Hello All! Right now I have a Bachelor's of Art and am working as a classroom manager for a retail company. I do a little of everything - payroll, scheduling, monthly planning, some HR stuff, safe audits, and of course, some teaching. My problem is that I really do not like the teaching side of it. I much prefer the office/money side of it. Even though I don't really enjoy my job (though I like a few parts) I still work really hard, am always on time, always making my boss look good and keep our customers happy. I was starting to feel a little stagnant because my old boss really encouraged my development and guided me where to go, my current boss, while nice, takes no interest in me at all. I decided to take up learning Spanish to give me that extra edge (especially here in CA) and it allows me to serve our Spanish-speaking community better as well. But I am just at a loss as to where to go. I KNOW I don't want to be a store manager. That sounds horrible, even though I know it pays very well ($80-$100k). Right now they are training me to move up to Assistant Store Manager, which gets to do all the tasks I enjoy (crunching numbers, essentially) but above that lies the dreaded SM position. I've been at my company for four years and have been promoted three times so I'm sure it's what they have in mind for me. I need to have a clear idea of what I want so I can start working in a different direction. I also don't plan to leave my company, because the benefits are excellent and my commute is only 4 miles! Possible candidates: Human Resources - the best thing about this is I can work from home part time and I get to travel sometimes. I enjoy working with people and helping them with their issues, I also enjoy being a champion for someone in a bad situation. My company takes HR very seriously so they have a lot of jobs in this area as well. It does not pay a whole lot more than I make now, and to move up would require moving to Texas. Uh, no. My whole family is in CA! Buyer - I would have to learn to speak Mandarin... on my own time. Get to travel a lot (4+ months out of the year.) I'm happily married, but we have no children so this is okay with us. It pays well, but not extremely well, and I'm not sure I'm willing to trade more money for a lot less family time. Loss Prevention - I don't know if I'm "hard enough" for this. I've learned not to trust anyone in retail as many people are opportunity criminals, and I'm scrupulously honest. I have my hands on many, many thousands of dollars a day in cash and it has never once occurred to me do anything about it. I think of the company's money as monopoly money almost, like it's not real. There is a lot of travel (but within a few close states, not nationally or internationally) for this job too. It would be hard for me to have someone arrested emotionally. I'm kinda sensitive... They had a position recently for a Planogram/Photogram designer, which sounds fun. I like tasks like that. But again, we'd have to relocate. I'm just so torn!