Having put four years of hard work into a Computer Science degree, Michael, who has OCD, expected to find a good job. However, he graduated in 2000 when the dot-com bubble burst, and couldn’t find work. Since then, he had re-entered the workforce, but was stuck in mostly minimum wage jobs he disliked.
Cindy, who lives in Montreal, Quebec, was forced to leave her job of 23 years in the finance department of a business in 2010 after more than a year of pain and exhaustion stemming from “an issue” in her neck. She was looking to re-enter the workforce when she joined the Distance Computer Comfort program.