Why I turned down my $90k-a-year dream job

Why one writer chose a freelance life in the arts over job stability.

Last month I applied for my $90,000 dream job. I was called in for an interview, and received an offer.

It was a full-time position in the area of my passion. I’d landed a permanent contract with a stable employer (and an excessively generous amount of superannuation to top it off).

By the end of the week, I’d turned it down.

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Due to the personal nature of this story, the writer has chosen to publish under a pseudonym.