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    you should be glad of working in an office.
    There are MUCh harder ways to make a living.
    Over the last 20 years I've worked in food factories, farms, engineering, construction, retail, banking, hotels & bars, and believe me, a well paid job in a nice city centre air conditioned office, with flexi time and plenty of holiday allowance is a very pleasant place to be.
    at 19 or whatever you are, all you are doing is CV building.
    12 months in ANY job adds experience and employability.
    two week stints in jobs that you walk away from because you can't be arsed reduces your employablilty.

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    As above, I have mates who work in construction and when it's -5, pissing down and 20mph winds I am glad to be working in an office!!!

    Also, excellent point on the CV. When you find a job you would like (I doubt this will ever happen, you just like being a lazy sponger), imagine you and someone else are being interviewed for it...

    Interviewer: "So, what have you been doing for the last year?"
    Interviewee 1: "Nothing, just claiming benefits and sticking my thumb up my ass"
    Interviewee 2: "I completed an apprenticeship at NAME and obtained a WHATEVER qualification"

    Who do you think is gonna get the job?
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    Rob, just out of interest do they give you any pay rises, or you on a fixed salary?

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    Dunno why everyone is giving him so much slack, if he doest like it, why should he spend the rest of his life doing something he doest enjoy. It's a very sad moment in your life if you spend a large percentage doing something you don't like. Considering he's only young, this is the time, when you can piss about looking for something you do enjoy because you have the time and opportunity to do it, rather than trying to catch up being a lion tamer when your having a mid life crisis split up with a fat bird and 3 kids.

    He's not going to get much apprenticeship where he can do college courses, apprenticeship etc for free because of his age, but damn man, make a decision quick because you'll end up being that 40 year old good for nothing working on the tills in asda
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    since when does a teenager need to decide what they're doing for the rest of their lives?

    Just suggesting that two days of photocopying and taking phone messages (badly) is not enough to constitute "giving it a go" and that perhaps if he wasn't such a waster, he might actually learn something in this job that, one day, might lead to something he DOES enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob T View Post
    I don't want to work in an office either, but it pays me money so I can have a nice house and car etc... and don't have to live as a sponger.

    You defo didn't "give it a try"!
    Same here. I dont work in a office selling to people, actually interested in what they do for a living or giving a fuck about them, I do it for the reasons above.

    I do it to provide for myself and my son. To make sure we have the things in life that we both want and can enjoy ourselves without 'sponging'
    Meh...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamM View Post
    since when does a teenager need to decide what they're doing for the rest of their lives?

    Just suggesting that two days of photocopying and taking phone messages (badly) is not enough to constitute "giving it a go" and that perhaps if he wasn't such a waster, he might actually learn something in this job that, one day, might lead to something he DOES enjoy.
    Yeh I see what your saying, just that, when your young you have alot more opportunities to find your desired career, rather than when your older and you have more responsibilities and less time.

    Two days is a poor effort, and this guy (the gerbil shagger i believe)does sound like a waster man, but you have the time to fuck about when your younger and have less responsibilities imo.

    I reckon a good job would be to be an undertaker, everyone is dieing loads, with an increased population, especially at an over 65 age gap, alot of old people will be dropping off, and i bet undertakers must make a nice sum of cash. Plus how many people apply to be undertakers? And you may learn how to do the hells gate
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    Trouble is, a lot of teenagers / early 20's live totally in the present. They think the world belongs to their generation and that they are in their prime at that time. I know I did.

    I realised a few years ago that the world actually belongs to mid 30's > mid 50's and that everything you did before that only serves to prepare you for that time. I'd say, yes, gather as much experience as you can in those early years, but make sure you're learning from those experiences.

    I remember my dad saying to me several times "your generation didn't invent sex / music / football / <insert what ever I thought I knew more about than him>" and I've found myself saying it to my kids or young people I know.

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    Why is it a choice between doing something he likes and working a job just for money? A job is usually only 7 or 8 hours a day, if he wasn't such a lazy cunt he would still have plenty of time to work towards doing something he wants to do. The problem is, he wants something to drop into his lap without having to make any effort. He says he doesn't know what he wants to do, so in the meantime he should be working. It's not like we're having a go at a struggling but hard-working and talented artist or something.
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    Luke - I get payrises (and bonuses) but they're not exactly great. Last annual payrise was 200 and last quarterly bonus was about 100 after tax.
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