Example 2: Did I do the right thing after changing jobs?

I've been tossing and turning for a long time and decided to change jobs. The A job before the change paid $10,000 a month, and after the change paid $13,000 a month, up 30%. So, did I do the right thing about the job change?

I opened the TimeTrack data and went through the work time analysis and verified the following.

  • 1) Hourly wage for "work"

Filter "work" in the monthly pivot table to find the duration of the month and then create a new column, fill in the monthly salary for the month, use the monthly salary / hours worked in the month to get the "monthly salary", insert a line graph, as shown in the figure:

Found that after changing jobs in January 2018, there was a significant drop in hourly wages from the previous $85/h to $62/h, a negative increase of 22%.

A 30% wage increase on the surface, but a negative 22% hourly wage increase in reality, is not a good decision from a salary perspective.

  • 2) The "work" state of mind

We don't have a heart rate value unless we record the number of "heart rates" at work separately, but we can infer from the number of "jobs" and the number of low durations.

We found that the average number of "work" activities per day was normal, but the percentage of <10 minutes of work per day increased from 8% to 37%, suggesting fragmentation of work, possibly with frequent interruptions or temporary urgent trivial matters to deal with.

The B job is not a good decision in terms of both "hourly" and "heart rate".

Of course, there's more to reality than just judging by these two metrics, there's growth, mood, atmosphere, etc., just to provide perspective.