Re: Would you rather work: 80 hour weeks for $120k vs 40 hour weeks for $70k
Both, and neither
Date: November 09, 2012 09:34AM
Considering that neither salary is going to make you independently wealthy, it comes down to what you want to do with your time, not the amount of money you make.
I could quite frankly live comfortably for around $40k. Everything else is just gravy.
Work your ass off as much as you can while you're still young, and use that extra income to keep yourself out of debt, to pay down your mortgage, build up a nest egg, and acquire all the toys you want. As you get older, you'll need less income to feel comfortable and you won't feel (or be) indentured to your job.
There's also a third way -- Instead of working 80 hours a week for $120k, work 40 for $70k and go to school so you can eventually work 40 for $120k. You can work hard or work smart.