Author Topic: Having a difficult/low-level job  (Read 2612 times)

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Re: Having a difficult/low-level job
« Reply #30 on: June 04, 2021, 09:24:40 PM »
My father had a difficult and high level job, however he is an idiot and it is for this reason he lost his job as a rocket scientist.

Re: Having a difficult/low-level job
« Reply #31 on: June 05, 2021, 07:16:52 AM »
A bit of good news:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57349802

Should be more hospitality jobs out there soon.

Have you considered working in a cinema or theatre? Might be a bit more quiet and civilised, with some good perks. It sounds like you're actually good at customer service but could do with some nicer customers.

Just from reading your post I can tell you have a lot of transferrable skills- handling difficult people, going above and beyond, building up a rapport with customers, managing scarce resources etc. If you sat down and had a good think about this you could probably write a list and surprise yourself with how long it is (oo-er). Then read it back and see if it gives you some idea of what else you would like to do. And it'd give you a bit of a confidence boost too!

Thanks. I appreciate just being able to get my thoughts out here, to be honest.

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Re: Having a difficult/low-level job
« Reply #32 on: June 05, 2021, 08:19:34 AM »
Big sympathy oilybo. Skaters sound like a fucking nightmare. Based on what you're saying, lemmings shop suggestion sounds a plan. Lidl and aldi seem to be decent places to work, as long as you can get over the really silly online questionairee they make you do

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Re: Having a difficult/low-level job
« Reply #33 on: June 05, 2021, 08:40:48 AM »
Big sympathy oilybo. Skaters sound like a fucking nightmare. Based on what you're saying, lemmings shop suggestion sounds a plan. Lidl and aldi seem to be decent places to work, as long as you can get over the really silly online questionairee they make you do

This is arguably more for the 'How Stupid Are You?' thread, but I actually failed one of these questionnaires a few years ago. I'm now finishing up my PhD thesis.

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Re: Having a difficult/low-level job
« Reply #34 on: June 05, 2021, 08:41:28 AM »
My father had a difficult and high level job, however he is an idiot and it is for this reason he lost his job as a rocket scientist.

Yer da sells Avon.

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Re: Having a difficult/low-level job
« Reply #35 on: June 05, 2021, 08:42:51 AM »
This is arguably more for the 'How Stupid Are You?' thread, but I actually failed one of these questionnaires a few years ago. I'm now finishing up my PhD thesis.

I've done the stupid aldi and lidl test loads of times, sometimes passed, sometimes failed. It's total random bollocks

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Re: Having a difficult/low-level job
« Reply #36 on: June 05, 2021, 12:11:29 PM »
starting at aldi warehouse tonight, will let you know how it goes

the best warehouse job is royal mail sorting, you can listen to podcasts and stuff while you do light work, it's great but it's gig economy and i'm not getting enough shifts

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Re: Having a difficult/low-level job
« Reply #37 on: June 05, 2021, 03:07:37 PM »
A female friend was struggling during the lockdown and so started doing Ann Summers parties, I had no idea they still existed and presumed in this day and age people just ordered their dirty sex products online, but she does pretty well out of them and of course gets to watch the women undress and shove vibrators in to their arses and all that sort of thing. I mean okay, she's never said the latter but how can it not be true?

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« Reply #38 on: June 05, 2021, 07:24:52 PM »
A female friend was struggling during the lockdown and so started doing Ann Summers parties, I had no idea they still existed and presumed in this day and age people just ordered their dirty sex products online, but she does pretty well out of them and of course gets to watch the women undress and shove vibrators in to their arses and all that sort of thing. I mean okay, she's never said the latter but how can it not be true?
I’ve been to an Ann Summers party and sadly, no dildoes were shoved into orifices, though I did get a free penis whistle.

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Re: Having a difficult/low-level job
« Reply #39 on: June 05, 2021, 07:25:39 PM »
penis whistle.

Is that a whistle you're supposed to blow when you see a penis?

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Re: Having a difficult/low-level job
« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2021, 07:39:08 PM »
I want to know more, but I don't want to Google. You just know you'll stumble on some bizarrely specific fetish porn instead.

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Re: Having a difficult/low-level job
« Reply #41 on: June 05, 2021, 08:08:54 PM »



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« Reply #42 on: June 05, 2021, 11:45:03 PM »
Thanks. Although I am kind of disappointed. Maybe I wanted the niche porn category.

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Re: Having a difficult/low-level job
« Reply #43 on: June 06, 2021, 12:02:47 AM »
At some health conference she went to, MrsMoth picked me up a luminous glow-in-the-dark sperm key-ring. I don’t do actual decorative key-rings - they always break, so I just have an unornamented ring with my keys on - so it’s in a box somewhere.

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Re: Having a difficult/low-level job
« Reply #44 on: June 06, 2021, 01:06:59 AM »
Update as promised, just got back from induction. Test one was a drugs test. Uh oh, wasn't expecting that. Somehow i passed. Then the man told us lots of boring stuff about the stupid low level order picker trucks you have to drive and there were some multiple choice tests on that which were fairly easy. Then the man showed a video consisting of someone having an accident by looking behind himself while crashing into a pillar. He said that three people were fired over the incident and asked us if we could figure out who the other two were. Turns out they were coworkers who witnessed the incident and posted about it on facebook. Then, after an hour pissing about on these trucks they made us take a driving test by which time it was well on the way to midnight. I found the test difficult and had to retake it, achieving a grudging pass.

