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56% Have a high salary in a job you hate

44% Have a low salary in a job you love

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This would be a full time job in both cases.

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  • 422

    Jim

    12 years ago

    Who cares about enjoying a career? I just wanna get paid!

    • 75

      Grus

      9 years ago

      I work for freedom. I would suffer through the first half of the year to be able to take the other half of the year off and enjoying myself.

    • 121

      Jacob

      9 years ago

      Doesn't sound very full time to me Grus.

    • 16

      Conrad

      9 years ago

      lol with the crap job you have it for longer the job you get pain lots early retirement

    • 137

      Moi

      9 years ago

      Who cares about material possessions? I just want to be happy!

    • 51

      Jofhil Dela Cruz Licmuan

      9 years ago

      hey its not about the money(by:Jessie J 2011) its about what you love

    • 38

      TreVonn W.

      9 years ago

      It's all about the money!

    • 56

      Pzerce Dardel Mendones

      9 years ago

      Can't be happy if you can't pay for food.

    • 8

      Tickle my pickle

      9 years ago

      I'd be a well paid cop.

    • 3

      Meemo2

      9 years ago

      clean poo?

    • 23

      auburnstar

      8 years ago

      "All you need is love"

    • 57

      Franklin Chen

      8 years ago

      Job you hate=Low productivity Low productivity=boss fires you boss fires you= no cash

    • 12

      Josh Fish

      8 years ago

      well they both have advantages, but getting paid almost always seems to get whatever you want in life

    • 15

      Rainbow

      8 years ago

      You clearly didn't think this through

    • 10

      A Royal Muffin

      8 years ago

      Franklin, I live by loopholes on this site and it never said you would get fired.

    • 10

      Fabian Gonzalez

      8 years ago

      If you don't enjoy it, sooner or later you'll be depressed and end off killing yourself because you won't want to deal with it ever again.

    • 30

      Zaltys

      8 years ago

      If you love your job, you won't have to work a single day of your life. (It's more of a hobby...that you get paid for.)

    • 4

      James Tanner

      8 years ago

      fuck the job i want oney

    • 5

      Franklin Chen

      8 years ago

      @a royal muffin Where in the fuck does it say you won't get fired? A bad loophole is one that doesn't exist

    • 3

      Franklin Chen

      8 years ago

      Fuck didn't read that comment correctly.... :/ but still, although it doesn't say that you will get fired, chances are you will.

    • 2

      randomasianguy

      8 years ago

      words from the wise lol

    • 4

      Rape

      8 years ago

      You don't go to work for fun. The only reason you're there is for the pay

    • 10

      DeShay P. Vinson

      8 years ago

      A job you love is more fulfilling and less tiring then a job you hate.

    • 3

      Tio Gabunia

      8 years ago

      if you work in a job you love you will never work you will just have fun every day

    • 5

      Micah Philson

      8 years ago

      GUYS! Just marry a rich person and get the best of both worlds.

    • 0

      Parker Mikkelson

      7 years ago

      Yup

    • 3

      mr_portrey

      7 years ago

      If you love that job then you'll move up in it and you'll be making big bucks in a job you love

    • 2

      burningsheep01

      7 years ago

      But if it's full time you wouldn't get to do much with the money

    • 2

      Shelsy Martinez

      7 years ago

      Fuck you

    • 3

      CreativeUsername

      7 years ago

      Who said anything about the low paying job being hard on a body? Low paying could be $10 an hour as a secretary. High paying job would be the one that would be hard on a body in my opinion.

    • 4

      Dj5578

      7 years ago

      You can do extra work for extra money.. If rather spend my days in joy than in sadness and hating what I do for a living.. That would be a waste of my time, life, and pride..

    • 1

      Utah G

      6 years ago

      as long as I get paid I dont care what i have to do

    • 5

      Micah Frazier

      6 years ago

      55% are greedy. If rather be poor than unhappy. It actually says you will be unhappy with the job. How then can you enjoy the money

    • 0

      The Flying Banana

      6 years ago

      I just realized I picked the wrong one what if the job you love is high paying and you just get paid low for that job

    • 1

      Logan

      5 years ago

      You sir Jim and everyone who picked the blue option are officially Dicks

    • 1

      Jacob Cain

      5 years ago

      What if your job is having your face sat on and farted on

    • 0

      ©€||£¥

      5 years ago

      Sacrifices for your family .-.

