Which Would You Choose: a High-paying Job

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Which would you choose: a high-paying job with long hours that would give you little time with family and friends or a lower-paying job with shorter hours that would give you more time with family and friends? Explain your choice, using specific reasons and details.


If I were asked to make a choice between a high-paying job with long hours and a lower-paying job with shorter hours, I would hesitate to answer. This is because I did not decide for myself yet what I want in my life, more my family or my career. I think that these options are very different ones and one needs time to make the right decision.

On the one side, a high-paying job with long hours gives one more opportunity to make a great career and succeed in life. Another important aspect of this is that one can earn more money for his family. In addition to these practical benefits, a person can get satisfaction and self-realization that are very important in one’s life. I think that it is a very great and essential feeling to be a part of progress, make a difference and be satisfied with the job. However, a high-paying job with long hours brings many disadvantages too. For example, a person will have less time for his family and friends. Secondly, the job will be more stressful and bring more responsibilities. A person will have to sacrifice many things for his job.

On the other side, a lower-paying job with shorter hours can bring many benefits. For example, one can spend more time with his family and have many pleasant and beautiful moments together. Also, a job will be less stressful and not require sacrificing one’s spare time to get it done. However, a person most likely will not be able to make a career and make much money. Moreover, one’s salary maybe not enough to pay for his children’s education.

To sum up, I think that every person at least one time in his life realizes this and makes a decision whether he or she wants a career or a great family. And I did not make this decision yet.

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