I'm in real estate as a rental property receptionist and I've been at my new job 2.5 months now and it's going really really great. I love my colleagues and have mastered the job (I do admin for all 5 property managers).
I got a call the other day from a recruitment agency about a job I went for when I got this one. At that time I went for two interviews, didn't hear about a second interview for the other one and got offered this one so I accepted as I got a really good vibe from the company (and my gut feeling was right as it is great to work here).
Anyway the other company hired someone else but it didn't work out. She was apparently too slow at her work so they let her go within the probation period.
The only sucky thing about all this is that the job at the other company was about $15k p.a. more than what I'm getting now However, that company seems to have a high staff turnover and I got a slightly bad vibe at the interview.
Please reassure me that I'm better off being happy at my job than having more money!! I'm not going to leave my job, although once I get my tax done and DP gets his done I will see if my daycare fees are going up and I'm just hoping I can still actually afford to work (not sure if I'll get any FTB etc). I've got a salary review once I hit 6 months here so I'll see how negotiable they are. I was made redundant from my last job as a PA and have taken a slight pay cut to work here.
Not much point to all this...I guess I just want someone to reassure me that happiness at work means more than just the money