I am soon to be 46 and after working in the NHS since graduation I want OUT. We now work ridiculous shifts and I am left with little quality time off. I am actually on the sick at the moment - first time ever! Has anyone else changed career at my age? What did you do? How did you cope financially? I want something that is normal M-F 9-5. Home working would be ideal. I just can't cope with the mix of shifts we do now and constantly given my days off after nightshifts. Working way too many weekends and I have school aged children! It is affecting my health now.