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  • I am considering a change of professional direction in search of finacial and personal success. When I've mentioned a change of career I have been met with, "Well, it's tough out there..." Raised eyebrows and looks of surprise. I am considered too old at the ripe age of forty four and won't fit in with the culture of young, vibrant companies today. What a blow! I'm in my prime aren't I? What about all the years of experience I have acheived? Putting my family first and working in a job that didn't compromise their demands seems to have put me at a disadvantage.
    So now what; Curl up and wait to die in a job that doesn't stretch or fulfil? That could take another forty years, God knows my pension won't kick in until sixty (if I'm lucky) and even then will it be enough to pay my extortionate electric bill? Let alone afford me the luxury of reminiscent memories of a meaningful career when I look back at seventy five. Is there a grave yard of forty to sixty somethings who have missed their opportunities in life? Surely I can't be the only one in this predicament? Perhaps I'm missing a trick? Have I missed my window of opportunity because I chose to have a family?
    In America the attitude is 'Can I help you'. In Australia it is 'Have a go'. In the UK it is 'Join the cue'.
    Think I'll just move!
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