Just one sec...
Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free to post

Well paid fun jobs that no-one ever thinks of?

Announcements Posted on
Take our short survey, £100 of Amazon vouchers to be won! 23-09-2016
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Fusilero)
    I... what? How are we going to go short of water to the extent that any developed will have to fight over it? :holmes:
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...lue_Marble.jpg

    There's a reason it's called the blue marble.
    97% of the Earth's water is saline. De-salination plants use a lot of energy and money to run.

    Of the remaining 3%, 70% is currently in the icecaps.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    escort
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by MonsterMash)
    Are you talking about working in oil&gas or working on a rig?
    The OP said Oil & Gas Engineering, and engineers most definitely have to work around the drill sites, whether they be inland or offshore.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    A weather man.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Pink Bullets)
    Shows what you find appealing about that job... :p:

    It amazes me how people are swayed by a car when choosing their career....
    I didn't say that I would take this graduate job, but everyone has different aspirations, some people might appreciate a company car! Others might want to do research as a Biologist with low pay but might find it appealing.

    So safe your cynicism for others...
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by simeon)
    The OP said Oil & Gas Engineering, and engineers most definitely have to work around the drill sites, whether they be inland or offshore.
    I think your confusing careers in oil&gas.

    The very well paid jobs in oil&gas do not involve being directly involved on drill sites.

    In fact, if your involved directly working on the drilling project, your probably quite near the bottom of the industry salary-wise.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Pornstars. :sexface:
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    live on the doll?
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Yeah there are jobs that are fun and well paid...

    But remember, these are usually the jobs that are very competitative!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    A heart angel. 18 & can drive. Well paid, to attend events, talk them up & take photos.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Eleanor13)
    97% of the Earth's water is saline. De-salination plants use a lot of energy and money to run.

    Of the remaining 3%, 70% is currently in the icecaps.
    That's an interesting statistic.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    I imagine that it's quite fun being paid around £7 million a year just to brutally butcher your country's World Cup dreams. Grrrr!
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Seriously... don't get angry that I mentioned this one.. its alright pay and only a few hours...
    Spoiler:
    Show
    BINMEN.... dont knock it until you try it.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Johnny Luk)
    I didn't say that I would take this graduate job, but everyone has different aspirations, some people might appreciate a company car! Others might want to do research as a Biologist with low pay but might find it appealing.

    So safe your cynicism for others...
    I once watched a TV show about company cars (must have been in an insomnia spell so I could watch it at ridiculous hours, because I can't imagine it ever getting prime-time showing); I distinctly recall two amusing tales from these very sad people...

    1) His company was making budget cuts, so instead of the latest flashy model company car, they were downgrading all their employees with company cars to a more standard model. He went home and told his wife, and they held each other whilst they cried together. When he got this new car, it was parked around the corner and their former fancy one was always 'in the shop for repair'.

    2) Don't quite remember how this was relevant, but found it funny all the same - whenever another person with a posh company car saw a car on the road that he thought was better than his, he would show it the proper 'respect' by letting it overtake him, letting it pull out ahead of him, etc. One of the things he looked for was indicators on the side mirrors. My family had, at the time, a Vauxhall family estate car that was years old before we got it that had indicators on the mirrors.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by MonsterMash)
    I think your confusing careers in oil&gas.

    The very well paid jobs in oil&gas do not involve being directly involved on drill sites.

    In fact, if your involved directly working on the drilling project, your probably quite near the bottom of the industry salary-wise.
    I'm not confusing anything.

    My 2 friends are both ENGINEERS in the industry (that's the important word here), not just drill head workers. One works out of Aberdeen and earns around £50k, the other works in Alaska and earns double that. Yes, there is a lot of office work, but they also have to work out on-site...and for the guy in Aberdeen, that means long periods offshore.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Air traffic controllers are paid quite a bit, and you only need about 2 GCSEs
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Cat burglar.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by simeon)
    I'm not confusing anything.

    My 2 friends are both ENGINEERS in the industry (that's the important word here), not just drill head workers. One works out of Aberdeen and earns around £50k, the other works in Alaska and earns double that. Yes, there is a lot of office work, but they also have to work out on-site...and for the guy in Aberdeen, that means long periods offshore.
    Cheers mate, this is the career I am looking into - specifically in the US because of the better pay.

    How old is your mate who works in Alaska, and did he start in the North Sea, or move straight to the US?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by jontylol)
    Air traffic controllers are paid quite a bit, and you only need about 2 GCSEs
    ATC is a job that has been given the title 'most stressful'.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Football.

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: June 27, 2010
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Poll
Which would you rather be...?
Useful resources

Articles and guides:

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A-Z of careers Advice on choosing a careerCV writing helpCovering letter helpInterview tips

Featured recruiter profiles:

CGI logo

CGI is open for applications

"Offering a range of apprentice and sponsored degree positions."

Deutsche Bank logo

Deutsche Bank is recruiting

"Thrive in an international banking environment"

ICAEW logo

Merck

"Merck is a global leader in specialized pharma & chemicals – join us!"

Army logo

The Army is recruiting now

"With hundreds of roles available, there’s more than one way to be the best."

Bianca Miller, runner-up on The Apprentice

Handle your digital footprint

What would an employer find out about you on Google? Find out how to take control.

Quick links:

Unanswered career sector and employment threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22

Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.