Question by Ashton: My job is humiliating and hurting my family. Should I quit?
Hi, I am 22 and I work part time and going to college full time as an elementary school major. I live at home with my folks and brothers until my graduation.
I work part time as a train conductor in my local mall. The mall provides a miniature golf cart like train to entertain kids and parents. The train has a cool radio to blast kidz bop music, disney songs, and pop music for the passengers and even has a small tvs inside each cart that plays classic cartoons like popeye and casper.
My uniform is a train conductor blue and white stripped overalls and hat and I provide rides for the passengers. Not to brag but I am the best conductor of the mall’s train because of my happy go lucky, yellow aura, and Disney like personality. I am loved by the kids of all ages, parents, managers.
I am such a rockstar with my job that i have meet the producers of playhouse Disney’s the wiggles and Cirque De Solei and both asked to star for their shows. I have been mentioned in Yelp.com and other parenting websites. My favorite memory of the job is making a little boy with down syndrome happy as can be whenever he comes to the train with his mom and made me a BFF drawing
My parents and 2 teenage brothers are very ashamed of my job and myself after they bumped into me working there. My own mom called me an immature loser and think I am going to spend the rest of my life as a conductor. My father thinks i’m not advancing myself to being “a real man”, and my brothers say I have no “swag”. I hate there negativity towards me all the time. I am close to graduating from college and they all never say anything else about my 2 brothers who are slackers, immature, rude, and obnoxious towards others.
I love my part time job because it gives me an experience with my major by working with kids, I get to meet new people, and I love to make people happy. Should I quit my job to save myself and my family name from shame? What should I do guys?
Answer by Albus
If you enjoy the job then continue doing it. Who cares what people think.
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