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Re: Was a full time homemaker/mom for 34 yrs. now what?

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I am sorry to hear about your challenges - it absolutely is difficult to navigate the workforce. You certainly developed many important skills from your years of running a home!

 

I'd love to hear more about what kind of work you are looking to do? What gets you excited? Also, where are you located?

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Re: Was a full time homemaker/mom for 34 yrs. now what?

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No, you are not alone. I couldn't work due to rare medical condition for over twenty years and now, widowed without a career to fall back on has devastated me financially and I've lost all assets. I've looked into the Senior work suggestions but, haven't found any solutions. I read the listed job qualifications, skills and see they want seasoned workers, a lifetime of experience. It's depressing, indeed. I wish you well.
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Re: Was a full time homemaker/mom for 34 yrs. now what?

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Also AARP Foundation has a program called Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) that might be a fit, especailly if you enjoy community service:

https://www.aarp.org/aarp-foundation/our-work/income/scsep/info-2014/over-55-and-looking-for-a-job.h...

 

All the best to you!

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I really need a part time job right now. I have a college degree that is 34 years old and although I ran a retail store from 2000-2005 I have no real work experience for the last 34 years. Am I doomed to “Welcome to Walmart?” or “Do you want fries with that?”  I’m an angry, frustrated woman. Everything on this site is about reinventing your career and assumes you already have one. Or that you are well into retirement and looking for a little fun job. I am 56. I would like to think it’s not too late to do some part of what I wanted to do before I gave everything up. I volunteer now and I love those jobs but they can’t hire me. What can AARP offer me?  I couldn’t even find a place on this site to contact the powers that be and challenge them to have a place here just for women like me. I cannot be the only one. 

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