How do you re-enter the job market?Locked
I last worked in 2002, all my experience is in VAX/VMS Systems Administration which is now obsolete.
I studied and passed my PMP exam in April 2003, also in April 2003 my wife was critically ill, I could not leave her alone to fend for herself, she died on June 18 2006.
I am disabled, I am currently unable to work, and haven’t been able to work since 2/2004 and started disability payments 8/2005. I was approved the FIRST TIME which is unheard of, which shows you how serious things were.
I am working hard to get back on my feet. In October I was able to walk, I lost all the strength in my right leg and I’ve been doing physical therapy to regain the strength in my right leg, and now I can walk on my own. I imagine if I keep working hard I can get where I can work in 1-5 years. But by then how do I start again? Since I have certain medical issues they’ll just put me under a microscope, and I don’t want to deal with all that. I figure I need to be self-employed. I will still probably have limitations. I know I would not be able to work at the paper mill that I worked at before I was laid off, too dangerous, and not safe for me.