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Question by : So….what do I do? 5 years out of college and I work at a call center.?
I need some help! I have a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications, which I finished May 2006. After graduating, I worked a few retail jobs, until I landed a pretty good collections job with Chrysler Financial in 2007. At the time, it was a good job because it was pretty good pay but overtime, the company had a lot of problems, eventually resulting in me getting laid off in September 2009. Two months later, I got another call center job, now working straight up customer service at Prescription Solutions. What sucks about it it’s now $ 1.83 less an hour than I made at my previous job. So I have spent the last 5 years…well, the last 4 years…working in call centers and not using my degree. I wanted to be a video camera operator but the market for that is not great. (My experience in college with this degree is sub par.) Anyway, I really want to get out of the call center gig. It’s a dead end job and I know I’m better than that, I should be making a lot of money and working a job I would enjoy and make a real career out of. But I can’t figure out how to begin. I live in the Kansas City metro area and I just don’t know where to begin. At this point, I probably have severe depression because of this, on top of the issues I have with the debt I have, which is also causing a major strain on my marriage. And my father died last December, and I failed to show him what I could of done with this degree. I don’t believe he was proud of me, because I’m not proud of myself at all. I just got married 4 months ago! What do I do? I’m so lost here and I’ve just about given up but I am desperate for something I can use my actual degree with.
Answer by Smokies Hiker
First of all, I’ll bet your father was very proud of your accomplishments! And secondly, there are so many people who are in the exact same situation you are with finding a job that fits their educational achievements, it isn’t funny! There are people with Masters Degrees that are working at McDonald’s! You are to be congratulated for not sitting back and waiting for a job to come along that meets your educational standards! Just remember, when you have a job dealing with the public, you just never know when your next employer will be right across the counter from you! Keep your head up, know your father was proud, and good things will surely follow! Good luck!
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