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

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by gladhands, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. gladhands

    gladhands Distinguished Member

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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.
     


  2. ramuman

    ramuman Distinguished Member

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    You'd have to clarify how much that 50% paycut would affect your desired standard of living.
     


  3. CouttsClient

    CouttsClient Distinguished Member

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    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
     


  4. Kvc06

    Kvc06 Distinguished Member

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    no
     


  5. Dbear

    Dbear Distinguished Member

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    No, buying stuff is my passion. [​IMG]
     


  6. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Not yet. Dream house paid off and I would.
     


  7. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Nope.
     


  8. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I would have to live like Ghandi in order to pay my mortgage off.
     


  9. tesuquegolfer

    tesuquegolfer Senior Member

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    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. [​IMG]
     


  10. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Stylish Dinosaur

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    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.
     


  11. javyn

    javyn Stylish Dinosaur

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    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.
     


  12. munchausen

    munchausen Distinguished Member

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    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.
     


  13. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Stylish Dinosaur

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    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.
     


  14. CouttsClient

    CouttsClient Distinguished Member

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    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?
     


  15. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Stylish Dinosaur

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    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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