Last week I lost my job that I have held for almost 11 years now. I was a hotel front office manager here in Orlando. I'm 32, married with 2 kids, a home owner, and so on. I didn't make a ton of money but I also don't have much debt, fortunately. I just sort of ended up in the career I was in. When I started, it was just a job to find a way to move out of my parents house. I took some college classes but I never finished. I enjoyed a lot of what I did so I stuck around and got promoted a couple of times but I also knew that I didn't like much about the positions further up the ladder so to speak. A business that never closes takes a ton of commitment from a department manager like myself and I really felt like I had no choices. Staying meant I had no time, leaving meant I had no money. My boss made the decision for me last week. So now what? I'm changing directions, that is for sure. I have no formal training, but I have always been great with computers and electronics. If it's broke, I can usually fix it. I plan to take classes that are more technical and head in this direction, most likely. Now for you guys and girls, if you don't mind sharing, what do you do? Are you happy with it? Does it pay ok? How did you get where you are? Thanks for any advice. It's scary to be unemployed but I feel such a relief not to feel so trapped in a job that required so much dedication.