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    Just been offered a job - pay is not bad, working hours quite ok except that I have to start work before 8am, job duties are not what I really want. Some people have different opinions : $ important, job satisfaction important etc. It is my belief that job satisfaction is more important because if you don't like the job then you will be dragging yourself to work everyday. Previously, this is what happened and it was a nightmare of an experience but I had no choice at that time.

    Should I take the job?
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    Still no comments from anyone. Please say something........
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    I think its more up to you.
    As in, what do you think is more impt.
    If cash is impt then why not. If job satisfaction is more impt then you could reconsider.
    So I IMO, you should weigh the pros and cons before you do anything.

    hope it helped

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    It is really up to you, job satisfaction is really very grey, only you know yourself, not easily to find a job that can satisfy you for your entire career life.

    Maybe you should ask yourself why you apply for this job in the first place.

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    My advice: if there's no better offer/alternative right now, take the job with a positive attitude, and if you find that it's not what you want, then look for another one. Having decent pay while you're looking is a luxury that many don't have.

    The key is your attitude ... even if you dislike the job, it's never 100% bad, you just have to find the positive aspects ... could be your boss, colleagues, clients, environment.

    Then when you change jobs, you know you gave it a shot.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericp View Post
    My advice: if there's no better offer/alternative right now, take the job with a positive attitude, and if you find that it's not what you want, then look for another one. Having decent pay while you're looking is a luxury that many don't have.

    The key is your attitude ... even if you dislike the job, it's never 100% bad, you just have to find the positive aspects ... could be your boss, colleagues, clients, environment.

    Then when you change jobs, you know you gave it a shot.

    Good luck.
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    Thanks for all the comments.

    Just saw the ST today - Article : Dispelling career myths. Point 2 was something of interest:"This must be a good job as the pay is high". " This is sometimes far from the truth".

    .... " maybe the high pay is to compensate for particularly high pressure or stress levels you will face. Or there are certain performance indicators you have to meet in a very short time on the job or you are out the door".

    Has anyone been in a similar situation?
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    Any comments?
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    nonsense, higher pay does not mean better job.
    c*n*n offered me 2 positions but i went for the higher paying one, just 2 days into the job, i started to regret a bit already...
    having more monthly pay does not mean you will enjoy the joy scope...besides there's lots of questions that that their HR dept failed to give a reasonable answer to...
    bad enough to know that my upperstudy left the job within 1 month...engineering is really not my cup of tea...
    went to see jobstreet just now only to see more admin positions opening up in their various dept...
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    Yup I once joind a firm who touted themselves as paying "top dollar" for their people.

    Go in only then realise that the top dollars goes to:

    1. Paying for your own laptop if you resign within 2 years
    2. Paying in advance for your blackberry bills then claim back from Co.
    3. Paying in advance for your travel bills until the clients pay the bills

    etc


    Quote Originally Posted by dancemania View Post
    Thanks for all the comments.

    Just saw the ST today - Article : Dispelling career myths. Point 2 was something of interest:"This must be a good job as the pay is high". " This is sometimes far from the truth".

    .... " maybe the high pay is to compensate for particularly high pressure or stress levels you will face. Or there are certain performance indicators you have to meet in a very short time on the job or you are out the door".

    Has anyone been in a similar situation?

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    Ask yourself: Are you a prostitute?

    If your answer is "NO!!!!", then why are you prostituting your time in exchange for money doing something simply for the sake of money? Do you want to walk in the footsteps of your parents who tell you to stay in the same job until you die so that you have 'stable income'?

    Many people drag themselves to work because of money. Do you want to be like them?

    If you are planning to surf the internet and waste time during work, like so many of the people here, looking forward to 5 O'clock so that you can knock off, then you are simply wasting your lifetime away. You may think that you are getting X amount of dollars to skive during work, but if you think carefully, you are just wasting your lifetime away if this is your impression of 'stable income'.

    Think about it.

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    Doing the job for the sake of money does not equate to being a prostitute. I think you have a rather skewed view of things.

    Quote Originally Posted by kiasi View Post
    Ask yourself: Are you a prostitute?

    If your answer is "NO!!!!", then why are you prostituting your time in exchange for money doing something simply for the sake of money? Do you want to walk in the footsteps of your parents who tell you to stay in the same job until you die so that you have 'stable income'?

    Many people drag themselves to work because of money. Do you want to be like them?

    If you are planning to surf the internet and waste time during work, like so many of the people here, looking forward to 5 O'clock so that you can knock off, then you are simply wasting your lifetime away. You may think that you are getting X amount of dollars to skive during work, but if you think carefully, you are just wasting your lifetime away if this is your impression of 'stable income'.

    Think about it.

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    Ultimately what makes you truly happy, what brings you joy?
    What really drives you to excel at work?

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    Here is another view:

    Case 1: Just like 60% of my job. Pay pretty decent. So, just go do my job, 5day a week. Even from time to time, do More than what is required mainly for my own satisfaction, but that is still a pretty positive contribution. I still got 2days a week to enjoy, to buy some cool photo gear, go for shoots etc. Well, this is the reality.

    Case 2: Job sucks big time. Pay darn good. Just work and save up for the amount of time you could bear with it la. Like when you're given a lemon, make a lemonade. Try to make the best out of it.

    Case 3: 100% job satisfaction. Pay better than expected. Lots of time to socialise with colleagues and loaf on the net. Well, dun dream la.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redstone View Post
    Ultimately what makes you truly happy, what brings you joy?
    What really drives you to excel at work?
    Kiasi - "Many people drag themselves to work because of money. Do you want to be like them?"


    I agree that it is better to be happy and do things that you satisfied with and not having to drag yourself to work for the sake of money. At the end of the day, you will not only feel miserable but probably at after a few months you will quit that job.
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