Here's the scoop.... I'm 38 yrs old, I just took a job as an extrusion operator at a factory in a nearby town. I work 12 hr shifts, with a weird sch. 2 days on, 2 days off...etc. I constantly get goat-roped into working my days off. Its 128 degrees on a cool day in there! Plus I have heel spurs, tendonitis, and what they call carpel tunnel of the feet. I'm really struggling because of my feet! I just found out that this place works 365 days a year, Christmas and all! The pay is a little above average... but I really don't want to work all those hours, all those days.... I'm trying to keep this job long enough to take care of our bills, and back to school clothes since my DH is laid off with no return in sight! But when he returns to work (hopefully soon!) I want to get away from factory work... Its all but destroyed my body! My feet and back are killin' me! And I would like to see my family for more than a few minutes a day. I have 1 year of college. Does anybody have any suggestions? I've considered real estate, but I don't know a whole heck of a lot about it... I need some suggestions! 12 hrs in a factory was awesome when I was 24! Now.... its not for me!