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Would you take a 50% pay cut to pursue your passion?

post #1 of 71
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For the sake of discussion, let's say your field of choice also has a lower earningd ceiling than your current career.
post #2 of 71
You'd have to clarify how much that 50% paycut would affect your desired standard of living.
post #3 of 71
I think most people would be pursuing passion if they didn't care about or need to maintain a certain level of income. I only do things I'm passionate about so thankfully I don't need to take a cut in pay
post #4 of 71
no
post #5 of 71
No, buying stuff is my passion.
post #6 of 71
Not yet. Dream house paid off and I would.
post #7 of 71
Nope.
post #8 of 71
I would have to live like Ghandi in order to pay my mortgage off.
post #9 of 71
Actually that is my plan in the next few years. I pretty much hate my life right now. My 16 year old son is battling Cancer (doing pretty well at the moment), I don't like my job, don't see any value in my marriage any more... I am trying to figure out what I can live without and whether I can find happiness doing something I enjoy. My fear is that I won't be happier and I'll be poor.
post #10 of 71
Definitely. Money is meaningless to me as long as it is over a certain bar. Luckily, 50% of my current income is > than the bar.
post #11 of 71
Just think about how great the world would be if not every single child was raised to believe he/she had to be a doctor or lawyer to be successful.
post #12 of 71
I am pretty passionate about what I do, so I think the question is whether I would do something I don't care about for twice the money. Probably not, although then I would be near the styleforum minimum income.
post #13 of 71
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post
I am pretty passionate about what I do, so I think the question is whether I would do something I don't care about for twice the money. Probably not, although then I would be near the styleforum minimum income.

Goddamn I am jealous. Not only do you love your job, but you also have the best avatar on SF.
post #14 of 71
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Originally Posted by MetroStyles View Post
Definitely. Money is meaningless to me as long as it is over a certain bar. Luckily, 50% of my current income is > than the bar.

And with that...are you following your passion?
post #15 of 71
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Originally Posted by CouttsClient View Post
And with that...are you following your passion?

Nope. None of my passions make 50% of what I make. More like 12%.
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