Post

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 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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    First of all, I know how lucky I am to have the opportunity to go to college and the option to graduate. But here are my honest thoughts about the whole thing. Some of these...
    LEMONkinks LEMONkinks 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My career path has been recruiting... And I'm unemployed. The joke is on me. Most recruiting jobs are with employment agencies and they all require recruiters to sell their...
    Roxvox Roxvox 31-35, F 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It really hurts being parted from my daughter. But I wouldn’t trade those feelings for the world. Yes, no one likes divorce. The problems between my ex are our own, and not my...
    Sparrowhawk1161 Sparrowhawk1161 51-55, M Jun 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm making a career change and was accepted for a prestigious talent development starting tomorrow. AND I got a new job also to start tomorrow. -Talent Development Course: It's...
    bluejade83 bluejade83 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am new to the field of Student Affairs, but in undergrad I was extremely involved, and fell in love with Student Affairs as a career. Now I'm an administrator at a 2 year tech...
    Fradk Fradk 22-25, M Jun 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Found these useful tips, hope they can help you too :) The scene: Sunday night, tossing and turning in bed, you can't sleep, you stare at the clock dreading the start of the work...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F Jul 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have no clue what career I want to pursue although I have Ideas but I haven't made up my mind yet. I love biology and I sort of conquered chemistry this year although it was...
    l212 l212 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    What a cliche this sounds like, yet another 20 something year old not knowing what to do with life. The thing is, I think this type of struggle I am facing is much more rare in...
    roxykelly roxykelly 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have lived with my parents basically since was eight years old. Actually, let me back up. My biological parents have been divorced since I was only three. After that, I lived...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When searching for a college of phlebotomy you might want to try to look for a handful of things that you may not know but. Something to take a look at just before trying out a...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I feel so lost sometimes. I am lonely, I have so many "friends" I like them, I like to play it makes me feel alive. When the day is over I come home I'm so lonesome. I love my...
    LastofmyKind LastofmyKind 26-30, F Jul 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've known my ex for 15 years, her older brother for just as long. He was my best friend, we grew up together, and we were brothers. 8 Years ago, he was killed in Iraq, and over...
    bigbluecolonel bigbluecolonel 26-30, M Jul 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm married for 11 years and have 2 beautiful young children. My husband and I have grown apart. after a long career, I became a stay at home mom at least until my youngest is in...
    Llynne12 Llynne12 41-45, F Jul 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I just graduated with a BA in English. The first position I was offered is at a dog kennel picking up dog **** for minimum wage. I took the job because I'm desperate for money. I...
    elauer elauer 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Ive made a few major decisions in my life so far. When I was 12 I decided to leave my adoptive home in account of the abuse that I was dealing with. In deciding to go live with my...
    xXUnusualXx xXUnusualXx 16-17, F 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When seeking a college of phlebotomy you might want to try to look for several things that you may not know nevertheless. One thing to look at just before testing a school is to...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M Jul 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have no passion for anything. A few jobs I thought would be cool to do are way out of my league when it comes to intelligence. I'm average at everything and I feel like there is...
    linkingold linkingold 18-21, F 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I used to be very ambitious, I wanted a successful career and was willing to do my best to achieve my goals. But now that I am at one of the best universities in my country, I've...
    emmacla emmacla 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So, recently I've come to the conclusion that I never feel completely satisfied or content with life. I have a decent job, I have a car, I have enough people to dub "friends" and...
    CocoaLibra CocoaLibra 26-30, F Jul 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Well today marks a new start in my career. I had an interview with a blind man, his wife and their 2 kids, ages 5 and 2 (just like mine!!) I wore clothes to show my professionalism...
    Krissysheart Krissysheart 22-25, F 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm apprenticing to become a watchmaker. I absolutely love the history and working with my hands, plus watch people are just so interesting to talk to! I'm really blessed to have...
    dolceharajuku dolceharajuku 26-30, F Jul 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I think my job is burning me out. I think I could do it if I didn't have such a stressful life outside of work. I'm anxious all the time and the work just keeps piling up and...
    ThroughAGlassDarkly ThroughAGlassDarkly 31-35, M Jul 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I said I'd post the story with my teacher, so here it is: Last month, I went to visit my former eighth grade Spanish teacher (Mr. C). It was during the week of final exams so our...
    purpleemandem purpleemandem 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My girlfriend is addicted to pot, to the point were she struggles to go a day without it, I have had some bad experiences so I personally hate to see her throw her life away to it...
