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Told too old for school/starting job

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I am going to school to be a medical assistant. I mentioned to the teacher that I have a developmental disability with learning. She asked me if I get anxiety and the feeling of being overwhelmed under pressure. I said on occasion, but not on a consistent basis. And she replied well this may not be the career path you should be pursuing. Then she began to tell me that 95 percent of her placements are young women. She looked at me and said well people our age (50) are a minority in this field. Talk about being discouraged..... I totally am. And this was my first class! She also mentioned that I should feel free to stay in class up until the second half of the class, where she places you in a medical facility for 10 weeks to gain experience. I want and need this new career. How can I not feel so discouraged and depressed about it. Now I really do feel overwhelmed.
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  • no profile photo CD9898685
    I agree with the last post, Mary. Who does that lady think she is telling you that. That makes me extremely angry. There are a lot of people that graduate college, even high school way into their 50's, 60's, 70's and even 80's. Talk about discrimination. You show here girl! You CAN do it!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1995 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/10/2014 3:17:57 PM
  • 4ANEWME2DAY
    Screw her. emoticon Think positive!! Show her, you and anyone, no matter what so called minority they say can't pursue that career or any career, can achieve any goal you set mind to. Keep going!! emoticon emoticon
    1996 days ago
  • MJRVIC2000
    Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God! Vic.
    1996 days ago
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