What job/career would you not advise someone to enter into?

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10/09/2013 at 20:20

'fluffer'. Haha. I'm a cold caller - you think I'd be better off as a prostitute?

10/09/2013 at 20:29

Years ago I was stuck for a job and joined an electricity company in door-to-door selling/switching. It was truly awful. The things we were asked to do beggared belief. I didn't last long. I'd rather scoop my eye's out with a rusty spoon than do that again.

kittenkat    pirate
11/09/2013 at 20:20
Snap! wrote (see)

Years ago I was stuck for a job and joined an electricity company in door-to-door selling/switching. It was truly awful. The things we were asked to do beggared belief. I didn't last long. I'd rather scoop my eye's out with a rusty spoon than do that again.

I've always wondered why cold calling works when everyone seems to despise cold callers?
But it must work right, otherwise companies wouldn't use it?

 

11/09/2013 at 20:27

It's a numbers game. If you throw enough mud some sticks. It does work but ultimately it damages reputations, which some companies do care about, some don't. 

Case in point - Chuggers - look at the damage that's done to charity fundraising - short term gains but long term, I don't think charities are held in quite the same esteem.

11/09/2013 at 20:28

And some people love cold callers - they may be the only people they see. Sad but true.

11/09/2013 at 20:28

Does anyone really chose their profession?  I fell into mine, although I have had a bit more control over the direction in recent years.  The same seems to be true for a lot of my friends.

I did the educational subjects I was good at, applied for loads of jobs without really knowing what they were and went for the first one that was eventually offered to me, then found out that I was too specialised to move around much and finally decided to make it into a career path.

With the exception of those who have to commit to years of studying, such as doctors, does anyone really know what they want to do when they get their GCSE or A level results?

kittenkat    pirate
11/09/2013 at 20:35
Snap! wrote (see)

And some people love cold callers - they may be the only people they see. Sad but true.

I saw a documentary recently which was a follow up by the Hairy Bikers, about their push to ressurect meals on wheels and bring it more up to date and 'fashionable'.

The big thing that came through was that the service is as much about (if not more), giving comfort to people with human contact, just dropping in with a hot meal can do that for people who are alone for the rest of the day.

kittenkat    pirate
11/09/2013 at 20:39
SuperCaz wrote (see)

Does anyone really chose their profession?  I fell into mine, although I have had a bit more control over the direction in recent years.  The same seems to be true for a lot of my friends.

I did the educational subjects I was good at, applied for loads of jobs without really knowing what they were and went for the first one that was eventually offered to me, then found out that I was too specialised to move around much and finally decided to make it into a career path.

With the exception of those who have to commit to years of studying, such as doctors, does anyone really know what they want to do when they get their GCSE or A level results?

I knew I wanted to do something to do with Sport/Outdoor Ed/Dance and I suppose teaching was the only thing that sprang to mind; in a not thinking out of the box way.

Which was all good and enjoyable until I decided that I didn't want to do it anymore, for family reasons mainly at the time.

That was then, what I do now didn't exist when I did my A' Levels or Degree, and no I would never have seen it coming even with a crystal ball.

 

11/09/2013 at 21:08

Nobody even understands what my job is.  Not even my boss!  You will never see it in a careers centre or a job centre and it very rarely comes up even in the jobs sections of specialist magazines.

But there are 100's, possibly 1000's of us throughout the country.

No way anyone would ever chose to go into my profession. You tend to stumble in and then discover that it can be quite rewarding.

11/09/2013 at 21:13

We didn't say you were better of as a prostitute Snap. Just that there is more dignity in being a prostitute. It's a much more honest profession and does not prey on old people in their homes. 

11/09/2013 at 21:15

No, it catches them out in the street instead

11/09/2013 at 21:31

I bow to your superior knowledge on the subject Caz

11/09/2013 at 22:12

ignore school career advisers who tell you 'do something you enjoy'.

yes thanks for that.

11/09/2013 at 23:08
the dude abides wrote (see)

ignore school career advisers who tell you 'do something you enjoy'.

yes thanks for that.

Agree with that, I thought I loved my profession and was doing well at it, then I didn't like it so I changed my job, then I found I didn't like that either.

What I realised was I didn't like working anymore, so I just do the job that gives me the most money, now I work 30 hours a week (which I still hate) but I get more than enough money so in the end I can do what I please, I guess I have found that I hate working but I love having money to do with as I would like.

12/09/2013 at 07:59

Call centre.

12/09/2013 at 08:28

I would advise against going into graphic design for print. When we advertise a vacancy in my business, we get absolutely inundated with CV's, hundreds from school-leavers & graduates who are generally at a disadvantage as they have not built up experience.  There is massive competition for the scarce jobs available.  Two designers I know are now changing careers as they are fed up with it.

12/09/2013 at 11:02

How about being asked kindly by God? lol Don't become a Priest (Just incase you were thinking it) 60 hour weeks and have to get up early sunday mornings

12/09/2013 at 15:53

Free wine?

12/09/2013 at 16:17

Yes and usually top quality stuff. Plus silly bits of bread that get stuck to your tongue like skips

12/09/2013 at 16:20

Alter boys? they always get stuck to your tongue as well

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