Stuff, rubbish and bitching
by, 23rd-September-2008 at 11:46 AM (7623 Views)
So I suppose it's one of the trickier questions. I was given a great piece of advice when I was a young man.
Find a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life.
It's a great mantra to live by because many people spend so much of our time at our "job" - whatever that may be. So you may as well be happy to be there - like the people you work with - and get great job satisfaction.
The problem I have at the moment is that someone is trying to headhunt me.
Don't get me wrong it's very flattering to be wanted but which path do you take? Do you take the cash...or the job satisfaction?
I've recently started at a great firm after being with one of the top five brokers in the country and I'm currently managing about 85M, and in a few months will be starting a wonderfully ethical MIS project running at about 25M a year...
And now a private banking department of one of the big four is trying to steal me away to manage their high net worth client base....and I'm tempted because it's a big salary increase (65%).....in the short term.
So I did the pro's and con's list....
More time away from home and family, longer commute, larger social/client commitment, working with private banking ego's, etc etc.
I told the wife I was thinking I'd prefer to be happy rather than obscenely well paid, given my current position has the potential to get me to that pay level in a few years, and I could just see her adjusting her shoe budget as we were talking. Perhaps I shouldn't have told about the head-hunt?
Anywho enough bitching and moaning from me...but curious....what would you guys do?
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