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Would you choose high paying frustrating job over satisfying job with meagre salary? 

How did you find the balance? 

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bikidas2060 wrote:

bank job has no personal private life liberty. 😔

Again it depends on branch /bank.

My known person is working as manager in sbi. Lot, hell lot of work (10am-6pm,some days 7pm working hrs routine). 

Another guy is manager in psu rural branch. 

Goes to work10am, field visit 11-1pm. Noon 2-3pm stays in branch office. 3pm ends the day (sometimes 4pm)

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One of the tragedies of us being a third world country is that we are always forced to choose money over passion. When a gifted painter works in a sales job or a talented singer works in customer care, all talents are wasted. Not only it creates disillusioned individuals, but also bad for the society because it lost a talented singer and painter. 

I was deeply unhappy during my job though salary was good. Deep down I knew I was not very good which left me demotivated. It took me a lot of time to find what I truly like. It took even bigger courage to leave and say goodbye to that paycheck. Once that salary credit SMS stopped, I'd wake up drenched in sweat in the middle of the night wondering if I have made a blunder. Make sure your family is on board before you start chasing your dreams.

I struggled like hell when I started on my own, but even 12 hour days can still be fulfilling if you love your work. Slowly the wheels turned and my money worries went away.

Just find what you are truly good at and find a way to make it a career. Be ready to make huge sacrifices/compromises along the way, continuously improve and learn from your mistakes.

This is no 3 idiots Rancho BS, but one day money will be no object if you truly love what you do. The amount of freedom and work-life balance will be light years ahead of anything else.

Based on personal experience

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PlaYITsmooTH wrote:
@MrKool_JJ @guest_999

Depends on how much money you need to live comfortably, a salary of 50k per month is enough to live comfortably in a tier-2 city but not in Delhi/Mumbai. Once you have achieved that comfort level with salary then start thinking about job satisfaction because no point in having job satisfaction between 9 to 5 if you need to spend 2 hours hanging in crowded Mumbai local to reach your 6 by 6 feet room/home.

@MrKool_JJ correct the room dimensions as per what ever is considered as cheap/small nowadays in Mumbai.

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it is tough question.. it today world with increasing prices.. you have to sacrifice some percent of your personal life to earn money. that too if you are working in private sector. it is difficult to have work - life balance. May not be all the cases but I have seen few instances..

if you have job in govt sector or a sector with fixed timings (like bank job) I feel you will have time to spend with your family also..

More or less .., how are you investing / savings matters. a lot..

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lol, anyone from either fine.

Most employees in India(or any developing country) falls under frustrating job with meagre salary

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aswaniexpress wrote:

it is tough question.. it today world with increasing prices.. you have to sacrifice some percent of your personal life to earn money. that too if you are working in private sector. it is difficult to have work - life balance. May not be all the cases but I have seen few instances..

if you have job in govt sector or a sector with fixed timings (like bank job) I feel you will have time to spend with your family also..

More or less .., how are you investing / savings matters. a lot..

Ask the work pressure of SBI probationary officers. You will be surprised. 
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rsai01 wrote:
Ask the work pressure of SBI probationary officers. You will be surprised. 
Their salary surprises everyone too
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TempAcc wrote:
Most employees in India(or any developing country) falls under frustrating job with meagre salary

Are you (knowingly/ unknowingly) exaggerating a bit?

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rsai01 wrote:
Ask the work pressure of SBI probationary officers. You will be surprised. 

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Okay, i tried both, when i was getting very less salary but satisfied from work, no heavy pressure but later I got frustrated, so i switched for better salary, now m not satisfied with work and feel exhausted and frustrated so i quit that as well, then i switched where work and pay both wasn't satisfactory, felt lost.
Now looking for both better work satisfaction and better pay. Which is very hard to find. 
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aswaniexpress wrote:

it is tough question.. it today world with increasing prices.. you have to sacrifice some percent of your personal life to earn money. that too if you are working in private sector. it is difficult to have work - life balance. May not be all the cases but I have seen few instances..

if you have job in govt sector or a sector with fixed timings (like bank job) I feel you will have time to spend with your family also..

More or less .., how are you investing / savings matters. a lot..

Government jobs have a lot of pressure as well and working environment is very bad in government offices. We have to spend a lot from our salary for even basic things like printer cartridge, papers, etc.
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SaveMoney69 wrote:
What about business ?

Business runs in families, it's a 100% risky proposition and indian society is still not very accepting to that fact. 

Depends on aptitude of the individual, but one should always give a try if economic condition permits 

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rsai01 wrote:
Ask the work pressure of SBI probationary officers. You will be surprised. 

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Satisfying life over frustrating job. You never know how long is your life, it might end soon. So just enjoy it with less luxury but a healthy and happy life.   
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Always prioritise your family + personal health over money. Never work extra hours, no matter what. No employer is loyal to you, so why should you be loyal to them?

