facebookI love my job. I work in the arts and media field, and I’m currently getting around 4k after 5 years of experience. Is it too little? Should I be changing jobs? - Seedly

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Anonymous

27 Aug 2020

Career

I love my job. I work in the arts and media field, and I’m currently getting around 4k after 5 years of experience. Is it too little? Should I be changing jobs?

I’m concerned that the progression isn’t there, even though I like my job. And from what I know 4k after 5 years isn’t a lot for a uni grad.

Discussion (8)

What are your thoughts?

Fahmiin

Fahmiin

27 Aug 2020

Back End Engineer at Seedly

There's a difference between loving your job and staying too comfortable in it.

If your passion really is in the arts then any other job would be a step up to your game as you'll always learn new things in new environments rather than coasting at your current place. I would say, experiencing new environment should be your prime motivation rather than the money. Work hard and it'll come.

On the other hand, if you do like your current workplace in particular then I wouldn't mind investing more time on how you can improve the company as a whole rather than to simply work at your job - the better the company does, the better is for their employees (or so it should go). Getting raises aren't mystical and your chances are much higher if you have leverage (i.e. indispensible contributions to the company).​​​

Considering that I used to be in the media and arts field, I can resonate with you. I did a career switch because I just felt that my innate ability was limited in the arts. Truthfully, I have learned over the last decade running a business that it really depends on your own skill sets. I had plenty of course mates who started their own businesses, went to employment and some did extremely well in their arts field and became multi-millionaires in the process. I have met countless retirees in my decade in personal finance and when they retired they absolutely hated their work. My main takeaway: life goes on. If you feel that you love your work, find a way to increase your income exponentially. There is no perfect job or career, we just need to find a balance of loving the work which allows us to earn a living while maintaining prudent financial planning. AKA, it does not cost a lot to live a fulfilled life, the definition of fulfillment is up to the individual’s assessment.

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