I applied to my local organic market recently and though I've not heard back from them, I feel like the chances of me getting the job is slim.
I've applied at that particular place several times before in the past 2 years and no luck.
I currently work at a bakery/cafe. 90% of what they sell is not vegan friendly. I'm constantly handling food containing dairy and egg, and on occasion have to handle food with meat. I'm constantly selling and having to promote food containing meat.
Aside from selling meat, the job is far from eco friendly. They do not recycle ANYTHING at all even though they could, they are constantly leaving water on, empty ovens on, etc etc. And what is even worse is they throw away leftover food such as bread, bagels, pastries, cookies, and even panini sandwiches that contain meat. Though my manager has gotten better at avoiding the over-baking of bagels [before we were throwing away hundreds of bagels every night] We are still throwing out lots of food. We do donate leftovers, but many of the people who used to pick them up no longer come to get the food.
Further more the food sold there is far from healthy. There we sell lots of stuff containing fresh veggies. The breads, the sauces, the meats pack on calories and fat. Some of our sandwiches contain 1,000 calories.
I am not proud for working at a job that supports animal cruelty by the selling of meat, dairy and egg. But I am even more so not proud for working at such a wasteful job!
I am not independent when it comes to driving. I depend on my parents to drive me, local bus, bicycling, and walking as a mean of transportation. So I do not think working on an animal sanctuary is currently an option for me.
I live in Maryland, USA if this is any help.
I really want a more eco-friendly job, and/or vegan-friendly job. I do not like the idea of corporate jobs either, so I do want to avoid them.
Does anyone have any kind of suggestions.