A big case of Special-itis from a woman who is old enough to know better but has instead gone to the media and cosied up with the Greens in the ongoing saga of Prossie-wannabe Tania Wysocki.
The truly impoverished would love to be on her income. $43,000 falls short of poverty level; to me a person can exist on $14,000 a year. I have. She has this for her and her three children; she doesn't have to work so can spend this time learning how to improve her prospects. When I had two children I had spare time for volunteering and other malarky.
Reduce rent costs and move away from Auckland, sweetheart. The provinces, especially Hamilton and Taranaki are better for vet work, unless you want to specialise in handbag size dogs that double as BMW seat warmers.
She also has the option of searching for a job without paying fees. Studying as a mature student is a waste of time and makes you poor. Poor and depressed. Poor, depressed and old, due to all the younger students. Get on and make the best of what experience you've got, is my advice. Heaps of vet nurse positions are currently being advertised on Trade-Me. Some of them may require no qualification or employers may be willing to take her on while she trains. She is not the only solo Mum who has ever found herself in this position. Full credit to those strong women that don't run and bleat to the media but get on with the unenviable task of weighing up their options and making the most of things.
She seems resourceful, if misguided, rather than a straight up loser. I was initially skeptical about her choice of study - animal vet nurse seems a bit niche and the latest trendy replacement for media studies. However she has experience in a stable so it may be a logical career path. If she is canny she will now try and sell her story off to Woman's Day or similar agency.
I doubt she'll ever take a sex client. It's a bit like threatening self-harm. If she was serious about joining the oldest profession she'd be already be knees deep in black satin sheets.
No aspersions on the industry. Apart from some scatty seventeen year olds druggies, I have always found such professionals to be lovely woman, female to the bottom of their capable warm hearts and paid mostly for the ability to accommodate mens ego's rather than any personal or physical sacrifice.
It is amazing how many you meet as a landlady.