A Florida teacher quit his job and now makes six figures just shopping. Ed Hennessey spent 20 years of his life, teaching thousands of kids at Oviedo High School.
He said he was living his dream, but couldn't make ends meet. As a teacher, Hennessey said he never earned more than $50,000. He struggled financially with two kids and his old college loans.
He always worked another job, too, like at Blockbuster, Old Navy, Target, Uber and then Shipt.
Hennessey became a shopper for Shipt part time in 2015, developed a fan base and two years later, realized he could make some real money, which made him reflect on his time in the classroom.
“I don’t think there is a way to turn it around unless you’re going to offer more money,” he said.
In 2017 he took a year sabbatical from teaching to shop full time.
And now, he makes more than $100,000 a year just delivering groceries. He doubled his teaching salary, and at 45 years old, he officially retired from his passion last month.
“Leaving education is one of the scariest things and very sad,” he said.
Ed Hennessey now spends his time in his car & strolling the aisles of supermarkets. Every day he picks up groceries and delivers them to families in Seminole County, Florida.
He works when he wants, mostly 50-60 hours per week, and he no longer gets summers off.
“It’s so relaxing. I get to go out, and I’m outside all the time. I see people, and I’m my own boss. I am who I want to be,” he said.