At a loss for a job!
January 29, 2012 5:23 PM Subscribe
Need a Job Filter: Need help with recommendations for some jobs I can look into soon, with the degree(s) I have, and the work experience I have. Some fun and snowflakey details await you!
posted by PeppahCat to Work & Money (6 answers total)
HALP MEH MetaFilter hive mind!! I've been looking through jobs in the classifieds of our local papers, on Craigslist, etc. and have had NO luck finding anything I want to get into. I am not sure what kinds of jobs/what places I could apply for/at that aren't typically listed in classifieds and the like, or if there are even such jobs around me. Some snowflake details and other useful info about myself:
-I'm in my late 20s, female, in relatively great health, and while I don't love being sweaty, I'm not opposed to physical labor. Though I can't lift all that much, 50-60 pounds max. (Yeah, I'm a weenie.)
-I have an associate of science degree from a local community college and my bachelor's of psychology from the University of Tennessee. (FWIW, I am 3 credit hours away from getting my minor in anthropology, which I would like to do but [financially] was not able when I was still in school.) I have ridiculous student debts right now which are becoming almost impossible to pay monthly because the minimum payment is still close to $200. I've looked into deferment for them, but interest rates would cause more problems down the road.
-I have a car, reliable transportation if said car malfunctions, and no criminal record or anything that would be an issue for a background check.
-My job experiences are all related to serving/waiting tables. Hooters (most fun job I've ever had!), a local marina restaurant (very casual atmosphere, but serving a lot of upper middle class and high class folks), a local upscale restaurant (which was technically a BBQ place but known for more upscale service, basically the total opposite of Hooters) and working the skyboxes for the UT football games (my floor was the 'big name people' floor with the president/chancellor/athletic director/other coaches/copious amounts of insanely rich people who donated to the university...another VERY fun but also very physically demanding job.) I'm so sick of it (after 6 years plus) and am desperately wanting a job not in the restaurant industry.
-I have some unresolved issues with chronic headaches that I'm literally unable to afford to get investigated or fixed (my insurance benefit rider will not cover headache/migraine treatments). These are somewhat treated by medicine which I CAN get and afford, but might still be an issue at any job. (Preferably don't want to take the temporary disability route but am thinking I might have to in order to afford the few different medicines I take, or any other treatments.)
-My passions are both abnormal and social psychology, and anything law enforcement/criminal related. My father has been a deputy for years and I have looked into working through our local law branches, but I'm not interested in dispatch (I don't think I could handle things quite well enough, having sat in on many days of work in local dispatch) or patrol work (mostly the 'danger' factor, which is more my fiance's concern than mine...but understandable none the less). But I've been around law enforcement my whole life, it's very interesting to me and I know quite a bit about it for someone not directly involved. The psychology part...both social and abnormal are fascinating to me. A close relative of mine passed with mental issues that were still undiagnosed and he was the reason I was hugely passionate about abnormal psych to begin with. When taking classes, the social psych sort of integrated into my interests.
-I love writing (as is obvious LOL) and reading, I'm a slight grammar Nazi, I love people and talking to people, and I don't think I could abide sitting at a desk and doing nothing else every day. I really need the option to be moving or be up-and-down a little bit. I'm fairly computer-literate on a Mac, and could still deal well on a Windows based PC if needed.
TL;DR - WTF kind of jobs can I get RIGHT NOW, what kind of jobs would I be able to work that (would possibly/probably) help pay for additional schooling, should I just bypass working for now and go back to school for my masters? Or what other options are there? My fiance has by no means a HUGE income, but can afford to keep us both afloat for the time being.
I love you people for reading this and giving any insight you can. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org of you'd like any additional info (I promise I'll be as concise as possible!) or if you've got any other questions. THANK YOU!!!