    • 2

      [deleted]

      5 years ago

      You still have to spend hours on the job on most days, so if you hate performing it you would hate your everyday basically.

    • 1

      funguy2015

      5 years ago

      right the amount of money you earn is the deciding factor and if you do it you can retire early

    • 3

      BillyBobNo

      5 years ago

      If you have lots of money but your job sucks, what's the point? Flip Side: If you do something you love, its not about the money. You're paid with the enjoyment. Plus people are generally more successful, and more likely to advance their career, if they enjoy their field.

    • 0

      Pinkie pie

      5 years ago

      You must have the money!!!

    • 0

      Bilbo Baginis

      5 years ago

      That is the stupitest thing ive read all day

    • 1

      PsychoTurtle

      5 years ago

      Yeah i love this job *whispers* jk i hate it.

    • 3

      snake96

      5 years ago

      Even though it would mean prostitusion or worse? You people are stupid

    • 0

      Rody Wilson

      5 years ago

      I agree

    • 4

      Daniel

      5 years ago

      Considering that you'll spend most of your life in your career, I'd pick the red. For your sanity. So that you don't kill yourself when your 50.

    • 1

      Mister

      5 years ago

      Lol if the job I hate is office work, just go to vat19.com and get some cool office supplies.

    • 0

      Pterodactyladiene

      5 years ago

      But a Fun job is good, if you can get it.

    • 0

      Max

      5 years ago

      you will love the job if your getting paid tons also you can retire early and you will get used to it so i would say its a fair trade

    • 1

      Kevin

      5 years ago

      What if you became an armpit sniffer huh?

    • 1

      Chocolate Chip Coder

      5 years ago

      Me......

    • 0

      a fox.

      5 years ago

      That's the hole point!

    • 0

      warrior101kdn

      5 years ago

      Preach!

    • 0

      IWannaTameYourDragon

      5 years ago

      Your not supposed to enjoy your job :/

    • 0

      Thomas Baja

      5 years ago

      yeah and you could quit after like 5 paychecks

    • 1

      jacksepticdug

      5 years ago

      yeah but if you hate a job you wont want to get up for it but if you love a job you would want to go everyday and earn more the the blue choice

    • 1

      MLGorilla

      5 years ago

      greedy much

    • 0

      Ahmettaha Akbulut

      5 years ago

      Screw you guys i accidenly pick this one cuz maybe i got the poop cleaner job

    • 0

      kawaipikachu

      5 years ago

      lol true

    • 0

      Minecratian

      5 years ago

      I'll be happy with the money because I'll afford a house and food!

    • 2

      LOL

      5 years ago

      Money is not everything, my friend.

    • 1

      xzak678

      5 years ago

      I'd do something that I like than have a bunch of money. If I have a house, car, and a girl.

    • 4

      SAlvizo38

      5 years ago

      @Jim who cares about the money,enjoy having fun all day bro!

    • 2

      YoloFish123

      5 years ago

      How selfish

    • 1

      brendan

      5 years ago

      JIm its not all about money

    • 2

      Ella

      5 years ago

      But with a job you love, you would work more hours, resulting in much more $$

    • 0

      cuck

      5 years ago

      i got bills. i need to pay. so im gon work, work, work every day. i got mouths. i need to feed. so im gon make sure everybody eats.

    • 0

      Boopy Doopy

      5 years ago

      so true

    • 0

      Awesome_Gamer

      5 years ago

      I don't care about enjoying a job in this situation. I wanna be RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 1

      I'll follow the sun

      5 years ago

      Most successful in life are the ones not with fame or riches, but those who decide that their life will entail, above all, love and happiness.

    • 1

      Kupperz

      5 years ago

      YOUTUE BITCH

    • 2

      ToyFace

      4 years ago

      A job you love lets you live a happy life.Imagine a life where you hate your job. Eventually you'll end up in retirement anyway.

    • 0

      Ashten

      4 years ago

      But with the pay you would start to like the job...

    • 1

      themiz

      4 years ago

      even you get paid the job you hate is dangerous there is a chance you die so fuck you jim

    • 0

      Mr.wigglemunch

      4 years ago

      You would like the job cuz they give u a shit ton of cash bruh.

