JOBS FOR ANXIOUS PEOPLE
So, retail is maybe not for me. I spend all of my (reasonably short) shifts panicking and then usually go home and cry myself sick. Does anyone have any employment ideas (part-time, at least until I graduate) that won't be so fast-paced, face-to-face? Bearing in mind I live in Australia.
- •I am hoping that things get better.But I would still like an "out."
- •I had this problem with a lot of jobs when I was in high school. I worked as a dog walker at a kennel which was definitely my most low key job, I got to be by myself with the dogs and work at my own pace. Maybe look into that? Not sure how you feel about dogs but it was peaceful for me
- •I also had a lot of friends who really enjoyed working at the library
- •Also maybe working at a movie theater? Maybe not a big megaplex but a smaller one that doesn't get too busy if there's one nearby
- •If you have any skills that can be done via the Internet, I highly recommend giving that a go. Can you edit papers? Do bookkeeping? Copywriting? Web design? Also, if you do any kind of visual art, I highly recommend making a Society6 shop -- it's a great way to passively make a little extra income.Suggested by @roaringsoftly
- •Get a job writing lists.My mother's recommendation. Hook me up, @list.
- •BarbackNot glamorous, hard work, but it's menial, goes fast, and you're not actually the one interacting with the customers, just facilitating the bartenders' interactions. Plus tips plus alcohol. Did it for a year, hard work, but you can really zone out hard while you do it.Suggested by @saytrumbo
- •CubicleAny job in a cubicle. I can go days without seeing the person who sits beside meSuggested by @gayla
- •Online transcriptionI'm a freelancer in my normal work so in down times I used to be a transcriber for a site called rev.com (I think there are other popular sites too). You get paid per minute you transcribe and they pay you via pay pal. If you're a quick typer you can usually make a decent buck but probably not for someone who can't focus at a computer for a few hours at a time.Suggested by @tmarchewski