Finding a job is hard enough these days, however I feel embarrassed every time I fill out an application because I am now 25 and have basically no work experience...I met my ex husband when I was 16 and during the first few years he made good money and I took care of the house, then when we had kids we agreed I'd continue to stay home with them for at least the first few years, however when I felt like I needed a job simply to gain the experience and get out of the house more he would not allow it. My ex at that point had already shown some signs of being emotionally abusive though at the time I didn't pick up on it, when I told him I wanted to work it got much worse. I loved him and I didn't need to work for financial reasons so I didn't push the issue in order to keep the peace...in October of last year it became physical abuse, the little amount of money he gave me went into a hidden spot which I had planned to save and use towards getting away but two months ago he pushed me down and hit me in front of our kids and I was gone the next morning. My children and I have been living with my mother; I've used my saved money to help her with bills and the added expense of taking us in while I look for a job but I've had no success and money is becoming a serious issue. I feel like whenever a prospective employers sees my age and lack of experience that they'll assume I am simply lazy, the only work experience I have is at a fast food restaurant and I worked there for only 4 months, or I feel I am quickly overlooked for potential employees that have actual experience. My court date with my ex is not for another 7 weeks so I currently get no child support, and whatever money I get from state assistance goes straight to my mother to pay bills. I hate feeling like a failure as a mother and as a daughter; I need to do something to support my family and at this point I'll take any job. Any advice will be appreciated.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:11 PM on Mar. 25, 2011 in Money & Work
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Answer by Kellyjude1 at 9:12 AM on Mar. 26, 2011
I know it's nothing glamorous, but I have lots of friends who have worked at Walmart their entire career. They started there after high school and are now looking at twenty five plus years! It's not easy, but it is a great place that hires, trains and even has an excellent management training program! You can work your way up really quick. Contrary to popular belief, their wages are great starting out with several bonus programs that start immediately. Lots of people are looking at retirement and what Walmart has to offer... that is why so many elderly people go back to work there once they do retire. I wish you the best!
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