To go or not to go ..

@vandana7 (62379)
India
October 9, 2017 2:45pm CST
This may sound very silly...I am 58.. Long ago, I had filed in my application with this website, and I quite forgot about it. Then today, I get a call...after what 12 odd years! My situation has changed considerably since then. No..I didn't get too rich. I just have more responsibilities. But ..just for old time's sake, should I join this company for a brief period? Or ignore the offer. What would you do in my situation.
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@topffer (33206)
• France
9 Oct
Nobody else than you can tell it, we do not know your situation nor the job you wanted to do 12 years ago.
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@vandana7 (62379)
• India
10 Oct
I don't know why life keeps throwing surprises at me..every time I have settled routines..lol
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@dragon54u (31607)
• United States
9 Oct
If it is something that you would enjoy doing and that would enhance your life, I would certainly do it. For them to contact you after a dozen years is so unusual that perhaps it's something you're meant to do.
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@vandana7 (62379)
• India
10 Oct
I think they forgot to look at my age there..lol
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@dragon54u (31607)
• United States
10 Oct
@vandana7 Age used to be considered an asset. In my country, the USA, it was respected until about 30 years ago. Now, I apply for jobs and get rejected only to see a young person there texting on their phone rather than doing their job. Don't discount that they may value you for your age! You are in India, a country that I think values experience. Maybe they need your age right now?
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@vandana7 (62379)
• India
10 Oct
@dragon54u I called them up, the lady said age is not an issue, and well, she said she needs to think over. They have got a new project and they have not yet measured up the work content. She is to call me today or tomorrow and I would have to meet her in person. She is contemplating offloading the job to a freelancer rather than employing somebody whole time.
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@Kosgey (1214)
9 Oct
Just try your luck
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@vandana7 (62379)
• India
10 Oct
That is what I am going to do. If I am destined to get selected, that is my fate. If not, it is not. :) But first I will call them and confirm whether they are looking at aged people too.
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@Kosgey (1214)
10 Oct
@vandana7 yes. That's right
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@amadeo (61641)
• United States
9 Oct
Not sure.This is something up to you.How do you feel about it
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@vandana7 (62379)
• India
10 Oct
Diffident..under confident, doubtful yet happy surprised and dreamy - is there a word that sums up all those emotions? LOL
@amadeo (61641)
• United States
10 Oct
@vandana7 No sure.
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• United States
10 Oct
What would you lose ? Nothing? Then go for it if you wish Vanny.
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@m_audrey6788 (13818)
• Germany
9 Oct
If you think you can do it...Then, go for it!
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@vandana7 (62379)
• India
10 Oct
That is the point..I am not sure ..it is about 9 years or so, I have not gone to a regular job getting there in time and doing the work and all that. Wonder if I can manage..
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• Germany
10 Oct
@vandana7 You don`t want to give it a try? It may have been long time but the system you used to do still fresh in your mind and can still apply it and in time you get to learn new things too. It`s like you`re starting again after you had your schooling finished because I believe that after school you still don`t know how was it on actual work place. Right? So, When you start to work there you get to learn all new things more than you`ve ever learned from school and starts to study more as you want to do good with your work
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@vandana7 (62379)
• India
11 Oct
@m_audrey6788 .. Yes, that is very sound advise. I did call her. For starters, she had no clue about the going rates out here, nor the job description. She was just looking at a content writer to fill in the shoes of the one in the UK who had suddenly left, offering 1/3rd of the pay. But as things stand, for the scale she is offering, she can get a spring chicken who would give her almost 4000 words per day, she might need just 500 to 1000 per day, sometimes slightly more. So she did realize she is offering much high pay and may be going the freelancer way in India might suit her. That suits me too..lol. She said she will contact me by this evening and then may be we can meet up tomorrow and I could go through some tests and then see how things go from there. She has to convince her boss about the situation.
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• New Delhi, India
24 Oct
at the age of 58 most of the government bodies retire their employees, I want to see you as one day CM of Tamilnadu.
