Social media is filled with posts telling people to quit their 9-5 jobs, follow their passion and start something on their own. Often, the idea of a salaried job is shown in a negative light and ‘hustle culture’ is glorified. Social media shows you the bright side of owning a business – tremendous income, foreign trips, luxury cars, a mansion to live in, etc.
What it doesn’t often show are the multiple risks that go behind building a company, the massive pressure of building something from scratch and a good amount of investment. While social media does highlight the many entrepreneurs who have succeeded, it barely talks about the million others who failed.
Speaking of which, people online have been talking about the various advantages of having a fixed salaried job. Contrary to popular opinion, many expressed how a salaried job comes with benefits, leaves, a fixed income, and peace of mind. It’s also highlighted that one can very well achieve their dreams with a salaried job, if they plan right.
Don't fall for Twitter bullshit. A salaried job is a perfectly valid way to achieve your dreams. Hard work is hard work.
— Anupam Gupta (@b50) July 21, 2021
Advantage of salaried professional over trading:
1. Regular income no drawdown
2.forced retirement corpus
3. Supports family with mediclaim
4. Keeps you disciplined 9/5 job
5. Enjoy paid holidays and sick leaves
6. Can get loans from bank for major milestones.
7. Peace of mind
— Prashant Birajdar (@pcbirajdar) July 22, 2021
True words .
2 months I sat at home without job(first time in 7 years) made me realised importance of a boring reliable well paying job .
Excitement and aspirations do not pay bills .
Having a backup plan is always a must , especially if you have a family that depends on you .
— DNK (@DNK110018) July 21, 2021
Hustle culture tries to make you feel bad for wanting to do anything other than work 24×7 in startups.
— Tilak (@timukh) July 21, 2021
Legit. I seldom get requests from all walks of life to get into Photography, Specially IT Professional who keep saying I hate Desk Job, I tell them never to quit their well paying Job. ” I hate Desk Job or I hate 9 to 5 Job ” is more of a Fashion Statement.
— Dharma Chandru (@dharmachandru) July 22, 2021
I’ve worked with multiple people who made more money than a lot of startup founders just from ESOPs. People forget that 99% of the startups fail.
P.S. I co-founded a startup, raised angel investment and had to shut it down later.
— Imposter Techie – Or maybe not (@ImposterTechie) July 21, 2021
Spot On. Many families I’m close to moved from lower middle class to upper middle class due to their salaried kids. Emi pe zindagi chalayi bhi, sudhaari bhi and fam k sapne bhi pure kiye.
— missusblinkandmiss (@clar_fern) July 22, 2021
Some spoke about building one’s wealth by smartly investing a portion of their salary on assets.
There are tons of salaried folks (IT, fintech, Banking, Consulting, MNC etc) who have a nest egg of $1M (savings excl real estate) in over just a decade of focused work and smart investing. In India.
— Viv (@SudIndus) July 21, 2021
When you have bills to pay and mouths to feed. Absolutely.
When you know your temperament. Certainly.
When you have nothing, literally nothing, to fall back upon. Unconditionally.
— Tarun Mitra (@targetaimshoot) July 22, 2021
Salary + investment in assets = Financially stable life
— Dharmic Seeker (@dharmicknightm1) July 22, 2021
Include the family time n “me” time luxury which comes with salaried job
— YUSHVIK’s (@drmpk_pedsurg) July 22, 2021
Some also expressed that risk-taking, an ability essential to building a business, is a privilege not everyone is blessed with.
Risk taking is also privilege and comes with lots of backup. For middle class ppl like us 9-5 is a good way to start to follow your dreams. https://t.co/sT5kz0dgAP
— 20Something (@CoffeexCigars) July 22, 2021
I have learnt a lot of things in a salaried job, made great friends and achieved dreams through a salaried job.
Most importantly, it gives you stability which a lot of people need.
Don’t buy into the “you are building someone else’s dream” BS. https://t.co/AE8aJt0F8l
— Sanjay Shenoy (@SanjayShenoy13) July 22, 2021
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There were also some people who said that living paycheck to paycheck doesn’t always guarantee a good life and that other sources of income are helpful in such cases.
I am nt so sure abt this… Salaried job in India where pay is enough, the salary can just fill one’s stomach, but not dreams
— …. (@Amritkaur47) July 21, 2021
A salaried job is merely just a way to earn for living your life but a business is the real goldmine of fortunes!
— Surya (@Surya18617200) July 21, 2021
Work hard as a slave or Hard work as a leader.
Choice is yours. https://t.co/tBIYW9a7mW
— Raj Bfore (@Raj_bfore) July 22, 2021
Don't fall for Twitter bullshit. A salaried job is a perfectly valid way to achieve your dreams, THROUGH EMIs. https://t.co/ZjJUmhlHqp
— Vinayak Aggarwal (@va_vinayak) July 22, 2021
This tweet only sounds better to those people who are working in IT even that to comes with a dream to crack https://t.co/iZtMcs5ULt
— Roaring Hulk (@RoaringHulk) July 22, 2021
Different people have different dreams, needs, and responsibilities. For some, starting their own business may work. For others, a salaried job works just fine. To each their own.