Agree with you, if the R5k gets swallowed by what you describe here what do you do when you have an offer? Reject it or negotiate and higher increase? If negotiating what grounds do you use for justification?How often do you see your overdraft saying -5000? That right there should easily answer the question.
Also is the R5000 real? Do you need to travel further to get there? Use a different route that takes more time? Work longer hours etc? Then it isn't just R5000 any more.
Also, more money is correlated with more challenging work, more enjoyable work, better working conditions and obviously less financial stress. It is very seldom that people get paid more to do shittier work.Seriously folks, of course people move for money, people are not slaves/automatons.
@charliethebeagle : What are the reasons you want a new job?New member here, I would like to know if 5000 extra a month after tax is worth it to leave a job you enjoy and are comfortable with. If not, what number or percentage do you think is enough to leave...