In scenario B the job is horrible, difficult, in the worst place, working with a**holes and jerks with no qualifications.
The first job is great. The second job sucks.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
Here's another question. You're making the $30,000 and even though you didn't pay taxes you still get a refund. Of course that has to come from somewhere so it comes from the people paying 30, 40 even 50 percent of their income in paying takes. Do you
a) resent and vilify them and say how unfair it is that they make more
B) happily spend the money and maybe even work to position yourself to where you to could make a higher income
Before you criticize someone you should walk a mile in their shoes, that way when you do criticize them you'll be a mile away and you'll have their shoes.
Bi, Poly, Switch. I'm not indecisive, I'm greedy!
What about hrs worked, expenses/COL etc. Also, you may do fine with 30 in some places, while 125 don't get you very far in others. Paying a hefty mortgage or living in a trailer park, kids going to college, combined income or personal income?
Too many questions need to be answered first.