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    Wouldn't have minded running an elite tourism business, doing tours up and down the East Coast of Australia, be it day trips out of Sydney, or taking people from OS to some exclusive joints around the traps

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    I would actually like to be a police officer, it's one career that I have considered at length. With a law degree I would fit right into their fast track program, which would probably be quite decent. The abuse you get etc... doesn't bother me too much, it's just that by becoming a copper you limit your social circles a bit I guess.

    Yeah, the abuse a cop gets is nothin, try workin for the Tax Office, we dont have the option of phsyical violence if someone kicks off

    Its something i've considered strongly in the past two, like Sledger the fast track program tempted. From the police i've met, especially those around my age, i really dont think i'd fit into the culture within the force, comes accross as being a macho I can sink one more pint than you enviroment. Also whilst I could pass the fitness test, i'm a bit of a demic, especially with back and knee problems, so couldnt hold up with an overly physical job.



    In fairness, Civil Service isnt that bad a career, everyone has such a negative view, but its easy money in a fairly relaxed enviroment with good job security and lots of prospects for promotion (found myself down in London last month going for our Fast Track scheme, got to the last round but didnt get it this time, good eye opener and feeling more confident for next time its open), also a hell of a lot of diversity job wise, next moves for me are either going to be fraud or customs


    Couldnt do a job where your just sat in an office in front of a PC and not being able to see the output of your work, need to have some satisfaction your jobs worthwhile. Spent a month temping for a company called Chep. They supply all those big blue pallets you see on HGV's that deliveries come on. My job was processing the invoice books for these pallets, that log who dropped off X amount with their delivery, and who took Y away because they've run out etc. Was soul destroying work 'Oh, Tesco have got 2 more pallets, next page, nope they gave 3 back to the next driver....' Data input at its worst.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpr View Post
    Couldnt do a job where your just sat in an office in front of a PC and not being able to see the output of your work, need to have some satisfaction your jobs worthwhile. Spent a month temping for a company called Chep. They supply all those big blue pallets you see on HGV's that deliveries come on. My job was processing the invoice books for these pallets, that log who dropped off X amount with their delivery, and who took Y away because they've run out etc. Was soul destroying work 'Oh, Tesco have got 2 more pallets, next page, nope they gave 3 back to the next driver....' Data input at its worst.
    Haha, I was a storeman for a retail store during my year off (unloading the trucks, keeping the back dock organised, arranging home deliveries, parcel pick-ups for larger items etc.) Always wondered where the Pallet control dockets ended up and what poor sod had to keep track of how many pallets were at what store at any one time. Made more fun by there being 2 brands of pallet, chep and Loscam.
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    Fibreglassing - look it's not the worst job in the world, it got me to do a lot of things (like travelling this planet of ours) and I would do it again if I had to, but it's nothing special and frankly it is hot, sweaty work with chemicals that are strong enough to knock you out if you are in closed area. Plus fibreglassing is really sticky and can burn like **** (although it is not a long lasting thing) and fibreglass can be really itchy, which is worse then the stickyness of it. That and you often work with two-bit ****wits who have just come out of jail and/or drug addicts as well. Then there are more two-bit ****wits who you find have a wife and kids and it makes you wonder how they managed to get any women to want to marry them and have his children as well. I guess miracles do happen.

    Kitchen hand/dish washer - especially when it is in a busy restaurant. Pay is crap, only a 15 minute break when it is quiet (it's so busy the rest of the time, you can't even go out for a lunch break, let alone go to the toliet), and then there is arsehole chef's who wouldn't be fit to grease up the frying pan of Rokusaburo Michiba of Iron Chef fame. Felt like smacking of them over the head with a frying pan TBH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
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    Kitchen hand/dish washer - especially when it is in a busy restaurant. Pay is crap, only a 15 minute break when it is quiet (it's so busy the rest of the time, you can't even go out for a lunch break, let alone go to the toliet), and then there is arsehole chef's who wouldn't be fit to grease up the frying pan of Rokusaburo Michiba of Iron Chef fame. Felt like smacking of them over the head with a frying pan TBH.
    This.

    Not only is it a ****e job, but the ahole chefs make it so much worse!

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    or some combination of the three

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    data entry
    anything in the sun.
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    In my last job, the data entry was the best bit. Tells you a bit about the rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    In my last job, the data entry was the best bit. Tells you a bit about the rest.
    I never minded doing data entry tbh, because mainly it was a chance to do something extremely easy, I could finish most of what I had to do in about have the time I had to do it, and spent the rest of my time dossing around online, and still did more work than some of the other cretins in the office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    ****ed himself there. You always get arrangements when you write something for someone else in writing. I dunno about laws over there but here he could stop them from using it. At the very least, he could argue payment for his services was implied, assuming it was. If it wasn't, HTFU.
    I always assumed it was because it was done through the uni he was at. Not completely aware of the details, but the club approached the uni asking if one of their music students could write a new piece for them and his ended up getting used. I still reckon he should have got something, but he seems ok with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duffer View Post
    Yes, yes, yes.

    Would be such a crooked **** though.
    If I ever did become a Spectre (not that I'll be alive by the time First Contact War begins) I can see myself as truly the most neutral Spectre ever. Would probably just do my missions like a good boy and never earn any Paragon or Renegade status. Would kill the Rachni queen every time though, **** that ****.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender View Post
    I got a job supervising childrens' play areas. It's swings and roundabouts, really.
    i genuinely laughed out loud then!

    Great thread CDM

    I love the job I do now, not often do I wish I wasn't there, days one and two of a deciding Ashes Test aside.

    So if I was to look at other jobs? I'd love to write for a living, I guess being a creative writer would be my dream job. Other than that, a rock and roll singer or superstar all-rounder (like Stuart Broad).

    Jobs I'd hate? Anything involving lifting heavy stuff or night shifts, or rent boy
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Jobs I'd hate? Anything involving lifting heavy stuff or night shifts, or rent boy
    Wouldn't that be one in the same for you?
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