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 Post subject: Work in the Future..
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:12 pm 
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Any thoughts on what is a good area to go into work wise, with so many people aiming to re skill etc these days?


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 Post subject: Re: Work in the Future..
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:16 pm 
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Sustainable this, Sustainable that

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:20 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Work in the Future..
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:27 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Work in the Future..
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:32 pm 
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The military (any NATO country) will be busy. Lots of opportunities to travel and experience new cultures.


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 Post subject: Re: Work in the Future..
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:50 pm 
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doubleglaze wrote:
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I've never understood why people recommend changing careers into IT. Unless something changes, you really can't do it when you start getting older for a whole host of reasons short of becoming a manager. But then the IT world is changing rapidly so who knows what it'll be like in 20 years.

Disclaimer: I work in IT and would apply the above to myself too. i.e. if I turn into one of those hopeless old people who learnt the language d'jour at an 8 week course but really can't do anything outside of print text via an IDE, I'll shoot myself.


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 Post subject: Re: Work in the Future..
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:07 am 
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doubleglaze wrote:
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Unless you are able to select the correct specialised field, you will end up going the way of the TV repairman! (a god-like figure in the 1950s, worthless by the 1990s).

Edit: and what ryanar said.

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 Post subject: Re: Work in the Future..
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:11 am 
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dolanbaker wrote:
doubleglaze wrote:
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Unless you are able to select the correct specialised field, you will end up going the way of the TV repairman! (a god-like figure in the 1950s, worthless by the 1990s)


Tell me about it............ MSc in fucking pointless here.


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 Post subject: Re: Work in the Future..
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:15 am 
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dolanbaker wrote:
doubleglaze wrote:
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Unless you are able to select the correct specialised field, you will end up going the way of the TV repairman! (a god-like figure in the 1950s, worthless by the 1990s)


Tell me about it............ MSc in fucking pointless here.


I now need to redo the CCNA to keep the employers interested in me, last did it 10 years ago...

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 Post subject: Re: Work in the Future..
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:27 am 
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More like a career in educating people in doing more for less!

When the penny finally drops that this world that we grew up in (one that grows forever) has changed into one that doesn’t, we'll need people who can manage that change.

Sustainability, is something that is in reality almost impossible to achieve without accepting that you have to give up (all)most (all) of the material objects that you consider desirable and many of the things you consider essential for modern living.

Sustainability, is something that our children must learn to survive. (full stop)

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 Post subject: Re: Work in the Future..
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:43 am 
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dolanbaker wrote:
bilbot79 wrote:
Sustainable this, Sustainable that


More like a career in educating people in doing more for less!

When the penny finally drops that this world that we grew up in (one that grows forever) has changed into one that doesn’t, we'll need people who can manage that change.

Sustainability, is something that is in reality almost impossible to achieve without accepting that you have to give up (all)most (all) of the material objects that you consider desirable and many of the things you consider essential for modern living.

Sustainability, is something that our children must learn to survive. (full stop)


The military so. The preferred option when resources don't meet demand has been war. For as long as you care to remember.


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 Post subject: Re: Work in the Future..
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:31 am 
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dolanbaker wrote:
doubleglaze wrote:
IT

Unless you are able to select the correct specialised field, you will end up going the way of the TV repairman! (a god-like figure in the 1950s, worthless by the 1990s).

Edit: and what ryanar said.

Hey, I've a pal who's a TV repairman and business has never been better!

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 Post subject: Re: Work in the Future..
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:43 am 
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yoganmahew wrote:
dolanbaker wrote:
doubleglaze wrote:
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Unless you are able to select the correct specialised field, you will end up going the way of the TV repairman! (a god-like figure in the 1950s, worthless by the 1990s).

Edit: and what ryanar said.

Hey, I've a pal who's a TV repairman and business has never been better!

Well, I did say the 1990's, :wink:
I knew several friends in the TV repair business who shut up shop during that time.
The complete change in technology and the introduction of digital broadcasting may have something to do with the revival, the flat screens appear to have a shorter life than the CRTs .

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 Post subject: Re: Work in the Future..
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:51 am 
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Medical device and BioPharma Look good, however you now need an MEng or better to get an interview with lots of companies. Over half our new hires have a Phd now.
The company I work for has built 2 extensions in the last 4 years and added 25% to the workforce.

The old Pharma industry is going through a shakedown, avoid.

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 Post subject: Re: Work in the Future..
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:59 am 
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accountancy is always good - 3 years of exams and work though

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