Not sure what to do….

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

If you turn it down, you most likely won’t be given any more opportunities from the retail company.

If you accept it, it’s unlikely you will be able to continue working as a aide which will likely negatively impact your ability to get a teaching job in the future.

I would have to say that you are at a crossroads where you need to decide how committed you are to becoming a teacher.  If you absolutely must become a teacher then you need to turn down the co-manager position and start focusing on whatever you can do to get a full time teaching position.

You don’t sound that excited about embarking on a career in retail but are you good at it?  Is it fulfilling at all?  I liked the responsibility of the retail management position I had; I also liked the pay and benefits of the retail job.  Are you okay with the crazy hours required by retail jobs?  I hated missing weekend events and holidays because I had to work.  Do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years as a manager of your own store?  Or do you see yourself finally teaching?

Being a newlywed is difficult but this is an important decision that needs to be made now so you have time to develop your career before having children.  Are you going to be a teacher or a retail store manager?

Post # 4
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I can say from experience, that it’s hard to escape a job as demanding as that one would be.  It will gradually take over your life.  Have you considered another field in which you could teach or train, such as banking?

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