Tell me about… Your job?
Surprised there’s not more construction people here as a lot of the guys a work (and ride) with are in the industry.
tenfoot – Member
I enjoy it sometimes (been involved in some great projects), but generally it’s a bit dull. It really depends on the team I’m working with at the time.
Pays fairly well……..no one in the construction industry wants to do the job.
Similar here. Except they found I was
a) a bossy git so good at getting teams to do what they should
b) full of bs so good at ‘selling’ to clients/consultants
so now they call me ‘preconstruction manager’. Still get to look at some interesting projects, and tell consultants how they could do it better whilst dressing it up as ‘collaborative working’. Just moved from a major national to upcoming regional contractor and really enjoying it. Actively working back down the chain of command so I get home at a sensible time and don’t have to make people redundant any more 😀 And yes the pays comparatively good because no-one else wants to do it!Posted 4 years agogodzillaMember
I have 2 full time jobs.Posted 4 years ago
I’m a Dog catcher, we also have a kennels and cattery.
The dog catching part is quite exciting sometimes but walking dogs for hours every day and cleaning up after dogs is pretty dull, I love the cat part of my work, cats are cool.
Neither job pays amazing but two wages means I’m comfortable.BoardinBobSubscriber
Head of underwriting for Europe and the Middle East for a big American private health insurer. We do group healthcare plans for expats. So for example if a big bank wants to send thousands of employees to work overseas, they come to us and buy health, life, disabilty etc insurance for them. My job is to decide how much we charge for that, or more specifically my team decide how much then I approve it or say no. Insanely complex job, lots of stress, particularly right now, and despite being paid very well I reckon I’m underpaid by a fair amount. That being said I have a great team and some great colleagues and the company is very good to work for.Posted 4 years ago_tom_Member
Currently a tech op in a tv studio but in about a month I’ll start a full time video editor job at the same place. Very excited as it’s something I’ve wanted to do since uni! Great way to get Avid experience which is hard to come by. Very very good pay for how easy the job is (I’m on a £10k pay rise from my current role!), and the hours aren’t too bad, working every other weekend.Posted 4 years agosmogmonsterSubscriber
Shifter… yes you’re correct about the 90 day rule. I pay no tax as my company pays it for me. I got both a payrise in my actual wage and my employer taking on my tax liability when I left the North Sea behind…so on top of the payrise I get to keep (most of) what I used to pay in income tax. I still pay NI. The taxman still gets what I should pay in income tax, and so do I. Everyone’s a winner! 🙂Posted 4 years agotitusriderMember
IT business intelligence Consulting
(building databases, reports, a bit of project management and trying generally to get rid of the excel hell that runs most businesses!)
I enjoy it but have had a quiet couple of months that have been pretty dull
Paid pretty well tbh, although I could earn more by going contracting or moving firm im sure!Posted 4 years agohairyscarySubscriber
I inspect the bits that make up a gas turbine and make sure that when they are put back together they actually make a gas turbine.
The inspection part is very dull, the making sure it goes back together is less dull. Does the fact that I’m good at it make me dull 🙁
Money. I work in Aberdeen so get paid more than I should and could probably chase more if I really wanted to.Posted 4 years ago
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