Yesterday I received some news about my job which is concerning. Some of you may know that I work as a store manager for Radio Shack in Pittsburgh. I started as a part timer in 2011 and worked my way up to assistant manager then store manager. I truly enjoy the work that I do and have made some great friends along the way. But with the announcement of Radio Shack declaring bankruptcy, I find myself at a cross roads of sorts. The company has started the liquidation process on many stores and so far my store isn’t on the list, but I’m relatively certain that it will be added in the very near future.
So here I sit just 9 days short of my 39th birthday with a very uncertain future. I have a lot of experience and have no doubt that I will be able to land on my feet in a very short period of time but the question for me is: Which way do I go? Stay in retail or try something completely different?
Obviously I have some very important decisions to make in the very near future, but for now I’ll ponder a quote from a Robert Frost poem that I have enjoyed for years,
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference.