For additional context, I am between two roles at the moment.
I have a side hustle (not OnlyFans you weirdos) that brings me joy and pays me reasonably well. I currently dedicate ~10 hours per week in a sales role with a small company in the app development/custom software space. My manager over there has recently extended an offer for a full-time position, but it would require I take a somewhat significant pay-cut (10-20k or so, but not positive because commission variable is exactly that.. a variable.. please note that I am an entry-level human being, only 3 years out of college, and 10-20k is a big chunk of change in my world s/o student loans). There is definite room for growth here and I'd receive a title bump.
On the other hand, I have a full-time job that actively sucks my soul but comes with great pay and benefits. I'm in an entry-level sales role with a tech company that recently got their hands on a lot (a LOT) of funding for a very large valuation (very VERY large). That alone is tempting me to stay and see this thing through. Also #equity. But, I generally wake up dreading the job to be done and it's ensured monotony. There is not a clear path towards career progression here. Though the silver lining is the global team I work on and the awesome individuals on it.
My question: At what point does one choose happiness and genuine interest in what they wake up to do every. single. day. over the almighty dollar?
Do any of you have experiences either way to share? Did you take the pay cut and did it work out? Did you regret it?
Alternately, did you not take the pay cut and continue on with the higher salaried gig? Did you regret it?
I know this decision is up to me at the end of the day but I'm seeking some unbiased advice or experiences from fellow War Room folks.
Thanks in advance!