PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 20-year veteran of the classroom decides to give up teaching for shopping and now he makes six figures.READ MORE: Temple University Basketball's Season Finale Vs. Wichita State Canceled Due To COVID-19 Issues
Ed Hennessey of Florida says as a teacher, he never made more than $50,000 a year.
He says he struggled to make ends meet with two kids and college loans. So he took on part-time jobs over the years.52-Year-Old Man Fighting For His Life After Stabbed Multiple Times In Nicetown, Philadelphia Police Say
It was his part-time work as a personal shopper that became a lucrative business.
“It’s so relaxing, I get to go out. I am outside all the time. I see people and I’m my own boss. I am who I want to be,” said Hennessey.
While he said it was scary to leave his education career behind, the 45-year-old knew it was the right decision.
Instead of the classroom, now he spends time in grocery stores and making deliveries.MORE NEWS: Open For Business: Author Liz Lynch Targets Parents Of Picky Eaters In 'Pandas Love Pickles' Book Series