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fcukername 2011-6-6 12:55 PM

"Find something you love to do!"....It is ever possible in HK?

People always tell me: "you gotta do something you are passionate about!" But I have come across it's not ever possible after I have started to work in HK for 3 months now, and it's just all about money, money and money working in HK.  How many HK people outhere are actually doing what they like and earning a big buck?
By the way, if you were me, doing something you did not like but just for money, would you find anohter job?

小你寶馬會死 2011-6-6 06:35 PM

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rallo 2011-6-7 12:30 PM

[quote]原帖由 [i]fcukername[/i] 於 2011-6-6 12:55 PM 發表 [url=http://www.discuss.com.hk/redirect.php?goto=findpost&pid=291517505&ptid=14568522][img]http://www.discuss.com.hk/images/common/back.gif[/img][/url]
People always tell me: "you gotta do something you are passionate about!" But I have come across it's not ever possible after I have started to work in HK for 3 months now, and it's just all about mon ... [/quote]
What do you like to do?

To be honest, i think the only way to truly do something you like is to start by loving what you do.
You have no idea what the jobs out there are like, you might hold the concept of other jobs that are better, but once you get on it you will see the same again.

Trust me, your experience is true with almost everyone.  But seriously, tell me what you are passionate about.. Dont tell me you want to do marketing.. be more specific..lol

hotelking 2011-6-8 01:12 AM

im doing something i love to do. But the money i earn is lesser than before.  its all about supply and demand.



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NS000 2011-6-9 12:48 AM

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dude, its Hong Kong we are in now! There is no way we can bring other country standards into this tiny place that is being  overrun by real estates.......

True, its is HARDER to do what you like in here, unless you have someone to guide you, jumping around isn't a nice thing. I mean you already have found what you want, except it comes with a lower pay, .... do you still want a job with many times more work load, stress and gray hair for only paying a couple of dollars more? Seriously, I won't be even in HK if I just couldn't find a relevant job in the states. I hate living here but I at least I have a place to expend myself.

etplanet0513 2011-6-9 10:08 PM

I don't think I am doing what I like, but in the end, money money money is always the reason why I still stay at my place of work.

I guess in HK, ppl expects too much.

The higher your salary, the more work hours you have to put in (whether at work or after work hours or OT). It's also more stressful dealing with everyday problems.

NS000 2011-6-11 01:11 AM

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yea, that's how I think about OTs and high wages. Just for several bucks more, your boss will try even harder to squeeze you down to the last drop of energy that you have left. :smile_27:

百賴人纏九九LLB 2011-6-11 11:07 PM

I managed to find what I liked ever since my second job but it already took 6-7 years.  Finally, I could do what I liked with reasonably good pay and working environment.  However, it did need some hard work.

EvilStar1314 2011-6-12 10:14 AM

Things need to be balanced.

You worked 3 months only. Both your situation and your expectation will be changed.

If you feel tired, you may leave. When you go to another working environment, your expectation will be changed.

Time by time, you become experienced.

kokonot123 2011-6-13 10:00 PM

don't be so hasty, you've only worked here for 3 months, even if you have the potential you lack the patience to succeed.

life is all about trade offs; would you give up the salary/financial power you can acquire through working in a job you don't necessarily enjoy doing to do something that you enjoy doing?

you can argue that you will still get a salary doing something that you like, but the point isn't about sustaining your life; it's also about the quality of living. of course, you can eat one bowl of rice and vegetalbes a day, and you'll still be alive but is that a good level of living?

you have to decide whether the happiness you will get from doing your desired job but less income is greater or the happiness of gaining financial/social power from a less liked job is higher.

only in the exceptional cases where you are one of those lucky/talented people that can do something they love and can provide them and their families a high quality standard of living then you wouldn't have to worry about this. however i believe in this case you are not.

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36993020 2011-6-14 10:54 AM

[quote]原帖由 [i]kokonot123[/i] 於 2011-6-13 10:00 PM 發表 [url=http://www.discuss.com.hk/redirect.php?goto=findpost&pid=292340904&ptid=14568522][img]http://www.discuss.com.hk/images/common/back.gif[/img][/url]
don't be so hasty, you've only worked here for 3 months, even if you have the potential you lack the patience to succeed.

life is all about trade offs; would you give up the salary/financial power ... [/quote]



Exactly what i want to say...

