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Alternative jobs for retail? How did you get out of working in retail (for those who don't have degrees)

I've been working in retail for almost 4 years now and I'm miserable. Last summer my first retail job went out of business and I miss my old coworkers dearly. I have not been able to adjust to my new retail jobs (been through 3 including my current one). I'm feeling miserable and I need out. I've been thinking to pick up odd jobs, such as dog walking and other pet cares. I'm 20 years old and currently in college.
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ScottR · 51-55, M
An internship is one method. But you usually have to be a junior or senior.
iamnikki · 26-30, F
[@10218,BlackBloodDemon] there is nothing wrong with community college. Do 2 years of the community college then transfer to a university that's what I did
BlackBloodDemon · 18-21, M
[@467302,iamnikki] Yea I have nothing against community college, mine just doesn't have my degree. I wish they did.
[@1202599,ScottR] I was an "intern" in my late sixties, its a loose concept nowadays.

I was used up on that job and wanted to sue them but couldn't even file a report with Dept of Labor.

Since the Labor Union days we have been going alarmingly BACKWARDS regarding workers rights. (in the usa that is)
iamnikki · 26-30, F
Get volunteer experience.
It works just the same as job experience.
Got experience, then you can get a better job.

I worked retail for years so I get the struggle and how brutal holiday time is
BlackBloodDemon · 18-21, M
[@1118414,SoapOperaglasses] I sell on the side for some extra pocket money. I know volunteer work means working for free, but I just thought I'd ask anyways lol in case there was a type of volunteer position that can make you money.

I actually really want to translate books but I can't do that until I become fluent in the language I'm studying. I'd also love to work in a bookstore but I keep getting rejected. ):
[@10218,BlackBloodDemon] Just take my advice and brainstorm what you love and look in every corner. Being too "careful" won't help although that was the conventional wise advice from times past.


Please check back in three months and I BET MY LIFE you succeeded in landing something great. Without selling yourself short.
BlackBloodDemon · 18-21, M
[@1118414,SoapOperaglasses] I guess there is a reason that I really enjoy listening to The Science of Selling Yourself Short by Less Than Jake after all...

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