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?