    • 0

      BopperDooper

      4 years ago

      like you get more money and make your own bussnuiss

    • 0

      Owen

      4 years ago

      And get laid, plus Gatorade

    • 1

      Arvin Ghamami

      4 years ago

      Say the "low" was 1 million

    • 0

      Il Bear lI

      4 years ago

      ikr

    • 1

      grolarbearsarelife

      4 years ago

      But what if my job is exploring Antarctica

    • 0

      OOPS I

      4 years ago

      now i regret my choice

    • 0

      The Ice Cream man

      4 years ago

      Why would you even get a job if you get almost no money?

    • 1

      Elijah Lee

      4 years ago

      people like you are pathetic and what people showed never try to be

    • 0

      Triston Klocke

      4 years ago

      i have a would you rather question answer it

    • 0

      Triston Klocke

      4 years ago

      so answer it plz

    • 1

      Dwight Schrute

      4 years ago

      You know i'm better at sales than you, Jim!

    • 1

      Cochon

      4 years ago

      Your problem!!! (⌒▽⌒)

    • 1

      TBOPGaming

      4 years ago

      what if it was humiliation porn...

    • 0

      John

      3 years ago

      My favorite job is just one with a lot of money

    • 0

      riot_9000

      3 years ago

      exactly

    • 1

      charlie

      3 years ago

      no way

    • 0

      no

      2 years ago

      idk just buy a company you do like

    • 1

      Brendon

      2 years ago

      No was non believer

    • 0

      SnakeDoll

      2 years ago

      "Odiar" é uma palavra forte! Se eu "odiar" meu trabalho, mesmo ganhando bem eu não iria durar. Você poderia começar a "odiar" a mim mesmo por continuar um local de trabalho, apesar de tudo. "Que" as pessoas sem noção que preferem "odiar" do que "gostar" não passam de hipócritas, por valorizar mais o dinheiro do que a felicidade. Você continua a trabalhar em ambos os casos, o que é melhor que o papel

    • 0

      SnakeDoll

      2 years ago

      "....Você pode começar a odiar a 'si' mesmo por isso...[...]"(correção)

    • 1

      StarLord

      2 years ago

      I would work until I could find a god paying job I like

    • 1

      philip

      2 years ago

      you made a spelling error. it is "i just wanna get Laid" you said paid

    • 0

      Chicago

      2 years ago

      can you put an L instead of a P in Paid?

    • 0

      Karson

      2 years ago

      I'd get fired if i hated the job.

    • 0

      Savage Source

      1 year ago

      I hate bitches pay me low salary each month. My well-beloved job has been already taken by bandwagoning motherfuckers so I'll take a job I hate because I hate being at work when I could do anything I want. Time is money, so bring that to me!

    • 0

      sammyman9000

      1 year ago

      Except your productivity might be effected when it comes to not liking the job and might be fired soon.

  • 102

    shoos1

    12 years ago

    It's only worth doing if it makes you happy.

    • 13

      Ahti Song

      9 years ago

      Probably mean bosses too if it makes you hate the job.

    • 0

      dittofire1

      9 years ago

      Tell me more about your first few jobs

    • 1

      theTexan

      9 years ago

      I would hate a low paying job so I might as well hate a high paying job.

    • 2

      [deleted]

      8 years ago

      In this world you should be lucky for any kind of paying job, finding a job you like is about 95% impossible.

    • 1

      LIKEABOSS

      8 years ago

      I can just pay for my low paying job when i finish to make it better so i can get more money

    • 0

      okbuddy

      7 years ago

      Or you can work a few years and do a job you hate and retire to doing nothing but things you love

    • 1

      man awesome ras

      7 years ago

      @molly why didin't you choose the other option then

    • 1

      [deleted]

      5 years ago

      Unless you need it to get enough food and keep your house...

    • 1

      I'll follow the sun

      5 years ago

      Agreeed!

    • 0

      Alex

      5 years ago

      with money a little suffering means u can quit and be richer and happier than love being broke

    • 1

      Meow Meow Meow

      4 years ago

      If Your Happier. The Better

    • 1

      Brendon

      2 years ago

      So true!

  • 47

    Jacob Penta

    9 years ago

    Have a job you love and youll never have to work a day in your life...

