I honestly can’t say I would have guessed I’d still be earning slightly above minimum wage right now as I’m getting into my 30s.
Things just didn’t pan out after college the way I had imagined.
I made the choice to wait on graduate school for a while, thinking that I could become a research psychologist whenever I felt I was ready for that. I was actually working at the city’s greatest newspaper at the time, and little did I know, the business was facing a major buy-out and would get started with catastrophic employment cuts within weeks of taking control of the business. I kept my task until they laid myself and others off approximately 5 months later. And when that finally happened, I rushed to find a good job as a writer and editor, but I wasn’t able to find anything. Soon I was back particularly working at the grocery store that I worked at when I was 15 years old. I had friends in prestigious tasks making as much as $30 per hour while I was bagging groceries for minimum wage. When you’re severely strapped for cash, any major and unexpected expense is enough to cause a serious panic attack. When it’s the central heating and cooling appliance, the reaction is certainly amplified. Many people are easily a malfunction away from not having access to excellent climate control. They’re a single breakdown away from needing a system replacement that they lack the funds to cover the cost for. When mine abruptly shut down on myself and others about a month ago, I played through every possible scenario in my head while I was waiting for the HVAC equipment professional to arrive. I’m lucky that my issue was as self-explanatory as resetting the electrical breaker for the heating and cooling equipment. The HVAC professional refused to charge myself and others anything for his troubles since he was only here for a short while. I am so thankful there was no setback after all.