Jobs for my 56 & 55 year old parents?
They sold their convenience store (bonus points for anyone that can guess their nationality!) last year and are now looking for a job where they can make a little bit of money.
Their experience is 20 years of running convenience stores (wow, long time...)
There are two possibilities:
1. Open another small business:
There are a lot of issues with this. Initial investment is quite large, long hours, etc. On the other hand, it is what they used to do.
There is another factor in which many people are not going to small stores anymore to buy anything. Cigarettes were (and still are) the #1 profit maker in small stores but that is dying down due to people quiting and government controls on public smoking.
2. Find a position somewhere:
The only problem I see with this is that my parents are immigrants with limited english. Having owned a store for 20 years has helped them learn basic english, so simple jobs should not be a problem.
Some ideas that I've had are:
- postalperson (delivering mail)
- production worker
If anybody else has any ideas on what they could appy for, I would greatly appreciate it