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Would You Be Unhappy for Money?

Poll #1839681 Money and Happiness

Hypothetical: you are offered a job that pays the equivalent of $50,000 US a year more than your current earnings. The job will require you to work longer hours, work with difficult people (clients and co-workers) and it's pretty much guaranteed that you will hate your job. Do you take the higher paying job?

Definitely
1(1.6%)
Probably
8(12.9%)
I'm not sure
4(6.5%)
Probably not
21(33.9%)
Definitely not
28(45.2%)

In answering the previous question, which of the following if any, were a factor in your decision? (Select as many as apply.)

An extra $50K a year would really help me with financial pressures I'm under
19(10.9%)
Extra money would mean extra happiness in my life away from work
9(5.2%)
I thrive in high-stress enviornments
2(1.1%)
I am happy in my current work environment and would hate to leave it, even for an extra $50K a year
15(8.6%)
I don't like high-stress positions, no matter how much they pay
38(21.8%)
I would be unable to accept the better paying job because I'm required to avoid stress for medical reasons
12(6.9%)
I can tolerate a lot of extra grief for another $50K a year
6(3.4%)
When taking this poll, the song "Price Tag" by Jesse J. was playing in my head
1(0.6%)
Money is unimportant to me
5(2.9%)
Money can't buy happiness
27(15.5%)
Money can buy happiness
3(1.7%)
Civility is an important value to me
23(13.2%)
I don't get ulcers, I give them
0(0.0%)
As much as I would hate taking a job like this, my current financial position would force me into taking it
7(4.0%)
I wouldn't do it for anextra $50K, but there is a price that would make me take the job (tell us how much in a comment).
7(4.0%)
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