Have you transitioned successfully out of pink-collar admin hell? How?
July 11, 2014 7:50 PM Subscribe
I need to know how other women (or men) have crawled out of these jobs.
posted by ziggly to Work & Money (12 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
In spite of crippling ADHD, or perhaps depression masked as ADHD, I keep finding myself in low-level admin jobs requiring lots of organization. These are a terrible fit for me. I'm also at an age where my peers (meaning fellow graduates) are directors and managers of this and that and the other, and I'm stuck at entry-level. I could perhaps survive admin hell if I could be Director of Pink-Collar Loserness, but that's not happening anytime soon. And when I reach out to my peers about the jobs available at their organizations, they seem to make assumptions about where I'm at, saying things like "Oh, we have X position at Really Cool Organization X, but it's just admin so you wouldn't want that, right?" I would like to hear success stories of people getting out of this rut, particularly at advanced ages.