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Do you think it’s worth giving up a little money in exchange for happiness? I do. Let me explain. Recently a couple of us at my job were talking about work, changing jobs, good pay vs acceptable pay and job happiness. I will use myself as the example for this question. I used to work in mail order computer sales, selling everything from servers to patch cables. I had some years where I made some really really good money, about double what I make now. But I was not happy there. I hated going to work, I felt physically sick some mornings and I was miserable and cranky when I got home. As one of my coworkers put it today (hi Joann!), I’d start getting that feeling in the pit of my stomach on Sunday nights because I knew that a whole new week of misery would be starting up the next morning. I changed fields a couple of years ago and it was the best thing I could have done for myself. I may make less now, but I am a lot happier. So, given the choice, would you rather make more money and be unhappy at your job, or make less and be happy? Talk to me.