Yes, the economy here in the UK appears to be on the rebound and yet there are still hundreds of thousands of people who remain unemployed. It’s also true that unemployment figures are beginning to fall, as more people are finding work, although some of them are actually turning to self-employment to earn a living. I can imagine that most people, given the option, would rather work in a nice comfortable office with a big desk and a secretary, performing whatever tasks are assigned to them.
Unfortunately, that isn’t going to be the case for everybody. But it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to settle for a job at the local fast food restaurant, or work for a delivery service. If you’re willing to think outside the box, and even get your hands a little dirty, there are many jobs that pay extremely well.
How Does This Grab You?
Perhaps you have a love for salty sea air and relish the idea of spending your days out on the ocean, doing some fishing. Well, here’s an idea for you: you could reinvent yourself as a crab fisherman, which granted, takes a certain amount of effort, but can pay extremely well (with some luck, £33,000 for a few months’ of work). Along the same line of thinking, if you would consider working on an offshore platform, you could find yourself making up to £70,000 a year. Perhaps one additional benefit is the fact that you don’t need a fancy degree to apply.
You just have to be prepared to spend weeks at a time on the platform, confined to close quarters, doing what some might consider fairly messy work. Still, the pay is quite good. Venturing into the slightly more disgusting, working as a sewer worker, more commonly referred to as sewer monkeys, can pay up to £45,000 a year. I truly believe that you will earn every penny of it.
But Wait, There’s More
You like the excitement and energy that can be found at a local slot machine establishment? All those machines need constant attention and monitoring. Due to the fact that most of them display symbols of fruit, the technicians that prepare them and ensure that they are constantly functioning properly are known as fruit engineers. How about earning up to £40,000 a year just to stay alert? Then again, you may have to deal now and then with some unruly customers. While we’re on the entertainment theme, if you like night life, which includes fairly loud music, fairly drunken patrons and all that goes with it, you can earn between £30 and £50 an hour pouring shots. It really might not be a bad way to spend an evening! If you’re not afraid of some definitely more morbid occupations, being an embalmer could earn you £42,000 a year. Perhaps one advantage is that the people can’t talk back to you.
There Are All Sorts of Jobs out There
There are all sorts of positions available in our economy, it just depends on one’s particular interests and tolerance for what might be charitably called adverse working conditions. But with so many positions to fill, many people, perhaps even you have thought about starting a recruitment agency, but don’t really know how to go about it.