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Re: Having a difficult/low-level job
« Reply #45 on: June 06, 2021, 01:47:20 AM »
the best warehouse job is royal mail sorting, you can listen to podcasts and stuff while you do light work, it's great but it's gig economy and i'm not getting enough shifts

Just wanted to second this, as my various stints on the post did wonders for my mental health.  12 hours of silly podcasts, £15+ an hour (depending on the route you get into it, you might be on minimum wage for three months before it doubles), and when the shift's done you're not taking any mental baggage home with you.  But then the shifts start to dry up.  Seems to be the way it goes for everyone who isn't great mates with/shagging the manager of the depot.

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Re: Having a difficult/low-level job
« Reply #46 on: June 06, 2021, 01:37:36 PM »
starting at aldi warehouse tonight, will let you know how it goes

the best warehouse job is royal mail sorting, you can listen to podcasts and stuff while you do light work, it's great but it's gig economy and i'm not getting enough shifts

I knew an autistic postie once, he liked the manageable level of human contact. Come to think of it, our postie is a hapless chump who is terrible at being a postie, in fact I suspect that being a postie is one of the things he's least good at. And he's got a job.

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Re: Having a difficult/low-level job
« Reply #47 on: June 06, 2021, 03:27:27 PM »
they just stand there yelling "I've paid all this money to get in this sodding place and you expect me to pay more just to get my child safe on the ice" until they give up on realising we can't give them out for free no matter how much they scream.

just say completely straight faced "it means nothing to me if your children are injured or killed"

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« Reply #48 on: June 06, 2021, 04:00:15 PM »
I knew an autistic postie once, he liked the manageable level of human contact.

I know a retired autistic postie, when I found out what he did before retirement it made total sense. I imagine he enjoyed his work a lot. He's very into doing books of wordsearches, I guess he enjoyed matching up addresses and postcodes and locations, plus the general active, outdoorsiness of it.

A large part of me wishes I worked in a warehouse or a mail sorting centre or something. Something physical and not as stressful. I love my work but during lockdown I've effectively been doing it part-time for the same wage and it's been great. I start a new job in July and I'll have to stop being a lazy bastard then, I'm excited about having a new project but not about working a whole 40 hours per week again. I've forgotten how I ever managed.

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Re: Having a difficult/low-level job
« Reply #49 on: June 06, 2021, 04:03:18 PM »
Incidentally I think the worst job which is both difficult AND low-level is call centre work. It's not highly-skilled but it's also not something you can do on autopilot, and even without the angry people shouting at you and making you go for a little cry in the toilets every few weeks it would be absolutely draining.

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Re: Having a difficult/low-level job
« Reply #50 on: June 08, 2021, 10:49:29 PM »
just got back from my first proper shift in the warehouse. It was surprisingly ok, very much helped by the fact that the bloke showing me what to do was really good at showing me how to do it, seemed like a decent fella.

so far very stress free but i will stick at it for some more before i recommend this job to the OP. For example, i haven't worked in the chiller room yet, that could be a game changer.

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Re: Having a difficult/low-level job
« Reply #51 on: June 08, 2021, 10:50:38 PM »
Loving gib updates

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Re: Having a difficult/low-level job
« Reply #52 on: June 08, 2021, 11:08:11 PM »
I am glad you're finding this ok giblets.

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Re: Having a difficult/low-level job
« Reply #53 on: June 09, 2021, 02:31:33 AM »
Go on the bins. Green bin councils are hiring for garden waste. Apply direct by email.

With covid directives coming to and end, you may have to share a cab with the HGV driver for short spells.

And he likely will be driving a council HGV bin wagon to fund his Pattaya lifestyle that you will find  abhorrent.


Re: Having a difficult/low-level job
« Reply #54 on: June 09, 2021, 04:31:18 AM »
dont do bar work at this age, and not in this time when everyone out there is full on raging erection mental and wont think twice about any kind of high level violence the likes we only see in films like 'VIOLENCE FUCKER' and 'MENTAL FUCKER' the fucking starts, the finishes, the clean up, the ten jagerbombs and three pints, peoples faces, fellers in adidas who look like tramps

Re: Having a difficult/low-level job
« Reply #55 on: June 09, 2021, 04:38:30 AM »
if you do bar work now, and at all past the age of about 27 you'll want to physically disassemble every person you see out on a night of drinking and clubs, you'll appreciate trains so much, you'll look into peoples eyes and just think how am I going to shithouse this person in the dark

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« Reply #56 on: June 09, 2021, 07:11:29 AM »
I knew an autistic postie once, he liked the manageable level of human contact. Come to think of it, our postie is a hapless chump who is terrible at being a postie, in fact I suspect that being a postie is one of the things he's least good at. And he's got a job.
I know a retired autistic postie, when I found out what he did before retirement it made total sense. I imagine he enjoyed his work a lot. He's very into doing books of wordsearches, I guess he enjoyed matching up addresses and postcodes and locations, plus the general active, outdoorsiness of it.

As it happens, I'm making a documentary about an autistic postie. So it's officially a trend.

He didn't like the job though, because he hated stupid people yelling at him and complaining about the postal system as if it was his fault, and hated being unable to argue back to them. He quit the job to become a YouTuber.

Re: Having a difficult/low-level job
« Reply #57 on: June 09, 2021, 11:08:32 AM »
if you enjoy any part of your job you've got one over on me

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Re: Having a difficult/low-level job
« Reply #58 on: June 09, 2021, 11:15:54 AM »
if you do bar work now, and at all past the age of about 27 you'll want to physically disassemble every person you see out on a night of drinking and clubs, you'll appreciate trains so much, you'll look into peoples eyes and just think how am I going to shithouse this person in the dark

Old git who still loves barwork here. Agreed its not the position for one who is burnt out on wallies right now

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