I can’t say I would have guessed I’d still be making slightly above minimum wage right now as I’m getting into my 30s.
Things simply didn’t pan out after university the way I had always wished.
I elected to wait on graduate school for a while, thinking that I could become a research psychologist when I thought it was time. I was actually working at the city’s best newspaper at the time, and little did I know, the corporation was facing a massive buy-out and would start catastrophic employment cuts within weeks of taking control of the business. I kept my task until they made the choice to layoff myself and others several months later. And when that finally came to pass, I rushed to get a new task as a writer and editor, but wasn’t able to find anything good. Soon I found myself back working at the grocery store that was my first locale of employment back when I was merely 15 years old. I had buddies in prestigious tasks making over $30 per hour while I was stuck bagging groceries for roughly minimum wage. When you’re this severely short on money, any big and unexpected expense is enough to cause a severe panic attack. When it’s the central heating and cooling equipment, the reaction is truly amplified. Many people are just one malfunction away from not having access to respected climate control. They’re one breakdown away from needing an HVAC equipment update that they actually lack the funds to afford. When our HVAC equipment abruptly shut down on myself and others a month ago, I played through every scenario in my mind while I was waiting for the Heating, Ventilation and A/C equipment professional to get there. It’s a good thing that our issue was as self-explanatory as resetting the electrical breaker for the heating and cooling equipment. He refused to charge myself and others anything for his work since he was only here for approximately five minutes. I am so thankful there was no drawback after all.