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It's one of those jobs that is detrimental to every single other aspect of your life though.
*sips whisky ruefully*
And that they get up in the morning excited about going to work.
I don't *think* they were taking the piss.
For no fucking reason
Why office spaces aren't shared by different companies, hot desked so workers can come and go to use the equipment as needed is beyond me.
I saw a study on how people work harder, happier and more efficiently from home (can only imagine that being even more relevant in this heat) but bosses are made paranoid by bitching jealous co-workers, so it always falls through.
The 'working day' is a miserable outdated hangover from the industrial era that cages us all. Which I suppose is part of the idea of work in the first place.
So yeah jobs are always designed to be shit. And the slightly more bearable ones are taken by poshos for free anyway. Wevs.
With meetings in a business club shared space when needed.
Was a wee bit gutted to not get it.
cheaper to have a smaller office, more just signing in remotely and you can all gather together for meetings and whatnot once a week or whatever. I'd happily work later or earlier if it was from home, saves an hour commute. The company I work for has started encouraging it a bit, part of being eco or "flexible". But yeah, other staff just assume homeworkers are slacking. I am worried about going for a shit when I work from home in case someone messages me.
Was a wee bit gutted to not get it.
For no fucking reason
OH THEY'VE LET YOU OUT AGAIN HAVE THEY ERIC
Yeah we have a good time at work
They seem reasonably happy
I enjoy m job when it's busy but I'm terribly bad at being quiet / unoccupied
Working from home isn't really an option for me because alcohol
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actually looked into becoming a teacher yesterday. that was a crazy 10 minutes.
You're some kind of Engineer, aren't you?
There's a massive shortage of engineering lecturers in the FE sector (mainly because the salaries aren't as good as industry salaries) and you could do the teaching qualifications as you work. The vacancies are often open for ages because nobody applies.
can you do that with a PGDE?
exists in PGCE form so imagine in the scottish one it does too
ok. I'm not really sure what those words mean but thank you.
But you need to do it on the job - is pretty easy. Load of holidays too...
I think that gives you automatic teaching in FE abilities (higher pay grade.) You might need to upgrade to TQFE but I think you are already qualified.
Have rejected their mediaPR/HR type jobs and re-educated in working with their hands - one is making guitar bodies & the other is re-upholstering vintage furniture.
They're both doing pretty meditative work in a bespoke way. They both seem ridiculously happy all of a sudden
I'm re-upholstering vintage furniture today
It's a bit off rebranding traditional handcrafts as some kind of hipster fad
and it's full (amongst other things) of people who have quit the ratrace to pursue their dream of owning an artisan deli / restoring furniture / etc etc.
I'm not sure if I'd call it a fad or not: people have been quitting the ratrace since goodness-knows-when.
but there should be a ruthless govt committee that decides whether someones artisanal crafts are any good and then forces them into a desk job if they are deemed substandard
working in a sector that allows you to build up a financial buffer and loads of contacts.
But they're both earning more now than they were before
They've both got mad skills in what they're doing now compared with being standard drones in what they were doing before
this would be good if I had any talent and did not require money
Probably have more flexible working hours
Get to see and feel the fruits of their labour
And it's far more expressive/less soul destroying than PR for gods sake.
Nope, gets shipped away and chucked into whatever its being made for
Do you think they just make what they like? For real?
Only middle class office workers who have rinsed the world for all they can can have vanity projects like this.
Maybe my friends could help fashion something useful from that chip on your shoulder?
If they produced something useful to the world I'd be happy for them to try
Nah, have *you* ever worked in a workshop? Still gratifying knowing that you *made* that. Fruits of labour etc. Tad more gratifying than, I dunno, creating a successful spreadsheet or something.
You should see the conditional formatting on some of my beauties. Every time you enter something it's like being at a really formal rave.
Presumed they were self employed
Before that bit you can see you've made something
as long as i can listen to music while doing them. if i can't it's a problem.
Just go in, get on with it and leave. Means you're not invested in it when it goes tits up/wants to quit. Never understood why people seem to think everyone should be able to do something they like? Who's going to clean the sewers, work in shops, call centres in care etc?
no need to backtrack and get weepy about it. Just admit you were wrong.
More flexibility and better pay makes people work better and happier
Doesn't mean people have to like their jobs or not do messy ones
*doesnt mean poor people who arent me have to like their jobs or not do messy ones
In fact the more menial the task, the better the results with higher pay. Whereas the more money on the line with more creative/posh jobs, the worse and less original the results.
