Dream Job

I almost have my dream job. I consider a dream job to be something that I’m good at, I enjoy, pays enough and that helps others. My work is emotionally fulfilling and delightful most days. It took me many years to develop my skills to the point of being excellent at what I do. But...it doesn’t pay me enough to live in this crazy ass city. It pays fairly decently and that’s what bothers me so much. I’m racking my brain as to how I can stay here and do the work. I don’t want to give up the one job I’ve ever liked and that I’m good at. I think I’ll figure it out but it’s been making me feel really depressed. I’m trying not to let it.

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hate to say this

Nov 19, 2019 at 10:12am

but it seems like home ownership is not going to be available for most people.

Are you willing to do shared accommodation?

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It's a common dilemma here

Nov 19, 2019 at 11:14am

I'm in the same boat

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Ask for a raise

Nov 19, 2019 at 3:27pm

State the rents and cost of living. It’s a fact for Vancouver.
If they say no, supplement your salary with gig work.

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Op

Nov 19, 2019 at 4:06pm

@hatetosaythis yeah, I haven’t had a hope to own here. I just want to have emergency savings, retirement savings, travel money and money to spend on hobbies. I can’t ever seem to get all of those going. I’ve managed to start retirement savings but they aren’t much. I had an emergency lately and it ate all my money. I truly would eventually like enough to take care of my Mom, as I think she’ll need me to supplement her retirement in some ways.

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One word:

Nov 19, 2019 at 5:34pm

Move.

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Anonymous

Nov 19, 2019 at 8:56pm

Might it work better if you did the same kind of work somewhere with a lower cost of living?

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Yeasty Slop Flopper

Nov 20, 2019 at 12:05am

If I had a dream job...Opening up a brewery in a quaint little town. Somewhere like...Farmwell. Surrounded by my pints and paints.

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Two words

Nov 20, 2019 at 7:29am

Where to?

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Time to

Nov 27, 2019 at 8:05pm

Partner up

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