I read George's latest article where he tells us his story of job searching and the chance to even get one at a certain age in one's own country, and I thought of the possibilities that may exist abroad.
Jeffry then, as if he had read my thoughts, proposed a job for him, and I really hope George gets it - given he has the courage to let it all behind and start anew.
That brings me to the question HOW it is possible that millions of people live in working conditions in the West they can barely support mentally, who have enough to live on and often even quite some cash in the bank but.....don't find the courage to say STOP ! that's it - I quit ?
I understand that there are several factors, like the love of the country, the common language, family ties and friends....but they do NOT help you to get out of your constant struggles, right ? They can't help you to become your own boss and get rid of the burden of being commanded around by a boss which might be the biggest ignorant asshole, but you shut up because you're AFRAID to lose.....they can't help you to stay sane and enjoy your OWN life.
There IS an own life, and it's the only one you have. And whether you're a father, a brother, or even a grandpa, you won't be a good one to your people when you 're fighting with depression or even drugs because you KNOW you want to get out but you tell yourself you can't because of your OBLIGATIONS.
I'm in the same situation, and that's why I'm SLOWLY building up the last chapter in my life - working for MYSELF and decide what I do, not what an external creep wants who has been put in front of my face. Slowly, because I struggle too - not with my determination but with the not yet existing financial possibilities.
And I've been trying that for a while, believe me. Don't matter. Persistence is the word, because you've got nothing to lose but only to gain. When you have family, start slow. Go for 3 months to start with, or two. Then come back home to the family. Step by step extend your working stay, wherever you are, and when your family sees that you can support them, they will be more proud of a daddy who made it abroad than of one staying and complaining at home.
Finally, given your kids are not too young, get the family over to where you are.
The Internet opens doors, as it seems to have here. If I were George, I'd fly over and give it a try for sure. Even more so because he seems even younger than me - I mean, I'm getting 59 in 2 weeks, and he's in his forties. But I don't care about my age, and when I can work in a country where age is an asset not an obstacle, what should I wait for ??
Good luck George - grab the fucking thing LOL
Autumn - put a new item into WB - jobs and possibilities. There isn't a better site around where people get to know each other so well - and can judge if a guy fits to what is needed ;-)