Discussion in 'SMB' started by Lonz, Aug 13, 2017.
Oddly I've been looking to do this as a career change.
Good, very much on effort and theyre keen to promote British. Assistant 3rd is basically 4th, and assistant second is 3rd.
Two assistant thirds
one second assistant
One cargo eng
PM questions to me, will help with info
I often wonder though, what's your worth?
I've done the same, fairly specialised job for 25 years. If I fancied a career change to something completely different, then surely I would be no more attractive to an employer than a school leaver? How long would it take to earn the kind of money I do now doing something I have no experience or qualifications in?
Aye happy to answer any question too mate, there's a few lads on here that work at sea.
What do you fancy doing Dave? Could you not go QA/ QC for a company as a moderate change to what you do now? Use some of your existing skills and migrate so you don't have to take a pay cut?
How would one go about doing this?
What would you mess up though? A job you don't particularly like or want to be in. Worse case scenario is you end up back there or somewhere similar bored again but comfortable.
Get some money saved up and go for it. At 28 you have far to many working years ahead of you to waste being somewhere you don't want to.
Possibly, but I haven't really had a lot to do with QA at our place so I'd be blagging it. The problem is that we've taken on a couple of unqualified people in the last few years that are hungry and ambitious and we've trained them up to a decent level. The boss sees them as the future, as they do overtime and weekends, take work home etc whereas I do my minimum 40 hours, then I'm out the door and id be happy to retire at 45.
I don't feel valued so I give nothing back.
I am a DP and editor for commerical video but training to be a psychotherapist so a bit of a change
Must admit my passion for the industry is on the he slide. Start a new job in a month so hopefully that will bring the spark back.
Been thinking about opening a shop recently too.
I left financial services at 49 to train for mental health social work. Now working as a CBT therapist. Never too late to change , but I don't think I will make it as a jockey at this stage, not least cos I'm nearly 60, can't ride a hoss and weigh 14 clem
I could be a jockey mind. Aside from the fact I'm scared of hosses
Mere detail, I can get you over that
Just jump on a carousel every now and dream of winning the derby
It's all a state of mind marra
Went from accountancy to Primary Teaching and now driving a bus and really enjoying it. It's a cliche but it really is not all about money. So much happier now.
My daughters mate is an marine engineer with a Clipper cruise line based in Tahiti. I asked him what a marine engineer was needed for on a sailing ship, fixing generators and clearing blocked bogs seemed to fill most of his shifts.
Sailing ships still have main engines. It's not always windy you know.
He said the sails were next to useless, either not windy enough or too windy.
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