You can bet this country is in trouble. No more one career a lifetime and gold watch at the end, huh?
Anyway, I am a perfect candidate for a CRA, and I didn't even think of it. I have pharma experience/sales management. I don't even have a contract yet with the board. This was a very small thing, once around with a narc, but just enough for me to know I had a problem, and work a full program of recovery. I admitted months ago, and gave my word not to work as a nurse. So, I thought about different things, and really devoted most of my time to recovery. I wondered if I liked nursing enough to grovel and get a nasty job in a nursing home, but we'll see. I'm screened once a week, and I am perfectly clean, and have been for over 7 months. In some ways, it was the best thing that happened to me. I feel for your brother. Clean as a whistle, and at our age, I'm even a little older, saying see ya later....the only thing is I have good genes so still look 40, but I find I'm encountering ageism along the way. That's why I chose informatics. If you can make your fingers dance across the keyboard, and get people the results they are looking for, they don't care how old you are. Also real estate...you sell houses, and no-one cares about your age; in fact it's better to be a little seasoned. So, I'm waiting to see what God has in store for me. I do see nurses go back to work from recovery, but they are nursing home jobs, and if you don't mind that, well, then good enough. Some are better than others. I woulnd't mind working in CD.