A new job or career that has no computer use, no sitting around in chairs, and no driving a van
October 15, 2011 2:31 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for a new job or career that has no computer use, no sitting around in chairs, and no driving a van. Can you help me think of ideas?
posted by Not Supplied to work & money (17 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
My body doesn't react well to computer work or sitting in chairs and I'd really like to find something I can do with none of these things. Also, not too many repetitive manual tasks that might cause an RSI.
I'd like to find something that can give me decent money and measure of autonomy. This is a work to live kind of deal pretty much, but I need to be thinking about the future and getting at least some security and savings so want to move on from minimum wage in a reasonable time.
It's harder than you might think. I'm an efl teacher at the moment for example, which is good in many ways, but have to do a fair bit of work at a computer desk. It is possible to find teaching jobs without, but hard to specify this exactly when looking for jobs or to make progress to a senior role.
I was considering doing doorman/security work but not easy to find jobs at the moment and bit dodgy with colleagues the law etc.
I was attracted to the idea of a specialised horticulture field like tree surgery, but then so much of it is going to be driving around in a van and sitting in traffic, which will have some of the same problems.
As you can see I will consider diverse things short term and long term ideas. I'm open to doing some more training in some field if it is realistic. I am early 30's and don't have the money to go to full time university for example.
I am British so may go back there to train work, but open to working in other countries if it is practical to do so.