Toy Testing: The Awesome Career You Didn’t Know Existed!

Contrary to popular belief, toys aren’t only for kids. Believe it or not, there’s an industry out there that actually pays adults to play with toys! Before a new toy reaches the market, it needs to be thoroughly tested by qualified individuals. Hundreds of people work day-to-day in this industry and build satisfying careers from it.  It sounds awesome.  There’s a lot more to know about this super fun career field.  Keep reading to find out more! You probably won’t run into a toy testing job in the classifieds.  There’s a simple reason for this; toy companies generally don’t heavily Continue Reading

Cashier at McDonald’s

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics(BLS), more than 3.5 million Americans work as cashiers in the United States, in companies that range from convenience stores to gas stations to big box retailers to fast food restaurants, and the number of these type of jobs is expected to remain static over the next decade. Cashiers generally work eight to ten-hour shifts. They may work overnight shifts, as many of these businesses are open 24 hours a day. These workers earn an average salary of $10.11 per hour (or $21,030 per year for full-time work), according to the BLS. However, this Continue Reading

From Cashier to Store Manager

Back in 2009, Amanda Whitehurst was just a temp cashier in Walmart. By 2019, she was a manager of a Walmart supercenter in Crossett, Arkansas. At the time, she was just looking for anything. “If they hire me, it’ll be until I find a real job” Her supervisor at the time helped her balance work and her home life. She had two young kids, 8 and 10 and her assistant manager worked with her schedule to make sure that she could spend time with them. From that point, she figured she could actually stay at Walmart. She applied for a Continue Reading