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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by amelie, Oct 1, 2002.

  1. amelie

    amelie Member
    10+ Year Member

    Aug 30, 2002
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    i am about to return to work...and here's the thing...

    the job i really want would require that i take a 3000 pay cut. (basically putting me back at entry level when i have 3.5 years experience).

    the job i don't really want would pay me approx. what i was making before i returned to school.

    my question is: what would you do?

    need some sort of sounding board.

  2. Medical123

    Medical123 Senior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Dec 4, 2001
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    It would be a hard decision. I am not sure what I would do myself if I were in your situation. However, sometimes being happy is a little bit more important than having money. It just depends on whether or not you can afford the pay cut.
  3. tkim

    tkim 10 cc's cordrazine
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    Aug 2, 2002
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    The question is whether you need the 3K more than the extra job satisfaction from the lower-paying job.

    How long you stay at that job would also be a factor for me.

    Say, if I were planning on going to med school in a year or two, and I knew that I could use the extra money to beat down some debt before matriculating, then I'd suck it up and work for more money with less satisfaction.

    If I planned on staying at a job for more than a couple of years, and personally, I get sick of crappy situations real quick, then I'd take the more satisfying job since job satisfaction is what I'm looking for here.

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