I was miserable at work for years with minimal raises, horrible bosses, a toxic environment, and everything else we have to deal with on daily basis. I was ready to leave. Then six months ago I got a promotion with a huge bump in pay. I still have a horrible boss, the environment is just as toxic, but it's all easier to stomach when I don't have to worry about my mortgage or how I'm going to send my three kids to college, among many other things. So yes, money can buy happiness and if you want to keep people from leaving, all you have to do is pay them properly. They'll be much more willing to suffer through your cr-p if they have no financial stressors to add to their day.
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More money always helps to deal with the BS
Huge fan of money.
If this recent huge bump in pay was instrumental in eliminating your mortgage worries, then seems to me you are living beyond your means.
Money absolutely helps. But staying depends upon the boss and the people and other factors. I had a job once where when I said I was gone, I was gone, and I left never looking back. Believe me when I tell you, your job is much less of an issue than you believe it is or you would be gone too. Good luck on your decision to stay and I'm glad to hear money helped your cause.