While the ones who do need it are funneled into the shitty jobs by proxy. Cool world your're creating there, bro.
Profit has dominated logic
All this can stop
Yeah poor people are shoved into shit jobs by proxy. Not because it's good for the industry. And visa versa for rich people getting paid well for made up jobs.
and have absolutely no responsibility at all (other than just doing the job). Bliss really.
but the bosses won't let me use headphones. Even though there's a big fucking light that flashes when I get a call anyway. It's an outrage.
Or rather, being called "unprofessional" for doing so when I'm surrounded by twats whose idea of professionalism is to finger their secretaries on their lunch break rather than during working hours.
returning to an artisanal past does not and cannot advance a democratic, egalitarian project
Or start a bike company.
And fetishise traditional workin class industries but were happy to cause them to stop working so they could come in and do it themselves and charge more. Psychopaths.
They make the ciabatta we have to use at work and they're rubbbbishhhh but we still get them cause they're artisanal. It's like when middle class people laugh at the cinema when it's not even funny.
I had another bit but I forgot to add it and now I've forgotten it completely.
since when is "starting a bike company" a traditional working class vocation, you plum
Have you never heard of a bike factory???????????????????? I guees not.
i guees not
opening cafes for middle class people that are 'social enterprises' where the money just goes back into their pockets :)
you'd probably end up having to write loads of reports and that
to do the same shit, but freelance and other stuff, be my own boss (ish)
will be ace
because boring stuff is necessary for making fun stuff happen. The trick is just finding a job with some of the fun bits as well. Sadly, it's hard to make a living off fun for most people (believe me, I have tried)
Fucking running in and out of cones AGAIN
have to work weekends too. nightmare.
but it does require unreasonable quantities of extant privilege to pursue
it doesn't so much pay well as buy me all the free time a person could ever want, plus it is quite fun
i'm a world-famous clairvoyant
I've no intention of becoming any sort of artisanal (lol)
Probably the boards' only undergrad except barleysugar, but I think I've brainwashed myself into not really wanting money for a car, a wicked computer/phone, 2 week holidays, a house deposit, a wedding, starting a family etc. At least not for the next 10 years. Just want money for rent, beer and maybe drugs. Problem solved?
stuck being a b**k** or b*rm**d for the rest of my life, which is either insufferably dull or incredibly stressful/scary depending on the people you encounter and you're basically never going to be earning more than £6.50 p/h
would rather someone paid me to utilise the skills i've generated from the last seven years of comm. art projectz/research/archiiiivinnngg but i can't afford to work for free (financially and physically) so would even do the proper boring stuff for 18 hrs p/w max
tutoring (my job) - there's enough affluence in tyne & wear to make this viable, surely? or am i horribly mistaken
i know you're disabled and getting around might be an issue
would just end up topping myself
adult education support worker, maybe
• genuinely have a deep-rooted fear of the white middle class that means it's almost impossible to feel at ease around them
• any aspects of academia give me extreme physical manifestations of anxiety
• uncomfortable around children because of how they instantly feel at ease to me
• don't like going to stranger's houses
I have worked as both betting shop dogsbody and learning support - the latter didn't offer as many hours but was better paid and overall a way better job. It also opens up better progression away from stepping up to shop manager.
in touch with a few people who are keeping me in the loop with opportunities etc.
my mam is qualified and used to volunteer as one loads. she keeps offering to get in touch with more people for me but i feel a bit weird about that, would rather do it myself.
Mostly very dull, except when it isn't dull it's because you're up to your knees in rats. Not sure which bit is best..
Well paid but very dull.
I took a 10k paycut to teach 5 year olds. Never dull. No regrets.
it's just fucking shit and I hate it
it seems to always be stressing you out something awful
Just trying to get an assistant who lasts longer than 2 weeks, so I can teach him all my dark arts and creative accounting and move on
Unfortunately I'm a very difficult person to work for. Because I'm a miserable, angry tosser. Because of my job (I hope)
it's weird actually looking forward to going into work/not having sunday dread.
Really good frIends with my colleagues, the work is super interesting (basically reading and writing about feminism/ politics all day), my boss is lovely, get so much freedom, get to meet cool ppl, get to learn so much every day, get to use my brain, the work I do actually matters and I'm passionate about it... it's amazing experience.
it's still insufferably dull most days though, thus confirming your thesis
My work gets a but much at times but I'm never bored
It is sufferably dull.