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(heh at unseasonable) to want a JOB

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Alameda Tue 04-Dec-12 13:08:29

even though I don't have any useful skills, referees, get bored easily and am just generally quite rubbish

I'm sure there is something I could do? Please inspire me?

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Tue 04-Dec-12 13:09:31

Can I share this with u? I wanna know the same thing smile

Alameda Tue 04-Dec-12 13:10:21

Yes, sharing is caring and aptly seasonal!

lljkk Tue 04-Dec-12 13:11:07

I have a long list of things I'm rubbish at, too.
Getting started is one of them. wink

Me too.

Or to start my own business, with no money and no knowledge of business and no good idea.

RillaBlythe Tue 04-Dec-12 13:17:50

me too! I want a job, I feel the need to do something different. But due to a variety of reasons, I am 29 & essentially in the same place as a brand new graduate... Hmmm...

lljkk Tue 04-Dec-12 13:19:01


My rubbish-I-am list:
I am very squeamish, no powers of persuasion (could not sell booze to an alcoholic), shy and dread performance tasks (like public speaking, teaching), creatively and mechanically declined, easily distracted.... and I don't scrub up well (poor at personal presentation). I know all this for FACT because I have tried but failed to overcome them.

Other than that I'm very clever and reasonably patient, hard-working, tolerant & conscientious.

(off to do next dull task I've been procrastinating about)

ps: and I'm always hungry. Cannot think if I haven't been fed.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Tue 04-Dec-12 13:34:57

I also make a suit look scruffy. I'm
Not good at pushing things mainly as I feel guilty especially if I don't think what I'm having to push people into doing is a good deal or that it's not going to benefit them.

I'm too honest I couldn't lie In order to sell something or blag it if I don't know the answer to a question.

I do however always turn up on time, do as I'm supposed to do and will help out where I can.

redexpat Tue 04-Dec-12 14:04:01

I once temped with a girl who temped because she got too bored in a regular job. 3 days here, 4 days there... suited her fine. Worth a shot?

Alameda Tue 04-Dec-12 14:07:21

temping! What a brilliant idea!

HerRoyalNotness Tue 04-Dec-12 14:11:44

I did temping for 6mths after splitting up with xH, it was brilliant. Most of the jobs were, just sit here and fill the spot. A was at a lawyers firm for a week and the told me to bring in a book to read, I was there in case they wanted something typed up. Brilliant I tell you.

Useful skills for temping: typing, use of Word, Excel at a push, answering phones, ability to look busy when actually not.

Alameda Tue 04-Dec-12 14:20:31

mmm sounds like stuff I can do

although whether I can sustain it for a whole working day at hours to suit someone else remains to be seen

but in meantime have made important decision to volunteer at a museum, if they will have me, will find out tomorrow. Then will find out whether am compatible with Work or not?

lljkk Tue 04-Dec-12 16:27:17

I'd love temping, but the hours are too inconsistent & short notice for me to arrange childcare & transport.

The best strategy with temping or any supply work is, I reckon, you say yes every time they ask. If it's at all physically possible to do it. Then they will put your name top of the list the next time they need to ask someone, they don't want to have to make more phone calls than necessary.

HerRoyalNotness Tue 04-Dec-12 21:57:28

"compatible with working" grin. I think you'll find your wallet will LOVE it.

Alameda Wed 05-Dec-12 09:45:36

although maybe voluntary work is not the perfect way to make my wallet happy at first it might give it some hope for the future?

E320 Wed 05-Dec-12 11:36:43

Can I just ask how you all manage to live without paid employment?

Doingakatereddy Wed 05-Dec-12 11:41:38

I Never know why more women don't work in factories. Repeatitive work, limited scope for office bitchiness, free uniform. It's not glamorous, but money is above NMW & if you learn basic skills such as manual handling, use of welding machines (not as hard as it sounds) or FLT Licence you can get regular or temp work easily.

Just a thought!

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Wed 05-Dec-12 11:47:15

E320 perhaps we all do have jobs only hate them.

Alameda Wed 05-Dec-12 12:52:50

by being extremely very frugal E320 (apart from horses and holidays)

RillaBlythe Wed 05-Dec-12 13:23:49

E320 I started a really long reply explaining why I don't have a job, but it bored even me. Short answer - two kids under 4, a relocation, & a DP who earns enough for us to get by on.

Alameda Wed 05-Dec-12 13:28:04

I have a tiny mortgage so it would probably be a different story if I desperately needed several hundred pounds a month for that.

Mandy2003 Wed 05-Dec-12 13:31:40

OP - based on analysis of the personal qualities you've listed, the job that would suit you best is....

....Prime Minister grin

Alameda Wed 05-Dec-12 13:36:49

Ooh goodie, I will dust off the coffe-stained gdl then (with extra emphasis on constitutional matters) and start my campaign. grin

Although actually will be very pleased if I can get a voluntary job in the museum, interview in a MINUTE. Good luck me!

bigmouthstrikesagain Wed 05-Dec-12 13:45:24

E320 I am independently wealthy have a dh earning enough wink I am also useless and out of touch after several years on 'career break' not convinced sitting on commitees and selling at the occasional car boot will convince any future potential employer of my worth - but I want to get geared up to work when dd2 starts school next September.

Maybe I can be a mumpreneur! Barf at the word thoughhmm

lljkk Wed 05-Dec-12 14:39:42

E320: When I was well-paid we became mortgage free so we can get by on DH salary. I quit my old job (burned out anyway) thinking I'd find something else soon enough. Decade later, still haven't found it. blush.

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