Some background on me first:
I'm 27, single, no kids, I don't have a degree due to previous events, I'm not stupid, I'm not lazy and I don't know if I would go back to school or not but I don't have too much time anyway.
So as you all know I sit in front of a PC all day. I write crap down then type it up. I also watch loading video, go through thousands of invoices for errors and finally verify those invoices with WMI. The fancy title is Loss Prevention Specialist. I have full benefits where I am at and I make $18.50 an hour plus $1.70 gain share with no max as far as I know. I don't really like my job but it pays the bills. There is no real future for me at my job now. I get a 3% raise every year but just got a long overdue raise of $2.20 to bring me up to what I make now. So you say $18.50 is pretty good right? Well in CA I'm looking at $1000 rent for a one bedroom apartment in a decent area. Nothing is cheap here because it is shitty Derpifornia.
Now do I become Swamper for less money to start with night hours and I would have to actually work? A Swamper is a warehouse bitch. The job would consist of putting labels on boxes, driving a scrubber around, pushing a broom around and other crap like that. It starts at $16 but maxes out at about $20ish after 3 years. It also has full benefits plus a pension and is a union job. From there I can move into warehouse at make the big bucks. They pull in about $28-29 an hour with gain share and night pay.
Do I bust my ass? Advice? Criticism? My company deals with alcohol so we are pretty much recession proof.