I want off this merry-go-round, but don't know how
Hello FGB followers :-)
It's a first post, so forgive me for either vagueness or oversharing- its out of frustration, and not knowing which way to turn. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your incredible tips and helpful information as I try to navigate reentering the daunting job pool as a woman in 2020.
I've been in a loyal position for the last 10+ years, that shuffled me into being classified as an "office manager" and "sales assistant" by my job (think ALL of the work, and NONE of the payment of a salesperson). My previous GM, the former owner, was gracious enough to take me on with a flexible schedule as I am/was caring for my ailing older parents with a whole host of issues (think weekends, and after hours); so I was/am incredibly appreciative. We have transitioned into a micromanaged entity where doing anyone's jobs is next to impossible, so the cycle of vicious attacks on women, generally, occur on the regular, and its gotten old very quickly.
All that aside, to make ends meet, I have held other long term 2nd jobs in various industries, so I have amassed an incredible set of skills that could position myself into a wide variety of positions even at a lower level, and be successful at them, without the bullet points on the job posting; I've applied to several and was told that my education doesn't match the request <sigh>. I also hold a BS and an MS in the sciences, so I am half contemplating going back to update some education as its been a few years since college/grad school.
As I type this out its helped me narrow my questions down. As someone who would ideally love to get back into a research/data analysis position, in science or education. would it behoove me to drop back into school for some classes, or apply to more entry-level positions? I'd appreciate any info you may be able to send my way
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