Time for a quick psychology test. Imagine being offered two jobs. In terms of working hours, duties, location, and career prospects, Job A is absolutely identical to Job B. In fact, the only difference between the two positions is the disparity between your salary, and that of your future co-workers.
In Job A, your annual pay will be $50,000 and your colleagues will be earning $30,000. In Job B, you will be earning $60,000, and your fellow employees will be on $80,000.
Update: This morning I asked ‘Would you be more tempted by Job A or Job B? ‘ – but now I am going to change the question to ‘Which job do you think will make you feel happier, Job A or Job B?’