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I work as a cashier at Wal-Mart <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:"> . I chose to work at Wal-Mart because I simply could not find a "somewhat animal cruelty free" job in high school or in my freshman year of college: I applied to 12 different places before Wal-Mart. I tried a kid recreation center, a pharmacy, a movie theater, a video store, and a video game store 2x, but I never got any calls. I decided that if I couldn't find an animal cruelty free job, then I shouldn't let that hold me back from the experience of having a job, so I started applying to grocery and large retail stores. I was finally able to get my first job at Wal-mart!<br><br><br><br>
3 months have passed since I have been hired, and I really hate my job. I hate standing in one spot for 2 hours at a time. I know it's a job, yet I have the opportunity to work as a pizza delivery guy at Papa John's. Driving around looking for houses sounds a little bit more fun in my opinion. My brother used to work there last year, so I should be able to get a job there. However, the vegan beliefs are troubling me. At Wal-Mart, I ring up people who buy sausages, canned meats, beef jerky, cheese dips, cheese potato chips, leather shoes, leather jackets, and other animal products almost every transaction. Helping people pay for their animal products helps the industries, yet is delivering dead animals helping the industry in the same way? I have always seen it as worse than Wal-Mart, but I'm not so sure. If I do switch to Papa John's, then my brother tells me that I'm gonna have to help make a few pizzas inbetween deliveries, so I'll be making the food too. Wal-Mart or Papa Johns?
 

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That's hard. I don't know.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br>
Sorry, I'm bad at making decisions.
 

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Delivering pizza= way more fun.<br><br><br><br>
I'd opt for the pizza! (Er, but as far as experience goes, have some sort of good excuse prepared or you're going to get questions about quitting after 3 months!)
 

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Ethically it's no better or worse. People will order their pepperoni pizzas with or without you as the deliverer.<br><br><br><br>
Go where you'll be happier.
 

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Life's too short, go to papa John's if you'll be happier. You'll be hurting wal-mart at least. Be careful (carry a pepper spray, other weapon, cell phone) since pizza delivery can be <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pizza_delivery#Hazards" target="_blank">potentially dangerous</a>. (supposedly fifth most dangerous job) You are going to strangers' houses and carry lots of cash.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.wreg.com/Global/story.asp?S=3175772&nav=3HvEYVpz" target="_blank">http://www.wreg.com/Global/story.asp...2&nav=3HvEYVpz</a><br><br><br><br>
My aunt used to do it and always carried a knife (and used, it, too) You can make great tips during sports games if you are not afraid of the dangers.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Mskedi</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Ethically it's no better or worse. People will order their pepperoni pizzas with or without you as the deliverer.<br><br><br><br>
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Yeah, that's what I was thinking. It's the same with Wal-Mart; people are going to buy the crap anyways. The fact that I'm making money off helping people buy their crap sounds unethical, but is it? One way or not the products will be purchased, yet you could use that reason for working for a slaughterhouse. One way or not the animals are gonna be killed, so I might as well make money off it. It's a ladder of significance I think. You can raise the animals to be killed, kill them, help ship them, sell them, or deliver them. Is there a point of insignificance to vegans to make money of the never-ending industry?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Mskedi</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Ethically it's no better or worse. People will order their pepperoni pizzas with or without you as the deliverer.<br><br><br><br>
Go where you'll be happier.</div>
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One problem that I can see with the delivery job is that you'll be smelling the pizzas. You'll possibly go home smelling like it, too.
 

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Hmmm, I can't think of many companies that are more un-ethical than Walmart so I'd say Papa Johns. It sounds like much more fun and in the grand scheme of things, neither job is saving the planet so don't worry so much about it.<br><br><br><br>
Of course if you want a few laughs & don't mind getting fired, you could stick vegan/meat info cards in people's grocery bags at Walmart. (I'd be considered a "bad employee" so you should not listen to me!) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/naughty.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":naughty:">
 

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There are very few cruelty free companies you can work for in this world. At your age, just take whatever you can get, and when you've got enough of a resume to be picky, then you can set standards. In the mean time, the pizza delivery job will probably pay better, which will help give you greater freedom in the future. Just don't make a habit of jumping from job to job, because that looks awful on your resume.<br><br><br><br>
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I wouldn't worry about that jumping from job to job while you're at the minimum wage point. Resumes where all you've had is minimum wage experience should emphasize education, activities, and volunteer work more.
 

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I wouldn't worry about that jumping from job to job while you're at the minimum wage point. Resumes where all you've had is minimum wage experience should emphasize education, activities, and volunteer work more.</div>
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While those are important, I disagree about not jumping around from job to job. Switching a couple of times is fine, but if you go through 5 or 6 jobs in a year, that's going to look bad, because you'll seem unreliable. People won't hire you, because they'll just assume you won't stick around more than 2-3 months.<br><br><br><br>
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if it makes you feel better papa johns has vegan dough and vegan sauce. i am pretty sure their garlic sauce is vegan as well =) so in a way you are workin for someone that actually cares about people who choose to be that way. besides you can get all the free veggie pizzas with no cheese that you want!<br><br><br><br>
i delivered for like 6 months and the most bothering part was smelling the peperoni and all cooking. i dunno i used to like that smell. now it makes me sick. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/undecided.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":-/"> but i was not in the store long enough for it to get to me. always on a run!
 

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One problem that I can see with the delivery job is that you'll be smelling the pizzas. You'll possibly go home smelling like it, too.</div>
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yea you end up smelling like it, your car smells like it, you cannot get rid of the funk <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> forgot bout that<br><br><br><br>
hopefully you will not get fired like i did >_< i was always late because i would see lost dogs and pick them up or try and feed them customer's pizza lol. they eventually got sick of me showing up at the store with a dog using the phone to call the # on the collar with the pizzas still in my car getting cold (or being eaten by said doggy) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">
 
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