What does everyone do for a job?

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  • at the moment   nothing  as made redundent the other Thursday after 21 years  but looking for new job

  • I manage a veterinary hospital .... but I have just told them I am leaving to move South. Previously I was an accountant and then HR/Finance Mgr in a couple of places.



    No idea what I am going to do when I move .... something will turn up image
  • Chartered Chemical Engineer in the oil and gas industry. I specialise in analysing and hopefully preventing large accidents such as Gulf of Mexico, Buncefield, etc.

    Really interstering job, well paid, great prospects, travelled the world, met great people and my job makes a difference to society. Would recomend engineering to anyone.

  • Well paid!! Oh I can only dream of that
  • We are desperately short of engineering graduates in my area; third go into the city, about 20% into accountancy. By the time you take out those who don't want a career in engineering there's not many left.

    I have a friend who works for a company who helps FTSE 500 companies run the engineering "milk round" at universities and if you have a first from a Russell Group University and can string a sentence together you are likely to get 4 or 5 job offers from big name companies.

    All of this has meant that pay levels have rocketed in my profession. If you are willing to go to former USSR or the Sandpit £150k salaries for people with 15 years experience are typical. All tax free as well. 

  • Nice work if ya can get it image
  • I am a partner in a printing co, but would rather win the lottery, sigh...

  • Life long Eng now Manager, agree Eng been very kind over the years, enjoyable, and you have your choice generally
  • JeremyG wrote (see)

    Directional driller in oilfield. After 22 years working offshore I fancy a change but to what I have no idea!

    I love the idea of this -  Which way should we drill today the?

    How about?

  • I normally try and go the way they wantimage

  • I have been a solicitor for the last 20 something years.  That said, I have spent most of my working life trying to avoid being a conventional (see clients; give advice; then send a bill) solicitor.  Latterly I was an in-house adviser for a big international firm; before that, a university lecturer; and currently been off "on the sick" for a couple of years!

     

  • Software/Systems test engineer for a big evil defence company.
    I get to put systems together for helicopters, ships and stuff and then break them so that the software guys can put them back together so they work properly.

    Not sure exactly what the future holds but if anything comes of my chat with one of the bosses yesterday then, unless I win the lottery, more of the the same but doing something that I'll find interesting, challenging and a lot of fun.

  • Photographer/videographer for a tv production company,
  • I is a professional geek for a very large bank

  • Saffy Sweety Pea wrote (see)

    Until a year ago, I was an accountant and had been for 20 years. Then I jacked it all in  and in January I started doing research in cognitive psychology. I'm lucky in that I absolutely love what I'm doing now image

    Interesting leap from accounting to cognitive psychology!

    I'm also a researcher in psychology, but more clinical/cognitve neuropsychology.

    Career aspiration - get a permanent position. Earn enough to buy a house and have an occasional holiday.

  • Nurse Ratched wrote (see)
    I'm an evil nurse /members/images/497331/Gallery/dolly_hypo_throw_pillow_0.jpg
     

    Nurse Ratched wrote (see)

    Does  this mean you kill patients or just inflict pain?
  • Now retired, doing ad hoc accountancy and taxation work for friends and former business associates. Prior to that I was The FD of a national distribution company.



    I always wanted to be an expert......ie learn more and more about less and less, until eventually I knew everything about nothing.
  • Tom - you have just described perfectly my career path for the last 10 years.....
  • degsy-m- wrote (see)
    Nurse Ratched wrote (see)
    I'm an evil nurse /members/images/497331/Gallery/dolly_hypo_throw_pillow_0.jpg

     
    Nurse Ratched wrote (see) Does  this mean you kill patients or just inflict pain?

    All depends on the patient.

    If they're pleasant, I keep the bedpan in the fridge rather than the freezer.

  • I'd like to be a potter

  • seren nos wrote (see)

    full time mother and wife.............

    Same as Seren but the pay is shit so I'm considering gainful employment from this month onwards.

    Convince me why I should.....image

  • LB so you can save up and move to Runcorn image
  • Like Nurse Ratched, i am a nurse too, a male one, and work in a hospice, looking after terminally ill people.

  • I'm a High School - Technician. Running around in a white coat !

  • kittenkat wrote (see)
    LIVERBIRD wrote (see)
    seren nos wrote (see)

    full time mother and wife.............

    Same as Seren but the pay is shit so I'm considering gainful employment from this month onwards.

    Convince me why I should.....image

    To exercise your grey matter, to have some independence from being mum and wife.

    That's Mr LB's argument! I'm warming to the idea! image

  • I used to be an Industrial Chemist image(analysing oil samples) but gave it up when I had the children. Now i work part time in our local secondary school science department where I get to play with chemicals image   it's great because i get to use my brain a little, and get school holidays off image, and i work with a really great bunch of people.

  • As the name suggests, electrician.

  • I work part time in a supermarket  - price control and legal compliance - and part time on a poultry farm and hatchery - feeding and cleaning, prepping eggs for incubation and managing hatches. The supermarket is easier work and it pays better but I much prefer the poultry farm even though I spend most days knee deep in birdshit and can't get in the shower quick enough every time I get home.

     

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