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    Even though odd jobs in shops and restaurants seem to be really popular and even these boards are always buzzing with advice and info on getting interviews in McDonalds, Sainsbury's, Marks&Sparks and all that, I've never felt like it's quite my sort of job. And I've even been rejected a few times after taking those tests online the make you do before applying...

    So that must mean something. I'm quite quiet, I don't mind my own company, I can spend hours in front of a computer reading, etc, and while I don't consider myself to be anti social or hating people, I'm quite shy and having to deal with costumers, being nice, smiling, chattering, selling stuff and all that just feels so uneasy and awkward; for me anyway. What can I say, I'm a nerd and I rather deal with things, or data or ideas in my own little time than being under pressure dealing with customers...

    So there must be some sort of jobs out there that suit me, I really don't mind if they pay a min. wage or if it's nothing too popular... Guess my only consideration would be to work in a reasonably nice environment, I'm not a big fan of tatty cold warehouses and the like

    So far I've thought about jobs as a typist, data entry, translation, mail sorting... any more ideas or advice?

    Thankies in advance x
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    I'm not much help, but I'm exactly the same. Agencies keep giving me receptions jobs where i have to deal with phones and customers, especially not knowing the companies, it is hell! Admin jobs might be okay.
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    I suppose I'm a bit like you. I used to work in McDonald's, and now Sainsbury's. Both very much customer facing roles. It's really not that hard to manage. Just a nice smile and a hello, and as long as you know what you're doing, it's all fine.

    If you don't want to work with people, check if you have a HMRC office near you. They often have vacancies for data input people. They may be cutting back though, but they pay well.

    Depending on if you have uni or anything, you could consider working later in day/overnight. There are very few customers then.
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    Admin, data entry or lab assistant (if you're that way inclined).
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    data analyst, accounts assistant?
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    Chef ?
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    librarian?
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    If you like working with computers, find a job in technology. I think about the shyness thing that in life you'll just have to try and move past that. It's very hard to do or be anything if you can't communicate well. I'm a bit like you in that I can be shy and awkward sometimes but I thrive around people and I hate working with objects. I can be reclusive and then suddenly change to talkative haha :laugh: I think you just have to remember that they are thinking about their own awkwardness rather than whether you are being awkward or not
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    Data entry jobs are good for that sort of thing. I had a mate who got one at 17 and was on over £6 an hour just for typing up documents next to him. I don't think the company realised that there's practically free software which would do his job; maybe they were just being a helpful employer though.

    Apart from that, working from hall. Obviously not telesales, but setting up and running a web-site, freelance work like stock photography, web/graphic design, basic coding etc.

    But yeah, office work like data entry and such.
 
 
 
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