My unorthodox career

I was talking with friends the other night about how you need to stay in a job for at least six months in order to get a proper feel for it and decide if it’s really what you want to do. Then I realised that I’d never had a job for six months, I don’t think I’ve even ever managed three. So I thought I would compile a list of all the things I’ve done since leaving college in a vaguely chronological order.

  • Checkout operator
  • Taking incoming calls in a call centre
  • BA degree in Natural Sciences focussing on geology
  • Geoscience intern at BP
  • Student records clerk
  • Database migration for an exam board
  • PA to a college vice-principal
  • HCA in an acute admissions unit
  • Freelance first aid trainer and assessor
  • Student nurse
  • Benefit scrounging scum
  • Student pharmacist
  • Self employed craftswoman

That’s rather a lot of different career paths by the age of 26! I’m hoping the most recent choice lasts a little bit longer.


One Response to My unorthodox career

  1. eliana says:

    Your CV is not dissimilar to mine…

    I worry about it, because I worry what employers make of it (it’s sometimes seen as an indicator of poor health, or whatever). I guess though having your own business circumvents that…

    I admire you for it, I don’t think I’d have the guts, really hoping it works out for you – I guess in a lot of ways it’s ideal in that you can dictate your own hours and work more when you well, work less when not so much…

    Take care,

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