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NASA Engineer Speaks Out After Video Of Her Picking Up A Part-Time Retail Job Sparks Debate

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Some believe the United States is in a labor shortage, but after the Great Resignation in August with a whopping 10 million people quitting their jobs, many believe it to be a living wage shortage.

Since a NASA engineer spoke out in a TikTok video about picking up a second part-time job in retail, a debate has been sparked.

Kelly (@sexybabypartygirl), who has a degree in chemical engineering from Wisconsin and works with NASA posted about interviewing with the jewelry store Tiffany's. Kelly shared they pay $20 per hour.

In the caption, Kelly also said she applied to work at Apple and had an interview on that following Wednesday.

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Interview with the Apple store on Wednesday so we’ll seee #getreadywithme #tiffanyandco #nasa

Kelly posted in the comments she is trying to make more money to visit her family in Wisconsin.

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Since posting, the video has received 353 thousand likes and prompted many people to question the rate of pay at NASA.

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Kelly later shared she took the job as a technical specialist at an Apple retail store.

She also explained she won't be leaving NASA.

"I want the part time job for the money."
"I make enough money but I want to do more fun things and not have to worry about it."
"Also, I just have a lot of time right now so I don't mind working a little more so I can spend more."


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Reply to @ethannjohnss


Some thought Kelly was smart to use her spare time to get some extra cash, but others disagreed.

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Others thought it was strange someone with an engineering degree would take another job instead of finding a higher paying job in the field.

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Kelly made another video answering a few questions about seeking a second job.

"I like my job at NASA."
"We get paid well."
"I just want to make a little more money."
"I'm not looking for a new full-time job."
"But my rent is high, I have student loans, I have car loans, and I like to thrift a lot."

She also shared she thinks $20 per hour is a good wage for a part time job right now.

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Reply to @ronnyrockets some answers ??


People were still outraged NASA isn't paying their workers more.

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Kelly shared she picked up pole dancing during the pandemic and some suggested she try making money through that. It would pay more than the $20 an hour and most other retail jobs.

Some feel Kelly could use her degree in other ways.

Either way, should a full-time worker even need to get another job?

That's still up for debate.