1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

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

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

  1. Fraiche

    Fraiche Senior member

    Messages:
    1,138
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2010
    Location:
    SF
    Hell yea.

    My dream is to sit by the beach, smoke a bowl, play some video games, shoot some hoops, wait for my fiance to get home so I can molest her and generally do nothing productive.

    Getting paid for that is most definitely worth it.
     
  2. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,994
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2010
    If I have a chance to turn back, I would not choose to study law. Instead I will study textile in University or learn to become a tailor........

    Although I am comfortable to become a barrister, I would be happier to become the owner of a tailor shop, making some sick stuff and getting the satisfaction of my customers. I don't actually care will I make a fortune or not, it is having something sustainable and my off-springs can enjoy

    Also owning a tailor shop should means I can get a lot of sick stuff as well

    After my summer job, I will try to find a part time which can help me gain insight, sales assistant in high end suit or shoe shop will be great...
     
  3. Tck13

    Tck13 Senior member

    Messages:
    5,750
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    Location:
    Philly
    I'm in this situation currently.

    I'm unemployed and I just interviewed for a job as a buyer's admin assistant which could lead to being an asst. buyer then to a buyer in a couple of years. If offered this job it would pay about $30k.

    Not sure I could live off of that even for a short amount of time.
     
  4. yjeezle

    yjeezle Senior member

    Messages:
    1,698
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    my passion is to get a 50% pay raise...

    LOL
     
  5. Benzito

    Benzito Senior member

    Messages:
    758
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    Location:
    Lake Oswego, Oregon
    What if your passion is to have wild animal sex with random supermodels on a daily basis? Who wouldn't give up 50% for that, amirite?
     
  6. AldenPyle

    AldenPyle Senior member

    Messages:
    939
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2007
    Assuming that we are all working at SF fall back salaries, I think almost everyone would give up a boring drone job to pursue their passion without compromise for a quarter or even less. The problem is that all those pursuits, would end up, in reality, require so much passion draining compromise as to be self defeating. Say your passion is Civil War history. Would you take $63,000 a year to be Shelby Foote writing tomes in your modest homes and giving the occasional lecture. Sure. Would you take $63,000 a year to teach 8-10 sections a year at a community college struggling to find an obscure academic publisher for your dissertation? Maybe not. Take $63,000 a year in small prizes on the pro tour? you bet. Same amount to help little old ladies on their golf swing? Meh. etc.
     
  7. SartorialConductor

    SartorialConductor Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    84
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2011
    Location:
    Ohio
    I did that to go back to grad school to pursue my passion and further my career.

    Ill never make much, but with a masters should make 40- 50,000 when I get back into teaching.

    I wish it was a more honored profession...


    Musician. Conductor. Teacher.
    Sent from iPhone
     
  8. Tck13

    Tck13 Senior member

    Messages:
    5,750
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    Location:
    Philly
    Is the "passion" in this thread men's clothing?
     
  9. thenanyu

    thenanyu Senior member

    Messages:
    2,380
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2009
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Bringing back kind of an old thread - I am doing this.

    I just quit my job in banking-IT to join a startup in a field I am interested in, taking a 50% pay cut
     
  10. Flambeur

    Flambeur Senior member

    Messages:
    5,057
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    The answer is "it all depends" but yes, kind of working on it, we'll see what eventually happens.

    However, I actually really like what I do for work right now.
     
  11. imatlas

    imatlas Senior member

    Messages:
    8,518
    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Location:
    El Barrio
    

    Can you share what you do now, and what you're thinking about getting into?
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by