SANDRA IS WHIP-SMART, HOLDS A DOCTORATE IN PSYCHOLOGY, AND IS unemployed. Again. She’s looking for a job in a market flooded with eager Gen Z-ers, who will work for less money, have better technology skills, and
have a lot more energy. Most of them weren’t diagnosed with ADHD, as Sandra was,
less than 10 years ago.
“I’m 61, and everyone else my age is thinking about retirement. I’m not ready to
slow down, I’m just getting started,” she says, with a tinge of regret. “I’ve had a lot
of jobs in my life, but they don’t add up to much, and I certainly don’t have a retire-
ment plan. I’ll have to keep working forever.”
How some ADHDers went from
late-life diagnoses and bad career
breaks into a hopeful future.
By Linda Roggli, PCC