Taco Bell is Now Offering $100k Salaries and Paid Sick Leave
Más Mula, anyone?
Taco Bell recently announced that they'll be offering $100,000 salaries, on a trial-basis, in the Midwest and Northeast as well as at least 24 hours of paid sick time per year.
Desperate times for our favorite late-night drunken hub? Seems like it.
But before you close out of this article to go apply at your local TB, I'm begging you to reconsider and here's why...
Taking a job simply for the money will never, ever make you happy. No matter how high that salary is.
I can already feel you rolling your eyes and thinking, shut up Erik I've got bills to pay and student loans to pay off. I'm tryna get that bread.
I get it, I do too.
But as cliche and BS as my argument sounds, humor me and try this exercise out:
Close your eyes and imagine you apply for, and get, that $100k salary at Taco Bell (or any high paying job)....Now think about what you're doing day-to-day at that job...
Really think about it...Using your skills to craft the art of Crunchwrap Supremes...Dealing with the late night drunkies....Heading home after a shift still smelling like Chalupas... (wait I take that one back, that doesn't sound so bad)
But would you enjoy what you're doing? Would it be worth it? Would you spend your whole shift looking at the clock waiting for it to be over?
Do you want to go through your whole life just waiting for it to be over? Sounds pretty fucking sad to me.
Or do you want to be doing something that you lose track of time doing that thing that makes you feel alive and whole.
Sure, you've got to be practical and find a way to pay the bills and shape your lifestyle accordingly, but if other people are doing what they love each day (no matter what it is) why can't you?
Doesn't making $50,000 a year doing what you love sound a helluva lot better than making $100,000 doing something you hate?
With that said, I'm sure that there are a lot of people out there who work at Taco Bell and are truly content there. I respect that.
The point I'm trying to make is that too often we prioritize the end result (a salary) instead of the process (the day-to-day). We'll spend 1/3 of our adult lives at work so it seems pretty damn dumb to use that time waiting for it to be over.
I don't have the recipe to figuring out how to find your passion and do that thing that you love because I'm still trying to figure it out for myself.
So thank you but no thank you, Taco Bell. I will pass on your employment opportunity but gladly keep showing up to your restaurants to satisfy my late night cravings.