Salty Dog wrote:
budhaboy wrote:I cannot HONESTLY say yes or no, as I have no experience with a higher salary
You've made the same amount of money your whole life???
generally increasing one's salary is resultant in more responsibilities, and greater amounts of stress in one form or another.
Jesus............why do you guys all have to weigh yourself down with this straw man anchor???
Do I dream of winning the lottery one day? Yes.
People usually dream of things that make them happy
Buying things for others BTW is probably one of the best examples of how money brings happiness to many people at once. Christmas at our house is about as much fun as humanly possible.
I'm not going to debate the more money for half the work because that is in no way close to reality.
with the amount of responsiblity and stress, both at home and at work, that I have now, no, I have no experience with a higher salary. I've made less at other jobs, but I had less responsibilities, and alot less stress too...and in actuality, I made a bit more than I do now working as a Roadie - and I certainly wasnt happier - living out of a suitcase, not having a real home, being on the road for months(some tours lasted more than 6 months) at a time puts a real drag on your social life - not being there for great events in my friends and families lives kinda sucked - so I got out, rented a room from someone, got a crappy low paying job till I could get my foot in the door, career wise.
Right now, I've been debating going for a full Federal ride(better job security, better benies) - right now I'm a civillian contractor - similar job, but at the Federal Pay grade that my salary is equivalent to, I would have to take nearly $10K in pay cuts initially(when employed with the Federal Gov't you start at the entry point of your equivalent pay grade, I'm presently at the high end of my equiv. pay grade). It'd be much less stress, as I wouldnt have to worry about losing my contract and being unemployed, and after 9-12 months I'd likely be returned to my original salary...is this feasible for me? I dont want to take the pay cut, but it'd be less stress...best I can give your question of "would I be happier making less money?" is "maybe"
I'm sure yet again you'll read far more into my statements, but that IS your modus ponens.