My advice, find a job that pays well, stay there and make your life outside work worth it. Donít believe the hype about getting your degree and living a great life with a job you love. I tried it and now Iím going to lose my house, my car and probably my family cause I canít find work.
There’s something to this. Making happiness one of the primary goals of your career and work life carries a cost. It may make finding a new job harder, because you can’t just take any job out there. It means taking action and working to improve you job if you’re not happy. It may even mean having to leave a workplace because you realize that you will never be happy there no matter how hard you try. This is why I never tell people to put happiness first. I ask them to consider making that choice – and making it with open eyes.
However, the simple counter-argument to the comment above is this: People who hate their jobs get fired all the time too.