It’s not About the Money

There are so many people that I’ve met in my life that have complained about their jobs and how unhappy they are with their situation.

I understand that it can be hard to find something you love to do and the struggle of finding something interesting to study. What I don’t understand is that people who has a job, complains that they don’t like their job. I am not saying it’s wrong to vent out about your situation but if you really are unhappy then why the hell are you working at that place?? People might not admit this but the real reason behind this is because it’s scary and it might lead to discomfort when quitting your job.

When I mention the word scary, I don’t mean it like it’s spooky, I mean it like the world out there is scary and leaving your job might get you into a situation you might not like. Getting into a situation that you’re not familiar with might make you a bit worried, it could be that you won’t find a new job anytime soon and you have to keep spending your savings (if you even have any). Perhaps you find another job that doesn’t give you the same wage (that is mostly the case if you change your roll). All of these things might leads to discomfort. But if you don’t make any changes, how are you gonna move on? How are you gonna grow and be happy? Is money really everything? People got it all wrong. Even if you earn a lot of money but you’re doing something you hate 40 hours a week, 160 hours a month, then what’s the point? This is what I hate with the society.

Someone I know is studying to become a doctor so I asked her one day why she wanted to be a doctor and her answer was: “Duh because of the money” I seriously got speechless when she said that (and then I scolded her afterwards for saying that)

I would NEVER want to be treated by someone who is a doctor due to the wage, what kind of bull is that? That makes me uncomfortable. It makes me feel like the person don’t want to help me at all. This is a major problem, people are getting the wrong idea. Becoming a doctor is about helping people not stealing money from them. Sigh, we’re living in a sad world. This is only one example out of many but you get point where I am going with this.

I was at the hospital the other day (long story) and this nurse told me she was working overtime (not sure if she was complaining or not) and then I said – “It’s good that you love your job” she looked at me and chuckled, “Not really I am just doing it because the pay is really good” she laughed out loud when she said that. I then smiled awkwardly back and said “You should’ve probably not have said that right before poking that needle in me” she laughed out loud once again (she thought I was joking but I was not). Things like this makes me angry. I know there are people out there that don’t know what they want to do but they keep doing their same routine over and over again. I am not saying she should change her job but she could’ve at least kept it a bit professional rather than mentioning that she’s doing it for the money.

It’s not about the money, it’s about happiness.

– Siara

1 Comment

  1. Hi Siara,

    To be honest, I think it’s pretty rare, and sometimes hard, to know what you really want to do in life and it’s even more rare to manage to do what you initially wanted to do (when you were a kid). I mean having the job you’d do for free because that’s your hobby, because that’s what you’ve always dreamt to do.
    Life is full of ups and downs and the path you’ve chosen doesn’t always lead you where you would have liked to be. So sometimes people choose their B plan.
    Sometimes people don’t even know what they want so they end up studying things they don’t even like or care about. I guess that’s how your nurse ended up where she is (if she was serious).

    It’s somehow sad because some of them are stuck where they are and the more they way the harder it will be for them to change and choose another path. When you start having kids, bills, credits you can’t afford to change overnight. You have responsabilities…

    I used to always hear my father complain about his job too. Mainly because he didn’t like his boss. Now he is just patiently waiting to retire because he waited too long. He probably should have chosen another path when he was young and free, like we are. That’s why you should tell your friend to choose wisely.
    Because like you said it’s not about money, at the end of the day it’s about happiness. Being happy with what you’re doing.
    Most people think they should undergo their daily job and they will be better later once they are in better position with more money but the truth you shouldn’t wait to be happy.
    The saying says, “happiness is the journey, not the destination” and this can’t be more true
    Make your life easier and start dooing something you like.

    I would add that there are some job you can’t and shouldn’t do if you don’t like them in my opinion. Because they are about people life and passion. They are obviously not for everyone and passion is mandatory. Teacher, politician (shouldn’t be a job imo though), doctor, vet, nurse, policeman, fireman, judge, lawyer…

    The scary thing about doctors who don’t like their job is that they swore before the Oath of Hippocrate.
    “Je passerai ma vie et j’exercerai mon art dans l’innocence et la pureté.” “I will pass my life and practice my Art.” – Serment d’Hippocrate

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