If you hadn't of worked in IT what would you have wanted to do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    Nah he would be one of the thick builders
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    Nah he would be one of the thick builders you would randomly have to talk to.
    Pretty much. I'd be standing on the scaffolding whistling at you too.
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    I think I'm too lazy for real work. I'd need a job where you can do sod all for 90% of the time, then bang out the required work in a panic for 10% of the time. IT is perfect for this.

    I did consider becoming an architect at one stage. But I was too lazy and thick for the required study.

    Now I'm getting on a bit, I'm thinking what to do next now that IT seems to be leaving me behind. There's a bloke near me who's a charcoal burner. I expect it pays feck all, but he gets to spend all day in the woods with his dog and few humans for company. He seems like a pretty healthy and happy man. I could cope with this sort of life.

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    I always wanted to be a mechanic, and work on old cars, dad got me into that when I were a lad.

    Anyway the good news is, it won't be long and I'll be fulfilling that dream.

    Part of the realization will be acquiring a LR (can't decide whether to get a Series III SWB or a 300tdi 90) and an early XJS.

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    When I finished my GCSE's I still didn't have a clue what I wanted to do, luckily they had this computer program (text based) where it asks you about 50 or 100 questions then displays a list of careers that could be suitable. Top of the list was "Civil Engineer" - Nice one I though, so did A Levels in Maths, Physics, and Computer Science as a backup. Fast forward 20 years and I'm in IT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halo Jones View Post
    What, like me? with my degree, 2 professional accreditations & several industry certs*

    *BSc, MRICS, MCIOB, FAAW, FW, PTS (AC DCCR), MBIFM, CSCS (Gold)
    I was meant to be a PM in construction - well as least that's where the first degree was meant to take me - but concluded giving instructions to builders wouldn't have worked. Did first year of architecture too. That's what I really should have done as heart lies with building conservation. Also spent six months getting a job in the City and quit after a week. Talk about follies of youth. Oh, and did a small stints with a classic car auction house, insurance firm and IT networking. Only the first was of any interest.
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