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stpalmer Donating Member (111 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-22-08 07:24 PM
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GOOD JOBS FOR LONERS
Help me list some! I'll be looking for another job in a year or so, and this list, while maybe seeming silly, may help me choose my next career! It can't depend heavily on using the phone to communicate, can't involve children or sales or people management...what is there?


How 'bout....

Astronaut manning a remote space station


"Fire-spotter" in a massive national forest





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Kind of Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 08:23 AM
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1. I work at home as an editor of news transcripts and am an artist.
I love not having to deal with people on a daily basis. It's too exhausting. Do work, upload, get paid.
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-25-10 08:08 AM
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14. Can you give me some
info on how to get a job as an Editor of news transcripts?

Very much appreciated. I don't think anyone would like my art...but I'm trying.
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boomerbust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 02:42 PM
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2. Lighthouse Operator
On the lonely shores of Lake Superior
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Kind of Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-08 10:31 PM
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3. That sounds great!
Always loved lighthouses, as do a lot of people. But I've always wondered about life as a lighthouse operator. Do you love it?
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david13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:37 PM
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9. Blue
I think Boomer is just saying. As lighthouses have been automated nationwide long long ago. He doesn't have that job, just, like so many of us, he would like it.
I think those firespotters get lonely up there. It is nice to just go into a store and buy something sometimes, to get a little human interaction, but not too much.
Also, the firespotters spend a lot of other time getting the job, etc, with all the interaction that goes with getting and keeping that.
It ain't an easy concept.
dc
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 02:09 PM
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4. Medical transcription.
Edited on Tue Dec-09-08 02:10 PM by silverweb
My company provides the computer, the software, the work, and the paycheck. I work from home on a fairly flexible schedule and the company direct deposits money into my bank account.

No commute. No "business wardrobe." No office politics. Just a computer, a comfortable chair, and a broad-band internet connection. If I have to work for money, this is the way to do it.

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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-15-09 11:01 PM
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5. How do you like that? I always wondered if these companies are legit.
And a friend just this week asked what I thought about it.

I'd be grateful for any information, you can pm me if you want to keep it more private.

TIA, NYC_SKP
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travelingtypist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-16-09 01:48 AM
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7. I'm a work-at-home transcriptionist as well.
I do corporate, not medical, though.

If you want more information about the business, check out this web site. It's a group of Ts and it has everything you could want to know.

http://www.transcriptionessentials.com/forum/index.php
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47of74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 12:19 AM
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6. I work as a computer operator
And on most days I have the place to myself for 3/4 of my shift. Only the occasional phone call.
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Joe the Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-16-09 04:01 PM
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8. Heh that's what I want too....
A job that doesn't involve exactly what you listed,a phone to communicate, children, sales or people management. Unfortunately finding one like that has proven quite difficult for me, they are not easy to come by. I just want a job where I can go, do my work, not talk/interact with anyone except maybe co-workers or the higher ups and then just go home, ya know?

I know a fellow DUer has that job of being a "fire spotter" in a massive national forest, it sounds absolutely perfect. Only problem is I don't live near any national forest lol.
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Louisiana1976 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 01:19 PM
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10. For me the perfect job would be any where I'm left alone with a computer.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 06:45 AM
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11. Midnight shift operator at an answering service.
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david13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 08:09 PM
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12. Oh, I don't know. Midnight shift at an answering service. I had
exactly that job some years ago. Believe me, it is not all it's cracked up to be. Regular pain, it was.
dc
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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 05:22 PM
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13. I'm about to launch my own virtual assistant business.
I'm really excited to do this. I think it will have just enough human contact (via phone & internet) to engage me, but not the aggravation of working with people face to face. Still, I'm not so naive to think that there won't be a whole new set of aggravations!
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