27 Years, 3 Months, and 5 Days

But who's counting? I have been a caseworker for that long. I come home from work ready to pluck out my eyelashes!!! Sadly, there is no satisfaction in my work. I am no longer an idealistic college grad.I feel very jaded, and I do not like that feeling. Working in a cubicle with 5 people in their 20's should make me feel young. On the contrary, it makes me feel old.The whole job is frustrating because I can never see results,just goverment statistics. I want to move on and have started to do so in my mind already.Just need the money to do it.

 

lolaslife lolaslife
51-55, F
2 Responses Feb 15, 2009

I've been a teacher for 36 years. I, too, am ready to move on. I still enjoy my special needs preschoolers. I also work with older elementary students and don't enjoy that any more. And--the paperwork and demands for both special ed and regular teachers are overwhelming! Some days I don't want to see anybody else's kids!<br />
But, I still have a child in college, and am now single. Don't see being able to retire even at 62. Little kids until I'm 65--OMG! Haven't come up with any other ways to make enough money to supplement that wouldn't be even tougher.<br />
Just TIRED!

Oh, lolaslife - I know how you feel. I have been with the same company for 17 years. I train all the new hires - and I remember when I was the youngest ee out there. Now? I feel REALLY old.