Career objectives

Discussion in 'News / Current Events' started by Earth Wind and Fire, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Earth Wind and Fire

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    (regarding my career situation) I ask “What would you do if you were me?”

    I am now over 55 years old & most of my career was in sales in a territory I cultivated for one company Ive worked for over 20 years....unfortunately my age worked against me (and I had a heart attack & a bypass) so I wasnt looked upon with any degree of fondness, but my goal was to stay with this company....hopefully to retirement. This was not to happen & I was forced to leave the company. I did get a job (closer to home ) & with much less stress at half my salary 6 months ago but now they are threating downsizing & Im fearful. Also that cut in pay has caused some real economic stress with paying bills and all....I feel like I have to turn couch cushions around to find lost change to make it thru the month. Plus there is no real health care with my current employer.

    I want to work & I have all this skill of having done it before. Just frustrated by the economy

    Honestly, what do you think I should do?
     
  2. Tom Bryant

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    First of all, you know I will be praying for you.

    What kind of sales did you do? Would the economy be better for it in a warmer climate considerably farther south? :laugh:

    Maybe there's another similar business that would be able to use a man of your experience and honesty. But I have to be honest, it's a young man's game. I am soon to be 61 :mad: :eek: and know that jobs are going to younger men...except of course, the "Hello, Welcome to Wal-Mart" jobs.

    Not much help, I know, but will be praying!
     
  3. Earth Wind and Fire

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    I appreciate your thoughts & prayers. Thank you.

    Here is an observation for the youngins. Im looking at Linked in the other day & was looking at the profile of a president of a Energy company. In a 20 year career timetable he has had 12 jobs so it would appear the fellow who jumps around does better than the guy who doesnt. Think about it.
     
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  4. preacher4truth

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    Hey bro, if all else fails, go sell cars. They are always hiring, and if you can sell, you can eat and pay bills. Some guys make a ton of money at it, and quite frankly, it's a fun job. Don't worry about your age in that industry.
     

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