How happy are you/how much do you earn?
OK then – lets try rating your general happiness with life/your job against your salary. Me:
😛Posted 11 years ago
Salary 😳Posted 11 years ago
VeryPosted 11 years ago
Job – 6Posted 11 years ago
Salary – enough to be paying back student loan on the old scottish system
I love my work, 8/10 for happiness, would be a 10/10 if not for minor health problems.Posted 11 years ago
Self- employed, so lucky to earn anything much. Enough to contribute to household bills and the odd jolly.
Living in Reading, its a shithole , no offence to anyone else unfortunate enough to be living here but you should move up north and see what your missing.
Everything else is better than it was this time last year (ever seen a grown man cry?) so can’t complain.
£27.5kPosted 11 years ago
more than average.
oh and reading is not exactly a shining beacon of the south….Posted 11 years ago
There’s little correlation between money and happiness.Posted 11 years ago
Fairly.Posted 11 years ago
Enough that I should be.
but I have also earned less and been happy and been unhappy while still earning lots.
I think if you are paid lots of money because the job is horrible you will be less happy than someone who loves their job and is paid less.Posted 11 years ago
not very/**** allPosted 11 years ago
In 2007 I was on £26k p/a, largest annual salary for me to date. It was also the most prolonged period of unhappiness in my life so far, didn’t think it was possible to be so miserable at work; 0/10.
Now I’m self employed and have just about enough money to cover bills, but absolutely none spare. (Don’t know what that is out of 10…… it could be 0 or 10!) If it’s not vital I don’t buy it, but I’m really pretty happy at the moment 9/10Posted 11 years ago
Same as bunnyhop…. self employed/unemployed
Love my job 10/10 😀Posted 11 years ago
but lucky to earn anything at the momment 🙁
Mountain biking – 😀Posted 11 years ago
11 ‘O’ levels, 2 ‘A’ levels, Foundation Course in A&D and a BA(Hons) in Graphic Design. 15 years ‘in the trade’ and I’m still below the current average salary (though I put that down to my lack of ambition).
Happy, mind.Posted 11 years ago
Life is very good, well paid job which is rather boring, but very easy, great kids and a gorgeous missus who i love to bits. Only problem is im desparate to move abroad, either France/Spain or Oz, but the missus is having none of it. Having said that she is umming and ahhing about Oz at the moment, so i’ll see.Posted 11 years ago
I’m still below the current average salary
So are the majority of people.Posted 11 years ago
Do project work so happiness varies from time to time. Currently working from home on something interesting so happy though wouldn’t want to do it all the time as would get lonely. Salary is quite high and has allowed me to live in a village near the Surrey Hills so that’s nice! Willing to take a salary cut if I could find an interesting job close to home.Posted 11 years ago
I’d be much happier if I could spend more time with my wife and kids. Shifts, unavoidable overtime, and my wife’s job mean it’s a lot less that I would like. Ships in the night sort of thing.
Work itself – loathe it sometimes, enjoy it sometimes, most days it doesn’t put me up or down. I’m very grateful for the job security though, especially having a family. I think the pay is fair.
If I ever had enough money to give up work and be a home dad, then it might make a difference to my happiness. Until then, probably doesn’t affect it much. It gets spent however much it is!Posted 11 years ago
FWIW the most screwed up person I know is (was?) in line for over 100M when their dad pops off. In some ways they’ve got everything on a plate, but in other ways they’ve got nothing. I wouldn’t swap, even now.Posted 11 years ago
Happy enough with my job.
Earn enough to pay the bills and buy a few nice bikes, which is what makes me happy.Posted 11 years ago
You can’t buy me love. But you can buy me a nice shiny bike, a bigger tent and a bottle of Old Thumper.Posted 11 years ago
I was reasonably happy in my job, and ha turned down the opportunity for seriously bigger bucks as it would have meant more time working and travelling and a lot more stress.
Very happy now that I’ve retired (though the stress element has risen again….)Posted 11 years ago
Happiness 8/10 want to move back to Wales and hills … Bicester is rubbish!!
Job great and earn enoughPosted 11 years ago
Work, hmm, some days 0/10, really good days its maybe a 7/10 but never higher. Although to be fair i’m lucky as nothing i do will ultimateyl kill someone, i dont; scrape dead people up off roads or wipe old peoples bottoms all of which would not be what i woudl consider a great job for me.Posted 11 years ago
Pay: good but theres a pretty distinct lack of correlation between money/being happy, having more can lead to less in many respects. The more you get the more greedy you get etc. Well, thats what i’ve found anyway ….
Happiest times have honestly been when I’ve had the least.Posted 11 years ago
I remember splitting with a partner some years ago. Had to sell everything, & I mean everything, to pay off debts she had run up, & even then had to pay off a huge loan over 2 years. I remember walking in to town one sunny Friday lunchtime after the final payment. I had no car, & I only had a few ££’s to myself but the feeling of being out of debt & about to make a new start was incredible.
I remind myself of that feeling whenever money worries come around.
happy yes 14 i ride bikes couldn’t be better tbh I have the best biking mates ever just GCSE’s aren’t all fun.
one of then i get to make a bike for a GCSE cool or what ?
salary well i get pocket money does that count it would be £8 a week lolPosted 11 years ago
Happiness 8/10, twins on the way so lots going on.Posted 11 years ago
Job 7/10, bike shop work is good but after promotion seem to end up dealing with all the problems.
Money 3/10, bike shop and high salary seem to be incompatible.
a lot of doh equals lots of hassle pressure & dull management meetings.Posted 11 years ago
Was ok till this morning. WAS getting paid £25k
Told this morning that the place I work/ed at is closing as of…….NOW 👿
Apart from that I’m good. I went to a funeral straight from being ‘redunantised’, then went home and built up a SingleSpeed, nearly 😀
So work is 0/10Posted 11 years ago
life 🙂Posted 11 years ago
work 🙂 with a hint of :-0 looking over my shoulder
salary can’t complain
Work 8/9 /10
soooo……not bad really, if i wake up in the morning, all is well, if i don’t wake up, i is dead i spose.Posted 11 years ago
hhhhmmm … to be frank not that happy but then things can be worst so I am in the middle.Posted 11 years ago
In conclusion, money can’t buy happiness; but it does let you be miserable in style!Posted 11 years ago
Interesting – there does seem to be some kind of negative correlation between earning lots of money and being happy. Spose the problem is the higher up you get in your given field generally the more hours you work and the more stressful it is.
I’m off to go and do Garburn Pass now – woooo! 😛Posted 11 years ago
Job is about 5/10 at the moment, but home life is a rocking 10/10.Posted 11 years ago
Moneywise, I earn enough to keep me in food that’s not Morrison’s Economy range
Work 🙂 (but highly stressed and temporary contract so not sure how much longer that will last)
Pay 😀 (as above)
Who was it who said “the best things in life are free, but it takes money to enjoy them in comfort”?Posted 11 years ago
I test Condoms for a living. Currently developing an ultra thin version for larger males. We tend to use Polish girls (harder working) for both the oral and missionary work. Hours are long but it is rewarding work.Posted 11 years ago
I test Condoms for a living. Currently developing an ultra thin version for larger males
You have to do ‘it’ with larger males?Posted 11 years ago
Very HappyPosted 11 years ago
Arrival of second child while both me and mrs are freelance may have something to do with both of those states.
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