|01-11-2007 - Traces, n. 10
Voices from the WorkCenter
I lost my job during my late 50s. I was really desperate because I had never had to look for a job. I did not even know where to start. The WorkCenter friends helped me all the way through. They were able to get the best out of me, while putting me back to work. In fact, now I go to the WorkCenter meetings in my parish to help out as much as I can. There was nothing more important than being able to face all my challenges together with these friends.
I needed to secure stable income to support my growing family, while keeping some of my previous business accounts. But I never really worked within organizations. The WorkCenter friends helped me to focus on my professional and academic background in a totally different light than I would have on my own. Most importantly, I could talk with real people who were there just for me, friends. I did get a job, and after this I got an even better one, in the financeial business. My family is very happy about these changes.
I was totally unsure of my career after my degree, and was lost, following dreams and ideas. The WorkCenter friends were able to put me in touch with actual professionals. We developed a friendly relationship, which helped me decide upon a realistic professional path. I never could have done it alone. This was something I did not even believe existed.