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SeanyBoy
SeanyBoy Registered Posts: 553 Epic contributor 🐘
I went from being a carpet fitter... to working in accounts!!!


Beat that people!!
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  • rachy1975
    rachy1975 Registered Posts: 366 Dedicated contributor 🦉
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    bein a lecturer on £25 per hour to working in a charity shop for £5 an hour!!! change in work and money!!!
    :huh:
  • sarahwilson
    sarahwilson Registered Posts: 567 Epic contributor 🐘
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    I went from trained beautician to working in accounts, I'm still not sure really how or why!!
  • Paul24
    Paul24 Registered Posts: 578 Epic contributor 🐘
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    Scheduling production in a rubber factory to accountancy
  • SeanyBoy
    SeanyBoy Registered Posts: 553 Epic contributor 🐘
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    all pretty good :laugh:
  • CJC
    CJC Registered Posts: 1,657 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    John Major (remember him?) famously ran away from the circus to become an accountant.
  • Cullen
    Cullen Registered Posts: 592 Epic contributor 🐘
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    I used to run a pub for 12 years.
  • CJC
    CJC Registered Posts: 1,657 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    I was a sociologist.
  • SeanyBoy
    SeanyBoy Registered Posts: 553 Epic contributor 🐘
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    CJC wrote: »
    John Major (remember him?) famously ran away from the circus to become an accountant.

    john major went to the same high school as me... obviously he was there many years before me...
  • bigmuggsy
    bigmuggsy Registered Posts: 92 Regular contributor ⭐
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    Liverpool Hackney taxi driver to partner in own accounts firm!
  • A-Vic
    A-Vic Registered Posts: 6,970 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    full time mother and carer for 14 years to accounts assitant am sure the pay was better lol
  • safrica
    safrica Registered Posts: 106 Dedicated contributor 🦉
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    Teacher of german in France...to accounts in UK !:001_rolleyes:
  • PGM
    PGM Registered Posts: 1,954 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    CJC wrote: »
    I was a sociologist.

    Was that a step up?! Sociologist sounds like an interesting job.
    SeanyBoy wrote: »
    I went from being a carpet fitter... to working in accounts!!!


    Beat that people!!

    I was a builder! Beat you! ;)
  • burg
    burg Registered, Moderator Posts: 1,441 mod
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    I was a pharmacy technician, now full AAT member.
    Regards,

    Burg
  • CJC
    CJC Registered Posts: 1,657 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    PGM wrote: »
    Was that a step up?! Sociologist sounds like an interesting job.
    Yeah, I always enjoyed the intellectual side of things, I just got disillusioned with the rest of the bullsh*t that goes along with being an academic: the hours, the pay, the politics of climbing the greasy pole. I came to a point where I just needed to do something else.
  • mark130273
    mark130273 Registered Posts: 4,234 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    beat it ? ha easy


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    house husband !:tongue_smilie:
  • A-Vic
    A-Vic Registered Posts: 6,970 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    My very first job from leaving school was factory worker - spend all day 6 - 7 days a week wrapping papaer in paper (now that was a satifying job lol)
  • Esme
    Esme Registered Posts: 711 Epic contributor 🐘
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    Barmaid, to Croupier to Purchase Ledger Clerk to Assistant Accountant
  • PAMDILL
    PAMDILL Registered Posts: 721 Epic contributor 🐘
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    I can beat most of you

    S*** shoveler/milker to double glazing canvasser to bar maid to counter assistant in indian takeaway to accounts/wages/buyer in construction company.
  • Bookworm55
    Bookworm55 Registered Posts: 479 Dedicated contributor 🦉
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    Between GCSEs and A-levels I worked in the Drug Metabolism and Pharmaco-Kinetics labs of a major pharmaceutical company. Have you ever taken drugs (we're talking strictly medicinal here) and wondered what your body does to get rid of the drugs after they have their effects? Well, it's important to know, which is why companies have DMPK departments, to find this stuff out. This involves radio-labelling compounds and keeping track of where they end up- there are a few possible exits. Of course being a sixteen-year-old grunt at the time, I had the glamorous task of collecting and analysing the samples. Which is how I spent the summer of 1999 in radioactive dog poo.
  • A-Vic
    A-Vic Registered Posts: 6,970 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Bookworm55 wrote: »
    Between GCSEs and A-levels I worked in the Drug Metabolism and Pharmaco-Kinetics labs of a major pharmaceutical company. Have you ever taken drugs (we're talking strictly medicinal here) and wondered what your body does to get rid of the drugs after they have their effects? Well, it's important to know, which is why companies have DMPK departments, to find this stuff out. This involves radio-labelling compounds and keeping track of where they end up- there are a few possible exits. Of course being a sixteen-year-old grunt at the time, I had the glamorous task of collecting and analysing the samples. Which is how I spent the summer of 1999 in radioactive dog poo.

    Ladies and gentalmen i think weve found our winner!
  • Susieandspooky
    Susieandspooky Registered Posts: 10 New contributor 🐸
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    I used to be a self-employed dog handler, working on the olympic village in London, that will host the 2012 olympics. So much can change in a year! :thumbup:
  • mark130273
    mark130273 Registered Posts: 4,234 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    I used to be a self-employed dog handler, working on the olympic village in London, that will host the 2012 olympics. So much can change in a year! :thumbup:

    so does that mean your gettting a free pass into the games then?
  • CJC
    CJC Registered Posts: 1,657 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Slightly off topic, that reminds me of getting interviewed for a job as a database consultant at the Sydney Olympics. Possibly the best job I never got.
  • Paul24
    Paul24 Registered Posts: 578 Epic contributor 🐘
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    CJC wrote: »
    Slightly off topic, that reminds me of getting interviewed for a job as a database consultant at the Sydney Olympics. Possibly the best job I never got.


    Ive not got some pretty amazing jobs in my time to
  • SeanyBoy
    SeanyBoy Registered Posts: 553 Epic contributor 🐘
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    did anyone apply for that job as caretaker of that remote island for like 120k a year?

    hmmmm what a job!!
  • Susieandspooky
    Susieandspooky Registered Posts: 10 New contributor 🐸
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    No such luck of getting a free pass into the olympics. I would if i'd had stuck it out to the end.
  • steveJ
    steveJ Registered Posts: 694 Epic contributor 🐘
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    Working in Ford motor company on the production Line for 5 years and am now studying accounts.

    Yes i do study while working on the line...Thank god for passcards...lol.
  • marknotgeorge
    marknotgeorge Registered Posts: 158 Dedicated contributor 🦉
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    steveJ wrote: »
    Working in Ford motor company on the production Line for 5 years and am now studying accounts.

    Yes i do study while working on the line...Thank god for passcards...lol.

    No wonder the gearbox oil out of our Mondeo's all over the drive! :mad2::laugh:

    I went from burger flipping at McDonald's to working at Toyota (where I didn't have time to study...) to being a house-husband-cum-AAT-student.
  • lessci
    lessci Registered Posts: 180 Dedicated contributor 🦉
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    Gymnastics Coach, via retail supervisor to accounting.
    :huh:
  • troy
    troy Registered Posts: 275 Dedicated contributor 🦉
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    Similar to Lessci....almost.....as when i left school i got a job grading onions.....then was promoted to grading corrots and bagging them, i then got a job in a shop, i now work in accounts......and i have an interview next Thursday for Payments Manager! Although i left school with 9 O'levels (most of you are too young to remember what they are) i didn't have the confidence to sell myself :001_unsure:
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