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Active jobs that I can retrain into at night/weekends or less than a year

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Active jobs that I can retrain into at night/weekends or less than a year

I work for Canada Post right now as a letter carrier. I love the active nature of the job. With office jobs, I have real problem with feeling sleepy. I never have that problem in this job and it has been a revelation. Right now, I'm concerned about aspects of the culture and the deterioration of the job at Canada Post.

I want to study at night at first at least. I'm willing to retrain and I'm willing to work weekends if I have to. I'm also willing to travel.

My hard goals is for it to be mostly outside work and for it to potentially pay in the 60-80k range. My softer goals would for it to be a job that can travel.

Any ideas? I'm trying to gather as many as possible.
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Feb 20, 2017
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Barrie, ON
jmomccxx wrote:
Mar 5th, 2018 1:41 am
I work for Canada Post right now as a letter carrier. I love the active nature of the job. With office jobs, I have real problem with feeling sleepy. I never have that problem in this job and it has been a revelation. Right now, I'm concerned about aspects of the culture and the deterioration of the job at Canada Post.

I want to study at night at first at least. I'm willing to retrain and I'm willing to work weekends if I have to. I'm also willing to travel.

My hard goals is for it to be mostly outside work and for it to potentially pay in the 60-80k range. My softer goals would for it to be a job that can travel.

Any ideas? I'm trying to gather as many as possible.
Most trades fit your description, forestry, hydro one repairs (electrician). Plumbers don't work outside but sometimes they do depending on nature of the work.
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jmomccxx wrote:
Mar 5th, 2018 1:41 am
I work for Canada Post right now as a letter carrier. I love the active nature of the job. With office jobs, I have real problem with feeling sleepy. I never have that problem in this job and it has been a revelation. Right now, I'm concerned about aspects of the culture and the deterioration of the job at Canada Post.

I want to study at night at first at least. I'm willing to retrain and I'm willing to work weekends if I have to. I'm also willing to travel.

My hard goals is for it to be mostly outside work and for it to potentially pay in the 60-80k range. My softer goals would for it to be a job that can travel.

Any ideas? I'm trying to gather as many as possible.
I would say something in the trades. I don't know about the night school aspect (I've never looked into it), but if you want to make good money working with your hands and not stuck in an office, that would be my suggestion.

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