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Worst (and Best) Jobs After Leaving The Army

#63
I posted before about getting done for GBH and getting discharged from the Army when I got sentenced.

I have been working as a kitchen porter for the last month and cant stand it. The manader is only the same age as me but thinjks he is God and treats me like a piece of shit. I got a formal warning yesterday and have never been so tempted to deck the twat. If the work was alright I could take it but its just the same thing all day and the 2 other lads I work with dont even speak English. Some of the other lads who work there are sound but even if you have 5 mins to have a chat he wants us still in the kitchen washing a floor or something.

Id love to tell him to f""" the job but dont want to as I want to keep onside with my Probation Officer as she is trying to get me taken on as ab apprentice and it wouldnt look good to be out of a job in a month. I also have a couple of things Ive applied for and waiting to hear back.

Probably some pople who left when they were ready to had things all organised and went into a job that really suited them so just thought Id ask about jobs after the Armt - good and bad
I see a pattern here
 
#65
After leaving the Army, I had a temporary job as a Clrerical Assistant at a local UBO (Unemployment Benefits Office) as they were called back in the late 1970s. Some of the 'clientele' I had to interview when they made a claim for Unemployment Benefit were disinctly dodgy. some were more than psychotic, usually high on drink or drugs, Always complaining that their Giro cheque had been stolen/lost or ahd not turned up in post. They usually drank it and countersigned it and gave it to the usual back street money lenders as they were desperate for a 'swally' as theys ay in Scotland for a good drink.

If the local UBO Fraud Staff were around doing investigations, it was a wonder to behold the number of Benefits claims that were withdrawn by certain clients. It was a job that certainly opened my eyes to the rum lot that the great unwashed and bone idle in society were up to -- no doubt the same still happens today wih the dregs who appear on such as the 'Jeremy Kyle Show'.

The best job I had was working in IT for a local Police Force as a main-frame Computer Operator here in East Angular before I took early retirement at 55 after being ill with bowel cancer. My time as a'Bleep' working in the Royal Siganls eventually was useful when I came out of the Army and spent three years full-time a local FE college and gained HND level qualifications in Computers and Business Studies. Later on the get a Degree in Social Sciences and Humanties.

(and its all true I tell ye)
A well done for that

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#66

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#68
I went back to the type of job I had before I did my FTRS. 5 day week, 9-5, enough international business travel to make it fun, corporate credit card, plenty of leave, work from home if I fancy and a nice salary.

I would be earning more if I hadn’t gone to the army, but still a comfortable 6 figures so no regrets.

Then again, I am not a punchy twat.

Any help?
 
#69
Worst job was working as a self employed contractor for the big firms in the Computer Industry; IBM, Dell, Compaq, Hewlett Packard. We were expected to support and sell the brilliance of their industry domination which frankly was bolloscks. Big problem is with self employed contracting the individual is expected to work 24/7. Best job? Working for a firm that delivers a support service going the extra mile. Basically : "Find out what your paying clients want and do that". Lots of satisfaction as well.
 
#72
Best job was working for ICI Engineering as was.
Working with a bunch of rocket scientists, solving problems and even doing some research, including stuff that goes bang. (deflagration to detonation transition amongst other things).

Reasonably well paid, great line managers, good work conditions.
Most of us were happy to put a few extra hours in per week because it was such a great place to work.

Very fortunately I'm actually working with some of my former colleagues for the past 18 years since ICI went tits up and I've had the opportunity to visit a lot of interesting places including over 100 MOD sites of all 3 services.
 
#74
Worst job; Health and Safety Manager in a school, part time, one day a week. Classed as Manager, so loads of responsiblitlity for the the Asbestos riddled non fire compliant dump, yet no budget or say in getting things done. Items I flagged on the first day I started had still not been carried out when I left a year later because the money wasn't there, but the Head had a fall guy.

Best job, teaching Bikeability (Cycling Proffiiciency to the older amongst us) to kids. I got to ride my bike and be paid for it whilst helping to I still some knowledge about being safe to kids.

I'm back on the spanners now, but in a factory, maintaining machinery. Good job and pays the bills but a lot to learn still.

Most of the bods above me are younger than me and I could do their job easily. Do I want to? No. I want to go home at clocking off time and not have the stress.
RP.
 
#75
Five years after leaving the mob and divorced I found myself working a shit security job and living in company accommodation depressed and going nowhere I saved money and worked hard. For the last 10 years I've led a comfortable life owning and running two companies.
 
#77
I went back to the type of job I had before I did my FTRS. 5 day week, 9-5, enough international business travel to make it fun, corporate credit card, plenty of leave, work from home if I fancy and a nice salary.

I would be earning more if I hadn’t gone to the army, but still a comfortable 6 figures so no regrets.

Then again, I am not a punchy twat.

Any help?
I've got 7 figures, My income is XXXXX. yy .. I don't round it up to the nearest full GBP . EUR, USD.
 

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