“Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Being happy with a job is more important than having a high salary.”

It is controversial whether being happy with a job is more important than having a high salary. Some people might disagree with the statement because money lets people buy what they need. I, however, completely agree with the statement. I will develop these two ideas in the subsequent paragraphs. To begin with, a tedious job with a high salary cannot bring satisfaction in the long run. Most people prefer to continue what they enjoy, not the work they dislike. For example, my father had been working for two companies. The first company gave him a high salary and accepted whenever he asked for a raise. However, he was always upset because the work was not for him. Contrarily, when he moved to the second company, which he still works for, he was satisfied despite the company gave a lower salary. He was happy with his company because he was cut out for the work in the latter company. Therefore, he is working for the second company for more than 15 years with complete satisfaction. On top of that. More salary requires more effort, which yields to more working hours. There are a lot of facets of our lives that occupation and money cannot fulfill. In 2020, the Seoul career laboratory carried out a survey with 200 workers. The subjects were questioned to choose between a monotonous job with a high salary and a satisfactory job. Therefore, more than 90percent of the workers have chosen the latter. They collectively have mentioned that money is not a piece of the puzzle that can fill the empty parts of their lives. For instance, I have a friend named Rosie. She is a doctor but, she has a whole life other than her occupation. She goes to the gym, go for movies and travel. It is obvious that she cannot earn as much as other doctors. However, she is a successful woman in that she does not define herself with the income and tries to experience another aspect of lives. To summarize, there is no reason to object to the statement. People can not only work for a long time but also enjoy their lives by not just working hard.
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