I am trying to sort out the tenses in the following example from above:
Dejó el trabajo porque quería mejor sueldo.He left his job because he wanted a better salary.
The first verb (dejó) is preterito indefinido indicating a complete action in the past.
The second (quería) is preterito imperfecto.
I think this is because "he" probably had been wanting a better salary for a while before he left his job and it was an ongoing action. Is this the right way to think about this sentence?