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I’ve [25M] been working retail since I was 16. I did about a year of college and had to stop because of financial issues. Luckily the company I was with was able to advance me along fairly quick to a management position. Before leaving there I was an Assistant store manager at an outlet location and was on track to moving to a larger scale store. Unfortunately the company closed and I had to leave.

I moved to a facilities company (lots of customer service, negotiation, and multitasking.) I loved the job but the pay was so bad I needed to leave. Somehow I ended up back in retail again. I need a way out for good but I have no idea where to go. It feels like a lot of places want a college degree and I know that’s just not feasible right now.

Where should I look to end my 9 year run of retail and hopefully get something stable?

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Hey reddit, I have been a teacher and I am really regretting my shift in career to education. I have a unique educational background and I was wondering if anyone knew of any career where this mix would be beneficial. I have a high intellectual capacity and a quick learner. I love education however, the kids are beyond mean and the parents do not care. They have destroyed my personal belongings, bullied me, and continue to not care about school. I am now up at night in tears because I completely regret my very expensive masters degree that I no longer want to use. Currently, I wouldn’t mind continuing in a more sophisticated educator role or shifting to a finance or management role. If possible, I would be willing to continue schooling to complete a MBA that I started (I’ve taken two classes for my MBA and dropped for my masters in education). I would go back to school if it was paid for by my employer only. Please let me know if you have any advice for a future career.

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So, I have recently got my first job and I’ve just got my first pay check today. It’s an exciting feeling, but I don’t yet actually have the funds. I have direct deposit setup with the company and they have my bank number and details, however I received a physical pay check today also. I have tried checking that in through my mobile banking mobile deposit, but it isn’t working. It does have a signature in the bottom right, and the back is completely blank. I have signed the back, but I receive and error that the Check is not endorsed when trying to deposit it in my app.

My question: Is this check just an additional confirmation and will the funds be transferred automatically or do I actually need to find a way to get this checked in?

Sorry for any missing info or anything this is my first job, and I’m only 16, trying to be responsible.

I work at a Stater Bros. In California if it helps. Also, my bank is Partners Federal Credit Union. (Hour drive away from me, so I’d rather not take it there to try and deposit if possible)

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Reddit | Career Advice by /u/hamza_14 - 14h ago
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I’ve been in the same field of sales forever and I’m noticing I can’t really grow until I have some budgeting experience in paid ads and budgets.

My expertise is called affiliate marketing, which is a type of sales, but it’s performance based with generally no risk. Usually in job descriptions affiliate marketing is in addition to search and social ads experience, but I barely have any experience in that.

I’m unemployed right now looking for a new job. I don’t know if I need to cut my salary in half to gain the experience or if I could somehow blend it into my role and schmooze my way in because I’m good at sales (both selling and analyzing the numbers) and very cost efficient. It’s tough because when you’re dealing with large budgets it’s too risky to give to a newbie.

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I graduated college a few years ago (BS in Information Systems Management) and have 5 years of experience in an IT environment as a Help Desk technician. I want to pursue a career in InfoSec. I’m having some trouble deciding how to take the next career leap.

Working on the helpdesk, I have more responsibilities than just working tickets (project work, lead role, data analysis, etc...). I feel like I have gained an excellent understanding of the IT environment. I have an opportunity to move into a role with our Identity Management team (mostly consists of manually managing active directory accounts/access).

Some places I know consider Identity Management to be a branch of InfoSec. Do others believe that is the case? Would this help me move to InfoSec? Should I not take the opportunity and wait for something that could be more useful? If there’s other, more desirable, background to hire entry level infosec professionals, what would they be?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Reddit | Career Advice by /u/dirtysouth1978 - 14h ago

Some backstory I have been in an IT support role for around 15 years that consists of tier 1, 2, and 3 work at state college. I have two degrees (IT and business) and multiple certs (Cisco and Micro). I only stayed in this support role so many years because the pay is good for the small town and the pension. This was my first IT job and they hired me while I was doing my AAS and even paid for lots on my BS degrees. With that said I have enough years in that if I leave now I can receive a small pension with health benefits at 55, I am 40 now and I'm tired of dealing with equipment (pc's, servers, switches, cables, cameras, etc) and want a desk job.

At my current job I'm as far as I can go and there is just me the specialist and an analyst under me. They refuse to give me a management title even though I make all the decisions and get all the headaches. The current analyst just recently quit for less stress and I will even be doing the interviewing for his replacement and he will be under me but I have a specialist only title. (sorry for the rant). BTW there is just two of us for over 300 PC’s, hundreds of users, and several servers.

I recently got a network certification and planned to specialize in networking only to realize I hate it and it still involves dealing with equipment and cables. I'm considering becoming a SQL guru to see if I like it but I wonder if I'm to old now. Any thoughts on what I should specialize in or is it just time to maybe leave IT. Also any thoughts on my strange job title issue?

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Hello everyone. I’m hoping someone can help me solve my dilemma I’m planning to leave a job i severally dislike to go to school. I don’t have any other jobs lined up besides a few classes signed up for.

I plan to study accounting and management as a double major. I’ve gotten pressured and guilt tripped to keep this job even though I’m miserable and trying to start a better life to something I’m more interested in.

My family is also pressuring me to stay because i got a couple gifts and a bonus for Christmas. I just don’t want to disappoint my family but i also want my own happiness

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