What do you do for a living?
I know this has been asked on more than one occasion, however, with the thread below about ‘who’s doing well’, it seems some of us are feeling the squeeze, but ticking along and others are doing well.
And in the interest of being able to see which industries are doing ok, and those which aren’t, I thought it’d be interesting!
Me? running my business (home automation/home cinema/lighting/security) in conjuction with IT contracting, but now i’ve got rid of my debts/pretty much all of my responsibilities, i’ll be making the move to full-time self employment when BT kick me out of the door in a few months (got to earn as much as i can!)
jt 😉Posted 9 years agoI_AcheMember
Plant Supervisor for a company that owns rents out and washes plastic trays and pallets for the food industry. Because of the credit crunch firms are consolidating factories and outsourcing their washing so we are doing ok just had to put on another shift to cope with demand.
Everybody needs to eat. So go and have some chicken for tea because the chances are you will be helping me buy my next bike. 😀Posted 9 years agosamuriMember
IT Security. Touch wood it all seems to be fairly busy at the moment but to be frank, I don’t find it very engaging any more and would find redundancy quite acceptable as a kick to push me into a different career.
Which would probably be along the lines of guest house/cafe in the Lakes interspersed with contracting to keep enough money coming in.Posted 9 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
Project Engineer for a manufacturer of pneumatic valves, fittings, cylinders etc. Our catalogue products, especially fittings to the HGV industry, have been very badly hit. Been here 14yrs & I’ve never seen it this bad. Became apparent yesterday when walking through one the machine shops. Those particular machines normally work 24-7, but were eerily quiet yesterday. Probably the first time in 14yrs I’ve seen them stood idle, & there is serious talk of going to a 4-day week.Posted 9 years ago
Luckily we changed tack somewhat a few years ago & began to focus heavily on customer specific solutions that utilise our catalogue products where possible. This side of the business is doing very well, especially the semi-conductor (gas abatement) & medical sectors that I work in.JunkyardMember
Youth worker/Adult Teacher – always young people about always people who need teaching something – doing ok but will be a dificult year I suspect as I have a rolling annual contract(April – April).Posted 9 years ago
On the plus side I (can) teach employability skills — might be a growth industry there!!!pantsonfireMember
Office manager for a private hire taxi and limousine company. Christmas was busy but looking at the spreadsheets for last year work was 10% down on Xmas 07.
Last weekend was dead I called into the control room saturday night around 8pm, the phones were hardly ringing and we had drivers waiting 20 minutes for a job which is unheard of at that time of the night.Posted 9 years ago
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