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    Great post Jodz. Loved it .

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    thanks hun!

    it was a little long winded.. but the point was that sometimes a pay cut isn't the worst thing in the world (we sure thought it would be!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jodz View Post
    thanks hun!

    it was a little long winded.. but the point was that sometimes a pay cut isn't the worst thing in the world (we sure thought it would be!)
    You're welcome.

    I really relate to your story. 11 years ago, I was working in recruitment. I had the 6 figure salary, the clothes, the make up, the car, the phone, the lunches (yada, yada, yada). And then one day I just burnt out and it was all over in an instant.

    Now, I get to work from home & be with my fur kids. I threw out all my makeup, donated the corporate suits to charity, traded down on the car & I now get my Hubby's hand me downs on a mobile phone. And I couldn't be happier.

    It's amazing what you can achieve when you need to pear down your life & reassess your priorities.

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    Oh woah!! I really believe it is more common then people realize..

    Watching his state of mind and just complete attitude change was amazing.. He went from such a high strung, non sleeper to sleeping like a baby and laughing, relaxing etc...

    It really opened my eyes up a hell of a lot... We both had these big plans (big houses, travelling etc) all of which was going to cost heaps.. Which was fine, i was going to go into finance he to continue working up the ranks.. I was studying accounting, not because I wanted to but the money appealed to the plans we had, and i could "do it" (found it easy but in no means is/was something i am passionate about)...

    After seeing the change in him, i scrapped that (thankfully only having completed 2 subjects) and changed to teaching which was something i really DID want to do, have always been passionate about and it was feasible, because if we did have to move rural we could (whereas before we couldn't due to work).. there was just no way I wanted to turn into him (sounds so bad!! but he didnt realise what he had formed into, to suit the corporate world)...

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    I work at McDonalds..... Thats is all.

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    I work as a housekeeper in a hotel, it'll never make me rich but I work with a great team from all over the world. (I call us all sorts ) lol. I also get to meet guests from all walks of life. Even a few guide dogs and 2 carer dogs for epileptics. The work is hard but I don't need to pay for gym or exercise. We wear a uniform so no worries about what to wear each day, we have to wear comfortable shoes , and no one minds if I don't feel like wearing makeup. The hours are good and are usually flexible enough to suit my life.

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