During her initial career at Costco, Maggie Perkins worked as a cashier for the warehouse. After a bout of illness left her temporarily hoarse, she transitioned to working at the store’s bakery. Interacting with customers helped reignite a professional fire in Perkins. According to what Perkins told Fox Business, she wasn’t the only one interested in working at Costco. At one point, more than 3,000 people applied for 300 jobs available at the store where Perkins was working.
While Perkins may not have intended to stay at Costco, she ultimately discovered a second wind. She transitioned from working in the warehouse to working for the company’s marketing team after a position opened up. From there, she hasn’t regretted swapping careers, writing, “My work is no longer my identity. I put energy into my job when I’m there, and I leave work at the office. When I come home, I’m present and able to spend time with my family doing what I love, like being outdoors.”
Now, Perkins is sharing her story with followers on TikTok. Perkins is proof that it’s never too late to make a career pivot and that inspiration comes from unexpected places.