theunemploymentchronicles

WHAT ARE YOU WORTH?

In Work Series on October 11, 2009 at 10:05 pm

The other day, I had a discussion with a fellow theater mate of mine about our recent summer stay in New York.  To me, New York was expensive and the standard of living ridiculous.   To him, New York was awesome and affordable.

Being that we were both college students, I found to my surprise that he was able to make about a grand a week.  The awesome job? Selling shoes.

Selling shoes = $1,000 per week (roughly $21.71 an hour). I bet you thought I was going to say he worked at some top notch financial company. For five delusional minutes, I wanted to figure out how to scheme my way into being a professional shoe salesman. Fifty grand a year selling shoes is not bad at all. And if you work at Prada, you can earn 80,000 dollars. Down the drain went the adage of college being necessary to secure a well paying job.

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