Money must be it
First and foremost, money is truly the most important aspect of a job, as simple as that- that is why when graduates are perusing through newspapers for job adverts, they will keenly consider the salary scale before anything else.
The economy as we see it now is squeezing every single penny from the pockets of both the employed and unemployed. A person with more money is certainly going to buy an item more than the one who is a few bucks short.
The economy is just one small aspect here; there are far more dreadful things like marriage. Many parents object to their daughters’ marriages unless their future sons-in-laws have jobs with good prospects.
Now, unless one has chosen a life of bachelorhood, they should hurriedly stop loving their job for the sake and get something more paying.
To the low income earners, who are the majority in the economy, this spells sacrifice; they have to save through their noses and forgo some pleasures to ensure that they can purchase something they have desperately wanted or needed.
On the other hand, a high income earner may not have to go through such a phase. They will have the capaicity to purchase most of the things they want without going through the hustle of explicit saving.
Not to mean that they don’t have to save, they have to, but for items or pleasures that a low income earner can only dream of. In other words, the more money one has, the more spending power they have.
Now, rating the most important aspects at a work place must start with one’s satisfaction and happiness on the job. For those two to be guaranteed and secured, their job must be able to give them enough to cater for their day today needs, as well to have a descent saving on their account.
The moment someone realizes that their income is too little to take care of that, they are most certainly going to live a miserable life of want, desire and neediness.
They will unfortunately be drawn into a cycle of debt and the only way they will be able to break out will be when they get a better paying job.
However, nobody on earth can define how much a good salary is or how much a bad one is. Economists can try to predict how much an average person needs as his minimum wage in a given economy, but they can never be certain. An individual can only tell how much they really need.
The importance of the salary’s weight can’t be more emphasized than the African society’s setting. The money an African earns is not theirs! It belongs to a very big extended family, including relatives and friends with various needs including education, shelter, food and the like.
Whether we like it or not, we have been shoved into a materialistic world! To survive, we have to have as much money as possible and the job is one important place to make that money.
As the saying goes, money makes the world go around.