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Sharon, I would not! Every day is a gift and after 31 years of teaching, real estate offers such variety and every day is different. I would NOT accept a less satisfying job for TRIPLE the money.
Kathleen Daniels, Prob...
San Jose, CA
Yes and I didn't even have to think about it. Part of that is my age and if you asked me 10 years ago the anwer may have been no. 30 years ago it would have been yes. It depends where we are in our careers.
Paid TWICE as much? As I grin and twist my hands together menacingly...I feel fortunate to have a job I like, make good money while helping people. As a 3rd generation Realtor I tried to resist it, but in the end, great fit for me.
All joking aside, 2X as much profit would not make me feel as good as what I do and what I make now as a Realtor. Interesting question.
No. I would not. I must enjoy what I do. I live my life with purpose. If I am not satisfied in what I am doing then I would be out of alignment with my purpose.
West Lafayette, IN
Twice as much as I'm making now? You bet, I could buy my mega yacht and Tesla!!
I just did a three year stint in corporate America. Felt like I was in a coffin with a straw to breathe out of. Very regulated, very restricted...although I did generously contribute to my 401K. However, if you do that in real estate, it's tax deferred income and if you have a really good year, as a self employed person, you can contribute way more than you can through a company 401 as an employee. I've returned to real estate and am discovering how hard it is to ramp up all the (successful) systems I had in place before I left. I would never do this again.
Sharon -- I think you're right. Satisfaction is often overrated and is rarely and truly guaranteed.
I am not sure.
No, money isn't everyting, as long as I have enough money to keep the bills paid, I am usually a happy camper. Having a job that I actually enjoy is much more important to me.
Would there be heavy lifting or toilet cleaning involved?
I guess it would depend on the job, but probably not.
Definitely not! I own my office and love my job. I am lucky to work with both my daughters and daughter in law. My office is located in an underserved area of San Antonio so when we hand over keys or sell a fixer upper to an investor I know that I have made a difference in people's lives!
Sharon Tara - it all depends on what makes us 'happy'. It's a relative term and when you say 'less satisfying', how is it defined?
Most people like more money - and money does bring happiness, to an extent. Now if there are other issues with the job, schedule, boss etc etc, I'd prefer not ot switch.
I think I can go on and on and on - however, simply put, I would rather work harder (and smarter) and make more money in what I like!
No, certainly not! I love what I do and there is no one standing behind me checking to ensure they are getting their money's worth!
Absolutely not. That is why I love my life. I have never stayed long on a job that I did not like.
That would be a lot of money and I don't think I would be dissatisfied.
Sharon- it would depend upon the job and the money. Nothing is ever written in stone.
I could be tempted to come out of retirement for a major challenge. For me, the income in real estate has been more important than the satisfaction.
No, NO and NO! We love what we do. There have been several time in our lives, when we were offered what would have DREAM jobs for someone else, and yet it would have taken our freedom and spirit away because it was a compromise. In the long run our health would have been impacted as well as our relationship...it was so easy to say NO, THANK YOU.
One of our friends was offered 7 figures, first class travel, accomodations on both coasts. He was tempted for 10 seconds he told us. and then said, NO THANK YOU!
I think, it has to do with your values and how important they are to you. A
Maybe. If it was just boring yes, if it was unpleasant or more stressful no.
At my age, yes...it would allow me to pad my retirement a bit more
It's really hard to answer that question without knowing what the new job would be. I would probably consider something new ...especially if it offered a REGULAR PAYCHECK!
Sharon -- the money factor is certainly intriguing but the next question is how much less satisfying?
Hmmm, double the amount. Well now let's see. We are passionate about Long Island Real Estate...but did you say double and is it guaranteed???
I might.... a job can be as satisfying as you want it to be.... if I can make twice what I make now, I'd truly consider it!!!! that's a nice piece of change, Sharon....