Not sure how to start a new life and what avenues are available to me I live in such a small town in Texas that I can’t for see any opportunities for a person like me .For the most part I have been mentally abused over the years Being told I’d never be worth over $10 an hour and only have some high school education .So not sure how to gain strength and confidence in myself after that but want to become more. I love to paint and design /build things and am very creative. I’m mostly familiar with construction work .My Dad was a contractor whom put me to work at the age of eight.Ive worked in some retail but for the most part I’ve painted houses ,been a single mom ,Was maintenance for a resort doing refurbish and finish work in remodeling . I’ve worked as a veterinarian assistant . Have some light Office working skills and now nothing . I’ll just say there is not a high demand for female carpenters here and know they keep it that way to keep us ladies in a position to conform . Even in retail for instance my Nephew and I applied for the same retail position an hour apart at same company they offered him $ 4.00 more per hour base rate and I had to play let’s make a deal to even get that much with my 2 years of experience at the time compared to his no experience being that it was his 1st job. Talk about having feelings of insult or start questioning self worth......phew! I have yet to find any office within 50 miles from my house for any type of resources being a mid 40’s single female. Bummer! I just for once and for all would like to know what it feels like not to have to finagle bills. I almost got there once then my Mother got diagnosed with Cancer , and has recently passed .
Anyhow if by chance y’all know of any resources I’d greatly appreciate and be so very thankful.
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My brother expired a few days ago and everything in our family has turned upside down.
He owned a restaurant and my mom wants me to run that now. I was planning to start a pre-school. Now I am confused about which one to do. The restaurant is ready, I just need to start and on the other hand the pre-school has to be built up yet. What should I do?
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I recently was laid off from my job of 7+ years.
I sort of fell into the role, and I'm not sure if it's what I want to continue doing. The issue is, it's fairly difficult to break into a new industry when all of my professional experience is in another field. I'm not even quite sure what direction I'd like to go in, but I'm really fed up with the corporate world, and would really like to explore other options. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Recently I have been in a transition in my life circumstances and I find myself looking for a 10 hr a week job.
I'm not even sure how to go about this. Any suggestions?
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I have an interview tomorrow and the place i am interviewing with wants me to fill out an "Acknowledgement of Education and Experience Verification" form that requires for me to select 1 of 2 options: 1) Yes, my current employer does know that I am interviewing and the agency's Human Resources office has my permission to verify my work, both performance and experience, with my current employer at this time OR 2) No, I do not wish to have the agency's Human Resources Office contact my present employer at this time.
If i am selected for a position and accept, I understand that my current employer will then be asked to verify my experience.
I currently work for a Temp agency and my Recruiter (contact at my agency) knows I am going to be interviewing tomorrow at the place I am interviewing at; however, the job I am on a Temporary assignment for does not know. Based on the form and options I have to choose from above, should I tell the company I am doing a Temporary assignment for that I am interviewing for the agency tomorrow? Apparently, they have to verify my work (consisting of performance and experience) with my current job. I don't want to have to worry about them telling me not to come back because they know I took off of work to interview for a job. Does anyone have any helpful advice?
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I'm looking to make no less than $22/hr.
Should I still list that amount even if the job posting the pay is $25/hr?
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