What the hell should I do?

#1
Hi All,

It has come to my attention recently that my military service is passing me by at a great rate of knots and the realisation that I wont be looked after by the Army forever has given me a sense of foreboding!

Consequently I have started to look at what I can do when my time is finally up and to be frank, I am at a loss.

I dont want to persue a carrer in what I do now which is mainly classroom based instruction i.e. teaching and lecturing, but, I do want to have some form of job which is outdoors and active. I enjoy shooting and fishing and most outdoorsy pursuits.

Ideally I want to earn about 30k a year or more but I know outdoor type jobs dont pay the best.

I have 8 years remaining which sounds a lot but if they pass as quick as the last 14 then I need to start thinking now!

So, what do you reckon? Do any of you do a job that I might enjoy that meets my criteria? Or, does my ideal job not exist and I should just cut my losses and train to be a teacher?

Cheers,

Dave
 
#5
commzmeanzbombz said:
....I do want to have some form of job which is outdoors and active. I enjoy shooting and fishing and most outdoorsy pursuits....

.......does my ideal job not exist and I should just cut my losses and train to be a teacher?
Only one way to find out. Get yourself on RCP, MLT, RLT, BCU and all the other AT courses you can manage, if you haven't already. I reckon most guys can get up to JSMEL(S) / Civvy ML(S) standard in a short period of time, given a bit of hard work and quality mountain days. From there you can get on a couple of expeds overseas and there's your way of getting a portfolio squared away for entry into the industry and getting a feel for it.

You can be a teacher and still do outdoorsy stuff. Just locate yourself up north near the outdoors industry, so you can juggle the two.
 
#6
CardinalSin said:
commzmeanzbombz said:
....I do want to have some form of job which is outdoors and active. I enjoy shooting and fishing and most outdoorsy pursuits....

.......does my ideal job not exist and I should just cut my losses and train to be a teacher?
Only one way to find out. Get yourself on RCP, MLT, RLT, BCU and all the other AT courses you can manage, if you haven't already. I reckon most guys can get up to JSMEL(S) / Civvy ML(S) standard in a short period of time, given a bit of hard work and quality mountain days. From there you can get on a couple of expeds overseas and there's your way of getting a portfolio squared away for entry into the industry and getting a feel for it.

You can be a teacher and still do outdoorsy stuff. Just locate yourself up north near the outdoors industry, so you can juggle the two.
Cheers for that idea, that path never even crossed my mind until now!
 
#8
Start drinking heavily.
 
#9
commzmeanzbombz said:
I have 8 years remaining which sounds a lot but if they pass as quick as the last 14 then I need to start thinking now!
I hate to break the news, but 8 years will actually pass faster than 14 years... :p
 
#11
Try communication-cabling. instaling fibe optic cables, telephone cables date cables all that stuff. you can do a 4 week course with CTTS in Lincon. they sort everything out for you i.e. the costs, a job placement and all that.

thats what im doing
 
#13
How about being a driving instructor, thats what I plan to do in six yrs whn I leave the Police.
 
#15
How about starting your own business?

Look at your strengths and weaknesses, what you enjoy doing, hobbies, interests etc and then think about a business you could start.

I know what you are thinking, but plenty of people do it and make a good living. Some people even make a million.

Just a thought ...
 
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#18
Aqua-dozer driver? It's for winners

Any company that offers training and a "guarenteed job" afterwards, isn't worth their salt.
 
#20
Civvy adventure training instructors aren't particularly well paid to put it mildly.

JSMEL is civvy accredited so you can use this if you want.
 
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