How happy are you/how much do you earn?
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 9 years agoAnna BMember
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 9 years agosmogmonsterSubscriber
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 9 years agomudsharkMember
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 9 years agothegreatapeMember
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 9 years agoNZColSubscriber
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 9 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 ….takisawa2Subscriber
Happiest times have honestly been when I’ve had the least.Posted 9 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.X111Member
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 9 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 9 years ago
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