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what type of jobs?

PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 2:31 pm
by Jackal
hey could anybody help me with what kind of job would be good for people with tmau?

maybe something behind the scenes ? i thought something outside might be better

Re: what type of jobs?

PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 7:53 pm
by smelly
If I was starting out now, I would get into web design, accountancy etc stuff that will always be in demand, can be lucrative because you do need qualificiations and skill, and you can be self employed doing it which means you can choose when and where you work. Any job is going to involve some contact with others but if you are self employed, you have control, and if you became successfulyou could even employ someone else to do the bits that involve human contact!

I dont know how experienced or qualified you are but something that I was thinking about was buyiing into a franchise. You need a lump sum of money to buy into it, between say £5000 and£20,000 depending on what it is, and you usually get a geographical area to cover and you get al lyour equipment included and the comany logo to use which means you arent setting a business up from scratch , you are buying into a welll established business that is proven to work, and you have mentors in the company to get advice on how to run your bit of the business. I havent explained it very well but if you google it you will get the idea. What you actually do can be anything from car valetting to selling specialist cosmetics, to dog food! There are usually road shows that go around the country where you can speak to lots of different companies and get info. Like all these things you would need to do your research, but it is a genuine principle, you can make a decent living out of it. Even things like the Betterware catalogue can be made to make a pretty good income if you are prepared to work the hours and put in the effort. But thats true of all self employment, If you know you re a fairly lazy or low motivated person, you are better of working for an organization! If the idea is attractive but you haven’t got the money to start up your own business, I would do something else, anything at all, and save up the money with it in mind as a goal.
Another idea is to do a quiz on a jobsite where they asses your personality and match it to jobs you might like. Your ‘personality’ will be someone who likes to be alone, as kittycat says like ‘greta garbo’! :lol:

Re: what type of jobs?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:15 am
by kittycat
Hate to be an old cornball Jackal, but the main thing is to get a job you enjoy...hopefully you'll be a long time doing it. It must be low stress, as we've all agreed that stress is the worst trigger. And, let's face it, none of us can stick to the required diet. Have you got any qualifications/passions/mild interests? Whenever I see a green-keeper/park-keeper I think that would have suited me. Drive a tractor all summer, and hide in the greenhouse all winter..wearing big boots instead of being in a hot room...dressed like Barbie...:D kx

Re: what type of jobs?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:48 pm
by smelly
Its funny because when I was a kid I always fancied being a gardener but at that time the people who did peoples gardens were the old retired blokes who did it for the love of it and a little bit of drinking money, it wasnt considered a job. Its definately an option, but depends on your build as these days its more likely to involve lugging around slabs that weigh a ton rather then just poncing about with pansies.

kittycat - in a hot room dressed as Barbie ? I darent even ask! :lol:

Re: what type of jobs?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:03 pm
by Lisa
Oi, dont knock gardeners! LOL. Luckily for me, I work part-time in our own business landscaping, fencing, it's a godsend, not only do I get a good tan, keep fairly fit, I also dont have to worry about smelling. When I'm not lugging said slabs, turf, wheelbarrows, I've just started turning my little hobby into a little business. As a true lover of all things "shabby chic", and, picking up customers cast-offs, I've started refurbishing and selling tables, chairs, anything I can get my hands on, I'm thoroughly enjoying it, I can do it in my own time, in my own space at home. Maybe thats something that'll tickle your pickle? Remember, the world is your oyster, (tho not your dinner), do what you want to do, and what you enjoy. We're only here once.
Note to self; Practice what you preach Lisa.
Hope everyones doing OK.
Love to you all.x :D

Re: what type of jobs?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:24 pm
by flower
You sounds very lucky Lisa, you enjoy what you are doing and you enjoy your daily life.
You create things, you are really live your dreams,
That's what we all have to do.
It's great working all day in the outside while working hard....

Hope everyone finds's ideal when your hobby is your job or when your job is your hobby !


Re: what type of jobs?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:03 pm
by smelly
Lisa, Im certainly not knocking gardners, like I say, I fancied it myself, aand spent many happy years learning about plants to populate my own garden. I was just pointing out that what people usually want to pay someone else to do, is landscaping, which is very physical work, so you either need a burly work partner tohelp out or be pretty strong yourself. I wouldnt be ableto move a paving slab one inch, Ive tried! And when you arent physically strong you can easily hurt yourself, which when you are self employed, as Im sure you'll know, means you dont earn any money and bills dont get paid. I think you've hit the jackpot with a job like that, Im jealous! I can remember how much I was quoted for laying some turf. Ended up doing it ourselves ;)

Re: what type of jobs?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:59 pm
by kittycat
I had a gardening round when I finally ditched the stilettos :D The trouble is people expect you to do all the hard work, and I just wanted to ponce about with pansies :lol: ...At the meeting, miles mentioned that a couple of sufferers were HGV drivers...that sounds a good job for self-reliant free spirits who like to be alone. After talking to Arun, who has the scientific background, I've come to the conclusion that hormones and stress are the biggest triggers. I thought I might have beaten it with diet and supps but that didn't seem to help most of the members of the meeting. And Mallory's a vege so she's not sneaking in any beef-burgers! Perhaps getting a suitable job, with no stress, and eating nice tasty nutritious food IS the only answer...kcx

Re: what type of jobs?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:31 pm
by smelly
kittycat, Im glad you said that because I agree. A job environment that is causing you stress affects every aspect of your health, and thats going to include this condition. Thats why I think that it isnt what you do that is important its who is around you while you are doing it. A classic bitchy office environment is going to undo a lot of good work on the diet front me thinks. But there are no traditional jobs where you can be alone these days i find! Everythings about open plan offices and team activities :roll:

Re: what type of jobs?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:58 pm
by idealist
Hi there Jackal,

I did originally post this under your disability benefits post, however it my be more suited here. I think Smelly is right, it is now very difficult to claim disability benefits. Technically you are fit to work but getting a job and keeping it may become difficult. Do you have any children? This may affect the type of you do.

Self employment may be your best bet. You can do almost any role in Self-employment, not just boring work, become a freelance travel writer/other writer (I had the opportunity to do this through the help of my Uni, I had to stop because I need to write essays not holiday tips). However writing does not pay that much (£10-30 per 500word article), although this is a good way to start and you can use the employers as a reference. What about hairdressing? What are your skills? What do you enjoy and most importantly what do you want to do?

You can try walking dogs/cat sitting etc. My on/off partner is an artist but he combines his talent of painting with his talent and rapport for working with animals (when work is slow). He gets more commission work, because when people find out he is an artist they then want him to paint there beloved four legged friends. You could do telephone work if you have a landline. when you start as self-employed you could receive an extra £50 for 16 weeks for the DWP depending on your situation and also claim working tax credit if you work over 30hrs (make sure you register with HM Revenue).

If I was you I would first decide what type of jobs you like and then speak to a career adviser. I did this before I set up as self employed. Yes some are expensive but you could get free advice from organisations such as Next Step etc.
The career adviser I saw was really helpful and luckily he knew a lot about the industry I wanted to work towards. We made a short term and long term career plan (based on what I was interested in, my skills, past job roles, qualifications and the degree that I am currently studying). My long term plan is flexible but my short term is realistic and manageable. I was going to do a post on my job put I might do it when things are a bit quieter.
I hope this helps and makes sense? I ambecoming very sloppy with spelling and grammer etc of late....

Ps (sorry kitty and Flower... I will PM you soon, thanks for the messages xx).idealist

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