I started working in an off-licence at the start of December as a part-time job doing 7+ hours a week. I'm 18 and I'm still in education, though in September that could all change and I might have to leave my job and move away. Though, I might still be at home for another 2 years in college to work on and improve my A Levels which means I'll be keeping the job.
So far it's going ok and I'm still being trained. We sell alcohol and tobacco and we're always strict about who we sell to especially if they look underage or if they come in drunk as it's our policy to refuse anyone who we deem unresponsible.
I enjoy my part-time job and it's my first ever job. I enjoy dealing with the public especially the friendly local ones who stand and talk to you for a while and the responsibility of dealing with money. I wanted the job for gaining experience and having responsibilities and something to add to my CV to help me along in my career. The money side of things is just a bonus which will help me with my studies and help me become independent.
I dip in and out of Buddhism which I don't know if it's good or bad and I know I should really try a bit harder live by Buddha's teachings but I feel that maybe I've taken the wrong step in life and should have at least found a job in not selling alcohol and tobacco. I don't feel bad at the time when selling to people but when I reflect on the teachings I start to feel bad. Will it affect my Karma and things? What should I do? I don't really want to leave my job because I've only just started.
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