i lost my husband of 31 years. he was the sole breadwinner in our family. i was the stay at home mom taking care of the house and kids. now that hes gone im left taking care of the house,bills , grandchild and two kids one with special needs. i dont quaify for spousal benifts im to young. i havent worked outside the home in years. i really dont have any training or marketable skills. i thought about going back to school. if any one has any ideas on jobs id really appreicate them.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 7:19 AM on Apr. 17, 2010 in Money & Work
Answer by Anonymous at 7:23 AM on Apr. 17, 2010
This is so heartbreaking!
I strongly recommend school first. Go to a community college and take Microsoft office classes; at the minimum, Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint; (this may not be individual classes. also take at least one basic bookkeeping class.
Hopefully, your husband had enough life insurance to get you through the next few months.
There are lots of great tips and resources in the Job Hunting Moms group: http://www.cafemom.com/group/102837
Feel free to contact me anytime. Soon, you will see this chapter of your life as an adventure, I promise.
Answer by rkoloms at 7:26 AM on Apr. 17, 2010
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Answer by IraqiVetWife at 10:37 AM on Apr. 17, 2010
Apply with Social Services for benefits. In the meantime, why not start your own business. Direct Sales businesses are on the rise. Be your own boss. Work your own hours. Get out of it what you put into it. There really is no limit on what you can make. There are many different types out there to choose from. I love working my Jordan Essentials business. I'm not limited to territories or how I can sell. You don't have to do home parties. I typically sell at craft shows, flea markets, and to friends. I'm not a slave to deadlines or sales amounts.
One of our top sales people was in your position. Her husband suddenly died & she needed an income.
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