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I Woke Up Over 40 With No Money, Job, Career Path

This Group Includes People Who Are Starting All Over Again Later in Life 43 People

    40: Working, But Broke

    Never, ever, ever thought this could be possible for me or any other college grad. After a a round of layoffs during the Recession, I now work full time in my chosen field. The problem is that wages are lower than I would have expected pre-recession and food/housing/energy...
    bigkidsitter bigkidsitter 70+ 1 Response Jul 6, 2013

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    Yes. There were a few jobs I wanted. I'm still not working and never have worked. Sadly, my social phobia is crippling. And I'm hated by the world. During high school I wanted to...
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    So I just quit my job. I was being paid very well and also got two promotions. I was making more money than I ever thought possible, however with my added responsibilities and...
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    I guess I reached a point in my life where I'd like to get into a serious relationship. I am not rich but I have a stable job. I just want somebody to love and somebody who will...
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    After nearly thirty years in the workforce, there are two career decisions of which I am most proud. The first is when my wife and I decided to go from a two-income household to...
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    blahblah2789 blahblah2789 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 31

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    I was so depressed without work. I couldn't find the right job for me. My career went down the wrong path. But I didn't give up. I kept pressing on and somehow I got a job I never...
    Roxvox Roxvox 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    On Tuesday, I was terminated from a job I didn't like. The reason given was budget cuts. They beat me to the punch, fired me before I quit. I'm not mad, or sad, or worried. I can...
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    I am 21 years old. I have a good GPA am involved with clubs at my community college, and have been attending this school for over two years now. I feel so lost- I don't know what...
    Schwarzwalderkirschtorte Schwarzwalderkirschtorte 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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