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What job couldn't you do?

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inabranstonpickle Wed 23-Jul-14 11:52:39

I just couldn't work in an abattoir or slaughter house or even butchers. I would find it horrendous. I hate even driving past one.

I don't think I could work in a funeral directors either; it would be so upsetting.

I think I'd want to jump off a cliff after a day of it, but I suppose I could work in a call centre. I'd hate it, though.

Is there anything you just couldn't bring yourself to do?

gamerchick Wed 23-Jul-14 11:56:05

Work in a call centre grin I can't stand talking on the phone to people I know never mind strangers.

The funeral trade I could quite happily... I toyed with it for a while.

I would love to work in retail (I know, most people who do would say Noooooo ) but I couldn't work in the Primark in Lakeside, it's like a tropical hothouse.

I couldn't be a midwife, nothing against the blood'n'fluids but the screaming.............sad

bayrans Wed 23-Jul-14 11:57:59

I couldn't do a 9-5 office based job.

I'm happy with 12hour day and night shifts, honest!

Chottie Wed 23-Jul-14 12:01:36

I couldn't be an astronaut, deep sea diver, coal miner or submariner.

I could work in a funeral parlour or assist during an operation though.

Squitten Wed 23-Jul-14 12:02:10

Couldn't be a doctor/nurse. Couldn't stand injecting people, dealing with physical problems and all the bodily "stuff". I'm way too squeamish!

flatmouse Wed 23-Jul-14 12:03:42

I couldn't be a teacher (of any age) - no patience!

Flappingandflying Wed 23-Jul-14 12:03:48

Couldn't do anything involving eyes as I think yuck and am very very squeemish. Wouldn't particularly want to be a midwife. Nothing to do with feet - yuck. Bodies I could probably manage.

I couldn't be a scaffolder or tree surgeon because not good at heights.

Most of all I couldn't be the police people that deal with child abuse and have to trawl through images. I don't know what that would do to your mind and I admire people that somehow have this skill to shut off.

I couldn't be in the police. I wouldn't have the patience to deal with dickheads all day. Also, they get so much abuse even from people they're trying to help.

KingJoffreysBloodshotEye Wed 23-Jul-14 12:03:58

Anything in an office.

They look grey. Might have to use a dirty phone. Swively chairs look dangerous. Filing cabinets are really sinister. I'd have to wear proper shoes. I'd get paper cuts. Don't know how to load a stapler. Biscuits are probably really dull. Would get a bad chest from the dusty fake plants.


RobinHumphries Wed 23-Jul-14 12:07:30

Couldn't do anything to do with the feet or be a gastoenterologist

Wishfulmakeupping Wed 23-Jul-14 12:10:30

Nurse or doctor- the blood and gore.
Vet- as above and I'm not an animal person
Teacher- I did it as work experience and does not appeal to me at all

PlumBear Wed 23-Jul-14 12:13:31

I couldn't work in palliative care, but take my hat off to all who do.

SignYourName Wed 23-Jul-14 12:16:33

Scenes of Crime Officer. I knew a couple when I worked for the CPS. My job involved viewing the photos that they took, including murder victims in situ etc, and I coped with those okay but it's the smells I couldn't deal with.

BackforGood Wed 23-Jul-14 12:16:42

Chiropodist - feet are yukky

MrsMonkeyBear Wed 23-Jul-14 12:17:32

I couldn't do a job which risked someone puking on/near me. Rules out all emergency services, theme park worker etc

I would love to be an entomologist, but hate centipedes and millipedes.

Robin I am (and have been for 26 years) an NHS Podiatrist/Chiropodist.
Tomorrow I am having a coloscopy and endoscopy.

D'you think they'll say "Couldn't do your job" as they shove the 'scope in ? grin grin <<ouch>>

I'm with you op not being able to work in an abattoir, the distress and smells urgh.

Couldn't do telesales or door-to-door sales either, I'd find that totally soul-destroying. I'd hate to be a tv presenter or being in front of a camera, I'd hate everyone looking at me.

Most other things I think I'd be fine with, even cleaning toilets or street sweeping if it meant being able to feed my kids.

Dream job is woodsman, or failing that a professional beach bum grin

foxdongle Wed 23-Jul-14 12:37:18

I couldn't work in an old peoples home- too depressing

agree with op - no slaughter house/butchery type jobs

no office jobs - yawn.

I would love to be a writer, travel agent or work with animals in a conservation type way. and would love to give the scene of crime officer a go.

queenpea Wed 23-Jul-14 12:37:29

Anything 'formal' which requires a trouser suit and heels.

Production line. Anything repetitive would send me mentally unwell I think.

hollyisalovelyname Wed 23-Jul-14 12:41:48

Pest eliminator. I just couldn't do it.

Ooh yes fox agree with you re crime scene officer. Bet it's not nearly as interesting as they make out on CSI not that I watch too much telly or anything grin

MummyBeerest Wed 23-Jul-14 12:43:40

Dentist-people's teeth freak me out.

Teacher-Holy hell, no. No patience.

Accountant-My clients would be broke.

ExcuseTypos Wed 23-Jul-14 12:44:28

Nurse, dr, butcher- basically anything involving body parts!

I admire those who can do it.

chockbic Wed 23-Jul-14 12:44:45

Anything involving shit. Or hair.

Hairy shit grin

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