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Job Satisfaction Or Renumeration? I Am Confused!

Hi good people, i need constructive suggestions pls, i am married with a son, wifey is a student in 3rd yr. I worked as a tv presenter and later moved on to radio as a presenter/producer/DJ, i did this for 4years of my life and loved every minute of it. Later moved to banking where i stayed for 3yrs but now i am an asst mgr in an IT firm, i take care care of their branding issues. My problem now is that cos of skool i stay far from my young family, i am in Lagos and the are in Enugu, secondly i hate Lagos cos i awake 4:30am everyday and leave my house 5:30am to avoid traffic. I earn close to 250k a month with other incentives but yet i am not satisfied with the job, Lagos, the traffic (the fact that i have to struggle driving to & fro work against heavy traffic) and most especially not being close to my family. I just got an appointment to move back to radio in the east, 1hr drive away from my family for a salary of 90k a month, a flat, health insurance and 6months salary review. What should i do? i love media, its my life but taking a paycut of 150k for job satisfaction is scary? i need your honest contributions, u could be saving a life, waiting for your answers, one love!

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Shabaz, i have that plan but dont have enuf capital yet to start and i have only 2wks to take the job or leave it. I am thinking of combining the job with mceeing occassions, get a DJ set for myself for parties, organise quarterly shows and also DJ in niteclubs if need be! but in all this, i need a capital, have 250k savings, can i start anything profitable with that now, any idea? i have fun doing radio, i dont feel like i am working while doing this job at all, but fear of the future and the unknown whether all my plans will work out is messing with my brain.

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Dove u are right, i work to live and not live to work, i take care of people more than i spend my money on ME but its already telling on my health, BP is getting higher by the dayand i am only 31, i complain a lot lately but for how long can i continue like this? but i really dont wanna make a mistake o! still very confused ooo!

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Bro, i think u really need to weigh ur options, its not always easy at first wen u want to cut off, but sometimes its better to follow ur passion, criticism will come but:

1. Do u have a long term/short term plan, business wise

2. Can u cope with a reduction in ur income? since u'll still depend on salary, (the employed)

3.U shld always have an exit plan, do u plan on working for the bank/radio all ur life

4. if u have to quit ur 250k job and go for 90k job still on the rat race, i'd say no, but u if have plan B, as in business that u've developed over time and u feel with a job security of constant 90k plus ur thriving business its ok then.

if otherwise, take ur time now to start up sometin(business) u can fall back on in d future.

Above all ask God for divine directions, wish u the best in watever u do Cheers

The choices u make forge ur destiny

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thanks Konti, i am wondering if i can work around the 90k, then look out for opportunities to exploit via being an on-air personality, sometimes money really comes in via other areas in media, but it is not a guarantee shaa, really thinking, very confused!

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