DISNEYMOM's story is so inspiring to me! I am faced with a similar situation of being a displaced retail manager myself. Management positions are asking for bachelors degree for half the salary a manager used to make without one. They won't hire you for a lesser position because they say your "over qualified" for an associates position. it's kind of "a rock and a hard place" position to find myself in. I have been a retail manager since I was 19, now at 42 I seriously am thinking a will have to change careers. Like her, I'm realizing I want to do something to help people, I truly believe that is my "life's path". Somewhere in this mess of job displacement, relationship break up, and relocation to a new area, I lost the strong, independent, healthy, thin "me". I'm not sure where the "happy go lucky me" went, but I miss her and I'm determined to find her now that things are getting clearer and the dust has finally settled! Thank you DISNEYMOM! You have no idea how close to home your story is and how much you have inspired me to find myself and my life's path, again...
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