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careers that have low learning curve ? which ones

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careers that have low learning curve ? which ones

what a career that doesnt have much change. i studied IT before but never worked in the field. i dont like it as there too much change. always have to learn new things. i got add and learning disability and have steep learning curve. thinking of barbering but then got deal with mean clients and picky people. i dont like construction as i did it before and its way too tiring. im in my early 40s. any suggestions.
i dont want to do retail , valet, labour, and low wage jobs anymore. i did it for way too long and too old for that,
thought of truck driving but i dont want be away from home. my parents are co dependent on me.

any suggestions please
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Bank call center? They're work from home nowadays
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bank teller, bookkeeper, cashier, factory job, PSW, receptionist, online/chat customer or technical support (e.g. Home Depot)
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hierophant wrote: bank teller, bookkeeper, cashier, factory job, PSW, receptionist, online/chat customer or technical support (e.g. Home Depot)
i got fired from tech support before. was lot to take in during training. didnt catch on fast enough and got let go
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monchichipower wrote: i got fired from tech support before. was lot to take in during training. didnt catch on fast enough and got let go
Well I did provide 7 other options - instead of focussing on which one doesn't work for you why not focus on others that might.
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Canada Post - mail delivery
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Bell Canada Technician (outdoor- setup dsl)
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Not much really. I think this thread is going to turn into one where the OP turns down every suggestion.

However if you land a janitor position working for the city or government... like a Hospital or Toronto community housing... You can put in enough hours and make $60k/yr with full benefits and pension.
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UrbanPoet wrote: Not much really. I think this thread is going to turn into one where the OP turns down every suggestion.

However if you land a janitor position working for the city or government... like a Hospital or Toronto community housing... You can put in enough hours and make $60k/yr with full benefits and pension.
those jobs are very hard to get. i applied for government postions. im trying to get a grant by government and do barbering school. not physical job like construction
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monchichipower wrote: those jobs are very hard to get. i applied for government postions. im trying to get a grant by government and do barbering school. not physical job like construction
Try everyday for the next 10 years. For the type who has low education & low prospects...this is like their ticket out.

I’ve seen some people not that bright... but hard workers (maybe not smart workers) kind honest people get these jobs. Then they’re set for life!
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yeah, jobs like janitor or admin assistant that get you 30-40k in private sector will probably get you 60k + benefits and pension in government.
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UrbanPoet wrote: Not much really. I think this thread is going to turn into one where the OP turns down every suggestion.
Yep ...
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So OP is looking for a new career, that doesn't have to learn much things, work from home or close to home, not low wages.
No retail, no labor work, no driving, no construction. Neutral Face

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monchichipower wrote:
i dont want to do retail , valet, labour, and low wage jobs anymore.
What salary would you be willing to work for?
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monchichipower wrote: what a career that doesnt have much change. i studied IT before but never worked in the field. i dont like it as there too much change. always have to learn new things. i got add and learning disability and have steep learning curve. thinking of barbering but then got deal with mean clients and picky people. i dont like construction as i did it before and its way too tiring. im in my early 40s. any suggestions.
i dont want to do retail , valet, labour, and low wage jobs anymore. i did it for way too long and too old for that,
thought of truck driving but i dont want be away from home. my parents are co dependent on me.

any suggestions please
You sound super lazy. IT too much learning. Construction too much work?

There's nothing to help you, your screwed. Buy a franchise and hope you can hire the right people to make it all work for you
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JuniorMint wrote: yeah, jobs like janitor or admin assistant that get you 30-40k in private sector will probably get you 60k + benefits and pension in government.
not really. even in public, admin assistants (not talking executive assistants, but more like clerical staff) and janitors (if not outsourced) are like around $20/hr and maxes out in the mid $20s

eg caretaker at a school board (~ $23-$26/hr range)
https://www.tcdsb.org/Careers/Immediate ... c-2020.pdf
https://network.applytoeducation.com/Ap ... e=en&maf=0

gardener at city of markham (but requires degree in horticulture) pays almost $30/hr but requires degree and experience

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/def ... lang=en_CA

in provincial or federal or even some municipal, have to be careful that people don't mistake a clerk or admin assistants (for executives/snr management) with regular clerical or admin support.


a cleaner at a hospital or LTC (public ones) should also be in the low/mid 20s range

https://york.njoyn.com/cl2/xweb/XWeb.as ... 046&lang=1
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GTA12345 wrote: What salary would you be willing to work for?
i dont care really about wage. a bit above minimum wage . i know the higher the wage the more smart and more stress and etc....
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tmkf_patryk wrote: You sound super lazy. IT too much learning. Construction too much work?

There's nothing to help you, your screwed. Buy a franchise and hope you can hire the right people to make it all work for you
i been told im super lazy too.
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monchichipower wrote: i been told im super lazy too.
The world is getting more competitive every single year.
So frAnkly.... there is no hope for you. Sorry to sound so brutal...

Even minimum wage jobs are highly competitive these days. Think about all the people who got laid off from covid... how battered the economy is... now you got people smarter and more hard working then you fighting for those minimum wage jobs.

You do seem to have your heart set on cutting hair. Perhaps that might be your calling.
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lol i cannot believe this is a real thread....

OP do you have a car? Why don't you drive uber eats or doordash, seems easy enough and in demand service these days?
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Cutting hair isn't easy. Unless you have a good portfolio, existing clients and resume, you're likely stuck working at a $8-10 cheap cuts joint - these customers aren't exactly tip generous. I go to one of these places because I'm loyal to my stylist and tip her generously, but I often see people not tipping at all. Or you can rent a chair, but that requires you bring in your own clientele which I'm not sure you're capable of. It's also a skilled profession, there's much more than giving your dad a buzz cut in the washroom. Lastly, with Covid, these cheap places have taken a massive hit. Where the $10 matters most, these people have learnt to cut their own. She told me business was a lot quieter after the first lockdown.

You listed everything that you can't do, which is almost everything. What skills DO you have? If you have interpersonal skills, maybe go sell cars?

I hate to say it, but you need to work on your attitude and outlook. You sound like the ones that nobody want and always regret when hired. I think your dependence on your parents (not the other way around) is your downfall.

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