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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 41 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...
    bigkidsitter bigkidsitter 70+ 1 Response Jul 6, 2013

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    I think I need a new career path. I've been pressured with what I have lately. My work doesn't fulfill me, nor my dreams. I talked to my Mom and she told me that I should continue...
    Squididaddle Squididaddle 18-21, F Mar 29

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    I've had a lot of minimum wage jobs in a variety of different fields that never took off in a career direction. Now I am in another minimum wage job making barely above minimum...
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    I'm 21 years old, currently away at college. The only family I have is my mother, and we've been literally poor for about a year now. The thing is, we sold one house 7 years ago...
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    I'm a little more than halfway thru a normal lifetime and career period. I'm at the point now, health becomes an important issue and bad things are to be expected. Six months into...
    1490wayb 1490wayb 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I have a really good job, I get paid extremely well, my job is never monotomous. I've been in my career field for abou 15 years and have 5 till retirement. But there are parts of...
    teaser907 teaser907 41-45, M Mar 21

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    If you read some of my posts from the past you would remember I was fired right before Christmas of 2013. That sucked. I worked in a very stressful environment. I worked for a very...
    Mariah522 Mariah522 31-35 Mar 26

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    One trainee has taken a part time job The other is in debt up over his eyeballs. The managers spouse took on a job also. I'm the only one breaking even after 6 months. I can't...
    1490wayb 1490wayb 46-50, M Mar 20

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    I just started at a new job working in a group home for people with disabilities about a month and a half ago. I know how to help most of the people right now and usually ask for...
    betweenlustandlove betweenlustandlove 22-25, F Apr 1

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    I've been at my job for over 8 years now and I quite enjoy what I do.. The perks of being a Monday to Friday 7-4 help too. My issue is that no matter what I do, it seems to make...
    AlynaBean AlynaBean 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    People say "you got to apply for the administrative assistant, temp, mailroom clerk etc..." Essentially they are saying you have to start at the bottom- which make sense. The...
    hereweare99 hereweare99 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Being in the office with two negative attitudes is an extreme challange. It will suck the very life out of you. You will want to throw it all away and quit in an instant. I can't...
    1490wayb 1490wayb 46-50, M Mar 21

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    WOW what a snow job I got Friday. LOLs. The State Manager finally came to spend a few hours with me and inspire. I was virtually floating on air and totally mesmerized by him. But...
    1490wayb 1490wayb 46-50, M Mar 30

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    The good news is that I'm in college and I'm about to have an associate degree in general studies. The bad news is that I really don't know what to do with my life and it's kind of...
    JaimeJackson JaimeJackson 18-21 1 Response Apr 5

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    Learn from my decades of experience. You will be building a reputation for yourself from grade school until the day you die. You are constantly selling yourself as someone valuable...
    1490wayb 1490wayb 46-50, M Apr 10

