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Families win over pay raises in new survey

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Americans say they’d choose time with family over a pay raise, according to a recent report by New York Life.

The Keep Good Going Report sponsored by the insurance company is the result of a survey of more than 2,000 Americans exploring attitudes and expectations about how they can cultivate goodness in their lives.

Despite a large majority saying their life would improve if they didn’t worry about paying their bills, especially during the recent economic downturn, even the lure of a 50% income increase didn’t sway them when it came to spending time with their spouse and children.

For job seekers considering a new direction, this poses several useful questions:

  • What are your priorities for spending time?
  • What are you willing to sacrifice for more money?
  • What are the consequences of making those sacrifices?
  • How do the sacrifices and rewards of your current situation compare with those of a new endeavor?
What has been your experience when making the decision to look for a new job?
Are there other valuable questions you asked yourself?
Are you feeling stuck in your current job and unable to make a decision to stay or go? Call me right now, while you’re thinking about it,  for a 15-minute, no-obligation chat about  the possibilities of  Career Exploration Coaching. 218.791.4045


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