exhausting.

6. Posted by imwinnie (Budding Member 72 posts) 9y

hey thanks for the point of views. i guess it all depends on what you want the most out of it. and patience is another strong factor, in which i lack of...