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Middle-Aged People That Got Their Big Breaks

Twitter users that are "middle-aged" are breaking out their most inspirational stories, when it comes to enjoying big breaks. Some people are just born late bloomers. You never know what kind of wild successes might yet wait for you around the corner. 

A collection of inspiring success stories from various middle-aged people | tweet by dandelionmama am mother four released my first full-length book at 45, and started law school this year-at 47-with four teenagers house. Some us are late bloomers, but wow figure out
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Working Women Share Career Advice For Their Younger Selves

Various working women on Twitter are sharing their most valuable bits of career advice that they wish they could tell their younger selves. Whether it's something like leaving the job at the office, politely telling people to respect one's personal space, trusting that you know what's best for you vs. your parents, or making your invisible work visible; these might come in handy. 

Women on Twitter share career advice for their younger selves | Evie Ebert @ohevie private citizen can walk out door&go home whenever want. They don't pay worry about not there. Most people are faking their enthusiasm because not loving is too scary them will forget names tormentors 5 yrs.
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Bad Grades People Thought Would Ruin Their Lives

Twitter user @PAYOLETTER started a thread on Twitter about bad grades people received during school. Bad grades that they assumed would ruin their lives. It's a funny thing. When in the middle of receiving a bad grade, the mind can leap toward conclusions about the future, things that haven't happened yet, and convince itself that it knows what exactly will come of receiving a bad grade. That sounds like some kind of heightened intelligence with an admirable level of processing power. Where was that during the test? 

Maybe the mind doesn't know what will happen. Maybe it's just a place thoughts pop up. Maybe in the moment of great stress, the "failed grade," and the ensuing thoughts of future scenarios...you can look at those thoughts as just that. Thoughts. Not what is. Are you merely your thoughts or something else, maybe, that can see them as that. An awareness? Isn't it impossible to be something if you're aware of it in the first place?

These people's stories about what they thought would happen after a failed grade vs. what is, certainly contribute toward the reality that what is, can be a damn hard thing to predict. 

People describe bad grades that they thought would ruin their lives, but didn't | tweet by Roger @iamtherog Elementary School had straight As all 4 years except Penmanship and missed out on getting President's Educational Award because devastated. Now I don't even know if people learn cursive anymore. pic of a red apple on top of a closed book
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Painfully Relatable Job Interview Memes

Interviewing for a new job can be a terrifying and soul-draining process. We put ourselves out there and try to do a decent enough job at selling ourselves to a willing company. Sometimes it goes well, and sometimes you leave the room with a sour taste in your mouth, convinced that you'll never be seeing that person again. These job interview memes speak to the struggles of the job interview process. 

Job interview memes that are super relatable for anyone looking for a job | tweet by Joel Jeffrey @joeljeffrey [At job interview] Interviewer: Do have police record No. But do have few their albums on cassette hires instantly
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Babysitter "Help Wanted" Ad Is Absolute Insanity

Shoutout to the folks at The Chive for discovering the goldmine of ridiculous human behavior that runs rife throughout this "help wanted" ad for a babysitter. Twitter user @honeystaysuper, unearthed just the kind of "help wanted" ad that leaves the rest of the world speechless. I don't even know where to start with this one. The attention to detail is honestly admirable. Nothing seems to be overlooked in terms of what constitutes a suitable babysitter. 

A "help wanted" ad for a babysitter is ridiculous with its extensive list of demands | tweet byKimberly Harrington @honeystaysuper Look know day is and where l'm posting this but still challenge find ANYTHING more bananas bat shit than THIS DARE. Assist 10-year old's with light homework long division, subtraction and writing. Play math games with them such as much fish should buy today five us and long will take us drive snow if 's 150 miles and go 50 miles an hour
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Glamorized Career Paths That Are Nightmares

Someone on AskReddit asked for people to share those glorified career paths that are actually total nightmares. Take these people's advice and hard-earned life lessons about careers, so that you don't have to find yourself in the middle of a job that you utterly despise. 

A collection of AskReddit replies to glamorized career paths that are actually nightmares | post by kahli-dub Flight attendant travel would be amazing, but let's face glorified waitress working cramped, steel tube.
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Guy's Wife Cheats On Him With His Best Friend, Revenges Them So Hard They Press The Self Destruct Button

This guy had to suffer through an excruciating discovery, when he learned that his wife was cheating on him with his best friend. Pretty much a worst-case scenario situation. He managed to engineer quite the revenge though, and ultimately got the two terrible people he thought were like family, to hit their own self-destruct button. 

Guy's wife cheats on him with his best friend, so he revenges so hard that both of their careers are ruined and they're publicly humiliated.
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15 Twitter Users Share The Worst Career Advice They've Ever Received

Consider the following list a bunch of red flags for when people offer you "career advice" that could actually be anything but helpful in you accomplishing what you want. Just cause it's advice doesn't mean it's good advice. 

bad career advice like not helping others and only focusing on one project at a time
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Cashier Unknowingly Commits Fraud While Getting Swindled By Smooth-Talking Customers

This TIFU story is definitely not the cashier's fault. There's no way they could have seen through their customer's smooth talking, especially being a new employee. I hope they didn't get punished for this! 

tifu innocent cashier gets swindled by smooth talking customers
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21 Teachers Reveal Why They Secretly Hate Teaching

Every job has it's ups and downs, but some people just shouldn't work in some careers. These 21 teachers we found on Whisper definitely shouldn't be working in teaching, yet they are. It's frustrating, and extremely relatable, to hear their stories. Read them below. 

Teachers Reveal Why They Secretly Hate Teaching
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14 of the Stupidest Rules People Have Ever Had to Endure at Work

Just be glad that you don't work at places like this! If you do you have our most sincere apologies! 

Stupidest Rules People Have Ever Had to Endure at Work
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monday thru friday job hunt finance career - 8428250368
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Vain, whose real name is Paige A. Jennings, had been an intern at Lazard Asset Management for about seven months. Her twitter, @TheVeronicaVain, is full of gems, but this sums it up best:

I left finance because if I'm going to take it up the ass for a decade, I'd prefer to get in to a hall of fame for it.

(h/t Business Insider.)
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