Surplussed! Help me invest 5K in training
May 9, 2014 7:53 AM Subscribe
First they came for the artists, then they came for the customer service reps, then they came for tech support, then they... Well, you get the idea.
posted by jcworth to Work & Money (6 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
The Good news: I am good financial position to cope with it. The much less good news, I am 57.5 y.o., and my long term strategy had me working til 62. Could likely retire now, however I feel a better margin for error is highly desirable. Also, if I found a line of work that I really enjoyed I am open to working longer than 62. Most of my working life has been doing one of the following: sales, training, internet marketing analyst, office manager.
OK, so, part of my severance package is 5K that I can invest in ANY type of training that would help me get a job going forward! Could be programming, barber school, beekeeping, you name it. Being in essence an office drone, I have thought about learning more excel/salesforce however I am open to learning something for the sheer joy of it, but it must be related to the possibility of getting a job going forward. Outside my current field I have thought of pastoral counseling, personal training specializing in seniors, therapis, woodworking, literacy coach, temp work. I have asked friends, so far have heard: java, CIS, beekeeping, haircutting... Curious to hear what YOU might do with this opportunity, could be anything as long as it leads to a job. Fine if it relates to me, but I would love to know what YOU would do too. kind regards, jcw