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Tammyjane33
Tammyjane33 Member Posts: 761 Pioneering
If i was physically able I would like to work in the rehabilitation sector as I've done this work before and have qualifications in this field and  loved it. 

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  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Ooo that's a tough one! I used to want to be a SENCo or freelance journalist :)
    Scope

  • pollyanna1052
    pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
    an OT! but funding HAS to be available for my ideas to help people.....did we say this was make believe!
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,179 Disability Gamechanger
    A sunbed attendant at a nice tropical pool lol 
    Failing that I would like to support people like myself who suddenly become disabled. By offering a complete service about everything they need to adjust to this both physically and mentally and supporting through all the red tape to get what they deserve 
  • zakblood
    zakblood Member Posts: 419 Pioneering
    20 years of doing nothing, i'm open to do anything, don't no longer dream of any type of job, just getting back into work and away from the mess which is the DWP, the careless department
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,572

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    Would love to be a published author, but I'd have to climb out of the endless editing spiral I've fallen into first.
    Or a pilot!
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  • April2018mom
    April2018mom Posts: 2,868 Connected
    If I didn’t need a wheelchair I would apply to be a ride operator. Or a pool attendant. I love water but I can only swim in it. 
  • Geoark
    Geoark Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,384 Disability Gamechanger
    The one I have, working on service charges and section 20 notices. I get to spend a lot of time working on spread sheets creating pretty tables, deal with enquiries, resolve issues or problems and constantly learning. I can work from home, so days like today I did not have to deal with public transport or the heat outside. The team I work with are largely supportive of each other and will help one another out. It is a well paid job, does not particularly need qualifications, and I found easy to learn as I go along. The last bit may have a lot to do with our boss who makes what we need to do easy and is a great mentor.

    As an individual I stood alone.
    As a member of a group I did things.
    As part of a community I helped to create change!

  • April2018mom
    April2018mom Posts: 2,868 Connected
    Geoark said:
    The one I have, working on service charges and section 20 notices. I get to spend a lot of time working on spread sheets creating pretty tables, deal with enquiries, resolve issues or problems and constantly learning. I can work from home, so days like today I did not have to deal with public transport or the heat outside. The team I work with are largely supportive of each other and will help one another out. It is a well paid job, does not particularly need qualifications, and I found easy to learn as I go along. The last bit may have a lot to do with our boss who makes what we need to do easy and is a great mentor.
    Sounds like a great career!
  • Geoark
    Geoark Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,384 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @April2018mom the thing I find fascinating is that housing has a great deal to offer in terms of careers and opportunities yet most people I know got into housing by accident, and many of the people at the top actually started their careers a lot further down the scale. As a result I have never worked within an environment where so many leaders above you actually encourage and mentor those below them to be their best. My first manager in income had a great way of managing people and rarely actually told someone off. The last thing you wanted to hear from him was 'I am disappointed in you'. 

    I really don't understand why it is not a career path discussed much in schools. At times I wished I had started years ago, but in truth when I was younger working in an office was the worst thing I could think of. Even when I did get office roles they were a mixture of working in the office and working on the shop floor. It took a few years of unemployment, coming to terms with my abilities and what I realistically could and could not do before I accepted working in an office was the only real option.

    A couple of times I have had opportunities presented where I could look into moving onto the IT side of the company. At one point it would have been an opportunity I would have snapped up. The first time was when I was asked if I would be interested in speaking at a conference about IT and its possibilities in housing, as it was something I was very interested in my voluntary role, but did not feel confident enough to discuss in such a forum. I therefore checked with my managing director if he knew if our IT people would be interested and was asked if I would like to spend part of my trainee period with the IT team, though the budget for my training was coming out of their budget. The second one this week was when the manager of our IT support team had a job application pack and I commented on it. Straight away I was asked it I would be interested in working with them.

    Similarly a young man I worked with for the last year started in our call centre, moved over to our team and now works with the development team. All within three years.  

    As an individual I stood alone.
    As a member of a group I did things.
    As part of a community I helped to create change!

  • GettinOlde
    GettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    If I were 40yrs younger, any job that would allow me to work at my own pace, paying attention to detail (I think I may be marginally OCD). I hated having to work for others doing a quick, shoddy job to maximize their profits.
    Resident joker - not to be taken too seriously ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • pollyanna1052
    pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
    I did have a great job which I loved. I ran 2 Tourist information Centres...Halifax and Hebden Bridge. Every day I met interesting people from all walk of life and nationalities!
    Ill health put paid to that!
  • Waylay
    Waylay Member Posts: 971 Pioneering
    The job I had before I became too disabled to work. Now? Physio or body psychotherapist.
  • Tammyjane33
    Tammyjane33 Member Posts: 761 Pioneering
    Thankyou to everyone that posted, I'm not 100% at the moment to reply to everyone individually at the moment but soon as I've caught up ony sleep and feel human again I will be catching up and replying. I don't want anyone to think I'm being rude and just not replying. I'll will be back ASAP. Hope everyone is well :) 
  • pollyanna1052
    pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
    Hope you soon feel better Tammy. hugs xxxx
  • JumpingJames
    JumpingJames Member Posts: 29 Courageous
    A zoo keeper/animal person.
  • Waylay
    Waylay Member Posts: 971 Pioneering
    @Hart86 Research seismologist.
  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,946 Disability Gamechanger
    Theres quite a few I would love to do...offer support to patients and their families in critical care/ICU. A friend to the patients who have no visitors. In the wedding industry specialising in accessibility and inclusion. Charity sector too.
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    That's a very good point @Hart86! I totally understand the red tape behind it all!

    They all sound really helpful @Ami2301
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