Posted 4/10/2012 1:14 am
I am sure there will be a litany of negative responses but a few people will post something insightful. What follows is my problem, what is needed is the best solution. This is copied from a private message I just sent someone:
For example, because of cash flow issues I might have to drop all my classes (assuming i can, the deadline passed). It is far more important for me to get a job now than it is to finish. Conceivably I could do both, but getting a job in today's climate is a ten hour a day project. It could take a week, it could take six months. That pressure is causing me to totally lose focus in my classes.
I already have the MBA.
So, given the facts of my case, what course of action would you suggest? I am totally burned out from school. In theory I should be able to complete the two classes I have left and look for a job but I feel that until the semester ends, it is one or the other. Difficult to focus on both. Cash will run out before the end of the semester.
This is a second master's. Already have an MBA. Had I started the semester with a real job I would have been fine taking a class, maybe two, and enjoying it. But since I have serious cash flow issues now, it is completely impacting my ability to focus.
Getting a decent job to start with might take awhile. It's not like I have recent decent experience. I figure that it will be a ten hour a day process that could take at least three months. It could take a week. However, if cash flow does not increase soon, I risk not paying my credit cards and student loans, and that will HUGELY impact not finding a job at all.
I do have good skills but yes the last decent work history was ten years ago during the dotcom era.
Hence why getting a job is not a simple matter of answering newspaper ads. I know what I am up against. For me this is going to be a military operation where I have to put up a personal marketing experience, tailor each resume for each company, network locally, etc. All of this will likely take time.
And it is time I do not have while taking these grad level finance courses. These are very interesting but they surely won't increase cash flow in the short term.