What's your daily job?

Get up, scratch arse, make breakfast for mini D, make pack up for Mrs D, tidy up, eat my own brek, walk mini D school with dog, 20 mins to half on the on weights, bike ride, shower, lunch, read/snooze, walk dog to collect mini D from school, welcome Mrs D home, eat tea, chill, bed.

When the virus isn't putting a crimp on daily life that routine would include time up the range with my airguns, or on the local farm with my shotgun.
I gave up my air rifle which I used for rabbits as I would have to get a license for it here and too much hassle. In any case rabbits are pretty scarce now due to predation by big birds.
A knee jerk decision by some idiot govt. minister because they were being misused in towns and the media lapped it up.
 

Brandane

Is it because I lied when I was 17?
Location
Costa Clyde.
I started work in June 1966 in a shoe shop here in Leeds.After missing the World Cup,i was working,i got a five day a week office job British Relay a cable tv company .Then a painter and decorator ,to help my dad who had been very ill,and needed some muscle.Well that was a job going nowhere.So aged twenty one i got the opportunity to go in to international communications and security.After what i had been doing for the past five years it was an amazing job.I stayed for thirty four years.Aged seventy ,i am now a part time hygiene consultant,property management consultant and part time master chef.I also try to get out on my bike,to sample various coffee shops and do blind reviews.
Disappointed to see that you were never a POSTMAN; @postman ! :laugh:
 
Nowadays a general layabout. As a teenager I was a jobbing gardener and then went into agriculture with a degree from Glagow uni. Spent a bit of time as a postman which was great but no future. Started in Scotch Whisky on 1st January 1960 and within a couple of years was distillery manager with maltings,warehousing and a contract blending bay as well as a cooperage. Helped to design and build Loch Lomond distillery with as much automation as possible. Moved to Ledaig Distillery in 1972 which got into difficulty so switched to knitwear with our own product employing 5 people and outworkers as well as a more general shop. As a sideline I became a sort of "Del Boy" doing market trading and agricultural shows which was great fun. I specialised in "seconds" in knitwear and tracing supplies was interesting. A side of the manufacturing industry that is not really well known.
 
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Flick of the Elbow

Happily Retired
Location
Lothian
Some amazing job histories in this thread, all sorts of diverse job moves :smile:
I knew my working life was dull and this thread underlines it. In fact I only ever had 3 jobs, I started in IT for a manufacturing company, then moved into a similar role for a life assurance company, then moved into a similar role for a bank, which is where I stayed. Gave it up last year when I reached 55.
How dull is that ?
 

mudsticks

Obviously an Aubergine
Some amazing job histories in this thread, all sorts of diverse job moves :smile:
I knew my working life was dull and this thread underlines it. In fact I only ever had 3 jobs, I started in IT for a manufacturing company, then moved into a similar role for a life assurance company, then moved into a similar role for a bank, which is where I stayed. Gave it up last year when I reached 55.
How dull is that ?

Comparing yourself with others..

Tis the shortest route to discontent, or to a misplaced sense of superiority.

You got to retire at 55.. That would be pretty enviable for many on here.

I shall probs have to keep working til the day I expire, either in a field, or on a yoga mat.

Not too awful considering I mostly like both my jobs..

But...
 
I retired for the first time at 50. Six months of that and I realised it was a mistake. Decided to set up as a freelance business consultant and for the next fifteen years worked a three day week for silly money. I felt embarrassed sometimes at the money companies were prepared to pay for work most of them could easily have done for themselves.

Consultant definition: someone who comes in, borrows your watch, tells you the time.....and walks off with your watch.
 

raleighnut

Legendary Member
Location
On 3 Wheels
Started off as a Car Mechanic after being the 'Saturday Lad' for a couple of years then after being made redundant did a few weird jobs before ending up as a Foundry Moulder in ornamental Brassware until that went in the late 80's recession. I then did a year on the Community Programme at Watermead Park before returning to Foundry work but in Aluminium Engineering components so not as interesting. eventually at 30 I went to college for 2 years (fulltime) and qualified as a Cabinet Maker then worked in Shopfitting making bespoke Cabinets/Display Units for 15 years before the hours got too much so semi retired and did all sorts of agency work mainly in Printing and Plastic Extrusion/Injection Moulding before snapping my Femur left me crippled.
 

Scotty55

Active Member
Started off in banking straight after school (proper banking, in a branch, with a real manager who'd worked his way up and knew all the customers). Became a chartered banker (i.e. professionally qualified), then left to study accountancy and computer science at uni, followed by training and qualification as a CA. Got bored and went back to uni to do an MSc in IT. Finally ended up as a computing science teacher in a Scottish secondary and am loving it. Even the bad days are better than many of the days I had in accountancy.
 

newfhouse

Regressive elitist lefty
I felt embarrassed sometimes at the money companies were prepared to pay for work most of them could easily have done for themselves.

Consultant definition: someone who comes in, borrows your watch, tells you the time.....and walks off with your watch.
Prepared to have a go at vaccine distribution? Know any ministers? Easy money.
 
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