I have worked in retail off and on for 10 of the past 15 years, and it’s time to quit. Standing/bending/folding all day is aggravating a pre-existing back problem. After a busy day, the pain is just awful.
The problem is, even though I have some experience in other fields, most employers outside of the service industry won’t even talk to me!
It is logistically and financially impossible for me to get another degree. I’ve exhausted every contact I have. I won’t be applying for disability, since I technically can work and am therefore not truly eligible. I’m out of ideas and am tired of crying in frustration.
How do I break out of service jobs and go on to other fulfilling careers? -Anna
How have some of you quit retail and procured jobs in other industries?