Warning: this is going to be another soap opera/life advice type of threads, so feel free to offer up rational input or Fooish ones- it doesn't really matter right now.
Okay, just turned 40, have little college education, and am currently looking at a 50/50 chance of losing my job. I work for the "movies by mail" division of a entertainment company. Proposed Postal changes would mean the closure of the local Postal plant. Which means it wouldn't make sense in the grand scheme of things for my employer to stay in its current location. Gut tells me if the plant closes, then my D.C. will either close or relocate down the turnpike. If that happens, I'm out of a job.
Currently looking for a supplemental revenue stream (aka part time job), more than likely food service or retail. However, now I'm wondering if I shouldn't just concentrate on finding a new full time gig instead. No longer supposed to drive a car (per Dr's orders) and is unwise for me to drive a forklift or any other motorized material handling equipment.
I'm thinking it's time for some retraining, but I'm having a hard time figuring it out. I can't stand traditional college courses, yet the non-traditional programs tend not to have the best career placement numbers. My social skills suck, and my vision is only to continue to degenerate. So none of the stand-by jobs like OTR trucker or welding is going to work
Criminal Justice appeals to me one on level, but ultimately it would mean a desk job, and I was born with external plumbing (no offense ladies, but some fields just seem to be dominated by females). Same goes with the Medical field; more of Health Admin type, as I'm squeamish when it comes to blood and other bodily fluids...