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I am a 55 year old recovering alcoholic. My area of expertise is foodservice and restaurants. My alcohol problem has been an issue all my life, but took a critical role in my personal and professional career 12 years ago.
In 1995 I went to rehab and had 11 years of sobriety. During this time my career progressed quickly from a restaurant manager to director of business development and district manager for an on-site foodservice company. I was in-charge of national accounts. My salary tripled. Once I started drinking again, my career plummeted. I was asked to resign from my position in 2011. After several months of searching, I went back to the restaurant business and, although sober at this time, I was miserable. I left this restaurant chain for another and continued to self-destruct. In April of 2014 I showed up to work drunk and was terminated.
Since this time, I have not held a manager position or a steady job. Sober for over a year now, after rehab, group therapy and counseling I am feeling stronger than ever. My mind is sharp, my moral foundation is solid and I am ready to reenter the work force. I am currently working in a deli at a grocery store, humbling myself and happy to be earning some money. I am in need of direction on how I can begin to rebuild my career after burning so many bridges and at an age when most professionals are thinking of slowing down. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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