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Anyone who found a new or unusual career in the lockdown?

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ChinaJewel

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I always struggled to find the right job. I felt I could never fit into most jobs I tried so I always felt at a loss. I tried waitressing it wasn't for me and I always got anxious having to use the till to serve customers. I wasn't sure if I could go into nursing or social work in case they may be stressful jobs. I am currently doing a course on psychic development online as well as making bead jewellery. I thought maybe self-employed may be better for me.
 
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CabbageMama

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I’ve dropped out of both Social Work and Nursing degrees due to not being able to manage the stress levels. Really frustrating as they are careers in which I feel I would be able to do well in and make a difference.
 
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ChinaJewel

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What sort of thing are you interested in? :hug:
I suppose freelance writing, writing short stories, jewellery and working from home, singing lessons, various online courses. Learning the piano and writing poetry.
 
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ChinaJewel

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I’ve dropped out of both Social Work and Nursing degrees due to not being able to manage the stress levels. Really frustrating as they are careers in which I feel I would be able to do well in and make a difference.
Are you doing anything else at the moment? I have been stuck at home a lot of the time now.
 
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CabbageMama

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I’ve been off sick since just before Christmas.. I really needed a break, but with medication issues to sort, it has all gone on way too long. Stuck at home too, but have a 12 and a 13 year old here with me. They are awesome and have me in fits of laughter frequently, so I am very grateful for that. A lovely distraction from other stuff.
 
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rawlinsc

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I tutor. I saw a job for tutoring online that pays well. I might apply for it. They may not hire me because I work in a library and tutoring center and not in a school. Also I cannot make too much money or I will lose my NJ familycare insurance.
 
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