At some point in your life [preferably a retail job as a young adult] you should work some sort of shitty minimum-wage job. This advice is especially vital to the new millennial generation who think a retail job is “beneath them”. For one, you haven’t accomplished anything noteworthy in life yet so no, you are not above anything yet even though your worthless degrees in Basket-Weaving at some limp-wrist-lib college may proclaim otherwise. Degrees these days mean nothing as they are handed out like candy on Halloween to pretty much anyone who can take out a Student Loan. Colleges except pretty much anybody these days [mostly women] because they just want your money, bottom –line.
Of course, retail jobs and min-wage jobs suck. However, there is a caveat to actually experiencing the mind and soul-crushing hell-hole that is retail. You have to go into it though with a certain mind-set. That the job is just a job and you don’t want to invest your heart and should into it because it’s temporary. Now, I am not saying be shitty at your job, I am saying do it but also mentally check-out at the same time. Don’t let the job bring you down to the bitterness that most of your blue-pill co-workers (who are stuck there) are experiencing. The bitterness is real and is a disease that spreads to every new employee who enters. But you are better than that. You can see everything for what it is. Do your work, get your money and gain perspective.
Everything you need to know about life/people can be found in Retail.
In retail like in life you will find that most people suck, and suck at life because they make stupid choices and are not disciplined in their behaviour. Most 9-5 jobs in life are legal scams where you will notice the pyramid power of hierarchy in all its glory.You will find that most if not all of your bosses suck and don’t deserve the positions they are in because they are incompetent or just plain fucking lazy. Most managers or people in higher positions you will find got there because it was simply “their time.” Retail especially has a high turn-over rate as people come and go fast, get fired, quit and or get pushed up the ladder because they know somebody. Most jobs in our modern society are surrounded by crony-ism and is incestuous. A lot of people get hired, or pushed up, because they either suck-off the boss, they are related somehow, or they knew somebody within the organization. So why bother working a job like this?
It will force you to be better, and to do better
You need to experience the Suck for yourself to understand the Suck.I can tell you about how much it sucks but you still won’t understand fully what I am talking about. Working these jobs should force you to think long and hard about what you want out of life. Everyday experiencing the inherent stupidly and entitlement of the modern consumer, the thanklessness of your routine, and the shitty pay should make you strive to become your own boss. The ultimate goal should be to never, ever have to answer to someone else and be someone’s bitch in life. It doesn’t matter how you do it and what age you are at. Balance is key. Have your “job” so that you have money coming in, and on your spare time work on your own stuff so that it’s parallel. The point is to always be pushing so that you can eventually become self-sustaining. It may take a long time but it is going to be the most rewarding “job” you have. Most people won’t think about working min-wage in this way because they don’t have the mind-set. They don’t see beyond what it is. The job should be a means to an end for you. It’s another way to have revenue coming into your bank account. Use that money do make more money. Everyone has to start somewhere.
It will show you the value of a Dollar
Above else, working a shitty labour or retail job will show you the value of money. It will show you that your ultimate goal in life is to work less (work smarter) and get paid more. It will be a part of your character as you will know deep down inside you experienced the plight of working hard for a buck. That should be motivation enough. This should be the perspective and will cause you to be fiscally disciplined later on in life you because you experienced what it was like to have to make a dollar stretch.
You will learn a lot about people
You will see people in their rawest form, especially in retail. We humans are still very much animals. Case in point- Black Friday. When you are working take moments to pause and watch people. You will surely have plenty of time in most of these jobs to do this as there will be days where you don’t have a lot to do. Keep a journal or notebook. Minimum-wage jobs are great in this way because there is a lot of boring moments because the jobs are routine based. So take the time to be creative. Go off into your head and your world and think about events, your observations and expand on them. You can use these ideas to write a book, a novel, use the people around you as character outlines etc. Our society today is so rapid, so fast and technology has almost completely erased what we knew to be “boredom.” Shitty jobs are the best places to feel that boredom which is a good thing. Boredom causes you to be creative, to entertain yourself and to think about something other than what blow-up doll Miley Cyrus is giving oral to, or what the Kardashian’s are having for dinner tonight.
That is what is being lost, especially to millennial teens that can’t even get a minimum wage job in this shitty economy. They are losing all that insight. You won’t learn how the world works in a book. You won’t learn about how shitty life and people can be and how to navigate that in a lecture hall. School is important, but the experience of actually seeing the grind, the 9-5, and how fucking nauseating some people can be is more important. The thing you want to learn, and what schools should be teaching is how to avoid the rat-race all together. But schools won’t teach this because the institution is the very thing that keeps the rat-race fuelled with more rats and drones. So dip your toe in, but don’t stay forever. Your goal is pump and dump that job like a whore. Gain experience/perspective, and move on.