Hello everyone. I'm Fran. I'm a 39 year old divorced woman with no job skills. I was a homemaker for 20 years. Now I'm working 25 hours a week at a fast food job. I am living with my 19 year old daughter and her husband.
I want to be able to support myself. I will never be able to do that in fast food. I spent the last three years in college doing my nursing prereqs. I was accepted into nursing school
, but I did not go due to my life crisis.
The nurses aides working in nursing homes in my town start out making 9.00 an hour. They work at least forty hours a week and can get overtime. A girl I know is making 500 dollars a week.
I am tired of wearing a hat and an apron. I am tired of working with teenagers. I am contributing nothing to the world at this job.
I want to be able to get my own apartment and get my little girl. I could do this if I become a nurses aid.
Now the downside. I weight 300 pounds. I don't know if I will be strong enough or fast enough. I don't know if I can stomach the dirty work. I don't want to pay 900 dollars for the course and then find out I am not capable of doing the job. How do I find out if this is for me?