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I am a recent college graduate and I was offered an entry level job in my major(Sociology) but it only pays about 10.78. I also was offered a job making 12.00 but it was as a restaurant manager, but is not what I went to school for. What's more important, getting more money or working in my major. Now I'm leaning toward the restaurant!

Asked By: - 7/14/2010
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You have to do what interests you. Being happy is far more important than making more money.
Answered By: Jessica - 7/14/2010
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Stick with your major, so to get experience which in long run will earn you more money. A restaurant manager goes through some grueling hours and work. Some can't handle that. If you want to make extra money while you work your learned profession then you could start your own data entry business. Data collection... More
Answered By: Bob - 7/14/2010
 
Depends on your priorities. If you're getting evicted and that additional $1.22 an hour will make a difference by all means GO FOR THE RESTAURANT! But if you can hold out a little while longer and manage on the $10.78 hr job AND it'll be beneficial down the road, then I suggest you do that... More
Answered By: judith b - 7/14/2010
 
Running a restaurant is a lot of hard work and time and usually restaurant managers require that you have at least prior experience working in the food industry. I would stick with your major. It maybe little money but you can get possible raises throughout the years
Answered By: ~Chickie~ - 7/14/2010
 
When you do something you enjoy, you will do it well - and you will look forward to work. That will help develop your professional resume - and build great references. Plus, you will generally make more with the job you like because you will probably stay there longer, and if you achieve, could receive greater... More
Answered By: Shawn S - 7/14/2010
 
Ms. R, Stop and listen to what you just said. You have a degree in sociology your at an entry level position that's were all new college graduates go. Did you expect a management position in this field. Hey I'm not being smart with you. Social work because of the many variables involved can be complex and you must... More
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