A 28-year-old man in Ohio has quit his job as a teacher to work as a store manager at a Walmart, an announcement that has gone viral on TikTok.
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The man worked as a reading tutor and second grade teacher for six years, he recounted in a TIkTok video posted in July.
He explains that the only reason that pushed her to change jobs was the salary and working conditions. At Walmart, no degree was required, he said, while we offer a better salary.
"Imagine if our teachers could focus on their teaching work instead of having to combine two jobs, working weekends to make ends meet," he explained in an interview on the show Good Morning. America, Thursday.
"I absolutely don't want people to think that I want to discourage anyone from becoming a teacher," he continued. "This is not the case. I just want my teacher friends to be paid properly.”
Goshorn's original video on TikTok was just six seconds long. He could be seen showing off his Walmart uniform as a store manager. He added, in the caption: “Quitting teaching after six years to become a manager at Walmart and earn more without using my degree.”
Goshorn will work as an inventory management specialist and ensure delivery trucks are unloaded. He says he will earn $55,000 a year before bonuses, compared to $43,000 for his teaching job.