In this day and age, in my opinion, having some kind of job, whether part time or full, is required in order for people to survive and take care of their families.

I know some people say that flipping burgers or cleaning bathrooms is beneath them and that they are overqualified for a job in a fast-food restaurant or as a janitor. Honestly, I don’t think there is a lazier person in the world than an individual who makes up excuses such as that so they don’t have to hold down a job.

One of the reasons I was able to keep my student loans to a minimum during college was by having two internships, tutoring a local high school student and working as a cashier at the local Fazoli’s.

Due to this, I have an extra sense of pride when it comes to my bachelor’s degree because not only did I pay for a good portion of my schooling and housing while maintaining a full course load and four jobs, I also was able to pay off what student loans I did take out within a 18 months of graduating from Purdue University.

No matter what type of job one might hold, any individual who is out in the “real world” working hard and giving it their all, whether they are working in retail, for a Fortune 500 company or on an agriculture operation, receives my utmost admiration.

The only way things will happen for people is by them taking their own situation by the horns and figuring out what they need to do.