After 17 years in the dental lab field making crowns and bridges, including some management experience, I've recently changed careers after three layoffs in 2½ years. I'm only 38, but just a high school education. I'm a week into my new career making lenses for eyeglasses. I'm currently working as a technician, but I'm on the fast track to lab management. I've got 5 more weeks of training, and it's pretty intensive. It's all a bit scary and my wife is still out of work(we've always worked together and all three times we've been laid off together, too) but I think this new gig suits me. My only advice is the same I did for me. Find something that interests and challenges you yet still draws on some of the skills or experiences of what you did in the past. Mature, level headed, seriously motivated guys like us should be an asset to any job to which we apply ourselves. Best of luck to you.
'07 Single Ring Old Type, '21-'29 Gold Old Type Ball End Handle, '28 New Standard Gold, Gold NEW Ball End Handle(long teeth), Gold NEW Common Bar Handle(short teeth), NDC Gold Tech(3), '59(E2) Red Tip
GEM Micromatic Open Comb Antenna Handle, Schick G1(2), Schick G8, Rolls Razor Imperial No.2(5), Rolls Razor Viscount(3)
A. White CopperHead 6/8, D. Peres 5/8, Hamburg No. 49 6/8, Wade & Butcher 6/8, German Cutlery Co. 5/8, Wosty Pipe 5/8 wedge