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How much does money factor into your decision to work - in terms of how much you work, what you do for a living, etc.?”

8 replies so far...

  • Money is pretty much the most important reason that I work - I've always been the breadwinner in our family so haven't had much choice. I would love to go down to part-time someday if that ever becomes an option.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Deb - Mom of 3 Girls on 12th October 2007

  • I sell medical equipment from home . if I don't work the accounts my pay suffers. I love what I do and and I love the flexibility.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Kim Begnaud on 8th October 2007

  • Money is the biggest factor for me right now. I don't enjoy my job anymore, and plan to stop working as soon as we can afford for me not to. As far as what I do, I am trained to be a teacher. I do have experience in other fields, but for the amount of time that I get off each year, the pay is better than anything else I could do. I would like to do something more mentally challenging and rewarding. Too many things have gotten in the way of actual teaching, and I just don't enjoy it anymore.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by alanaransley on 4th October 2007

  • Obviously, it's not a factor anymore or I would have gone out and gotten a "real" job ages ago!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Rusty on 4th October 2007

  • I need to work in order to maintain the lifestyle I want to provide for my family. As an entrepreneur, however, I am able to balance my dual roles easily and enjoy the flexibility that self-employment allows!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Mary Davis, Author, THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MOM on 4th October 2007

  • I love my job, I am lucky to work from home and schedule life around it. The money is great 2, with a goal of mortgage free and debt free by 40 with out giving up living- it certainly helps. 2 years of hard work will be so worth it in the end. I look at it like I have my cake and I get to eat it....lol

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by fhhc on 2nd October 2007

  • kathyHowe stole my answer! except for the part about having a job i am crazy in love with. i am up for a change and a new set of challenges. today, i have to answer that yes, money is a huge factor in why i do what i do and must continue on this paty ever in search of the next big break for more $$$$ (but today is a bad day for me to answer lol). When i started out i had no clue what i wanted to do or be. i just kind of fell into this and thank goodness it pays well LOL

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Kate on 2nd October 2007

  • I pretty much fell into my career so how much money I would potentially wasn't something I ever considered when starting out in the professional world. That said, I did give myself a goal of having a job I was crazy in love with that paid me a six-figure income by the time I was thirty. I only narrowly missed that goal. Does money drive where I'll work now? To some degree, it absolutely does. I'd be lying if I told you it didn't matter. But just as important is loving my job and the people I work with. I couldn't make my salary and work with a bunch of idiots. I'd go postal. LOL

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by KathyHowe on 2nd October 2007