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I grew up in a small rural community, where people had a job, not a career.
I knew I wanted more than a job.
Throughout high school, I figured I would go into the military and make that my career, I eventually got cold feet.
I started venturing out into the closest cities seeking the right job.
I knew it would mean, I would have to commute an hour coming and going.
I knew to gain the status I was seeking; I would have to make some sacrifices.

“Sociologists use the term status to describe the responsibilities and benefit a person experiences according to their rank and role in society.” (openstax. P. 92) The status I was seeking was the “achieved status”, the status obtained by choice.
Once I obtained a job that I could turn into a career, I realized one other change was needed, relocating. I knew if I continued to live in a rural community, I could not find myself, my self-worth.
Growing up in a rural community tends to put people in a box, they’re placed in a comfort zone with no desire to leave.
Relocating opened doors of opportunities for me, spiritually, economically, and personally.
I was introduced to cultures and beliefs I found to be fascinating and confusing.
I was able to find the career I had been seeking; however, it came with a disturbing price…racism. I never directly dealt with racism until I started working for the federal government.
I felt discrimination from men who felt females should not work in a prison, nor did they feel females should be supervisors.
Racism was and still is being displayed every day, especially now with the upcoming election.
People still strongly believe African Americans are not entitled to a government job, well guess what, I have five years to go before retirement.
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I grew up in a small rural community, where people had a job, not a career.
I knew I wanted more than a job.
Throughout high school, I figured I would go into the military and make that my career, I eventually got cold feet.
I started venturing out into the closest cities seeking the right job.
I knew it would mean, I would have to commute an hour coming and going.
I knew to gain the status I was seeking; I would have to make some sacrifices.

“Sociologists use the term status to describe the responsibilities and benefit a person experiences according to their rank and role in society.” (openstax. P. 92) The status I was seeking was the “achieved status”, the status obtained by choice.
Once I obtained a job that I could turn into a career, I realized one other change was needed, relocating. I knew if I continued to live in a rural community, I could not find myself, my self-worth.
Growing up in a rural community tends to put people in a box, they’re placed in a comfort zone with no desire to leave.
Relocating opened doors of opportunities for me, spiritually, economically, and personally.
I was introduced to cultures and beliefs I found to be fascinating and confusing.
I was able to find the career I had been seeking; however, it came with a disturbing price…racism. I never directly dealt with racism until I started working for the federal government.
I felt discrimination from men who felt females should not work in a prison, nor did they feel females should be supervisors.
Racism was and still is being displayed every day, especially now with the upcoming election.
People still strongly believe African Americans are not entitled to a government job, well guess what, I have five years to go before retirement.