In my earlier years I worked for Nortel, and Pratt and Whitney in the tech sector. It was fast paced and and the pay was decent. after about 15 years into it and upon talking to many retired folks, those folks that said they wished they had spent more time at work earning the bucks etc was essentially zero, they all wished they had spent more quality time with family. This resonated with me (not saying this is for everybody) and so I made some significant life changes and slowed my pace. As a result of that change I moved to have no mortgage or debt of any kind. I now get to do what I personally find to be more rewarding, I work in the humanitarian sector, feeding the poor and needy. Up against a scale where high pressure, no time off, long ours equating to a 9/10 I can't relate. What I do is brings me happiness in its own right and can't really put a rating on it that could be on scale with others posted.