Personal Narrative: Changing Jobs

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It is often said that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. I found out that this was the case in regards to me changing jobs. The first job I had ever gotten was at the Dairy Queen right down the road from my home. Being there for over a year and a half, I had managed to become one of their top employees and was the highest paid as a result. I was entirely happy with my position at this store but there was still one undeniable fact; I was working in fast food. This didn't bother me at first but the more I wrestled with it, the more I realized that I needed to find a job that was more reputable. This led me into the next stage of the restaurant business as I sought out a position at Buffaloes. Having grill experience…show more content…
There would be no purpose to spending that much time at a place unless you were being compensated for it. At Dairy Queen I was making $7.75 an hour. This may not seem like a lot of money but it was enough to get me through from week to week. The pay was certainly earned and not just given out. Working with minimum wage employees, there are a lot of things that can go wrong and as the leader of them I was responsible for fixing the mistakes that they would make. The one thing that I really enjoyed about this job was that I knew what I was doing at all times. If anyone had a question about how to do something or where something was at, I always would know the answer. I was an essential piece in the workings of the restaurant. The traveling expense to work was minimal as the drive only three minutes from my house. This made everything easier and I was able to not waste gas by going and picking up my schedule every week. Money was my primary concern when I left my job to work at Buffaloes. They offered to pay me fifty cents more to bring my pay up to $8.25. This was just a small increase compared to the amount I was making but it was enough to convince me to make the switch. The thing that I had not realized at the time was that the work I would be performing would be doing is more strenuous there. I would be back on the bottom of the totem pole so I did the hard work that no one else wanted to do.

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