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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. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Stylish Dinosaur

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    gtfo OP. my passion is $$$$$$
     


  2. Zach

    Zach Well-Known Member

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    I think it would depend on where I am in life. I am pursuing my passion now, and it will have taken ~15 years of education to attain. At some point I need to get out and make some decent money, though down the road I could certainly see taking a significant pay cut to pursue other interests (related interests, but in a different setting).
     


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    Not a chance. I work in this profession so that I can pursue my passions. (in the very limited amount of time I have outside of the office).

    Besides, spend enough time working at something and you'll eventually hate it.
     


  4. CouttsClient

    CouttsClient Distinguished Member

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    Nope. None of my passions make 50% of what I make. More like 12%.
    [​IMG]
     


  5. munchausen

    munchausen Distinguished Member

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    Goddamn I am jealous. Not only do you love your job, but you also have the best avatar on SF.

    I think about changing the avatar now and then, but i suspect the protests would be vehement
     


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    bigbjorn Senior Member

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    Nah, I had a chance to get (very well-)paid for pursuing one of my passions as a job a few years back. After a year, it felt like a job, and my enthusiasm was waning. I went back to my old job. I guess the lesson is, "Go, pursue, but leave on good terms.". [​IMG]
     


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    gtfo OP. my passion is $$$$$$

    Whose isn't?![​IMG]
     


  8. ImaPro

    ImaPro Distinguished Member

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    Every single one of my passions would take $$ away instead of making any,,,
     


  9. imageWIS

    imageWIS Stylish Dinosaur

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    Not yet. Dream house paid off and I would.

    I'm pleasantly surprised by this response.

    Nope.

    I'm not at all surprised by this response.
     


  10. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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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.

    nice! half of my income cant even buy you a 10 year old shitty car.
     


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    thenanyu Distinguished Member

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

    Become a buyer!
     


  12. HRoi

    HRoi Stylish Dinosaur

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    no. i've had progressive increases in pay/standard of living, and i get addicted/used to the next level pretty soon after i attain it
    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]
    all the best to your son
     


  13. Lord-Barrington

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    In the future I might take a 50% paycut to work LESS so I could pursue my passion. Making your passion your job has always struck me as a bad idea.
     


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    In the future I might take a 50% paycut to work LESS so I could pursue my passion. Making your passion your job has always struck me as a bad idea.
    I'm passionate about creating businesses. That has proven to be a great idea
     


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