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Question Changing careers

Napster

The Horse with no Name⭐
Joined
Oct 27, 2003
Messages
35,438
Location
The wilds of Kent
Rochford, Prittlewell and Shoeburyness.....

When I worked in a j cloth factory it was Prittlewell, near the Railway. Someone lost half a finger whilst I was there.

I've recently gone from producing conferences to developing online training courses, which is intellectually more challenging and less stressful deadline wise. (and pays more). At the same time, my wife has set up her own business so I help with that which is also challenging in its own ways (HR law, finances, winning tenders, etc)
 

Mad Cyril

Proud sponsor of Mark Molesley's white trainers⭐
Joined
Oct 29, 2003
Messages
18,416
Location
Flavour country
When I worked in a j cloth factory it was Prittlewell, near the Railway. Someone lost half a finger whilst I was there.

I've recently gone from producing conferences to developing online training courses, which is intellectually more challenging and less stressful deadline wise. (and pays more). At the same time, my wife has set up her own business so I help with that which is also challenging in its own ways (HR law, finances, winning tenders, etc)

That sponge factory is Essex's equivalent of Skull and Bones.
 

TrueBlue

Save Our Southend
Joined
Oct 26, 2003
Messages
22,507
Location
Hockley now on loan to Rayleigh
I use to be a deputy manager at Southend Hospital, made 1 minor error and I was out on the door. At the time of my dismissal I was uninterested in nursing as 90% of my time was paper work and staying late unpaid. Seven years later I'm driving my own taxi and loving the job (most of the time). The money is a lot better, I'm my own boss and life is great.

I use to have a decent paid job as a marketing manager, gave it up to drive a taxi around the mean streets of Rayleigh, best thing I have ever done!

I get paid to take somebody from A to B and have a nice chat! Don't get much better
 

Tangled up in Blue

Certified Senior Citizen⭐
Joined
May 24, 2004
Messages
31,383
Location
Sant Cugat del Vallès
Rochford, Prittlewell and Shoeburyness.....

Sort of reminds me of this:https://youtu.be/QO_CT3mcKrM

-http://www.allthelyrics.com/lyrics/billy_bragg/a13_trunk_road_to_the_sea-lyrics-1271511.html#ixzz42wXEK4H
If you ever have to go to Shoeburyness
Take the A road, the okay road that's the best
Go motorin' on the A13

If you're looking for a thrill that's new
Take in Fords, Dartford Tunnel and the river too
Go motorin' on the A13

It starts down in Wapping
There ain't no stopping
By-pass Barking and straight through Dagenham
Down to Grays Thurrock
And rather near Basildon
Pitsea, Thundersley, Hadleigh, Leigh-On-Sea,
Chalkwell, Prittlewell
Southend's the end

If you ever have to go to Shoeburyness
Take the A road, the okay road that's the best
Go motorin' on the A13
 

Uncle Leo

This cook is an anti-semite
Joined
Nov 19, 2003
Messages
23,031
Location
NY Parks Dept
Sort of reminds me of this:https://youtu.be/QO_CT3mcKrM

-http://www.allthelyrics.com/lyrics/billy_bragg/a13_trunk_road_to_the_sea-lyrics-1271511.html#ixzz42wXEK4H
If you ever have to go to Shoeburyness
Take the A road, the okay road that's the best
Go motorin' on the A13

If you're looking for a thrill that's new
Take in Fords, Dartford Tunnel and the river too
Go motorin' on the A13

It starts down in Wapping
There ain't no stopping
By-pass Barking and straight through Dagenham
Down to Grays Thurrock
And rather near Basildon
Pitsea, Thundersley, Hadleigh, Leigh-On-Sea,
Chalkwell, Prittlewell
Southend's the end

If you ever have to go to Shoeburyness
Take the A road, the okay road that's the best
Go motorin' on the A13

Which, coincidentally, popped up on my iPod today. Albeit I was on the M1, not the A13.

On the careers front, I'm coming up for 18 years in the betting industry now. Reckon I might be a lifer!
 

Yorkshire Blue

Super Moderator⭐
Staff member
Joined
Oct 27, 2003
Messages
36,154
Location
London
I decided to change career as I knew a few people involved in the Lloyds market and they were all doing very well for themselves. So I started from the bottom at 30 years old earning less than half my previous salary and nearly 5 years on it's going well.

I'm in the Lloyds market now just lost all interest completely! but good for you glad you're smashing it!

Obviously neither of you have been there long enough to know that Lloyds is a bank, a slightly up-market Wetherspoons or a pharmacy and Lloyd's is the specialist insurance market....
 

Ricey

Scott Forbes No.1 Fan⭐
Staff member
Joined
Dec 21, 2003
Messages
33,916
Location
Braintree
cut me some slack I don't normally bite on here at all however after a particularly bad day I took the bait.
Please don't try and make me do it again!

Ignore them. I get it all the time, I didn't do well in English at school so my grammar and spelling is sometimes off. Plus if you're in a good mood and quick you can just blame it on your iPhone changing it. :winking:
 

wakes123

Manager⭐
Joined
Aug 8, 2011
Messages
1,963
Location
Westcliff-On-Sea
I'm in the claims department at a Lloyds broker, yourself? I have thought about loss adjusting to be honest but like most things I'm not sure if its for me, I suppose you just have to keep trying until you find the right job for you.
I use to work in the claims department at Aviva and hated it. I'm now an underwriter and enjoy that much more, so I would say at least consider another role in insurance. If you want to get out of the office then I think a loss adjuster or surveyor is a good shout.
 
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