it\'s 6:28 am, sun is up
Can\'t sleep. Might be from eating 13 reese peanut butter cups. Idk
I\'ve been working at Walmart for 1 year now. The first two weeks I started, it was kind of hell, because it was a new experience for me, being around a ton of people all day, etc etc. The anxiety was really bad, especially when I had a bunch of customers coming up to me and asking me questions I didn\'t have an answer to.
Fast foward one year:
I pretty much know everyone who works there now, know how the entire store operates, know where everything is so I\'m always able to answer questions from customers, love all of my bosses. Nine months into my job, I was promoted to a job I don\'t like too much.
I didn\'t want to take the job, but the store manager sat me down and had a talk to me, and I was convinced to do it.
How he convinced me was that he told me how important of a job it was, and how much it would get me noticed by the company, and how fast I could climb the ladder. Every single one of my bosses at one point or another have sat me down and talked to me about my plans for my future.
Now, the dilemna I\'m having is this. My dad works in Alberta, making an insane amount of money, working 12 hour shifts. This December, I can go up with him and get a job as a general labourer, making roughly 3 times as much as I\'m making at Walmart.
And, in addition to the good money, it would be a great experience for me. I\'ve never been on a plane or out of my province.
But, if I do go up with him, all of the hard work and stuff I\'ve done at Walmart will have just gone out the window.
I have given some serious though about spending the rest of my life at Walmart. I\'m comfortable there, like the people I work with, and if I keep at it for a few more years, I would be making pretty good money
But, it\'s still Walmart. Retail. Not exactly the must luxiourious job out there. If I change my mind and decide to go to university however, if I\'m making a ton of money in Alberta, I won\'t have to worry about paying my way. I\'ll have all the money saved up to go anywhere I would want.
And the way anxiety ties into this: Anxiety is 50% of the reason I can\'t go to university even if I wanted to, because it would be way too terrifying being around that many people of my age. If I do stay at walmart, I can have a good career after a few years, and not have to worry about anxiety.
Yeah. Idk what to do
I am kind of leaning towards staying at Walmart though