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Pick me a new career

Discussion in 'Personal' started by oldsomeman, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    Aged 70 this year,getting old,not to rich, competent builder and landscaper but not able to do as much as i want. .
    Want a new challenge other than staying alive.
    All suggestions valued and all laughed at if they funny.go on make my day.
  2. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Travel advisor /writer for the silver generation?
    sabrinakat and Lara mfl 05 like this.
  3. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    I did think a spell checker :)
    oh i wonder if i can get that job dida?
  4. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Wool winder?
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  5. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    Handy gigolo?
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  6. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    PMSL a that one Lascarina.........i already have a full time job sorting out knotty problems in wool...
  7. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    how handy?....would i need to retrain do you reckon
  8. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    Any thoughts on volunteering? Driver for hospital patients, perhaps, or advertise your practical skills. There are always people wanting someone to do small jobs around the house and garden.
  9. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Resident philosopher? Or is that position already filled?
  10. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    I don't think you considered my suggestion properly Oldsome.
    Get it right and you'd get paid to travel around ;)
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  11. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    There might even be courses!
  12. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    You'd be perfect at writing articles for the Grauniad.
    cissy3 and GLsghost like this.
  13. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    I tried to get a job as a travel guide with a firm.it seems you have to undertake a course on travel guiding .Costs some £500 plus for 4 days.you then get a piece of paper and then the firms will consider if your suitable.......I rang one and was told I would be to old at 60 lol
    What you need to do is be a famous actor or comedian or politician and then they send you around the world visiting great places..there's a few of them doing interesting places on tv.Joanna Lulmley for one or Micheal Portillo and the ilk.
  14. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Start a travel blog and see what happens.
    sabrinakat likes this.
  15. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    I'll just bring this forward again
  16. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    A small gardening/landscaping business that employs others to do the heavy work, creating job opportunities for the next generation and an income for you.

    Volunteer or p/t paid work as a guide at a local museum/stately home/whatever. Good use of your communication skills. I do that in the summer months.

    Running adult education classes in a specialism of your choice.

    Alternatively, thistle cutter in a nudist camp or wringer out for a one-armed window cleaner.
    cissy3 and Lascarina like this.
  17. crysys

    crysys Occasional commenter

    There's always a need for what my ex MiL calls 'the widow's friend'. Someone to do odd jobs which are too small to call in the big guys who charge the earth. Jobs like changing light bulbs can be impossible for most. She lives in Bournemouth where there's a dirth of such 'widows' including herself and a shortage of help. Advertising in your local shop window to start would get you going and then the rest is up to word of mouth. I've often thought about doing something myself for the older community which can bring in a small income whilst providing a much needed service and contact with some lonely and needy older people.
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  18. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    Alternatively, thistle cutter in a nudist camp or wringer out for a one-armed window cleaner.
    that would be a bit prickly:(
  19. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    There's always a need for what my ex MiL calls 'the widow's friend'.
    Yeah i already have a small building firm although i have let it slip.problem is not doing handyman work but the cost,These small jobs are fine..and yes i can volunteer(and do indeed help folks ot free in some cases) but often in London the parking is a chargeable cost in many parts.I am considering relaunching my building firm as a handy man firm with more emphasis on small work that the heavy stuff.
    I was hoping for jobs i can do from home or use my brain, as my body showing signs of tiring after the heavy graft of all the years. Landscaping used to be my specialty , but i have also been a tree surgeon,fencer,decking and patio man along with building work such a bathrooms,kitchens,plumbing,small work,even up to extensions...alas i dont have the energy for such heavy work any more.

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