Do any of you guys know of any decent jobs that do not require a degree

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

Do any of you guys know of any decent jobs that do not require a degree

iluvmen
iluvmen

@Evil_kitten
Meme-master is a self-taught profession. Currently working on my certification.

likme
likme

@Evil_kitten
try r9k

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

Construction flaggers. I know you only need to take a short day course and you'll be allowed to hold the signs up at construction sites. Where I live it pays $50K+ because of hazard pay. Boring af at times tho

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

@Evil_kitten
Call centers
You'll hate yourself though

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@Ignoramus
Oh. You also have like no job security

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@CodeBuns
Are these the people that hold a stop sign when machines are backing up?
Im currently working as a traffic office at a shitty place. Only need about 4 months so that i can apply somewhere else that pays more since mostly everywhere they ask for a minimum of 1yr exp.

Soft_member
Soft_member

@Evil_kitten
Look for a government job

No degree here yet but working towards one and I get paid like $27 to do nothing as a janitor. Also great DB pension, benefits and pay for part of my tuition

viagrandad
viagrandad

@Soft_member
Yearly?

massdebater
massdebater

@Soft_member
Been trying but my county hasnt posted any jobs on their site. Is their another way of applying? Nowadays they only want online applications

Booteefool
Booteefool

@viagrandad
42~k a year, I only work 32 hours a week but get some premiums for working evenings

@massdebater
I'm in public transportation and just applied online.

Look for different government agencies jobs - bus drivers, cleaners, accounting clerk all get paid about 25-35 per hour here. They usually have a period where they spam random jobs, I think it's whenever their fiscal year is done and they have a renewed budget to add new people.

farquit
farquit

@Evil_kitten
Military

King_Martha
King_Martha

@Evil_kitten
Lots actually. Welder, machinist, electrician, plumber, etc. You see where I'm going, right? Skilled trades. There's a growing shortage in the US right now. The problem is that baby boomers are retiring, or dying, and their kids and grandkids have been raised being told that they are too good for that kind of work. They haven't followed in dad/grandpa's footsteps, and that's why employers (especially smaller ones) are literally to the point that they will hire almost anyone off the street, and either train them on the job, and/or send them to school.

Make no mistake about it, it's not easy work. You will earn your pay, and until you learn enough about what you're doing to go work for a bigger, better company, you probably aren't going to make too much more than you would flipping burgers, or being a cashier. The difference is, that you will have a future if you learn your trade, and stick with it. Work your ass off, and learn everything you can for a year or two, and then move on to someplace better.

I'm a machinist myself. I've been doing it for about six years now. I'm by no means a master machinist yet, and may never be, but I'm certainly much more competent at it now than I was back then. When I started I would have told you that I wasn't mechanically inclined, and as far as trying to fix or build shit (aside from gaming PCs), I was pretty useless. I was told when I started that if other men can learn to do it, chances are I could too, and it's true.

iluvmen
iluvmen

@Evil_kitten

Sales. But you need to hustle and be able to form relationships.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@King_Martha
Fucking respect. Us machinists have an unspoken bond.

I downloaded Mastercam and taught myself CNC programming lol. Started as an operator, became a certified machinist, and eventually became a CNC programmer. Currently I'm actually an IT Intern at the company I did CNC programming for lol

Spamalot
Spamalot

@Lord_Tryzalot
I'm pretty sure he's talking about the guys that tells traffic to stop or go when half the road is being taken up by construction

takes2long
takes2long

@Evil_kitten

Security

Techpill
Techpill

Young? Start washing dishes and dont worry about the monay.

Emberburn
Emberburn

@TurtleCat
lol

Firespawn
Firespawn

@Evil_kitten
my trade is pretty good- pipefitting

dont have any of the side effects of welding, nor the hardwork of ironworking

Emberburn
Emberburn

@Evil_kitten
Funeral home. Burn bodies for good money.

viagrandad
viagrandad

@Evil_kitten
If you live somewhere with decent weather, land surveyor. You start out doing grunt work in the field, but you can work your way up to leading a crew or working on a computer in the office. I did it for one summer ten years ago and made $18/hour plus time and a half for overtime, which there was a lot of. There were guys who worked in the office who didn't have degrees that were making six figures.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@Evil_kitten
Longshoreman, but good luck getting in if you don't know someone that's already in.

SniperWish
SniperWish

@Soft_member
Yeah but where do you live?

massdebater
massdebater

@Evil_kitten
truck driving

it should be the goto neet job.

less than 5 weeks of training, or ojt

Only thing you need to do is pass state inspections, a few written tests, and get a physical.

Hours workout that you can only drive a max of 11 a day and work 14 hours total a day. Mandatory 30min break every 8 hours. Get 10 hours off a day. Can only work a Max of 70 hours before you get 32hours off.

Trainees can make like 500 a week riding with someone and learning the ins and outs.

Theres local jobs and not local jobs where you get to explore the country and visit all kinds of places. Once you get a decent job start making 1k a week.

Plenty of time to read books in the cab waiting for loads. Get to listen to music and podcasts all day. Buy a wifi card and subscription and look at porn in your berth all day.

Plenty of lot lizards and storires. Plus you won't be out in the cold or heat all goddamn day.

Yea it does kind of suck and if you dont wanna be from home, but that money. After a few years of working you can find more local routes.

hairygrape
hairygrape

@massdebater

Prison guard.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@SniperWish
Toronto, but I work outside the city

Planning to move around that area when I'm done school and obtain full time

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