There's an old saying - Health is Wealth

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kartikxxx wrote:
Okay, i tried both, when i was getting very less salary but satisfied from work, no heavy pressure but later I got frustrated, so i switched for better salary, now m not satisfied with work and feel exhausted and frustrated so i quit that as well, then i switched where work and pay both wasn't satisfactory, felt lost.
Now looking for both better work satisfaction and better pay. Which is very hard to find. 
Change your friends and invest time in hobbies.
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rsai01 wrote:
Ask the work pressure of SBI probationary officers. You will be surprised. 

prepare hard for these competitive exams

secure rank and get selected


and still have to do the work every day😭

<<insert pikachu surprise face>>

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PlaYITsmooTH wrote:
@MrKool_JJ @guest_999

Depends on how much money you need to live comfortably, a salary of 50k per month is enough to live comfortably in a tier-2 city but not in Delhi/Mumbai. Once you have achieved that comfort level with salary then start thinking about job satisfaction because no point in having job satisfaction between 9 to 5 if you need to spend 2 hours hanging in crowded Mumbai local to reach your 6 by 6 feet room/home.

@MrKool_JJ correct the room dimensions as per what ever is considered as cheap/small nowadays in Mumbai.

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yolodime wrote:

Always prioritise your family + personal health over money. Never work extra hours, no matter what. No employer is loyal to you, so why should you be loyal to them?

There's an old saying - Health is Wealth

That's a vague suggestion imho..

For example, my doctor friend is a resident in a government hospital, they pay her 35k/month. Her work hours morning 7am till night 8pm, mon-sat.. 2 Sundays duty (one 7am-8pm, another Sunday 8pm-7am) apart from this 6 night duties (8pm-7am) in a month.. She's frustrated with work stress eventhough she likes the subject. When I ask her she tells she's doing this for her family future & by quitting she'll risk that.. 

Another friend is a trainee in a 5 star in Mumbai. Working like anything, meagre stipend. Says he's doing this for himself to secure future but he doesn't enjoy working like that.. 

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give me an example of high paying frustrating job. 

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MR_BEAST wrote:
Satisfying life over frustrating job. You never know how long is your life, it might end soon. So just enjoy it with less luxury but a healthy and happy life.   

My uncle is a specialist consultant. He recently finished his masters, after working for 1 month (good salary 1.5L) he took a break. 

It's been 6 months, he hasn't returned to work. He wakes up at 11am-12 noon. He has a small home garden in backyard, he works with his plants till late noon, then cooks something, watches web series /Movies etc with no social contact (apart from social media). Cooks dinner & sleeps.. This lifestyle is satisfying for him & he's planning to start a plant nursery in a year(eventhough everyone in family is against it). He says he's frustrated with work so he wants a break.. 

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Simbha3 wrote:

give me an example of high paying frustrating job. 

I am sure there are plenty.. Frustation is at individual level & is not generic

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Simbha3 wrote:

give me an example of high paying frustrating job. 

frustrating job has nothing to do with high/low pay but the people around u , people dies/die inside/life threetenign desease due to it
my advise priorities in order
1.health : mental/physical
2.future scope (bitcoin waala job mat lena)
3. posting (night shift will ruin u in longer run , also dont go danger area)
4.enviroment, peephole sud not b chu
5.money , value of indian rupee is decreasin anyway so concentrate on other thing
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Paise ka chakkar babu bhaiya kabhi khatam nahi hota ...my uncle retired from a gazetted post and joined private sector even after 62 ....his family is shit and still he works .....peace of mind /family /money noone can have all of them ..so prioritize wisely 

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dosa wrote:

My uncle is a specialist consultant. He recently finished his masters, after working for 1 month (good salary 1.5L) he took a break. 

It's been 6 months, he hasn't returned to work. He wakes up at 11am-12 noon. He has a small home garden in backyard, he works with his plants till late noon, then cooks something, watches web series /Movies etc with no social contact (apart from social media). Cooks dinner & sleeps.. This lifestyle is satisfying for him & he's planning to start a plant nursery in a year(eventhough everyone in family is against it). He says he's frustrated with work so he wants a break.. 

Check his youtube history ....He must be watching sigma male compilations...😜

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I was let go in July 2020. My salary was X. Joined Company Y after that and now with Company Z since Jan 2022 at Salary. ~2X. So grew 100% in nearly 18 months.


Now coming to happiness, its all subjective. I wasn't happy back in 2020, was cribbing in 2021 and now I felt that my current Company is piece of Shit. And previous ones were much better .... Still I find my happiness even after cribbing all day. But would be glad to move out even now ....

So as long as it balances out and you don't get stress physically, you should make it work. 
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One of the tragedies of us being a third world country is that we are always forced to choose money over passion. When a gifted painter works in a sales job or a talented singer works in customer care, all talents are wasted. Not only it creates disillusioned individuals, but also bad for the society because it lost a talented singer and painter. 

I was deeply unhappy during my job though salary was good. Deep down I knew I was not very good which left me demotivated. It took me a lot of time to find what I truly like. It took even bigger courage to leave and say goodbye to that paycheck. Once that salary credit SMS stopped, I'd wake up drenched in sweat in the middle of the night wondering if I have made a blunder. Make sure your family is on board before you start chasing your dreams.

I struggled like hell when I started on my own, but even 12 hour days can still be fulfilling if you love your work. Slowly the wheels turned and my money worries went away.

Just find what you are truly good at and find a way to make it a career. Be ready to make huge sacrifices/compromises along the way, continuously improve and learn from your mistakes.

This is no 3 idiots Rancho BS, but one day money will be no object if you truly love what you do. The amount of freedom and work-life balance will be light years ahead of anything else.

Based on personal experience

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Would love to hear experiences from  senior citizens who lived & seen many things in life! 

Do you know  any1 in this forum? @posiedon

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