Possible Jobs /Careers With Less Stress And Pressure

bluebeard
bluebeard Member Posts: 260
really wanted to be anurse and maybe specialise in mental health

but doctor ( and other posters on here ) , one with experience in the job , has given me the advice I may not wanted to hear but was the truth...nursing, teaching etc is a very stressful career , even for people without chronic pain and depression..which is what I have

I have been out of work, on and off , for 15 years

in that time I returned to college and retrained as a painter and decorator ...but its too hard on my body

I went through a list of jobs my friends do and , I laugh at this, I simply couldnt find anything I would like to do..lol

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  • bluebeard
    bluebeard Member Posts: 260
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    working , part time , in the caring role is a possibility

    but teaching, nursing, law , accountancy ...any of the proffessions would require at least 3 years of study , and hard study at that

    what I do have is empathy and sympathy with people who are ...less than well ?...does that make any sense ?

    decorating was good fun...but I never met anyone doing that ...no social life....and I cant do that anymore anyway

    I am sure there are lots of us who have been frustrated like this ?

    but engineering, IT, dentist, solicitor, accountant..it just aint me
  • bluebeard
    bluebeard Member Posts: 260
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I might add, I used to work with the homeless and people with drug and alcohol problems.....but doc says to keep away from conflict and agression areas if possible as it will give me flare ups
  • maria09
    maria09 Member Posts: 1,905
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    bluebeard wrote:
    I might add, I used to work with the homeless and people with drug and alcohol problems.....but doc says to keep away from conflict and agression areas if possible as it will give me flare ups
    I must say nursing is stressful & demanding Ive been a nurse for 27yrs & have OA for the last 7yrs & i find it a struggle at times & i only work two shifts aweek!! Its hard to think of a career change especially one thats not stressful in this day & age Good Luck x
  • bluebeard
    bluebeard Member Posts: 260
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    the more I hear about nursing , the more than becomes apparent

    looking at it logically , someone who has been in and out of work for 15 years due to health problems......looking to go into what is known as a stressful profession ..nursing , teaching etc ...is a bit unrealistic ?
  • maria09
    maria09 Member Posts: 1,905
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    bluebeard wrote:
    the more I hear about nursing , the more than becomes apparent

    looking at it logically , someone who has been in and out of work for 15 years due to health problems......looking to go into what is known as a stressful profession ..nursing , teaching etc ...is a bit unrealistic ?
    Im afraid so nursing is not just about stress its heavy going ur on ur feet all day & not guaranteed a break in ur shift if its busy not a profession to be in if u have serious health issues Take care & good luck finding a job that suits u x
  • bluebeard
    bluebeard Member Posts: 260
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    thanks maria , I needed to hear it really

    big hugs

    paul xx
  • maria09
    maria09 Member Posts: 1,905
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    bluebeard wrote:
    thanks maria , I needed to hear it really

    big hugs

    paul xx
    Ur welcome if u come up with any good ideas for jobs let me know coz i dont know how long i can do mine
    Ive got written warning for my sickness & going to appeal but the stress of it all is playing havoc with the old arthritis im just worried they will try to get rid of me thro the capability route! Time will tell take care
  • bluebeard
    bluebeard Member Posts: 260
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I will , take care xx
  • speedalong
    speedalong Member Posts: 3,272
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    There is an old saying if you can't do it ... teach. Could you train others to be painters decorators?

    What do you like doing?

    What do you need/not need in a job? ie a mixture of walking and sitting ...

    Speedalong

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