I hate not doing anything. Having a job where I have to just go and fuck about all day? That’d be fucking torture. Likewise working like a dog sucks.
I’m perfectly content with my current situation. I make enough money where I don’t worry about anything, and I absolutely love what I do. Sometimes things are calm, but a lot of the time it’s busy/insane, mostly 40+ hours but rarely more than 50.
Sounds better than either situation presented in OP.
@Cloaca_the_Powerful what country / city are you in? In NYC those jobs don’t really exist, at least in the white collar world. Well that’s an overstatement, but the norm is longer hours and pretty grueling work culture.
Here in Pittsburgh, I’ll take the $1M/yr. I’ll work constantly but I could manage to save and invest $900k of the money and live well off of $100k. At 37 years old, I’ll work like a maniac for the next 15 years and retire. Use the money I saved and invested to set my kids up for life. I don’t want much for myself, just a '64 Thunderbird convertible and an Aston Martin DBS. I already own my home but I would probably move to a different middle class suburb and pay cash for a house.
Smart person can sacrifice a few years of their life. I’d take the million and invest all of it I can. Within a few years when I have over $3million I retire. By that point I’m collecting 100k in dividend as passive income, that I don’t have to work at all period.
If you’re investing for a few years most of your income you should be able to save over $3 million. If you have a portfolio collecting 3.4% dividend you’re collecting around 100k in passive income annually.
It’s obvious folk on this thread are not investors and just work paycheck to paycheck.