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    I have lived with Spina Bifidafor the past 22 years, for the majority of that time I have seen my disability as a burden on my life because I wasn't 'normal' like everyone else. My...
    lukecampbell22 lukecampbell22 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I am so in love with him it's pathetic. I used to laugh at all the people who liked their teachers, and now I'm one of them...who knew? If anyone I knew found out about this, they...
    itsjustme95 itsjustme95 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    This is my experience with love and doubt (read on- it's not all rainbows and butterfly's, there's a twist). I welcome all of your feedback (and ridicule) and would love to know if...
    HopefulLovelyLioness HopefulLovelyLioness 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    This is my experience with love and doubt (read on- it's not all rainbows and butterfly's, there's a twist). I welcome all of your feedback (and ridicule) and would love to know if...
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    This is my experience with love and doubt (read on- it's not all rainbows and butterfly's, there's a twist). I welcome all of your feedback (and ridicule) and would love to know if...
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    This is my experience with love and doubt (read on- it's not all rainbows and butterfly's, there's a twist). I welcome all of your feedback (and ridicule) and would love to know if...
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    This is my experience with love and doubt (read on- it's not all rainbows and butterfly's, there's a twist). I welcome all of your feedback (and ridicule) and would love to know if...
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    This is my experience with love and doubt (read on- it's not all rainbows and butterfly's, there's a twist). I welcome all of your feedback (and ridicule) and would love to know if...
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    This is my experience with love and doubt (read on- it's not all rainbows and butterfly's, there's a twist). I welcome all of your feedback (and ridicule) and would love to know if...
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    This is my experience with love and doubt (read on- it's not all rainbows and butterfly's, there's a twist). I welcome all of your feedback (and ridicule) and would love to know if...
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    This is my experience with love and doubt (read on- it's not all rainbows and butterfly's, there's a twist). I welcome all of your feedback (and ridicule) and would love to know if...
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    This is my experience with love and doubt (read on- it's not all rainbows and butterfly's, there's a twist). I welcome all of your feedback (and ridicule) and would love to know if...
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    This is my experience with love and doubt (read on- it's not all rainbows and butterfly's, there's a twist). I welcome all of your feedback (and ridicule) and would love to know if...
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    This is my experience with love and doubt (read on- it's not all rainbows and butterfly's, there's a twist). I welcome all of your feedback (and ridicule) and would love to know if...
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    This is my experience with love and doubt (read on- it's not all rainbows and butterfly's, there's a twist). I welcome all of your feedback (and ridicule) and would love to know if...
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    Venting to set myself free... Dear Soon-to-be Ex... As the divorce you have wanted so badly the last 17 months is near, I am writing this in order to let you go. To stop...
    ChangingDad ChangingDad 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    In case you think that Opposite Land is perfect, it isn't. No tax refund for me this year. Instead, a $6,500 tax bill due to how things worked out for me in the divorce settlement...
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    Both my parents are career driven individuals who made me more because they had a social obligation to at least produce a child then anything else. By the age of 6 months I was in...
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    You know that extra piece you get in a new Lego set? That's me. I'm 22 and a high school graduate and, that's it. I really have nowhere to go from here. I know the next stage...
    Jamlec Jamlec 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    We were talking about marriage and our future today. Talked about whether he will reenlist or not, talked about what he wants to do, what I want to do. He wants to go for Chief E7...
    ncon08 ncon08 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    New to this "Canadian" section. Let me introduce myself to the rest of the group. My names Ronnie, I'm 21 years old (22 next November). I currently live with roommates, and am...
    Mcgregor117 Mcgregor117 18-21, M Mar 29

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    I am a step-parent to three children ages 12, (almost) 11, and 9. Their biological mother walked out on them on their father when the youngest was about a year and a half old, and...
    TeaMother TeaMother 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I want to start out saying that I love and care about my husband, but he has been driving me crazy with what I consider selfishness lately. We have been together for 7 years and...
    cmsjay cmsjay 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    It's difficult being that one individual in the family that everyone looks to when everything has gone to hell. Since I was fifteen I was thrusted upon the age experience of an...
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    I love helping people working with kids/teenagers with their issues and problems and changing their lives. My number 1 passion is music though. I love singing and songwriting I...
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    I'm into feeder/feedee and stuffing kink. I'm currently trying to insert myself into the feedee/stuffer kink community, not only because it turns me on but also because I need to...
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    I can't help but feel the all-to-calm vibration of a solitude I'm no longer capable of enjoying. Contact with the outside seems unattainable, and so I brood. All the while slipping...
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    I need to figure out how to get my life in order. I get so stressed out from dealing with people at work that I get physically ill. I have break downs, and sometimes have to go to...
    LillyRaven LillyRaven 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I have lived a long struggle when it comes to relationships. Have been through heartache as many have. At 41 I'm feeling my heart sinking as I think my girlfriend is pulling away...
    PeterBGood PeterBGood 36-40, M Apr 10

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    I never realized I had signs of codependency until my girlfriend started telling me she needed space, like she was losing her identity in only us and that he feared I let go of my...
    PeterBGood PeterBGood 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    My husband has been battling depression for our entire 10-year relationship. It's become a third member of our marriage; a wedge pushing us apart. And I don't know what to do. I...
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    And when I say recently, I mean in the last couple of weeks. It's only (nearly) 4 months in to 2014 and it amazes me just how quick things can