Driving a Bus and Other Fun Millennial Jobs

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Driving a Bus and Other Fun Millennial Jobs

I am continuing Millennial Money Week on the podcast today, and talking about jobs. Joining me for this topic is Amber Berry from the blog Feel Good Finances. I recently met Amber in person. When she mentioned her job of driving a city bus – I just had to have her on the show. Amber shares the ups and downs of a millennial trying to find work she loves, a problem for a number of people not just millennials.

What are we drinking?

Amber — Lemon-lime Gatorade

Shannon — Earl grey tea

Podcast Notes

  • Amber began her string of odd jobs when she was a freshman in college.
  • She has been a city bus driver for 6 years now.
  • Since she graduated college, she became a trainer for bus drivers.
  • She graduated with a biology degree and tried some jobs related to her degree, like DNA research, but she decided that wasn’t for her.
  • Amber thinks she has had so many jobs because her job as a bus driver allowed her so much freedom and the opportunity to grow as an individual and the other jobs she has tried have not.
  • Shannon thinks there is now a degree of pickiness among millennials when finding a job.
  • Amber thinks she would be different about choosing a job if she had children and a dog, but since it is just her right now, she knows she can take care of herself.
  • Shannon says job turnover is a lot more common among millennials than not.
  • TAKEAWAY: Sometimes a job is just a job. Even if you hate it, remember you are learning along the way. Eventually you will find a job that is meaningful to you!

Random Three Questions

  1. What is your favorite childhood memory?
  2. What is a book that changed your life?
  3. What is a website that you spend a lot of time on?

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Shannon is a financial planner who left a “traditional” financial services firm to start her own company, The Financial Gym, because she felt traditional financial services firms did not have the tools or resources to help people in their 20s and 30s who are starting out and trying to build assets while also managing debt. She realized that the key to long-term personal financial success is a commitment to financial fitness and making smart financial choices. Through her blog, Financially Blonde, her book, Train Your Way To Financial Fitness, her podcast, Martinis and Your Money and The Financial Gym, Shannon is committed to making financial fitness fun, easy and accessible for everyone.


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