I'm not going to college until the fall and need a job. I got fired from Autozone for a bullshit reason that was beyond my control or my bosses control so I now work at another auto parts store, which took me less than one day to get the job after losing my job from Autozone because my references and work experience are damn near unquestionable. That said, I don't much care for this new job after only one day of working there. I would like to give them a chance, but in the mean time, I would like other employment suggestions for decent paying jobs that I can do with a high school job and the skills I have. Granted, I'm a good counter man, but I prefer to deal with customers that walk in the door, not just commercial customers that call on the phone. I guess I might stay there and see how it goes, but I would like to look for something else. So, what pays $12 an hour or so full time to someone with a high school diploma and auto parts knowledge? Is this really the most money I can possibly make at my age with my work habits? I live in the Chicago area. Man, I just feel so nit picky about working, I know I should be happy to work at all. I just really liked my job at Autozone and agreed with their way of doing things generally. Plus I had a pretty good position and made pretty decent money and got overtime every week which was great. I guess I'm so lost in the realm of things. I know auto parts really well and honestly I could make this a career if I wanted to, but it doesn't challenge me enough and I'm really looking for something that requires more thinking than auto parts has available to me. I can't really see myself in college but I can't really see any other option either. I don't want to sell auto parts for the rest of my life and struggle to buy a house at 30 or provide for any future family. Honestly, I just need the advice of some older people here that at 20 years old had no clue what they wanted to do with their life. I know I don't have to be a rich man, but before I'm 25, I want my own house (no matter how small it may be) and a steady job. I have no intention of having children, either, although that may change. I just want a stable life, I suppose. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I don't really want to work somewhere that I can't stand working, although I haven't decided if I really like my new job or not yet, it's not looking too good.