I liked my forklift alternate career. I've had to re-sit for the tests before to keep qualified.I was mostly on a reach truck, then forklifts for dispatch. Ah the good old days!
Saying that, I'm not an expert forklift driver but could pick it up again pretty quickly if needed.
After having a time where my main line of work died then I promised myself to have a plan B option since the Government wasn't going to help save me either. Got to do what you have to do.