Many of you have asked what my ultimate goal would be for going back to school, so I'll tell you. Darrell has a lot of responsibility on him right now and I thought if I went back to work, I could ease some of that burden. I decided if I got a job with the school system, I'd have good hours, good pay, and good benefits. So I went to their website and completed an application. They also wanted an intro letter and resume, along with transcripts and a typing test. I thought I had jumped through all the hoops, but after a couple of months with no call back, I contacted them and discovered they didn't have everything they needed. After making sure everything was completed and in their hands, I waited. And waited. A couple more months passed. Still no call. I went back to the website thinking I would resubmit my application to get it back in front of the powers that be.
Imagine my surprise when I found that a degree was now needed for this job. Oh, and what kind of job is it, you might ask. Working in the office of an elementary school. With no offense meant toward anyone, this is a glorified receptionist position. Answering phones, greeting visitors, etc. Why would you need a degree to do these things? I've always worked in office settings and felt secure that with my experience, I would be able to get a job anywhere. That bubble has been burst. Now I'm starting to worry that I won't be able to take care of myself should something happen to Darrell. Well, I guess I could always be a greeter at Walmart.
Thanks for all your suggestions. You succeeded in giving me the swift kick I couldn't give myself.