how do i get a non screenstaring job

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Postby palmer eldritch » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:42 pm

have you considered selling pickles at the farmers market
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Postby Ankh » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:42 pm

sordid affair wrote:maybe not a ranger, but some sort of parks job might be a good fit. i've really liked all of the folks i've encountered who help maintain and advocate for city and county parks


i know an unfortunate number of people trying to get these types of jobs, which usually last like 1 year and pay next to nothing

nice work if your spouse is raking it in probably
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Postby mercenaries of slime » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:42 pm

become a yoga instructor and do gardening on the side

source: my dad, the chillest man i knew
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Postby twoboys » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:43 pm

I've always thought it would be cool to be an arborist like bruce but don't trust myself with heights or chainsaws
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Postby dusky » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:43 pm

i seriously courted the idea of taking a job a friend might've been able to hook up patrolling highway 1 as a park ranger. hwy 1 beaches + park ranger sounded like an easy sell until he told me i'd mostly be telling people they couldn't have their dog on the beach or to put out their bonfires. and writing citations. i was willing to look past cleaning beach bathrooms until i realized i'd really just be a beach narc who also cleaned bathrooms.

trail maintenance and education seem to be the sweet spots for park ranger positions.
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Postby john plainman » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:43 pm

this thread is so bleak
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Postby Milk » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:44 pm

I went to this awesome flea market in montreal a week ago, it's like in this old rundown warehouse and its 2 floors of endless rows of people selling old vintage stuff and i was watching some of these old men (well they weren't all old) just sitting there in their rocking chair waiting for people to walk by and want to buy their old stuff and i thought that's something i could get behind. Obviously i realise they probably barely make a living but that's also what i currently do so what's the difference. Also i don't think of the part where you have to always be looking for shit to refill your "shop" with which probably is very time consuming (and involves some amount of staring at the screen cause nowadays they probably get some of that stuff online). Maybe id' start with just running someone else's stand and learn the ropes of shopping for old stuff. Which probably has to involve having a car so you can drive around for yard and garage sales

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I just want to sit in that chair and wait for people to ask me prices on things. And then maybe eventually going "actually i changed my mind, this isn't for sale"

A very good 70's/80's (and often earlier too) time warp to hang around there anyway. Which is let's face it probably why i find it so appealing.
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Postby Sobieski » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:44 pm

otis wrote:even as an ecologist (i work with aquatic plants), i spend at least half my time in the lab behind the ol screen. such is the life.

That sounds chill as hell tho
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Postby palmer eldritch » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:46 pm

I work in a greenhouse part of the time. I'm not a fan.
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Postby bongo » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:47 pm

mercenaries of slime wrote:become a yoga instructor and do gardening on the side

source: my dad, the chillest man i knew


get him to board here
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Postby palmer eldritch » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:47 pm

plants are definitely cool as hell though.
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Postby dusky » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:47 pm

start an after school program and take kids out in nature
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Postby Sobieski » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:49 pm

Today I was like driving a boat tending my oyster babies and selling some other ones to farmers and stuff

But yesterday I got depressed and didn’t want to work and just wanted to think about kantian categories
Even now I want to disappear into the Idaho desert and not have to work
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Postby shankly » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:49 pm

warehouse work is relentless and terrible; if you're bored at a screen staring job, i guarantee you will hate your entire existence after a week doing pick-pack or dragging around a pallet jack.
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Postby Sobieski » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:49 pm

I still think you should grow rare truffles bongo
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Postby blab » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:01 pm

bongo, are you willing to sacrifice your ability to surf the web at work? i get tired of my screen staring job, but i hold on to i guess because otherwise i would never read ebooks and other sick longreads
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Postby loaf angel » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:02 pm

pushing shopping carts, smoking weed, and listening to burnt MP3 CDs on my headphones in the middle of snowstorms was the best job I've ever had
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Postby blab » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:02 pm

Sobieski wrote:Today I was like driving a boat tending my oyster babies and selling some other ones to farmers and stuff

But yesterday I got depressed and didn’t want to work and just wanted to think about kantian categories
Even now I want to disappear into the Idaho desert and not have to work


is there a thread where you post stories from your oyster job
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Postby scramble » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:10 pm

bingo you've got degrees, get hooked up at a botanical garden or conservatory... you could be the "computer guy" and help the olds with excel and whatnot
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Postby ecto » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:26 pm

work for a brewery and subject yourself to hours of back-breaking work for like $15/hr
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Postby The Emperor's Son » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:29 pm

i know i should work in food it's just the food industry is really awful
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Postby bongo » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:33 pm

scramble wrote:bingo you've got degrees, get hooked up at a botanical garden or conservatory... you could be the "computer guy" and help the olds with excel and whatnot


yeah this isn’t a bad idea
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Postby bongo » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:33 pm

ecto wrote:work for a brewery and subject yourself to hours of back-breaking work for like $15/hr


literal hell job
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Postby big zorb » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:34 pm

Bingo you wanna be a custodian with me for the next month
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Postby bongo » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:35 pm

sure
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Postby mcwop23 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:35 pm

john plainman wrote:have you considered park ranger



my favorite listings in florida are for state jobs like this and biologist that require degrees and pay $12/hr
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Postby mcwop23 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:35 pm

“salaried” at $25k
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Postby bongo » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:35 pm

how sick is being a failure by the metric of society
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Postby bongo » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:36 pm

i’m looking at an acupuncture training program tomorrow
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Postby internetfriend » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:37 pm

show biz is hiring a standup comedian
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