What field do you do sales in? Can it really be as glorious in pay terms as many say? In engineering, sales sometimes gets the same or less than the engineers!
In any case, you're right! I am envious - I need more dough to be able to settle down someplace. Maybe you're like me, maybe you're not, but I'm from a poor background, and I don't earn megabucks like you (damn lol!), so I'm just toying with all the ideas to get somewhere. If you've been reading my posts for years, you'll know last year I was saying 1-2 years for a move. Well, that places me in this year - so let's see if I put my money where my mouth is - hope so!
So you've moved from UK to Oz, and now to Holland - three different jobs in two/three years??
It's the risk I'm not sure of - do I want to miss out here on a housing low at some point - do I want to go abroad and reduce savings (because I sure as hell wont be saving as much abroad!)... of course there are lots of upsides. You can see that perhaps I analyse things a bit too much.
Perhaps.... I just need to apply.. go do it... and can always come back in a couple years. Thanks for the kick up the bum
I sell software for one of the larger US software companies. It is not glorious at all. In fact, at the moment, I quite dislike my job (hence Holland). In terms of money, after a certain amount you do not notice much difference, you just bank the ‘spare’ amount. I look at bankers bonuses with a degree of jealously. I am sure they look at oligarchs salaries with a degree of jealousy. It is the way of the world.
I transferred from the UK to Aus with my current employer. If I move to Holland, it will be with a competitor. I work in a reasonably specialised field and there are not that many people to compete with for jobs.
I also come from a poor background. In the nineties I was earning three pounds an hour (one hundred quid a week) and having to pay my rent and all my bills from that amount. It was harsh. However, you can better yourself if you put some effort in to it.
In terms of work – remember that in your twenties you are getting experience. In your thirties you get paid for the experience….
But, the one thing you DO need to do is get off your butt and do something. Apply for other jobs. Take some risks. Go live overseas. Forget about money, if you are good at your job money will come anyway.