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@vandana7 (62379)
• India
24 Oct
I received another call, I decided against it. Same reason. They are looking at night shifts.
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• New Delhi, India
24 Oct
@vandana7 I must tell you vanny I read almost all of your discussions of last six months you never talked about me mommy this is so unfair at least you have to look after your kids, it's your duty to do so.
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@vandana7 (62379)
• India
24 Oct
@AuthorYogi .. I hardly talk about my kids. I let others do it. But I will if you are ok with me discussing you, in your absence, now that you have told me. Evil Grin.
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Oct
How strange that you were contacted after all this time!
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@vandana7 (62379)
• India
10 Oct
Very very strange. lol. I spoke to the lady and told her my age and lack of confidence. She said she has no issues about the age. But would rather offer me a freelancer's position if she can convince her boss that this job should go as freelancer job.
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Oct
@vandana7 That sounds great! I hope it happens if you want to do that.
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@vandana7 (62379)
• India
11 Oct
@JamesHxstatic .. We may meet today...she did say she would call, if she does not find a right candidate. Let us see...
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@thelme55 (13984)
• Germany
9 Oct
It took them 12 years to call you? Weird. Of course it is up to you. We don't know what is the offer and the work you have to do.
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@vandana7 (62379)
• India
10 Oct
Extremely weird to be honest. lol. It is content writing for blogs..at least that is what it was when I applied for the job. Let me see if they are willing to accept the aged me. lol
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@thelme55 (13984)
• Germany
11 Oct
@vandana7 keep us posted.
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@vandana7 (62379)
• India
11 Oct
@thelme55 I will. So far they have not contacted me. :)
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@nangayo (2340)
• Nairobi, Kenya
10 Oct
At 58 you can manage. If people do it at 70 you are still young go for it.
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@vandana7 (62379)
• India
11 Oct
That is so encouraging. Thank you so much for your kind words. :)
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@nangayo (2340)
• Nairobi, Kenya
11 Oct
@vandana7 Welcome.
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
9 Oct
12 years and they got back to you. Must be yours to take then!
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@vandana7 (62379)
• India
10 Oct
Yeah...rather strange..in a way it feels it is destiny. And yet, there is diffidence whether I can do it..
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
10 Oct
@vandana7 Right.
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• Mombasa, Kenya
10 Oct
After 12 solid years?? !! Damn!!
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@vandana7 (62379)
• India
11 Oct
Really damn..lol. Because now my skill sets have become focused on different line. lol. Not so confident I can pick up the strings from where I left. lol. Pay is good by local standards...so I gotta try. :)
@nanette64 (17114)
• Fairfield, Texas
10 Oct
I'd say no @vandana7 . Unless it's really something you would 'want' to do.
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@vandana7 (62379)
• India
24 Oct
Thank you. :) I did not join them eventually. :) Though I did call them up. :) I would have managed I think. But I guess I did not want to.
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@UncleJoe (9469)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
10 Oct
At 58, you should already know the best choice.
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@LadyDuck (147380)
• Switzerland
10 Oct
How can we give our opinion as we do not even know what all this is about?
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@vandana7 (62379)
• India
24 Oct
I did call her, and she herself was confused. She said she would call me back, and never did. I did not pursue.
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@sol_cee (14333)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
9 Oct
12 years and you almost forgot about it? It’s destiny!
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@vandana7 (62379)
• India
10 Oct
The eastern logic. If the Japanese say it, I shall give it a try...I have this soft spot for Japanese (don't tell anybody - but I would cross Pacific if I had monies, to see Japan, not interested in the US)..I have seen your calendars when I was young...always thought Japan was so beautiful. :)
@Kandae11 (35093)
9 Oct
We don't know what the website is offering.
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@vandana7 (62379)
• India
10 Oct
Actually it is a content writing company. I think I will call them first to know if there is some age bar. They may not have noticed that I am 58 now.