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HELP - What to do with my life. . . ?

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6y, 3w agoPosted 6 years, 3 weeks ago
As some of you may or may not know I quit my job at as Accountancy Trainee last month and I have no regrets about my decision but now I really don't know what to do after the past couple of days there have been a lot of people quizzing me about it.

I currently have a job until the end of December at M&S (my previous place of employment before I went into Accounting) but after that I don't know and would really appreciate some ideas from you guys.

I would be able to sail into university (had 5 unconditional offers this year) my subjects are directed towards business and sport; I was going to go this year but decided against it in June/July time. I'm not a 100% sure I want to go to university as I know a lot of people struggle to find jobs when they come out e.g 3 out of the 5 new starts from xmas at M&S all have degrees at university but can't find another job.

Any suggestions I will be thankful for but please try to be realistic.

Thank You :)
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6y, 3w agoPosted 6 years, 3 weeks ago
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#1
True that. I was considering not going Uni. But changed my mind I am going next year, long as I get the A2 results. So I take it you are on a gap year?
banned#2
I find M&S as employers are very out-dated :(
#3
would you like fries with that?
banned#4
hibees
would you like fries with that?

aha,John Hughes next job....
#5
Go to uni... have a great time... 4 years to sort out what you want to do.
banned 1 Like #6
You sound lost mate, go off travelling and find yourself.
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lumoruk
You sound lost mate, go off travelling and find yourself.
I did that for 8 years. At 45 I still don't know what I want to do when I grow up...
#8
Yeah I don't get that "go travelling it'll fix your life" thing. Surely it just delays the inevitable what will I do with my life question.
#9
How did you get a job as a Trainee accountant without a degree? Why did you quit it?
#10
Perhaps you should consider uni a little more given the fact that it will cost you three times more to go in the future if you change your mind.
As for what to do with your life - a bunch of strangers that know nothing about you can't really be too helpful. But one thing I do believe is to try and make a career out of something you love. That should help start you on the best path. There are always some kinds of variations available if you're not tied to a location. Good luck.
#11
I misread the title and thought it said "HELP - what to do with my wife" :-)
#12
I'm not a 100% sure I want to go to university as I know a lot of people struggle to find jobs


They do - but it's harder without a degree. Lot of jobs have that as a prerequisite.

If it were me, I go the uni route - pick a subject with a bit of flexibility in the job you can apply for afterwards (Business type perhaps). Gives you a bit more time to think whilst studying.
#13
How about something different.....physiotherapy perhaps. Lots of potential job opportunities in NHS or private sector! Good Luck!
#14
its very competitive - i'd say go to university if you have a set career but you i would advise getting as much work experience in the field you want to go in whilst at uni also consider doing a post grad or even a phd after your degree - as degree's are nothing special now

I went to uni couldn't get a job after my honours degree, did a post grad still couldn't get a decent job and now working for a low pay whilst i save up for a phd as i feel this is my last hope of making something of my life. Almost a case for me if I stop now i've wasted five years of my life

If I could turn back the clock I certainly would not have gone to university, i would say it depends on your character if you are worker and would prefer to find a job and work your way up in a company then do that some will offer to fund you for extra training at uni etc if you are keen.

Good luck in your future decisions and i hope it works out for you





Edited By: shedboy66 on Nov 14, 2010 08:18
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Edited By: shedboy66 on Nov 14, 2010 08:17
banned#16
g1bbuk
lumoruk
You sound lost mate, go off travelling and find yourself.

I did that for 8 years. At 45 I still don't know what I want to do when I grow up...


obviously didn't go to the right places or on your own.
#17
At least you had the good sense to quit the course, It wasnt until I was fully qualified as an accountant that I realised that number crunching for the rest of my days would bore me silly.

I always envied people who knew what they wanted to do from an early age, I never really did and bumbled along for about 12 yrs before finding a career that interested me, and that for me was the crux, I need work that I am interested in, fortunately it ticks the other two boxs in that it pays well and ultimately the work I do has a beneficial effect on people.

I suppose the bug question is:

What motivates/interests/drives you?
#18
A degree doesn't guarantee you a job, but it makes getting a good one a lot liklier.

A chum of mine has a lad who has done an environmental degree and is topping that off with a masters in Law, all of which has been highly praised by a few 'in the know'
#19
Accept that 98% of jobs are a pain in the **** and then find something that is at least well-paid or has decent holidays. Its work, you're not supposed to like it.
#20
Choose your degree wisely; there's an old adage:

The graduate with a science degree asks, "Why does it work?"
The graduate with an engineering degree asks, "How does it work?"
The graduate with an accounting degree asks, "How much will it cost?"
The graduate with an arts degree asks, "Do you want fries with that?"
#21
Some_Bloke
Choose your degree wisely; there's an old adage:

The graduate with a science degree asks, "Why does it work?"
The graduate with an engineering degree asks, "How does it work?"
The graduate with an accounting degree asks, "How much will it cost?"
The graduate with an arts degree asks, "Do you want fries with that?"


I'm doing music, I like Maccy Ds - WIN WIN X)
#22
Just a question - why did you quit your job as an accountancy trainee?
#23
Thanks for all the replies guys - for those of you asking I quit my job as Trainee Accountant because I wasn't enjoying it - it was a lot of punching stuff into a computer and in the time I was there the days didn't vary all that much.

I enjoy things which keep me busy and have different things always happening. I have interests in sports and business (swaying more to the management side of things) but I would also like to do teaching however all I get told when I mention any kind of job is "there's no jobs in that" and it's starting to do my head in people saying that.

Thanks Guys :)
#24
Hey Scott1295, just wondering how things are going now? Regret leaving the job?
#25
I wonder how working on the drive-thru has affected him.oO
#26
Atleast you have a job its a good start. When I left college I felt higher education wasn't for me,
Just try your best at whatever position your in as you will get promoted quicker. As long as your working your way up somewhere and making the most of it which will give you experience in different enviroments . Then when you make up your mind about what you really want to do it will all work out.
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roryk83
Hey Scott1295, just wondering how things are going now? Regret leaving the job?

Hey Rory,

I don't believe in regrets you benefit nothing from them :P But not I don't regret leaving the job however it was a bit touch and go/stressful once I was getting towards xmas time and realising that I still hadn't had any work set up BUT 4 days into the new year I got a phonecall being offered a job that I had had an interview for on xmas eve. :D Started at the Cheque Centre on 10th of Jan as a "Customer Service Representative" and as of tomorrow I am promoted to Branch manager of the Dumfries branch :D . So you could say everything has worked out in a way. Only 19 and a Branch Manager works for me :P

Although this year I was all set to go to univeristy; had applied for saas, accom etc but now that I have been promoted up to branch manager I don't want to leave that to go to university in Glasgow so I am looking at alternative options in Dumfries to do open learning or something simliar on a HND or Degree.

So to round off no regrets at all. :P

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