Those who think people should always work for passion should really go out and look at all the nasty jobs on the street. Lets be honest, NO ONE is passionate about cleaning toilets and picking up garbage and perhaps other dirty or otherwise dangerous occupations. Nonetheless these jobs are crucial in any economy.

What i am trying to say is, there is a life outside of your job (your job is only one part of your life)! just becuase you dont have a job that you are PASSIONATE about, that doesnt mean you cant be passionate about your life!

you can still do other things on your spare time and be fulfilling. a job is a job, not a hobby!

atomuk 2011-6-21 09:45 PM

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HK is place for getting career and business opportunities as we are close to china. if you are looking for quality of life sorry you are in wrong place

rallo 2011-6-22 09:54 AM

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Why do  you hate this place :S too crowded?

littlegaspet 2011-6-22 10:27 AM

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ClearBlueFTW 2011-7-2 05:03 PM

This place is pathetic, no matter how u look at it.  Just do what u need to do here and get out of this crap hole.... I once read an article somewhere which states HK residents have the lowest level of 'general happiness' among developed countries....

NS000 2011-7-3 02:23 PM

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i think working HK is just as stressful as working in Japan?

uslfd 2011-7-3 05:10 PM

This is a very interesting question. I think there should be a tradeoff between interest and money.

At the end of the day, it's all about happienss.

ClearBlueFTW 2011-7-11 02:18 PM

I dunno, never worked in Japan before, been there a couple of times for holiday though.  

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i think working HK is just as stressful as working in Japan? [/quote]

wealful 2011-7-11 05:36 PM

Don't be turned down by those unsuccessful story. persistence is important

wealful 2011-7-20 11:19 AM

this is a myth to fool people

babyhamster 2011-7-20 07:55 PM

doing a job sometimes=earning money.
i do agree that job is a job, it helps you grow and be a responsible person
you can use the money you earn to do something you like

i work hard and used some money to Guizhou and helped poor children. The happiness was something that money couldn't buy
Sometimes , what you earn and do a lot to make you feel happy
Try to change your attitude and love your job, you will be happier

But if you dun mind earning less, you can also change your job to get more freedom

tungqoo123 2011-7-23 04:06 PM

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no la
money is more important

bbpeople 2011-7-24 01:40 AM

i have been very lucky that all the positions i've had are what i want to do and what i like to do
i have been in the work force for 6 years or so, and have many experience in different fields
i enjoyed it every time
although they are mostly part time or occasional, or summer full time jobs

i have not been working in HK though
this August will be my first time looking for a job in HK
and i still want to stay within my passions
i hope i can achieve that

i don't need big bucks, so i just want to be able to do what i enjoy
i have yet to have financial pressure, other than the fact that i pay for rent and my schooling, actually everything for myself. but i don't have to take care of my family - my mom namely
my ideology may change after i start to have financial pressure, but until then, this is what my attitude is towards work vs passion

spiderman1988 2011-7-26 10:17 AM

It is possible if u don't have any family burden.

$42x4$ 2011-8-6 10:38 PM

I think it is impossible to say a job is "ideal" for you until you have truly experienced it for yourself after a certain amount of time.  It's kind of like food - how can you say something tastes good or bad if you haven't tasted it yourself?

A person's passion for a job may die off after a while.  Or maybe passion for a job will suddenly grow after spending time on it.

So I agree with the statement "learning to love your job".

jimbo86 2011-8-9 03:14 PM

i have not been working in HK though
this August will be my first time looking for a job in HK
and i still want to stay within my passions
i hope i can achieve that

Sad to say , your parade could get rained on badly.

Working in HK is probably mutual inclusive to
Indians circling your wagens,
Buzzards circling from above constantly,
or Barbarians are already inside the gates.
Anyways wish u good luck.

luksau 2011-8-21 05:58 PM

it is not possible for people find a job u interested

i m sure if u create a voting post asking about "who love their current job", i think more than 70% (conservative %) said "Don't"

twinstar2011 2011-8-25 11:22 AM

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jimbo86 2011-8-26 09:18 PM

Just close your eyes & think of Middle Kingdom.
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