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Young Aussie Quits University Degree After Scoring 'Dream' Job To Work At Bunnings

Stewart Perrie


Young Aussie Quits University Degree After Scoring 'Dream' Job To Work At Bunnings

A young Australian woman has opened up about scoring her 'dream' job working at Bunnings.

Maddison Kramer had just two years left on her degree at Perth's University of Notre Dame.

She was chipping away at a Bachelor in Health and Physical Education to hopefully become a secondary teacher.

During her studies she was also working part-time at Bunnings helping everyone who came through the doors with their DIY queries.

The 22-year-old suddenly realised that this job was far more rewarding than teaching and she decided to change her future.

In a viral post on LinkedIn, Maddison opened up about how your life can change when you follow your passions.

"In this photo, it took me $20,000 of HECS debts and two universities for me to learn that my degree wasn't worth what I thought it was," she wrote.

"[It took] five years to try to find out what career was right for me. For me to finally understand that I don't have to go to university to be successful.. Now having a transcript of "withdrawn" in my 2nd last year of study to go.

"This photo shows the smile on my face that I made the right choice. It was the best $20,000 that I [have] spent.

"I came across a wide diversity of friends throughout my time. I found my strengths and weaknesses. I stood in front of many classrooms filled with school children.

"It was a small price to pay for me to learn that when you start taking care of yourself first, everything else becomes a whole lot easier."

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

Her LinkedIn post has been liked by more than 8,000 people and many commended the young Aussie on speaking up about her passion for her job.

She's been working at Bunnings for seven years as she wanted to get some cash during her teenage years.

Even though she knows it's not the career she initially set out to do, she reminded people that it's never too late to change your mind and dive into what makes you happy rather than what you 'should' do.

"Being with the business for now seven years I have taken every opportunity to learn something new on every shift, to explore what I am capable of, develop and explore my abilities for the next step," she wrote.

"I'm thankful for my failures because if I'm not failing, I'm probably not learning. And if I'm not learning, I'm not growing."

Featured Image Credit: Maddison Kramer/LinkedIn

Topics: Australia

Stewart Perrie
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