- If you could retrain now, What would you do?
- The BeardMember
And that’s sort of what I’ve done.
Fully trained and paid up member of the architecture profession (all those who say they’d like to be an architect – one of the lowest job satisfaction rates of any profession apparently!) who got fed up of it and I’m currently now having a bit of a career sabbatical working with dad in his forestry firm.
With my best girl by my side I’ll sing, sing, sing…Posted 5 years agoslowmartMember
What I do now. Wholly own and build a business.
I have a mate who is on the large size and when he was on the drugs squad was kicking in doors and screaming around. Now at this point I was rather envious of his adrenaline fuelled existence. That was until he describes one of the houses, the squalor. The mother who is HIV, the grandfather, father who are in prison and how the eldest boy was heading in the same direction. All appetite evaporated at that point. Great guy but the job has left its impact on his personality.Posted 5 years ago
Architect. Every time I watch Grand Designs, I wish I had studied it.
Every time I watch grand designs it usually serves to remind me that most architects are anally retentive self obsessed sociopathic narcissists with an over inflated view of their chosen profession. 🙄Posted 5 years ago
The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue photographer, probably pays well enough to only have to do that one job a year too!
I doubt it, the real money is in advertising not editorial, some magazines don’t even pay a day rate but expect you to shoot for costs only. The better mags will pay roughly 20-50% of an advertising photographers day rate.Posted 5 years agoononeorangeSubscriber
Project – aaaaaah, the great Vulcan Foundry. Fantastic video. It made me smile as I came in at the end of real engineering here and the idea of a works manager who had actually done any of the jobs and had experience like that was laughable – usually they were not that much older than me , were well-versed in management-speak and “managed” by creating a climate of fear and overseeing closure. It must have been great then, rather than the “experience counts for nothing” mantra now.
Anyway, enough of that. Retraining – with the benefit of hindsight I would do something practical and useful that is destined to last, eg plumbing, electrical engineering etc rather than having gone into financial services which is yet another dead-end I seem to have found. Oh well.Posted 5 years ago
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