Pretty much since the time I returned home in mid-December, I’ve been offered a job as a cashier at an office supply store. I have been hesitant to take this job, because it’s just that – a job, and not a career.
I know I can’t expect a “career” right now. I left school, and I did so out of a combination of not feeling adequate in my major, and not having enough money to continue. I was hoping to return home and work, so that I could save money for when I finally figured out what I wanted to return to school for.
My problem with taking a retail job is that I’m afraid that I won’t learn from it. I want to find a job that interests me, so that I can work hard at it, figure out what the parts of it that interest me are, and then use that information to start to piece together what I want to do to my life. No, I don’t see finding the “perfect” job right now as the complete key to unlocking my confused brain… but I do see it as a part. If I’m not working towards figuring this out, then I’m not working towards going back to school – and I think everyone agrees that most of my efforts should be in that direction.
finance girl says
hi there, have you considered going after the job you want, then, if you don’t get the Plan A type jobs, pursue and accept a Plan B job?
I worked in retail going through college and I also worked in a not-for-profit managing their contribution accounts.
Both were part time and met different goals I had. The retail one paid really well and was very social, the not-for-profit one was giving me a career path for post college.
Basically, that’s been my plan up until now, but I’m wondering if maybe it’s time to switch over and take the Plan B job.
The fact that I’m asking is probably a good indicator of the answer! =P