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25, an active job/career, 9-5ish, £20,000+ watch

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    Hey guys!

    Any advise please? I'm 25, looking to get settled into a long term job/career, with 9-5ish Mon-Fri working hours £20,000+ I would like to start a family and get a mortgage in the next few years. I don't have many qualifications, and I can't sit down for more than 15 minutes without my brain going asleep! So I cannot work at a desk! I am extremely enthusiastic and a very hard worker for anyone who offers me opportunity; and I'm prepared do whatever it takes to do well!

    I used to work in an office a few years back 9-5 Mon-Fri. Hated the desk job, but loved the working hours. I currently work as a waiter in a restaurant, where I have worked for the last 5 years and make good tips. However I work every evening, except on my days off, and every weekend. I have lost my social life and have missed out on so many social occasions such as parties, Christmas and birthdays etc. I recently started working for myself in addition, as a painter and decorator in the daytime; however I hate working by myself and I have found that it is not secure enough for me to financially support a family and pay a mortgage. I always wanted to be a Police Officer all of my life; however I have many friends in the Police who all hate it and say they hardly get to see their families and children, due to their working hours and shift patterns. I have outstanding customer service skills and experience working with children, as I have been a Scout Leader for over 8 years. I did look into teaching, however I don't want to work every evening and weekends lesson planning and marking etc! I'm also not very academic. You see the thing is, what I want more than anything in life, is to have a kid and be their to bring them up. I was very seriously ill when I was a kid and missed out on a lot of my childhood. As a result I don't have many qualifications, my highest being a national diploma. I desperately, absolutely desperately want an active job/career, 9-5ish, £20,000+ any ideas? Many thanks! Very much appreciated!

    It won't be 9-5, but why not look into securing childcare qualifications. You won't earn £20k straight away, but in time you could look into adapting your home and becoming a home child carer.

    I'm struggling with other ideas as the combination of what you want is unlikely to lead to a salary of £20k in most sectors - although the increase in minimum wage/living wage might change that in the near future.

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