A couple of years ago my family was hit by the recession particularly terribly.
Both my husband and I had lost our jobs. It wasn’t due to a lack of experience, however rather an elimination in positions because of financial reasons. It took my whole family by surprise. We’d seen plus heard tales about people losing their jobs, but most of them were let go because they hadn’t been working there long or experienced. My husband and I had been with our directors for over 10 years! I had to find a part time position waiting tables, while my husband tried something different. Instead of jumping head first into a part time position plus buying time until the recession was over, my husband went back to school. My husband found an online heating plus air degree that only required 10 months. My husband has always been interested in the Heating, Ventilation plus A/C field, so he saw this as a chance to change his career path plus try something new. Things were not easy at home, however my husband was happier than ever. He enjoyed learning about heating plus air, plus was eager to finish his certification. Both of us all held our breath, because we didn’t know if he’d even find a position once his Heating, Ventilation plus A/C certification was done; Fortunately, when he graduated, he found a small, local Heating, Ventilation plus A/C supplier that picked him up. He wasn’t making much in the beginning, but he worked his way up the ladder to store owner last year!