Money versus happiness?????
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|Mon, 05-20-2013 - 10:30pm|
I am single, and have always worked hard, and been self sufficient. But, this has come at a sacrifice. I make VERY good money, but I work 12 hours a day with no real life. I also have a very stressful job and deal with a somebody who bullies on a regular basis. There is no where to turn and he has a created a place that is so stressful. Im stressed from the moment I get there until I leave, fearful of the next over reaction. He holds others to this standard that nobody (not even himself) can meet. If I take a vacation day or call in sick, he sends such horrible emails that its almost not even worth it.
But, i have job stability, and have the capability of making a lot of money. And so for the last 12 years, I have struggled with, just put it up with it for a few more years, until he retired, make as much as I can, retire young, and do something else. It also affords me a lifestyle, where I can shop, travel, buy what I want, and i don't have to wonder where the next pay check is coming from (trust me...i have been there too).
However, I am at my breaking point, in tears on a regular basis and generally frozen.
the job market is so terrible, and i have sent out about 30 resumes. I have had 1 interview. I have another interview this week, and its a job that Im pretty sure I can land. Its 7.5 hours a day, great benefits, more than 30 days off work. No job is perfect, but this one is pretty close to it. But, I would be taking a $50,000 to $60,000 if not more of a paycut. I may have to move b/c Im not sure i can afford where I live, id have to cut out majorly (which is ok).
Im 40 years old and would be going back about 7 years. But, at what point is it worth it? trading happiness for money, or vice versa? Im so frozen and stuck in this horrible job, and scared of moving, scared to work, scared to stay, scared to leave. My mind is so tiwsted with this. I have no idea what to do.