Three Categories Of Jobs

I come across a topic on the “job”. In this topic, there are three factors on the job. They are as follows:

  • Fun
  • Stability
  • Money

The fun and stable job might comprise of the post like the teachers and librarians. The work may be enjoyable which one might be passionate about.

The above-mentioned type of jobs may not pay well. They might be taxpayer-funded with the powerful unions protecting the cushy benefits/pensions and shielding them from the layoffs that the rest of people working stiffs have to put up. Unions are steadily declining and most people do not have pensions. This is applicable for the country of my residence in which pensions are not longer applicable.

The type of jobs relating the fun and high-paying are highly volatile. The job may be there at one moment and vanishes out of the blue. It is better for one to make hay while it still shines. Some example is the football players in which the career span is short.

The jobs relating the stable and high-paying type are the one with the most demand but the least supply. It requires years of schooling to qualify.  Such money is not free. The employer is going to make sure they get their money worth from one. Every job starts off with a reasonable work-life balance slowly but slides into the world of thankless drudgery, pointless bureaucracy, and life-sucking overtime. This sounds like my last job during the full-time employment.


Author: firewtk

A middle-age Singaporean currently having a minimalist and simple lifestyle. I am not longer in full-time employment with effect from 1 May 2019. I try my very best to write one post per day on this blog. The purpose is to share my prevailing thoughts to interested readers. It is up to the interested readers to decide whether they want to take action in embarking on the FIRE journey. I do not gain anything from this blog and it is solely for sharing hopefully for the benefits of all interested reader. WTK

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