Skip to main content
3 answers
4
Asked 218 views Translate

Is the balance/salary of this job the balance you expected for your career?

I am just wondering about the cost of your jobs #money #career-choice

+25 Karma if successful
From: You
To: Friend
Subject: Career question for you

4

3 answers


0
Updated Translate

Alexandra’s Answer

I think it really depends on you ,and of course the values of the company you work for.
To be paid the higher salaries you might hope for, you will need to have paid your dues, so because I have worked very hard and paid my dues, yes I feel my salary is more or less what I expected at this sate of my career. However I think if you value work-life balance you need to be the one to create that balance.
After working very hard for the last 21 years I am now at a stage where making a point of creating more work-life balance, creating boundaries. That means being accountable for doing what I commit to doing but also knowing when to call it a day and setting time aside for my family and personal life.
0
0
Updated Translate

Terrell’s Answer

Hello Anna,

If you are asking if I am happy with the salary I have at this stage in my career, then my answer would be yes. It's a little tricky for me because I am my own boss and I pay myself. Being my own boss has allowed me to create a perfect work/life balance. I am able to take time off when I want to and even take my work on the road if I have to. Getting to this point in my career took years of saving and investing so that I could call my own shots!

Best of luck to you!

Terrell
0
0
Updated Translate

Alexandria (Aly)’s Answer

One of the things I learned through my career is that different industries and specializations pay differently. I started my career in training and development working for a college. I made a good salary and was happy. As I progressed I found that if I did training that was more technical, I could make a little more. Then I realized that Organizational Change Management included training and was a good next step. Finally, I ended up at a technology company doing Change Management and had a big salary increase. If I had continued working for colleges I would have been capped in my salary much lower than I am now.

Now I make more than I had expected simply because I specialized in technology and found a growing industry.
0