From another thread but more relavent to this one...
gaba wrote:Uh... I think you guys might want to see a doctor about that. I don't smell great after a hard day's work. Unpleasant, yes... but never weapon's grade. That might be a little above and beyond.
then I guess you just don't work as hard as the rest of us
Aside from occasionally being drafted to move furniture or mow an elderly relative's yard, I haven't done a day of real, blood-sweat-and-tear manual labor in a good long while. Sadly, those days are coming to an end. My mother is being forced into retirement and having someone available that I trust completely with my kids (she wasn't perfect but I think I turned out okay) who is not only willing, but excited to take on a full-time parenting role, reverses probably 80% of the factors that led me to become a stay-at-home parent.
I have some issues with people, and some anxiety issue that make job hunting a real chore, but I'm kind of looking forward to it. I loved being a stay-at-home parent, but over the last year or so the percentage I do (versus what Wifey does) has increased quite a bit, which has made the overall performance drop, and the appreciation all but disappear. A pretty fair majority of people seem to think that I, as a man, doing a job that is a perfectly acceptable lifelong career choice for a woman, am a bum. Wifey used to defend me. If nobody appreciates what I do, I might as well be getting paid, right? Like most of my former jobs, I don't love how it's ending, but the change will be a relief.
Which brings me to my point (almost)... I have a sh*tty work history and a CDL that I have no desire to use. I have few qualifications, but I'm plenty smart (even though I don't have any certificates, signed by other people with certificates, to prove it) and I've been good at pretty much everything I've ever tried (I tried out for the track team in junior high, that wasn't so successful). SOOOOOoooo... (finally to the point) what should I do with the rest of my life? I feel like a high school senior, except I have the benefit of several years of experience which, while seemingly wasted, has allowed me to cross quite a few options off the list.
#1. I know I am not good with people, especially angry people. Customer service in any form is out of the question.
#2. While I'm frequently found to be full of sh*t, when it matters, I am honest to a fault. This seems to be the first hurdle when I'm getting to know a new boss. You can ask me anything, but don't expect to like the answer. That and I've got a sh*tty poker face. So, sales is really not an option.
#3. I can't abide with stupidity. If you're doing something wrong, I don't care how long you've been doing it, I'm not going to be a part of it. So that eliminated government jobs.
On the other hand... any job I get at this point is going to pay pretty sh*tty, so compensation and benefits are hardly an issue. We're getting by on wifey's pay, so whatever I make is gravy. This leaves me free to try pretty much whatever I want. Right now I'm leaning towards, rodeo clown, rollercoaster operator, or rock star.
Any other suggestions?