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Mid-life crises and aid workers – a sobering assessment from Aid Workers’ Network by ifyouonlyreadonethingthisweek
June 14, 2007, 7:09 pm
Filed under: If you only have 15 mins, Interesting links

If you don’t frequent it already, Aid Workers’ Network is a bulletin board and discussion forum for aid workers from around the world to chat and discuss their woes. A particularly poignant post was brought to my attention this week, the anonymous ‘Shylock’ posts about the restless feeling of approaching 40, having no home, no stable relationships, and a CV that reads like a litany of disasters. The darkly humorous post goes on to list the options for aging aid workers, from selling out and going to work for the UN, to ending up a bitter cynic propping up the bar in an African capital. Read the post, and respond, if you feel the urge, here.

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