The Journey to My First “Real” Job

I’ve worked in fast-food all my life alongside my schooling. That is up until March of this year when I started my first “real” job. By “real” job I mean a job that requires post-secondary education or an extensive knowledge in a particular subject to attain. I don’t mean that my “real” job made me any more money. It did however give me opportunity to grow in the future. And I don’t mean to degrade jobs that don’t require extensive knowledge in a particular field. The phrase “real” job is simply a personal reflection of my own standard that I’ve pushed onto myself all my life, and have finally succeeded in. It’s my way of taking pride in my education and where I am today.  I have total respect for those who work in the fast-food industry as I know, first hand, how challenging it is. But that’s a topic for another post. Let’s stick to how I got to my current job.

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