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  • #16
    Never too old. A friend from work worked in the office for nearly 30 years and at 60 became a teacher

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    • #17
      Prob depends on what career you want, but I think if you've got hte drive then you'll probably do well in most fields.

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      • #18
        Do it for sure!! I am 31 and studying accounting part time and externally so it will take me another 5 years or so to finish.

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        • #19
          I never really chose a career and kinda Fell into Customer service. I have tried to get out a few times but always go back. Starting Next month though I will be doing a more Admin but still customer service as DH & I start a business (at 29 & 31) and he will be training me to go out on the road if the business grows.

          Looking forward to it. He's been telling me to get into the sector for a while now and I just haven't gotten around to looking into training yet.

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          • #20
            Never too old to try & if you really want it you'll do it.
            Life is for living & you only get 1 so be happy with your work/job/career I say

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            • #21
              I think it depends on your personal circumstances and the career, tbh. For eg, my DP would love to do architecture, but he's not willing to do 5 years study and then work sh*t kicking work with long hours and a huge pay cut for at least another 10. So i think it's all well and good to say 'you're never too old' or 'follow you dreams' but sometimes it's unrealistic or there would be too many sacrifices.

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              • #22
                Feeling much more inspired! Thanks everyone. I'm going to make some calls on Monday to make sure my plan will work to get me where I want to go. If so I'll be busting to get started!

                Keep the stories coming!

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by FearlessLeader View Post
                  I think it depends on your personal circumstances and the career, tbh. For eg, my DP would love to do architecture, but he's not willing to do 5 years study and then work sh*t kicking work with long hours and a huge pay cut for at least another 10. So i think it's all well and good to say 'you're never too old' or 'follow you dreams' but sometimes it's unrealistic or there would be too many sacrifices.

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                  Yeah that's why I'm trying to be a little more creative on how I get there. Basically I'm going to do an advanced diploma via online study first as I can do that from home/during my work commute (2hrs a day on the train) while DD is still so little. Then I can do an extra year or so to get the degree, then ultimately do post-grad to get the final qualification. The alternative is a minimum of 4 years full time on-campus at uni which isn't an option at the moment.

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                  • #24
                    I found another option today - can do a degree all online through CSU! So no need to do the adv dip first and i should be able to do post-grad later on with this degree. Just gotta do some bridging courses (my maths needs some work, it's been a while!!).

                    Yay!

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                    • #25
                      thats how i am finishing my degree, via distance at CSU - its great for flexibility.

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                      • #26
                        It's never to old.. I met a police recruit a few years back.. He was 55!!

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