I feel your pain. At the ripe age of 55 I had to take an entry position being a trainee payroll assistant. 2 years later I am now a payroll manager for one company with 120 employees and am a trainee in a Canadian company with 260 employees. I put in the time, do more than I am supposed to and took side courses in excel on the side. Not bad for being a cabinet maker for 35 years!