21 Jul '12, 2pm

Passion is overrated

I am 32 this year and I am an academic. When I am not stuck with administrative duties, I am doing what I love most. In fact, I am authorized to do it. I visit the library every other day, pick up the latest technologies in my area of studies and research and start toying with them. I decide if I want to work on a project out of one of these bleeding edge stuffs with the undergrads. If I find that the industry needs this skillset, I incorporate it into my subject. Books and resources are available to me free of charge. I love technology for the sake of technology. I am usually paid in the range of 70-80K per annum doing my job. I love the nature of my job. Now comes the hard part. I don’t get paid as much as most of my peers and times and again, I feel inadequate, inferior and I wonder if I could have done better out there in the “real” world. Does “Passion is over-rated” ...

Full article: http://www.salary.sg/2008/passion-is-overrated/

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