    • 16

      Steven

      8 years ago

      Choose a job you love, and you'll never have to work a day in your life. ~Confucius. Best quote ever.

    • 0

      OreoD

      3 years ago

      ...Because nobody's hiring.

  • 32

    ultranewt

    9 years ago

    as long as i get enough cash too live

  • 16

    thisguy

    10 years ago

    There's a support group for that. It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.

  • 12

    Joseph

    9 years ago

    When the work you do is overpassed by the gold in your pocket, happiness is a lost cause. Money can't buy love.

    • 2

      Ernesto Perez

      9 years ago

      But money does buy lust and happiness!!

    • 0

      Alex

      5 years ago

      what bout working then quitting. ill be a richer, smarter u but a couple yrs older and happier cuz money can buy a big house and drugs on titties

  • 9

    MidiSaya

    10 years ago

    I reckon, even if I hated the job, the money'd be enough to make me happy about working there, kinda.

  • 8

    Jane

    9 years ago

    What if the high paying job is (for females) being a prostitute or stripper. Or an assassin,it has to be something you HATE, like maybe you got paid to eat spiders.

    • 2

      [deleted]

      5 years ago

      God point. I think many people don't properly think over what "hate" means here and which jobs they would actually hate performing. It could very well include frequently confronting your phobias or do something you're ethically against (which I think the assassin option would fall under for most). Or it could be something you don't properly manage, even with practise, which would really frustrate you

    • 1

      Alex

      5 years ago

      id quit and take drugs off titties

  • 7

    asmodeu

    9 years ago

    Basically, doing a job you love is like not working at all. And you get paid for it.

  • 7

    Frightened Badger

    9 years ago

    If you had a high sallary you could make lots of money and then retire and do the job you love but not relie on the moblney from it to supports yourself

  • 6

    Laika

    8 years ago

    If you enjoy your job, you never have to work a day in your life.

  • 6

    0cookiemonster0

    10 years ago

    i dont want to spend hours on something i hate.. money isn't as important to me :)

  • 6

    iamdrebbits

    11 years ago

    I easily get irritated with works i don't like.

  • 5

    Michael Steven Duy

    9 years ago

    Hey!

  • 5

    Suzanne Wolford

    9 years ago

    Everyone hates their job

    • 4

      [deleted]

      5 years ago

      I don't. And hating is not equivalent to just finding it boring at times

  • 5

    penguin888

    9 years ago

    Every job becomes one you hate.

  • 5

    Linkums

    10 years ago

    As long as I have enough money to live and buy some video games, I'm fine.

    • 0

      Kenton Russell

      4 years ago

      Same, all I need in life is my computer and maybe a PS4. Other than that I'm set for life.

  • 5

    Stolkmen

    11 years ago

    I'm sorry but I'd prolly quit if the job sucked that bad. It's kind of a "this is what we would pay you but since you're having fun we cut it down." I'd rather the one i love.

    • 0

      icon334

      8 years ago

      It

    • 0

      [deleted]

      7 years ago

      icon334, are you another one of those people that comment things that make no sense on things that don't contain mature content?

  • 4

    [deleted]

    7 years ago

    Who CARES if you get a low salary? It would be cool to make video games. Also, PRRRRRROMOTION, Anyone?

  • 4

    Joaquin Keymer

    8 years ago

    Insane guyz!!:( Do all your life sth you dont like?? I prefer being happy and having enough money to eat than hating my job and have loads of money to waste on other stuff that make you "fake happiness" fon an hour or two

  • 3

    Biscuit

    8 years ago

    Think about it. Your able to do the job and you get paid well. Who cares if you depressed within the time your working, when you get to go home and walk in the door to see your 18 inch flatscreen, outdoor swimming pool, complete with 6 whole bedrooms ;D. comon guys, maybe around 30 hours of unhappines a week while your at work but when you come home you'll see it really paid off

  • 3

    Acre2234

    8 years ago

    You can experience depression then suicide in a job you hate. The job you love could pay you more if you work overnight

  • 3

    muck.

    8 years ago

    What kind of person enjoys their job anyways?

    • 1

      Katherine Couture

      7 years ago

      Authors and artists normally do, as do most teachers.

