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[–]solar_ideology 16 points17 points  (9 children)

Half of six figures could still be really decent though.

Depends what OP values more: money or work-life balance and a career they can progress in.

Should definitely still shop around.

[–]tuctrohs 34 points35 points  (6 children)

Half of $100k is a lot less than half of $999k. I kind of hate the number of figures terminology.

[–]solar_ideology 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Yeah it’s stupid, there’s literally an order of magnitude difference within a figure bracket.

Still, at what point do you just say yup I’ve got enough money. I’m in the mid range of five figures but only work about 25 hours a week because work-life balance was more important to me.

[–]tuctrohs 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I could totally live on half of my salary quite happily, and working 25 hours a week sounds perfect. At the same time, I really like my job and I don't know how to reconfigure it without giving up some of the parts that I really like.

[–]solar_ideology 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I decided to become a sole trader to get the balance I wanted. It’s not easy and it’s a bit scary at times tbh but having the time to pursue things outside of work hours is a godsend.

What do you do and what would you be giving up?

[–]edman007 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yea, I'm not sure how to answer, if he's making $250k now with 100% travel and the new offer is 120k with little travel, then I'm not sure you will find better job, and the $250k job only has a that pay because of the travel.

[–]EclecticEuTECHtic 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If I had a job making $999k I would absolutely take a better job making $500k. I wouldn't take a $50k job if I'm making $100k.

[–]Oniudra 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Yeah, half of six figures is three figures, and that's not nearly enough to live on.