Why I Am Opting For a Lower Paying Job

I recently decided to quit my full-time, reasonably paying job, which may negatively impact my personal income in the near future. In this post, I will explain exactly why I decided to do so.

Over the past two and half years, I have been working in the financial department of a larger cooperation as an AP accountant. This has been my first “real, adult” job, since finishing my bachelor’s degree, and it has been great from a personal income perspective. I have definitely earned more than the average person in my country (Denmark).

But now, I have decided to quit, and opted for a part time job instead, fully aware of what this might do to the trajectory of my career. Why? In a full-time job, I feel like I know the contents of the rest of days for the rest life. There is no mystery, there is just routine, routine, routine. Even my prospective financial success can be predicted with a great degree of certainty – a salary is a salary.

Basically, I was getting gradually more unhappy with life as a full-time employee, due to a lack of optionality, adventure and sense of self-influence on my own fate.

Since I am now in the market for a part-time job, I feel like the possibilities of my future are completely open.

I have made sure to keep my expenses as low as possible all along. I have not bought any cars or real estate, which means I can approximately work for 15 hours a week, and be able to pay for all my basic necessities.

Then, what am I going to do for the remaining 97 waking hours of the week? Probably some kind of entrepreneurial project work – working on my own stuff and ideas. I will have a lot of time, to do whatever I feel like, and I have always felt like creating and building things.

This means, I am opening the possibility to create my own passionate and personalized career, that could potentially be massively more profitable than just a regular job. Of course, I might fail in everything that I am trying from now on, but I will at least have a lot of fun with it – and with the part-time job ensure, that I don’t die prematurely from starvation 🙂


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Max Micheelsen

I'm a simplifier, Love efficiency in all forms, Beleive in a slow lifestyle, enabled via smart solutions

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