How to encourage mom to go back to finding a career?
September 25,2019 at 5:53PM UTC
Hi FGB community,
Coming to you with something super personal. My mom moved to the states over 30 years ago when she married my dad. When she was living in her home country of Mexico she had an amazing accounting job for the government and once she moved to the USA her degree was no longer valid and since then spent her life raising my brother and I and for the last 20 years, has worked coat-check at a restaurant (where the owner is a huge racist who doesn't pay her by the way, she just works off tips).
My brother and I are both well into our 20s now, she'll be 65 this year. How can I encourage her to start a new career here? My parents can't afford to retire and I know she wants to be doing more than just checking coats seasonally. I know she's worried she won't be hired because she is Mexican, above the age of 60, etc. Any advice appreciated. Thanks FGBers!
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