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I've considered a switch in jobs this weekend. I've got a pretty stable, but only moderately well-paying job right now. It's not much of a challenge, and it's got a unique schedule (some evenings, some mornings, Thur-Mon work week). It does offer a cap of 40 hour weeks, two days off in a row, and good health care and other perks. The other job would require a 60-hour/6-day-per-week start until a product is launched, a bit more pay, and a regular M-F schedule. The first is hourly, the latter is salaried.

At this point, I am not sure what I'm going to do. I really like my free time. I like having two days off per week. I also like having money, and more of it is always good.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do. The "six-days-per-week" thing is most frustrating right now. Until I heard that, I was looking to make the switch. I could handle M-F, 8-6. That's 10*5=50 hours/week. I dunno.

6 Responses to "Jobs"

  1. Don't do it. I know I'm different than you, but I took a 20k/Yr pay cut to get into a job like you describe that you've currently got. Unless of course you're single with no attachments, then go for it.

  2. I'm single. No attachments. Just a lifestyle I like, currently...

  3. Erik, for the love of god man, DON'T do it. I left my job of eight years similar to the one you have now for a more "stable" position and all I have to show for it is less free time and more headaches. I'm currently seeking new employment. If I last one more month in my current position my head may explode. Stay loose and find the job that will make you happy. Money is nice but it does not make up for all the time I'm missing with family and friends.

    Good luck.

  4. You just have to make sure what your priorities are: Extra money or your sanity. My vote's for sanity. Sure, you'd have extra money with the other job but you won't have the time to enjoy it, and even when you do have the time, you'd be too damn tired to do so.

  5. the big key for me is the salaried vs wage. No matter what you work you always feel underpiad, why make it worse by being salaried?

  6. Remember, it's on an extra 10 hours, it's an extra day. If you're making enough that you don't have to borrow arround at the end of your paycheck cycle, you're making enough. Don't get caught in the greed cycle, it's not worth it. You can always make more money doing contract work, you can never make more time that way.


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