This question is about my mother.
She currently works as a waitress in a 4 star restaurant in frankfurt for the last 4 years.
She is 55 years young and has no problem in her current job nor does she have any issues with her employers (in the sense that she gets the job done competing successfully against her much younger co-workers and there is no foreseeable risk for her losing that job)
She has a skillset and is a cunning person worked hard in various jobs in the past (mostly outside Germany)
Unfortunately most of it is not "verifiable" so to say and she has no degree other than a technical high school degree, an English degree (she doesn't have a german degree but she can read speak and write german quite well) and some mini certificates in marketing and computers (but nothing that I think would be considered as credible in germany) so basically she has 0 CV material so to say.
The reason I am asking about what options are there out for a person like my mother is that despite her being good at her job I am afraid that the stress and hardship takes a toll on her health and quality of life (lifting heavy weights like for example dozens of packs of bottles from and to shelfs , standing for hours and walking kilometers each day with dishes and whatnot, cleaning and preparing tables etc)
She won't seek any help on the subject on her own she is conservative on that matter (she found a job and she will stick to it) but I am really worried about her. Unfortunately I don't live in germany to have a first hand experience of the reality there and my german isn't good enough to understand the complicated details on german government sites relative to what I seek.
I wonder if there are any "2nd change" or "rehabilitation" programs where seniors or unemployed people in general could acquire skills and find a job on the market.
As well as opportunities a person like my mother could have (other than being a waitress) in germany and where to look for them (like websites and whatnot).
Last but not least I would like to know what is the basic wage in germany because from what I understood by reading some websites (with my poor german) it's about 1450 euro netto yet my mother seems to get less than that (about 1100) there is a side income in the form of tips that get divided equally among the employees but still her monthly wage doesn't seem much to me considering that she works full time+ in a reputable restaurant in the city of frankfurt so I find that thing a bit strange.
I thank you in advance for reading this any feedback will be greatly appreciated.