My college degrees in Aviation and Human Resources Development didn't help me get the third shift stocking job, but they would prove invaluable in my getting promoted quickly. A year of experience with the companyt, along with my degrees, got me a promotion from overnight stocker to Foods Department Manager in four months, and with the accompaning raise I was then making $9.10 an hour. Six months after that, I applied for the open Sporting Goods Department Manager position. That promotion bumped me to $10 an hour.
I needed another promotion, but in order to make more money I knew would have to become an assistant manager. I applied and was turned down. I waited three months and applied for the assistant manager position again. Again I was turned down.
I applied at Walgreens. Two weeks later I interviewed and then they called me said that I had the job and asked me if $14.25 per hour was all right. I told them it was. It was a $4.25 raise over what I was making at Walmart. I was ecstatic. I had gone from $8.10 an hour to $14.25 an hour in a little more than a year and a half. Within two and a half years with performance raises and cost of living raises, I managed to go from making $8.10 an hour to $17.50 an hour.
It took a lot of hard work, determination and job changes, but I did it. Between July of 2004 and May of 2008, I had more than doubled my income. (posted on Yahoo Contributer Network 12/24/11, written by S.L. Carroll)
Now here is a gentleman that knows how to get it done. No whining, just set a goal and go about achieving it. Cudo's to Mr. Carroll. I wish all college graduates had his view of life!