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I am a 58 year old "human services slave" who has worked in the trenches for 35 years. I currently manage a small non-profit program. Like many of my boomer peers who are human service professionals, I have grown thoroughly disillusioned with systems that make it nearly impossible to serve humans. We are expected to do way too much with way too little. The bottom line has become all-important. We are tethered to computers, performing boatloads of documentation, when we should be serving individuals. I feel that I am between a rock and a hard place. I have ADD and feel overwhelmed trying to juggle multiple responsibilities. I was fired from a similar job 6 yrs. ago after requesting reasonable accommodations. I am exhausted and depressed, but cannot afford to change jobs at my age. I take meds for both ADD and depression. Still, I'm at the end of my rope. What advice do you have for me and the thousands of other aging boomers who share my plight?
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