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Posted: 14 February 2013 02:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Not quite in time but:

Five Jobs That Aren’t Worth Your Time
http://education.yahoo.net/articles/careers_to_avoid.htm;jsessionid=7080EEDD64F3EB21164C11CB2AB701CB?kid=1NYCZ

Career to Avoid #1: Telemarketer

Monetizing your chattiness as a telemarketer might seem like a way to make your motor mouth pay off, but it’s not always as easy as it sounds.

Steer Clear Meter: Receiving unsolicited calls is annoying, and it’s not likely they will get any less annoying if you’re the one dialing. And calling up perfect strangers and possibly asking them to order services, donate money, or purchase goods is exactly what you would be doing as a telemarketer, says the U.S. Department of Labor.

If you think the job description doesn’t sound like much fun, outlook on the field is even more dismal. The Department of Labor reports less than amazing prospects for this career: The median wage is just above $22,000 and growth rate is labeled as “slower than average” at seven percent from 2010 to 2020.

Lions agrees: “There’s no career path for call center work, and there are only two screens you need to do this job - reading a computer screen and passing a drug screen.”

Others at the link along with what to do instead.

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Posted: 14 February 2013 11:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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hulitoons - 14 February 2013 02:43 PM

Not quite in time but:

Five Jobs That Aren’t Worth Your Time
http://education.yahoo.net/articles/careers_to_avoid.htm;jsessionid=7080EEDD64F3EB21164C11CB2AB701CB?kid=1NYCZ

Career to Avoid #1: Telemarketer

Monetizing your chattiness as a telemarketer might seem like a way to make your motor mouth pay off, but it’s not always as easy as it sounds.

Steer Clear Meter: Receiving unsolicited calls is annoying, and it’s not likely they will get any less annoying if you’re the one dialing. And calling up perfect strangers and possibly asking them to order services, donate money, or purchase goods is exactly what you would be doing as a telemarketer, says the U.S. Department of Labor.

If you think the job description doesn’t sound like much fun, outlook on the field is even more dismal. The Department of Labor reports less than amazing prospects for this career: The median wage is just above $22,000 and growth rate is labeled as “slower than average” at seven percent from 2010 to 2020.

Lions agrees: “There’s no career path for call center work, and there are only two screens you need to do this job - reading a computer screen and passing a drug screen.”

Others at the link along with what to do instead.

Funny. I don’t see the career of prostitute on that list. I presume that is legal in at least some parts of the US, as it is here. I’m certainly not going to suggest that as a career to anybody.

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Posted: 15 February 2013 12:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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(No prostitution is not exactly legal everywhere here, but in some areas both females and males [street-walkers] do it anyway and just hope they don’t get caught)  Well, I am sure MANY jobs could be listed even those in fast-food or grocery store cashier, but I think they chose just a few that had a better counterpoint:
http://education.yahoo.net/articles/careers_to_avoid.htm - better link

better decision from telemarketing:

What To Do Instead: Public Relations Specialist

Turn your talkative nature and ability to sell into a career as a public relations specialist. According to the Department of Labor, this career might involve writing press releases that influence the public to look upon your client or business favorably. Growth rate is projected to hit 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, says the Department, and the median pay, at $53,190, is more than double that of a telemarketer.

For public relations specialist positions, employers typically want candidates with a bachelor’s degree in a field like journalism, public relations, communications, business, or English, says the Department.

Career to Avoid #2: Door-to-Door Salesperson

You might have been a first-rate Girl Scout Cookie peddler, but you’re no longer a cute kid looking for a couple bucks. Working as a door-to-door salesperson might mean more doors slammed in your face than happy customers.

Steer Clear Meter: This entry-level job literally has you constantly knocking on doors, or standing on the street to sell people products, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. If haggling with people or constantly being on the go isn’t your thing, then being a door-to-door salesperson probably isn’t for you.

“Door-to-door sales is a lot of work for little reward when you look at commission pay outs,” says Lions. “Better to do a regular sales job instead.”

On top of that, there’s very little growth opportunity, according to the Department of Labor, with a seven percent decline in jobs from 2010 to 2020, and a low median salary of $22,160.

What To Do Instead: Human Resources Manager

Far more promising than going door-to-door is going cubicle-to-cubicle, not to sell but to interact with employees as a human resources manager. These in-demand professionals recruit potential employees, expand staff, and solve internal conflicts, says the Department. What’s more, they make a median pay of just under $100K a year, with the field set to grow at about 13 percent from 2010 to 2020. Lions attributes this growth to the need for companies to expand as we move out of the recession.

So how do you prepare for this career? You’ll need a bachelor’s degree in human resources or business administration, says the Department.

Prostitution:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostitution_in_the_United_States

Prostitution in the United States is illegal in 49 out of the 50 states and is usually classified as a misdemeanor. Each state has the power to determine the legality of prostitution in that state. Nevada is the only state which allows some forms of prostitution in some of its counties.

Nevada allows licensed brothels only in some rural counties. Only 8 counties have active brothels. All forms of prostitution are illegal in Clark County (which contains the Las Vegas–Paradise metropolitan area), Washoe County (which contains Reno), Carson City, Douglas County, and Lincoln County. The other counties allow brothels, but some of these counties currently have no active brothels.

Prostitution is considered by some US governments to be a public order crime, a crime that disrupts the order of a community. It was at one time considered to be a vagrancy crime.

As with other countries, prostitution in the United States can be divided into three broad categories: street prostitution, brothel prostitution, and escort prostitution.

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Posted: 15 February 2013 01:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Anyway, I got my updated résumé today and I used to it apply for a graduate role at an IT company. It’s a job that starts in 2014 though.

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Posted: 15 February 2013 02:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Keep sending that resume out Peter, to ALL companies, firms, businesses etc. that could possibly use your expertise!

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Posted: 18 February 2013 11:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this here before. There was one part time “job” I checked out a year or two ago. It was some door to door thing where you drop off catalogs and go back later for the orders.

The thing that put me off, and almost frightened me, were a couple of people I spoke too on the phone about it. I could swear it almost sounded like a vampire had drained the life out of them. And these were “supervisors”. I’m hard pressed to remember anybody else who sounded so lifeless.

Needless to say I didn’t bother with that job.

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Posted: 18 February 2013 01:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Peter you are BETTER than those!  If, in between you want a part-time job, may I suggest to you that much more honest and acceptable ones are, believe it or not, retail or even bar-tending.  Even I, with a social problem, did BOTH of these and enjoyed them immensely.

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Posted: 20 February 2013 01:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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I’m officially starting in my part time IT job this weekend. I’m definitely looking forward to working in a job where I don’t have to sell things over the phone.

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