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aldodoeswork t1_j9omtlh wrote

I feel like all those factors are another way to say low wage. Because for the right price, people could look past most of the other options.


healing_waters t1_j9oqad3 wrote

Not really. Maybe you think of being compensated could make up for a long commute, having to relocate, or working shitty hours.

These issues come with metal health impact, and the potential for families to lose time together, or to readjust to a new area they may not like.


skilliard7 t1_j9orusg wrote

Eh, I disagree. I've been approached for jobs that pay $200k+ but turned them down due to many of the other factors listed.

My comfort and job satisfaction is worth more to me than a higher salary. Money doesn't buy happiness, and a bit of extra money in the bank doesn't make up for all of the other stress.


H_Lunulata t1_j9p0wx8 wrote


Once I hit a pay level where my life was comfortable, I stopped looking at the money so much as "how much crap do I have to put up with to get this money?"

And with each passing year, the amount of crap I'm willing to put up with declines :)


H_Lunulata t1_j9p0guq wrote

When I was young, money swayed me a lot more than it did by the time I was in my mid-30's.

Most jobs I've turned away were because the place looked like some kind of toxic slave pit. We're talking big red flags like "The work week here is 40 hours, but realistically most people put in 50+" "oh, so you pay, like time and a half for overtime?" "No, we are looking for people motivated by more than money." "Ah, I see, so you want free work. Gotcha." One could argue that's a case of low wage, but to me it's more "we expect you to be completely subservient to the company" - basically any time they mention some thing like "sweat equity" you know they mean "we expect you'll be donating a lot of free work to the company and we don't care about anything in your personal life."

I've seen managers mistreat (IMO) employees during an interview, that's a huge red flag.


sskoog t1_j9t0rpa wrote

>managers mistreat employees during an interview... that's a huge red flag

This is my answer too. If I sniff some bad interpersonal chemistry during the interview process, it's almost always a no. Barring absolute desperation, the higher wage (probably) won't offset hate-my-life-in-12-to-15-months, or, worse, step-into-some-pit-yielding-months-of-unemployment.


jadero t1_j9oyl29 wrote

Sure, but the right price might be insane. For example, I had numerous offers intended to entice me away from being able to go fishing before breakfast, play hooky on a nice afternoon for snowshoeing or sailing, and sleep in my own bed every night. It was never going to happen, because the only price I would accept would mean that I'd have just retired independently wealthy after a year. Two at the most. Big as my ego is, even I know I'm not worth that much!


Mahgenetics t1_j9pflwu wrote

I turned down a job that offered $25,000 more than what I am currently being paid for because they didnt offer PTO or health insurance