At work, they’re dangling a carrot in front of me in the form of a monetary bonus if I achieve certain goals. Needless to say, this involves more work and time and just thinking about work when I’m not physically there. So far, it hasn’t resulted in longer hours but I do feel the pressure to take short lunches and bring some reading home. And as the deadline approaches, I’m sure I will feel even more stressed.
Part of me feels that I should decline this bonus “opportunity”. It’s not really in line with my values, won’t jeopardize my job, and I have more work right now even without this bonus project. However, I haven’t declined and I’m pushing forward in opposition to my values. Money talks I guess. What would you do?