Recession: Working In A Supermarket But Earning Nearly 20,000 A Year, Should I Change Career?

I work in a leading UK discount supermarket as a store assistant, im earning 8.70 an hour with as much overtime as i want. I know how hard jobs are to come by, and as other companies are feeling the pinch, my company is seeing profits double as people are choosing to shop more cheaply with us.
However, it’s the most boring, and at the same time stressful job i’ve had, and I never get home on time.
Should I stay with this company, hate my job but earn 30,000 as an assistant manager or 50,000 as a store manager in the future, or train up for a job that interests me but doesn’t have the same job security or even the prospect of getting a job after un in a recession?

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5 Responses to “Recession: Working In A Supermarket But Earning Nearly 20,000 A Year, Should I Change Career?”

  1. Jo W says:

    Strangers can’t tell you what you want to do and what really matters to you. Sit down and make a list of pros and cons for each route and see if that helps you to focus.

  2. yahoo user says:

    Stay with it this is a long haul recession.
    Should I stay with this company, hate my job but earn 30,000 as an assistant manager or 50,000 as a store manager in the future, or train up for a job that interests me but doesn’t have the same job security or even the prospect of getting a job after un in a recession?

  3. Spartacu says:

    stay, the wage is good and it’s difficult to get into another job.
    just stick it out until the reccesion ends (if it does) then go from there as it will be easier on yourself

  4. Beautiful - says:

    You will need to decide if 1. You want to make this position and company the Bain of your life & be there every single day of your life
    Or
    2. Learn new skills, explore new things with potential to flourish.
    Nothing ever has 100% security! So are you will to leap or stay stagnant?

  5. C B says:

    I think it will be wise to stay as you are for now. It is a good salary and prospects for the future. You may do well and start enjoying the challenge
    Give it a year or two and then decide, if the economy picks up
    You have to decide though

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