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Good Reasons to Choose a Lower Paying Job

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Research has shown that for many people salary is not the top priority when it comes to finding an ideal job. Everyone wants to earn as much as they can, but there are some things that are more important in the long run.

Benefits That Matter

Some jobs have benefits that are more important than salary. Work/life balance is counted as the main reason why people accept a job. This could mean flexible working hours, which can help to give you the chance to be at home when you need to be.

Research has shown that for many people salary is not the top priority when it comes to finding an ideal job. Everyone wants to earn as much as they can, but there are some things that are more important in the long run.

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Some employers will pay for and give you the time you need to get more qualifications. It is great to be able to get on the job experience at the same time as completing some course work, and this will always look good on your resume.

There could be any number of other benefits, such as health care or having a company vehicle at your disposal. Sometimes, the benefits package can amount to more than a higher salary and having to pay for these things yourself.

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A Passion For The Job

Some people would do a job for very little money if it is something they have a passion for. Typical examples of this would be nurses and teachers who do not earn great salaries but love what they do.  Being happy in your work is vital for your mental health, and it is understandable why people opt for these types of jobs.

“The problem with choosing a career is that you’re not often sure of what you really want to do for the rest of your life. While some people are lucky enough to know what their chosen path is from a very early age, others discover their passion later in life. Yet others settle down to do the job that life has handed to them even as they long for their dream job; they don’t act out their dreams because of financial constraints – the money is good at their current job and they know that dreaming of making the same amount at their dream job is as good as hoping for a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.” – Should You Choose a Job or Let a Job Choose You

For some, it is not just that they do not earn a great deal, they also see that where they are working is underfunded and are trying to make a difference for the students or patients they are caring for.  Crowdfunding for teachers to buy extra materials for their students, or to do something special for them, is in place, just as there are ways to help nurses improve the clinics they work in for their patients.

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Better Positions

Sometimes, it is better to accept a lower paid job that carries a title than a higher paid one where you are one of many. Being in charge of a project or a department will give you experience that could be vital for the future of your career. It will always be impressive on your resume if it shows that you were an office manager or a project leader, for example.

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Remote Working

With any job, you have to consider the time and cost of getting there. If you can work remotely from home, both of those problems disappear.  As well as the time you will save traveling, you will not have the stress of the rush hour commute and that has to be a better start to your day. This way of working is becoming more popular as it not only saves employees time and cost, but the employers do not need so much working space so they save money too.

The digital world had made this possible, and as technology progresses, so the numbers of people working from home will continue to grow.

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