    • 0

      Girls rule

      5 years ago

      Anybody can love their job if they choose to do it not for the momey

    • 0

      [deleted]

      6 months ago

      I'm okay with mine. Won't say I love it outright, but its mostly fine. There is a difference between not liking and outright hating

  • 3

    Animallover17

    8 years ago

    Money cant buy love or happiness I mean sure your happy at first with your nice cars, swimming pools, 3 mansions but then you realize that you really dont need all this crap your all alone in a big house tons of expensive stuff everywere but no one to share it with. Basicly what im trying to say is that "Its lonely at the top" and you wont really understand this until you go through it.

  • 3

    Ben Zafrir

    9 years ago

    a job is not the same as a career. you can have a career of your dreams and still get paid a lot for doing a job you hate

  • 2

    Devilkera

    5 years ago

    you get money to do something you love. better to do something you love and get money for it..

  • 2

    John Cena

    5 years ago

    Work hard and the money will come

  • 2

    Benny

    5 years ago

    It's not about the money, money, money.

  • 2

    PrecipitationLane

    5 years ago

    Wtf who wants to do something they hate for the rest of their lives

  • 2

    bigwilliestyle

    7 years ago

    Money doesn't buy you happiness.

  • 2

    nolanohate

    8 years ago

    Just get paid a lot then quit and work at the low salery place

  • 2

    auburnstar

    8 years ago

    If you've found your Element then this question is an easy one. I wouldn't want to (nor can I imagine myself) doing anything else than what I love.

    • 1

      CANDY

      4 years ago

      Well your kinda right but I'll have a bunch of money when I leave and get my dream job

  • 2

    Crown8

    8 years ago

    Hmmm... hard to hate a job you get super-paid for.

  • 2

    tcrlhouh

    8 years ago

    If you chose the red section, you are an idiot. While it would be nice to have a job you enjoy, there are more things in life than your work. While being at work will be fun, the rest of your life will suffer because you will be broke. At least if you hate your job, and get paid well, you have enough cash to do all the things you want in your free time. Not to mention you could retire much earlier and not work at at all. Most people hate their jobs anyway, so its not like you wouldn't be part of the majority.

    • 0

      [deleted]

      5 years ago

      As long as I have enough money for food I won't suffer by far as much as if I did something I really hate for several hours a week. I don't think hating your job is equivalent to just finding it a bit boring. I couldn't manage to work in the woods at summer if it meant the ants would be crawling all around me (i have phobia against them) and I'd actually rather kill myself than work as an assassin where I kill multiple, sometimes innocent people for money

  • 2

    Romain Kowalyk

    8 years ago

    high salary allows you to have fun outside your job and retire early if you save up well

  • 2

    Ross

    9 years ago

    false if i have a high salary I wold not hate the job

  • 2

    Disco_Chey

    9 years ago

    Who cares I just wanna make money

  • 2

    Forehead58

    9 years ago

    I'm guessing that "Low salary" still means enough to get by, just not as comfortably. 'Cause if it's not, it's really not even a question. You do what you've got to do. But if I can get by, even if I've gotta sacrifice some comfort, I'd rather be happy.

  • 2

    Ungrateful_Ninja

    9 years ago

    A man who enjoys his job never works a day in his life

  • 2

    Lewis

    9 years ago

    Don't waste your life by being miserable.

  • 2

    max

    9 years ago

    I assumed it was VERY high salary.........if so I would just live through it (I mean, how bad can a very high salary job be?) and then I would retire/go to a job I love and then be successful. Or I'd retire and go to hawaii, bitchez :D

  • 0

    2021hater

    3 weeks ago

    money.

  • 0

    Pedoro

    1 month ago

    A Parte de Ficar com raiva, é jogada no lixo depois que você gasta o dinheiro com coisas divertidas.

  • 1

    Gingerbrave

    2 years ago

    MONEY

  • 1

    VGM

    4 years ago

    I already have blue so................. YAY FOR DEPRESSION!!!

  • 1

    ToyFace

    4 years ago

    My dad got so many pay rises that now he get $100 an hour in a job he loves

  • 1

    factoid

    5 years ago

    I could work with reptiles forever and never have to or want to retire and be well off

  • 1

    GGMagma

    5 years ago

    You can't do your job if you're stressed and you can't have money without doing your job!

  • 1

    Lola

    5 years ago

    Its all about the money, money, money!

  • 1

    Tokarief

    5 years ago

    I'd gone mad probably.

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