Had a review at work today. Needless to say, it wasn't good. I have been at this type of work for 26 years. I didn't get much encouragement, nobody said "good job, thanks for your effort". I was just told that my work was "as if I didn't care about the quality". The really sad part about it is that I try to do my best at all times and try to do a good job. I thought I used to be good at what I did and now I'm reduced to "poor quality". I just want to cry, but no tears will come. I want to do well, but I don't know why I can't. I feel like I'm just an old woman and I have wasted my life on a career that turned out to be futile. Where is it going to go from here but downhill. After this much time I can't just do something else - can I? I'm almost 54 years old, how much energy do I have to devote to a new career? And do I have the stamina to compete in the business world with younger and smarter children? What a joke. I know there is nothing you can do for me, I just needed to tell someone how very disappointed I am with how this is all playing out. I know it does me no good to be sad about it. At what point do I just face the fact that my abilities to function at my current job have ended- do I wait until they decide to let me go? If I quit, I don't even get unemployment until I can find something else and what kind of reference will they give me if I wasn't doing well? Who will hire me? I wish I knew what to do. Thanks for listening.