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    ah jeez...

    I'm applying for a job at Home Depot. Talk about feeling like I've not just taken a step down the ladder, I freakin bailed off of it...

    Oh well. Any other ideas where I can work that allows me to not have to work with customers?

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    Working with customers is how I make a living.

    Interpersonal skills are sought after; develop them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huhenio View Post
    Working with customers is how I make a living.

    Interpersonal skills are sought after; develop them.
    No

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    yes. just do it. HTFU.
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    what about whole foods or Starbucks - some of these places have excellent benefits etc. This is a tough time of course- Starbucks is closing stores.....good luck!
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    The really sleazy strip shows have the dancers behind glass and the customers have to shove their "tips" through a hole.

    Not completely removed from customers, but at least separated.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    What can you do? What are your strengths?
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    I hate people. I've had to deal with customers before and I hate it. I'm going to school and I don't want much responsibility in a job. I've had enough responsibility to last most people a lifetime and I don't want anymore. I want to move boxes around, and if someone asks me a question, I want to refer them to someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehidle View Post
    What can you do? What are your strengths?
    I'm an aircraft mechanic and I recently quit my job teaching. I'm now going to school full time.

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    get a warehouse job

    enjoy your coworkers
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    I hate people. I've had to deal with customers before and I hate it. I'm going to school and I don't want much responsibility in a job. I've had enough responsibility to last most people a lifetime and I don't want anymore. I want to move boxes around, and if someone asks me a question, I want to refer them to someone else.
    Contact UPS, FedEX, etc. Try to get a job as a loader, washing/fueling trucks, etc.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huhenio View Post
    get a warehouse job

    enjoy your coworkers
    yes

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    Stocker at a grocery store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    I am sure the U.S Navy would love a few more mechanics....life on an aircraft carrier is a wonderful experience, one you will always treasure
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Stocker at a grocery store.
    What about a stalker at a grocery store? I think that would use my skill set...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cohophysh View Post
    I am sure the U.S Navy would love a few more mechanics....life on an aircraft carrier is a wonderful experience, one you will always treasure
    No. Besides the fact that I won't join the military, I'm done working on planes. The stress level is right up there and the pay is lousy.

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    You could apply to be the graveyard crew however my buddy works at Home Depot and I can't think of one position that puts you out of the way of customer service...maybe janitorial?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nappy View Post
    You could apply to be the graveyard crew however my buddy works at Home Depot and I can't think of one position that puts you out of the way of customer service...maybe janitorial?
    I just don't want to be a sales associate or whatever the hell they call those positions now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cohophysh View Post
    I am sure the U.S Navy would love a few more mechanics....life on an aircraft carrier is a wonderful experience, one you will always treasure
    say what?????
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    I just don't want to be a sales associate or whatever the hell they call those positions now.
    The store here in Napa has terrible terrible customer ratings so the managers make everyone from every department at a certain time of day stand in an aisle for a couple hours souly to engage customers. Not all stores do that though this one is just screwed up.

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    human cannonball

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    Work the night stocking crew at REI. I heard they are fantastic with their employees and you get employee discounts! I would LOVE to have a side job doing that.
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    Receiving department at a clothing store. Develop an effecient color-coded, alpha-numeric inventory system that only you can understand and then threaten to quit unless they triple your salary. You'll end up being able to dress and behave any way you want, and as an added bonus, they'll probably try to keep you as far away from everyone else as possible.

    You have the skills and inclination for this kind of thing. I have faith in you, ua.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    No. Besides the fact that I won't join the military, I'm done working on planes. The stress level is right up there and the pay is lousy.
    Where were you working? My brother is an aircraft mechanic, and he makes damn good money. He worked on private Cessna planes at the Cessna plant in Wichita, KS, and he now works for Werner on their private jets in Omaha, NE. Not that that probably helps you.

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