Posted by Jules (184.108.40.206) on July 14, 2003 at 22:41:59:
In Reply to: Re: Hi everyone! posted by Margaret (220.127.116.11) on July 14, 2003 at 19:51:08:
****** Thanks you guys. At least I'm not the only one that feels this way..
> > >>>>>Yes I have felt that way. Type 4/3 Soc/sx, INXP
> > My career condensed -- National Merit Scholar to Drexel Univ. in 1980 for electrical engineering -- I didn't even last a year in engineering!
> > 1981 -- 1984 -- Temple University -- graduated w/BA in Journalism
> > 1985 -- 1991 worked full-time in 4 different corporations, in communications department. Was never promoted beyond clerical/technical ranks. Basically was just overlooked in corporations.
> > 1991 -- 1994 stunning flop at attempts to be a freelance writer and artist -- too scared to even try music (lit, art, music my 3 loves) Lived off of welfare and my parents
> > 1994-95-Part-time night waitress at Dunkin Donuts
> > 1995-2000 -- Part-time cashier at SuperFresh supermarket
> > 2000-present -- back in corporate communications, full-time, still being held at low level, still being overlooked
> > Favorite thing other than the arts -- psychology! (how I discovered the Enneagram)
> > It's a tough world for most people like us -- do what you like and starve, or make decent money and hate the routine job. Maybe I'll get more optimistic as the economy improves.
> My job history stinks too. Raz, I just emailed you. You know, that philly college that offers a MS degree in biomed writing, it's too expensive, but I was thinking if I could get a clerical type job at a pharm co that offers tuition, then I could get them to finance it and then after a couple of years, start making decent salary with the degree. The only problem is, I also want to move up northeast PA next year and live up there year round because it's so wonderful, pretty and peaceful. Also, I might want to go to school to be a surgical assistant or if that's too hard, maybe take medical transcription office class and work in med office, but that is also low paying, unfortunately. I just wish I had some way to finance living up north year round, it's so pretty up there. Also, I wonder, if your husband is from WI, he must think the same thing about rural PA. It reminds me so much of WI where my family is also from too ( which is why I must like it so much:)
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