The first is a picture of the hallway at my most recent job. The building was old, damp, large, and mostly empty. It had a chilling effect on the soul (I think in large part due to how empty and fluorescent it was). Compare that with the second image, from my new office, where I work with an excellent view of downtown Baltimore (including the famous Key Bridge and Fell's Point). There is a ton of natural light and many collaborative areas with white boards, cock sauce, and free coffee. The pay is horrible compared to the first place - but the new environment is worth at least the difference. It is amazing how little I care about the difference in pay compared to how important I consider something simple like sunlight to be. I don't even mind working late to get this view:
Hurrah for the new digs!