Most people I know are money oriented.
If they can’t make a good living on a job they love, they’ll take a horrible job for the money.
I was asked how much money I make as an HVAC technician. I hated discussing my wages with anyone, but my wife. I really don’t think it is anyone’s business. I love what I am doing, and I can support my family and have fun. Isn’t that all that should matter in life? One of my friends was on a roll about why he took his job. He worked for his father-in-law, and hated every minute of it. He said he made good money, and he and his wife would retire with no money worries. He knew why I was an HVAC, because he and I went to HVAC school together. He still asked me why I continued working as an HVAC technician when there so many better paying jobs out there? There were several people there who worked with him, and I thought he was trying to make me look small. I told him I didn’t become an HVAC technician for the money. I love my job, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I then ask the people standing there if they could say they loved their job. Nearly everyone was looking at the floor, but my friend was looking me in the eye. He told me he used to love his job, but that was when we worked for the same HVAC company. I invited him to come back and work with me again. We had a lot of fun in the HVAC company.