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Good-paying job without the computer?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by UserMathias, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. UserMathias

    UserMathias IncGamers Member

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    Good-paying job without the computer?

    As in the title. :)

    What jobs are out there that both pay good and require little or no contact with computers?

    From the possibilities I've scouted out so far, they are:

    Management
    Consulting (?!)
    Corporate english lessons
    Other corporate training
    Sales

    Any other ideas? The above, it would seem, focus heavily on talking to people and relating to them. And I'm not entirely certain jobs like management are suitable for everyone, even if you spend the time and money to get a degree.
     
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    Re: Good-paying job without the computer?

    Lots of service jobs. Physical jobs.

    I'm curious though, do you dislike working with computers?
     
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    Re: Good-paying job without the computer?

    What about a trade? Mechanic, electrician, plumber, roofer, construction, etc.
     
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    Re: Good-paying job without the computer?

    Hm, physical jobs tend to be at the lower end of the payroll, though.

    As for the computer: medical issues. :shocked:
     
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    Re: Good-paying job without the computer?

    having to use a computer is a sure way to earn a low paying job. Everyone has a computer and knows how to use them.
     
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    Re: Good-paying job without the computer?

    Your list is probably some of the most intensive computer use jobs there are.
    Who do you think most non-gaming programers are writing programs for?


    Unless you figure sending all emails via blackberries.

    SALES? o now I get it, you don't count lap tops as computers.
     
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    Re: Good-paying job without the computer?

    QFT. The jobs referenced in the OP are tremendously computer intensive in virtually all aspects.

    As mentioned, about the only types of jobs that you can do anymore that don't require a lot of computers are either labor (physical jobs), or other journeyman types of jobs (i.e. electrician, plumbing, etc.). Even with these jobs, many companies will want a person to have some level of computer skills as you'll likely need to come in contact with computers for customer billing, etc.

    Computers are pretty hard to avoid in the workplace nowadays.



     
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    Re: Good-paying job without the computer?

    Trade work is probably your best bet. You can make pretty good money as any of the trades AeroJonesy mentioned.

    Any sort of white colar job that pays well will require you to use a computer.
     
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    Re: Good-paying job without the computer?

    :shocked:

    Will have to stick to my english lessons then, maybe work on a trade. -.-

    By sales I meant door-to-door.

    Thanks for the info then. :)
     
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    Re: Good-paying job without the computer?

    Door-to-door sales? You'd be better off doing something more physical.



     
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    Re: Good-paying job without the computer?

    if you are willing to work 2 part time jobs for about 10 years, then work for ups. after 10 years or so you can become a driver. they make bank.
     
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    Re: Good-paying job without the computer?

    File this under dumb.



     
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    Re: Good-paying job without the computer?


    go to calgary...they are fast tracking drivers...you can be behing the wheel in 2 months.

    they are so desperate for drivers, they are flying drivers in from ontario to work a single shift.


    @jack..ever considered becoming a trapper or joining the polack army?



     
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    Re: Good-paying job without the computer?

    If you Tree Plant in Alberta/Northern BC (summer job only), and are a really hard worker/really good at it and get on with a good company, you can make 300$/day or more for as many as 70 days in the summer. No computers.
     
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    Re: Good-paying job without the computer?

    Around here a union electrician makes more than more computer related jobs.



     
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    Re: Good-paying job without the computer?

    I'll throw in another vote for trade jobs, pretty much all I do at school is learn to write business software for all levels of a company. The things listed in the first post are all things I coded for specifically(OK, not English lessons, but training in general).

    Even at a trade job though you'll probably have to do inventory/sales on a computer somewhere in the day, it makes it much easier to file taxes and follow expenses when the reports are generated for you.
     
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    Re: Good-paying job without the computer?

    Hah what a joke. I'm a highschool educated painter. Still an apprentice but I still make $4000-5000 a month after tax working in Oslo, Gothenburg and Copenhagen, depending on if I want to work three and a half or four and a half days a week.



     
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    Re: Good-paying job without the computer?

    You're worried about pay scale but you're thinking of selling door to door?

    Plumbers and construction workers are rolling in it, the fat lazy bastards.

    Plus they work whenever the **** they feel like it, "appointments" aren't really a part of their philosophy.



     
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    Re: Good-paying job without the computer?

    Bloody hell yes.



     
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    Re: Good-paying job without the computer?

    Just get your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome corrected, and all will be well.
     

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