    Simbah1996 Simbah1996 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So I was going to share my whole college experience, but that would get long and boring so I'll just start after graduation. In the late summer of 2013 I graduated at 22 with a...
    Audino531 Audino531 22-25, F Jul 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Well, actually this is the main reason I came to this website... I have a lot in my mind, a lot going on in my life right now, and most of it are things I wouldn't want to be...
    Yasahiro Yasahiro 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am 28 years old and still feel completely lost with just about everything in my life. I guess I will start with why I feel lost career wise. In my early 20's, I graduated from...
    itstaytay itstaytay 26-30, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am a very young sales professional in an industry where most of my contacts have kids my age and have been in the industry longer then I've been alive. The company I work for was...
    L0VEistheanswer L0VEistheanswer 22-25, F Jul 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have been dealing with a lot recently, trying to get my act together and figure out what I want to do with the rest of my life. I am scared. Just got a car, have 2 jobs, and am...
    GiovanniRose GiovanniRose 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    On august 4th 1985 my mother was involved in a car accident while on her way home from sea world. She was hit by a underage drunk driver ,Her car was totaled and she was badly...
    mildmike mildmike 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't enjoy the career path I chose. I'm not that good at it either. I'm 32 and have no clue what to do with myself. 3 years ago I started college. My plan was to get an...
    Roxvox Roxvox 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm not completely unhappy with my life. In fact, I'm actually pretty happy with it overall with the exception of my education and career. When the economy collapsed, my education...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My stepdaughter has been working all summer. She's made $400, and plans to work all year while going to school. I was happy to hear it. I thought getting a job would make her act...
    maemaddy maemaddy 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The Truth About Christianity and Christians By definition I am a "Christian," as some of you have heard me say here before, but I really am not like most Christians and don't hide...
    AllStarcrushNate AllStarcrushNate 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The therapeutic massage industry is expanding promptly as the general public seeks Health care alternate options that encourage effectively-currently being and the next Standard of...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M Jul 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm 20 years old Muslim background girl....i love my religion and i'm really proud to be born as a muslim girl....The plot twist is if you ask me am i a loyal Muslim follower the...
    FelixFelicity03 FelixFelicity03 18-21, F Jul 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Ugh I said that this site would be the one I'd be true to myself since I can't really get myself into that in real life so I guess its time for me to get over with this topic... I...
    alpaqqa alpaqqa 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Right is wrong is right: the complex..and the sublime end I narrated the simple part of the story. Well lets say, from here onwards ‘the story’ itself is very simple and it...
    swashochi swashochi 36-40, F 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm feeling content about my life. There would be many reasons that I wouldn't be happy. No job, no career, no partner, not much friends. Seem like a few big reasons to not be...
    kekehuang kekehuang 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have had a long section of depression. It's been caused by quite a few factors, but it's really been compounding and it has been a difficult thing to deal with. I guess it was...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's hard to say what life is all about any more. I've just started my MSc. in Mechanical Engineering and sometimes wonder if I made the right choices. Of course everyone has a...
    RedScythe RedScythe 22-25, M Jul 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    SIX SIGNS OF A LOVE AVOIDANT (This is a Good read) 1. Evades Intimate and Emotional Connection In romantic relationships evading intimacy and getting too close emotionally is...
    toolatetoapologise toolatetoapologise 51-55, F 12 Responses Jul 18

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I graduated college in 2008 and moved from my small town in the heartland to a major city on the east coast and loved every minute of it. Unfortunately there was also a recession...
    beedubaya beedubaya 22-25 1 Response 5 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm tired of people telling me in young and things will get better in time. I'm 31 and I have nothing going for me: No husband, no prospect husband, no career, crappy job, all my...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 26-30, F 4 Responses 42 mins ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've really needed to remind myself of the good things in my life these last few days so I decided to write a list of things that make me happy :) Getting snap chats or messages...
    Magdamay Magdamay 26-30, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I’m finally out. Hi everyone. I joined this group two days ago to get support to leave forever my MM. After reading everyone’s stories, I feel compelled to write mine. I am...
    nycgrrrl nycgrrrl 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 4