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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 66-70 1 Response Jul 6, 2013

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    I'm at a loss. Some months ago I assumed that now is the right time for a job-related reorientation. The right time to finally find a work that comes up to my skillz. And it's not...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I really want to know what career path I should chose before heading on in life. I cant choose anything because theres so many things and I want something ill stick with. Many jobs...
    julie637 julie637 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    Beware… long post ahoy! In my opinion the DUI machine is nothing but a cash cow with no real intention of promoting public safety. Before I share my thoughts on this I need to...
    MidnightX2 MidnightX2 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 23

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    There are plenty of careers in middle management. In my field it is hard to find anyone who hasn’t had a divorce. I was blinded by the income partly because I could provide...
    oconnorleah oconnorleah 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Hello, I am trying my best to obtain funds for a project I want to develop, that wants to help young artists. I am hoping that you are interested in this and you will help us...
    mayaloves2play mayaloves2play 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I just want a normal steady job like everyone else. Like everyone else, I want to wake up, get dress and go to work. It sounded really boring and routine to me when I was 15 but...
    greenelephant greenelephant 36-40, F Apr 22

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    I have no clue what I'm going to do with my life, I've never really talked about it much, or known where to find help, and i guess this is an appropriate place to post about it. I...
    Juicen Juicen 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    I'm a senior nursing student and somehow got the job that I wanted lined up for after I graduate and take the NCLEX exam. I don't want to brag, but I'm so happy that this is real...
    nursingstudent4 nursingstudent4 22-25, F Apr 18

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    If your first reaction to this statement is condemnation and judgment, you have obviously never been in love with somebody you shouldn’t be. People like to judge nowadays. And I...
    romka romka 22-25 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Due to some problem with my visa, I had to go back to China to live with my parents and find work there after studying in the US for two years. During these two years, I made sure...
    LouraMax LouraMax 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I've been working at the same place for almost 3 years now, my first job....first job I ever even applied for. I work as a hair stylist and love what I do and where I am. but...
    shallowbreathxx shallowbreathxx 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    So I just graduated with a sociology degree. I would like to work on building a career in something sociological, maybe environment conservation, or animal activism, social rights...
    HeyThereHeather HeyThereHeather 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am looking for a new job, but it is hard with few references and my sporadic work history. I had been a Nanny and love children, but want something more. I want to build my...
    BrokenWander BrokenWander 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 20

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    I am 22 years old going on 23 and I have never felt more lost. I just graduated from college and have a bachelors degree in Speech Pathology. In order to do anything with my major...
    lostinthecrowd36 lostinthecrowd36 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    This is my daily life.It's almost been a full year since my car died and I don't have the finances to buy another one.I never could have imagined this would be my life at this age...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M Apr 25

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    So my name is Robert, I'm 25 and i currently work at Mcdonalds. But the thing is I want more out of life. I don't want to be working at McDonald's for the rest of my life. I have...
    happyguyrak08 happyguyrak08 22-25, M a week ago

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    I just wasn't for me. Monday - Saturday, all commision, not B2B sales but direct to clients in homes for an insurance company. Even the fast track they wanted me on for mgt would...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 3 Responses Apr 7

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    There's so many careers out there but I have no idea what I want to do :(. I'm scared of not figuring it out and then being stuck in a job I hate forever. No thanks not for me...
    epsarah94 epsarah94 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    I lost my talent. It was misery. I was an expert in misery, writing to strangers worldwide giving advice and flawlessly understanding their situations and what they could do about...
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    I've been needing to say this out loud for a long time now and I have never had anyone to talk to. I can't even talk to my best friend about it. I met my husband when I was 17...
    whatsouthere whatsouthere 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    How do I find myself again? My head is in the clouds. I don't know what I am meant to do and I don't know what I want anymore. I am confused with what my purpose is or whether I...
    Mela22 Mela22 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 21

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    How do I find myself again? My head is in the clouds. I don't know what I am meant to do and I don't know what I want anymore. I am confused with what my purpose is or whether I...
    Mela22 Mela22 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    I'm not sure if I have MD. Hello, so I'm new to this site but have seen it around for quite some time. As I've done random searches on the internet, I came across this and thought...
    WardenChult WardenChult 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 18

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    So the last time I shared my story. It was about one of my confrontations with my MIL. How Bitchy she was and what she used to do to me. Anyways Now there has been a new...
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    My Bithchy MIL Has A Change Of Heart So the last time I shared my story. It was about one of my confrontations with my MIL. How Bitchy she was and what she used to do to me...
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    So, for the past couple of months I've been happy. I've been motivated, happy, and even a little excited about my future. But yesterday I began to feel depressed; it slowly went...
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    I am in an untraditional marriage, my partner and I are of the same sex, female. Right now Beth, she is 13 years old. I could go on and on here about the circumstances that brought...
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    I have finished school and I want a career as an actor. I have recently looked on a bunch of actors websites and they all want resumes. The only work I have done is a lead role...
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    I've been trying to move for about 4 years now. I didn't have the funds, so I switched careers and worked my butt off! and my job allowed transfer to states too! Excited! but I...
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