Help! She's never worked, now she needs a job  

GreyFox_in_LV 68M
61 posts
6/26/2006 10:20 pm

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7/9/2006 3:24 pm

Help! She's never worked, now she needs a job

I have a friend of mine, who after 18 years of marriage is in the middle of a divorce. She is going to need to go to work. She has never worked a job.
She has no idea what she wants to do.
She really has no marketable job skills.
Any suggestions on how I should advise her on what she should do?

rm_KarmoHunny 55F
888 posts
6/26/2006 10:57 pm

That's a tough one. Maybe she could get a job in retail. Has she done any kind of child care before? Maybe she could do that. How about cleaning?

That's all I can come up with at this late hour. I hope she will be able to find something.

Good Luck!

RevJoseyWales 69M/66F
14393 posts
6/29/2006 2:16 pm

Try merchandising. It's usually PT, but you can string together a bunch of little gigs and make a living. Companies will train you. HJallmark pays shit, but is always desparate, and is considered entry level. Major players in the field are Crossmark, Advantage, and Acosta among many others. Have her check out the NARMS site. I've made a living out of this shit for 10 years now. It isn't glamorous, but will pay the bills. Feel free to contact me for more info if she needs it. Joe

"McVeigh had the right idea, wrong address."

"This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok."

imLadyBambi 58M/50F

6/30/2006 4:00 am

Financial services!

No college = insurance

With a college degree (any field) and no experience = Financial Advisor @ 60K - 100 K starting

Alternatively, tell her to try to get a job with a utility at a nuclear plant (she would have to relocate to another state - there are no nukes in Navada). There is a nuke in San Clemente, CA (LA area). Great pay at the nukes.

adbacula 37M

7/8/2006 3:04 pm

KarmoHunny and amber said my suggestions already.

If she can't come up with a list of skills on her own, she might want to try an agency that specializes in finding out peoples skills and interests, and then finds work for them. These agencies take a cut of what you make, and usually are lower paying jobs to begin with. It's going to be hard for her, without the proper education to get into a "skilled" field.

Good luck

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