in reply to Money vs. Perl
My last job didn't use perl at all when I got there. I'm proud to say I changed that, and the experience I got with perl there allowed me to move to a job that not only pays better and has better benefits, but also allows me to continue to grow and learn new techonlogies.
I realize this doesn't happen for everyone (just to get into the IT field I had to take a large pay cut, but I was looking at the LONG TERM situation).
When it's all said and done, it's a personal decision. What is right for you may not be right for someone else, and what's right for you today may not be what you thought was right yesterday.