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

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09/09/2013 at 16:59

Did you mean "...would you advise someone not to enter into"?

09/09/2013 at 17:08

Yeah that's what I wasn't clear about

 

I guess it depends how I viewed the person and the job - some I know might be well matched for a profession that wouldn't suit others.

09/09/2013 at 17:22

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09/09/2013 at 19:02

I wouldn't. It would be entirely up to them.

I'd be more concerned with the terms and conditions to be honest.

10/09/2013 at 06:15

Can we still choose what we want to do? my experience of employment was coming up against people who seemed determined to place barriers in the way.

10/09/2013 at 08:55

Media sales.

10/09/2013 at 09:40

The England manager job. " Do I not advise that "

10/09/2013 at 10:05

I would strongly advise them to steer clear of the following occupations, Ice cream salesman, deck chair attendant, lollipop man, or opera singer.  

10/09/2013 at 12:23

A Fluffer

10/09/2013 at 16:51

The legal profession.

10/09/2013 at 16:55

A cold caller. I think a prostitute is a far more honourable job.

10/09/2013 at 16:55

A cold caller. I think a prostitute is a far more honourable job. I had a very heavy Indian accent phone up the other day. My Matt Lucas in fat fighters impression was great(if I do say so myself)

Edited: 10/09/2013 at 16:57
10/09/2013 at 17:52
 
Sussex Runner NLR wrote (see)

A cold caller. I think a prostitute is a far more honourable job.


Spooky, I've always said if I was forced to choose between the two I'd rather be a prostitute.

Edited: 10/09/2013 at 17:52
10/09/2013 at 18:05

Estate Agent.  You might get paid to sit around and do nothing, then give someone hell in the last few days because you are worried about your commission, but the money sucks and nobody likes you.

10/09/2013 at 19:35

Motor trade, or to be specific accident repairs.  Absolute shit career choice, I wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy.

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.

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?

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