View Full Version : Money Motivates?
11-13-2003, 02:55 AM
Throughout my working life I have known many people for whom money, and not job satisfaction, was their only motivation for working at all.
In fact, many is the time that the threat of resignation was used as a ploy to get a pay rise.
So, to what extent is financial reward a motivation in the workplace?
11-13-2003, 07:03 AM
I was working as a concert secruity guard for $9.00/Hr the money sucked but I got to meet lots of famous people and see some free concerts. My boss then learned of my quailifications and made me a professional body guard, and I worked with some very famous movie stars. SO maybe there is another question for you, Would you stay at a job with lousy pay but great fringe benifits?
11-14-2003, 04:10 AM
"Would you stay at a job with lousy pay but great fringe benifits?"
That really is the flip-side to my query. So, I guess you are in the job satisfaction over money camp.
11-14-2003, 05:33 AM
I left a good paying job as a journo where I got to meet interesting people and got plenty of perks to go work with dolphins/whales for crap pay, but who wouldn't jump at that opportunity :-) Job satisfaction? After 11 yrs at that I then got sucked into the mighty $$$ & owned/run a pub, good money & no living costs, but who wants to spend each night throwing drunks out? I left that to work with aboriginal children, where I got abused by drunk parents but had the adoration of many kids. Job satisfaction? But the need for money soon suckered me back in again, I worked at a govt enivro agency where I was at loggerheaeds with legislation all the time. It was after this stint that I realized I couldn't have both...good money & job satisfaction. So I stuck with the money. A gals gotta survive!
And now here am I am. Back in the job satisfaction mode, scraping by financially, but (for the most part) enjoying my work. And the perks? I get to have sleepless nites, a sore butt & endless frustration when things dont work. Who can beat that for job satisfaction ;-)
11-14-2003, 08:39 AM
Cindy I know exactly what you mean. Since moving to Tofino I have bid on 3 websites, (exsisting ones that look like a two year old designed them) the people say they like my work but so and so will work cheeper. (So and so being the person that originally did the website) So what am I to do lower my price and loose money, or stick to my price and hope that they will realize that if afore mentioned so and so had done the job right the first time they would not need to contact me?
Pete I don't know about the job satisfaction part, $9.00/Hr to be a punching bag was not all that much fun, but I did get to meet some great people. Including the four original members of Black Sabath. But I left that job because the company cared only for the almighty dollar, and not its' people.
11-14-2003, 02:17 PM
"I get to have sleepless nites, a sore butt & endless frustration when things dont work. Who can beat that for job satisfaction ;-)"
A woman after my own heart. You forgot the daggers in your back though.
"But I left that job because the company cared only for the almighty dollar, and not its' people."
It seems to me that the people who climb the ladder in those places have a similar philosophy
11-14-2003, 03:32 PM
Ive never had a job....