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(Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
So I've been through loads of career ideas and to be honest none of them suit me. I'm just going to bullet point what I want and see if anyone has any suggestions, because I don't like not having any idea


  1. Part time. I don't want to work more than 3 days a week.
  2. People focused. I'm a people person. I HATE analytical/stats/data/academia.
  3. I'm not bothered about advancing/getting a "top job' or whatever. As long as it pays more than £20k a year, I'm fine
  4. Creative. Preferably. Again I'm more creative than academic.
  5. FUN. If I get bored I'll quit. I have the attention span of a kitten.
  6. Flexible. I don't do well with rules that aren't flexible.


I honestly don't know what I want to do :dontknow: If people could just give me some ideas because I don't even know where to look?
sell your body, no really it ticks all the boxes

you could make 1000-5000 dollars a day...
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likely, its disgusting that she'd rather leech off taxpayers than work in asda
Maybe she can strike it rich and become a naughty gold digger
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Maybe she can strike it rich and become a naughty gold digger
from her pic she is attractive but not attractive enough
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sell your body, no really it ticks all the boxes

you could make 1000-5000 dollars a day...
I hear drug dealing is quite a good source of income
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I laughed so loud at this that I scared my dog and laughed some more
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1) Art as in cartooning/illustration. Not good at realistic stuff.
2) Crafty/making stuff/solving problems in unique ways
3) Good with my hands (:sexface:). No in all seriousness, I'm good at DIY and practical stuff.
4) I'm funny and outgoing, so I'm good at giving presentations and designing the layouts/handouts and stuff like that
5) Good at meeting people/talking to people
Public Relations/Advertising/Branding?
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I hear drug dealing is quite a good source of income
trusss its not most dealers dont make min wage
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What happens when this partner possibly (but likely) decides to leave?
Obviously she'll have to up her hours.


... This isn't exactly uncommon practice you know :s
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Being bipolar has nothing to do with whether I'm extroverted or not?
my bad, just that a lot of people who have Bipolar also tend to have violent tendencies so I thought you did aswell for some reason
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Businesswoman
She has no business being a woman.
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Also, why do you feel that I should work full time? Why? Where is the requirement? I don't understand the jumped up nerds on here who feel life is about getting some amazing job.
Without being offensive , this comment alone shows how out of touch you are with the real world. And stuff about the rat-race etc, it exists for a reason - there are no shortcuts/easy jobs (except maybe for 5% of people who happen to be exceptionally talented/have the right contacts). Admittedly though when I was 19 I didn't really have much idea, personally I think your priorities will change a bit over the next couple of years
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If you only want to work 3 days a week, what exactly would you plan on doing for the rest of the week? 4 days off every week seems a bit much if you're not doing anything very productive during those days.
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If you only want to work 3 days a week, what exactly would you plan on doing for the rest of the week? 4 days off every week seems a bit much if you're not doing anything very productive during those days.
Hobbies, spending time with those around me, housework, cooking, shopping, general chores. I also want kids so there's that..
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(Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
Hobbies, spending time with those around me, housework, cooking, shopping, general chores. I also want kids so there's that..
You can do most of things when you have holidays from work. Oh, and my dad works 5 days a week and manages to do all those things.
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You can do most of things when you have holidays from work. Oh, and my dad works 5 days a week and manages to do all those things.
I'd rather not work full time though as those things are more important than a career. I would rather put more of my time into those. A career does not hold anything for me
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(Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
I'd rather not work full time though as those things are more important than a career. I would rather put more of my time into those. A career does not hold anything for me
Would you work 3 days a week for the rest of your life if you could?

I mean, I don't know many part time jobs which gives 20k+ a year..
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Would you work 3 days a week for the rest of your life if you could?

I mean, I don't know many part time jobs which gives 20k+ a year..
Yeah. I'd much rather spend my time doing things for the home than in a job myself but that's just me
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If I can afford to do that, and am not career focused, why does that make me lazy? Also, why do you feel that I should work full time? Why? Where is the requirement? I don't understand the jumped up nerds on here who feel life is about getting some amazing job.
With respect, this is how you have come across in this thread. Yes, you want your life to be about other things than your career, but you are also giving the impression that you think you deserve a job that in your mind is amazing (and to most people incredibly unrealistic).

I'm not going to say you won't make it, because you might, but I think you have come across in this entire thread as being incredibly naiive and unrealistic.
I don't think you're lazy, but I do think you should make sure your partner is OK with your aims and desires, because I couldn't be with someone with your attitude.

As a final point, if beauty is your thing, find some independent beauty places near you and see if the vendor has a few minutes to discuss their "career progression" with you. I knew a girl who runs a brow bar, she had to put in a lot of time and work for a couple of years but now spends little time there and still gets the same sort of income from it, because she's made it enough to employ some underlings.
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With respect, this is how you have come across in this thread. Yes, you want your life to be about other things than your career, but you are also giving the impression that you think you deserve a job that in your mind is amazing (and to most people incredibly unrealistic).

I'm not going to say you won't make it, because you might, but I think you have come across in this entire thread as being incredibly naiive and unrealistic.
I don't think you're lazy, but I do think you should make sure your partner is OK with your aims and desires, because I couldn't be with someone with your attitude.

As a final point, if beauty is your thing, find some independent beauty places near you and see if the vendor has a few minutes to discuss their "career progression" with you. I knew a girl who runs a brow bar, she had to put in a lot of time and work for a couple of years but now spends little time there and still gets the same sort of income from it, because she's made it enough to employ some underlings.
He's fine with it. We've discussed it before and he's okay with me working part time. Why would it put you off?

Thanks for the tips though, that is a really good thing to try
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He's fine with it. We've discussed it before and he's okay with me working part time. Why would it put you off?

Thanks for the tips though, that is a really good thing to try
I would expect my partner to contribute as equally financially as possible. I've discussed it with my boyfriend of over 3 years, and we've both said that we basically expect each other to take some hits for financial gain:
- do jobs we don't enjoy if the alternative is not working or a significantly lower salary
- work full-time hours unless pay is so good that part-time is feasible
Whilst I wouldn't mind if I somehow ended up earning £100k and my bf was on £25k or something, I wouldn't want him to not work or work a job earning only £15k if he could realistically be getting more than that, I would expect him to do what was needed to earn that much. And the same in return.
I just don't think it's fair not to work as hard as your partner and enjoy more beneftis from their career than from your own. It would probably be different if one of us had a career we really loved AND paid well enough to support the two of us, but unless that happens, I just don't think I could deal with either allowing my bf to carry me, or with carrying him.
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