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Yellow-bellied Woodpecker
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17 May 2022, 7:17 pm

Double Retired wrote:
SpaceMartian, If you can find and get any professional certifications (for computer-related stuff that interests you) it might improve the pay prospects. (As does experience on noted on a resume.)

P.S. A degree in something like Computer Science or IT also looks good.

By the end of this month I'm doing the MTCNA, for the time being what I can afford, but it's a step. Also eying more certs but they are hella pricey.
Mind though, I work for myself in a small company, totalling 2 workers and two owners. Getting certs or education at the moment won't result in any change other than a lighter pocket. I plan to move forward and look for something, my duties with my company are not time demanding and can be done remotely. Dealing with the public and such is my mate's problem.

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17 May 2022, 8:05 pm

Sounds like you are on the right path...but will need time.

Ideally, persistence will be rewarded.

Good luck, and good fortune!

Oh... I just remembered another use of certifications... Marketing.

I had a job with a government contractor helping with security certification & approval paperwork on government contracts. My employer paid for me to get CISSP training and certification because it would look good in their marketing material to say they had CISSP certified employees. It didn't help at all with what I was doing for them, but it looked good when they talked to the company's customers.

They did not reward certifications or assist the employees to get the required on-going education, though. So, a lot of folk left not too long after they got the certification because it helped them in job-hunting. I didn't go job-hunting with it, I retired. The certification reassured me that if my finances turned out to be inadequate for retirement then the certification would help me get a new job. (Fortunately the finances were OK. I really like retirement!)

When diagnosed I bought champagne!
I finally knew why people were strange.


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26 May 2022, 9:16 am



It's not my job to run the train.
The whistle I can't blow.

It's not my job to say how fast
The train's supposed to go.

It's not my job to pull the brake,
Nor even ring the bell.

But let the damn thing jump the track,
And see who catched Hell!

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27 May 2022, 5:03 am

BA in business management.
Work in children's homes.
Regretting having made a move towards primary teaching.


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28 May 2022, 7:13 am

Does that mean you are a home visiting teacher? That sounds like a nice job!


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03 Jun 2022, 1:07 am

I don't have a degree.

My job is cleaning coaches. I find it fun and therapeutic.

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Diagnosed with ADHD, anxiety and mild ASD

I don't like autism being mentioned to me as I'm partly in denial.