I don't want to work with the public anymore.
December 18, 2007 6:54 PM Subscribe
Jobs for people who hate people? For most of my life I have been working in sales and/or customer service. I am completely burned out and seeking to get into a new line of work with minimal public contact. What are my options?
posted by LeeJay to Work & Money (26 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
I've been working since I was fifteen (I'm in my early thirties now) and almost all of my jobs have been customer service oriented. I was in sales for a long time and last year I transitioned into the hospitality industry (I'm front of the house.) I can't take it anymore. I hate the public and I hate customer service. Just getting out of bed and going to work is an ordeal and I think I'm about to break.
I would really like to move into a new line of work that involves as little contact as possible with the public. I want something solitary. It doesn't even have to be stimulating. It can be physical or sedentary. I don't care as long as it's as far away from the public as possible. It should be something entry level as I don't really have any experience outside of sales/service. I am planning on going back to school soon so it doesn't have to be something that turns into a lifelong career. I just need to make some money to live on while I contemplate the rest of my future.
What should I look into? And how should I explain to potential employers why I am looking into getting out of service-oriented jobs? Somehow I don't think, "well, I regularly fantasize about icepicking customers in the face" would go down well during an interview.