Well after working for 43 years, I expect my working life is older than many of you reading this 🙂
The JOB definition of Just Over Broke is certainly accurate. You may be (and I hope you are) happy in your current employment. But if you’re anything like me, you’ll always be looking for that something extra.
I’ve tried a few things over the years. In the ’80s (any of you born yet?) I had my first computer, it was free with a TV I bought and had a 100Mb hard drive. Imagine that. That was when I first dipped my toe in the water of being self-employed. Direct mail looked good, so I input a hundred names and addresses in and did a sort into alphabetical order. It took three days including two nights.
After leaving school (About 1976 I think) I worked in a cash and carry (wholesaler these days). Then went into law enforcement. Dealt with the bad guys, help the good guys. Unfortunately, after nearly 2 and a half decades, I took early retirement for health reasons. 2 months later and it was doing my head in. Had to find another job. Became a bus driver and straight away noticed I had gone from dealing with 90% bad, 10% good to 90% good, 10% bad. Did a couple of years then moved on to delivery work. One of those 0 hrs contracts. Enjoyed the work but not the uncertainty. Went back to buses. Enjoyed the interaction with customers (passengers). The company lost interest and closed the local depot. I moved to a newly started company. Went part-time doing 3 days a week and everything was fine for a while. Then it all went wrong, relocated and ended up getting up at 3 am with 14-hour days. Money was good but I was always tired. After 3 rota changes in as many weeks, I’d had enough and left. Any of that like your work experience?
So, I looked at the different jobs I had and concluded that I was happiest doing something which helped others.
Must point out that I generally don’t tolerate bulls**t as I said in this blog post.
Wealth isn’t about how much you have in the bank. It’s how you feel about yourself. I have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. My wealth and strength are right there. My objective now is to find ways to help others, hopefully, you, so please pop back to my site over the next few weeks to see how I can help you.
All the best