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What line of work would you recommend for someone with my experience?

Asked by RandomMrdan (7423points) June 24th, 2009

I have a lot of retail sales experience, but am just waaay too tired of the retail grind through the holiday season and the way the retail industry is moving towards. It’s hard to explain, and pretty complex, but I’m just tired of the man sticking it to me with my commission matrix.

I have a very strong sales background/customer service. I am not entirely done with my degree just yet, but will have it completed in about 1.5 years.

I currently am making about 38k a year before taxes. I now have a child, and would like some normal hours to try and schedule time to be with him too.

What kind of job could I get, that has reasonable hours, and pays nearly as much?

My major is Network Communications Management.

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Jeruba's avatar

Just a shot in the dark, but what about IT support?

chyna's avatar

Have you looked into Insurance sales or Real estate sales? Would either of those lines interest you?

RedPowerLady's avatar

You could try reception. If you work at a University then pay scales go up on a regular basis. They also are very good at hiring people with different backgrounds. It has it’s own stress of course. Also other forms of reception/secretarial work.

SuperMouse's avatar

You could probably be a pretty good retail or wholesale loan representative. If you have a knack for sales and and a head for figures you can do pretty well. Since the mortgage market is shrinking right now you probably wouldn’t have much competition for jobs.

Also, you might be able to get an IT job on the campus where you are going to school. That would save you money on tuition and give you a regular paycheck.

dannyc's avatar

Have you considered starting your own business?

ABoyNamedBoobs03's avatar

There are companies like http://www.mouldingandmillwork.com/ aren’t the most exiting jobs, but it’s sales without commission hassles and most of their sales guys start out at 40k a year and get a company car after the first year. I did. my brother did as well, he makes around 80k a year and hasn’t payed for his cell phone, gas, or his car in three years.

ABoyNamedBoobs03's avatar

added note: it’s still sales as I said before, but it’s the next step up in sales. And if you have a lot of experience, and you have a strong resume to back it up you’ll get a job at a place like M&M or something similar, you just need to know what to look for.

Dog's avatar

So…. what is your degree in?

eponymoushipster's avatar

baby maker? lol

Judi's avatar

If you have organizational skills and you live in a market with large apartment communities, Apartment managers can do pretty good and get free rent too. (Especially in the large 200 + unit properties.

Lupin's avatar

How about “Professional Fluther Moderator”.
I heard you get double Lurve points but that’s just a rumor.

janbb's avatar

Another shot in the dark – how about network communications manager?

Dog's avatar

@Lupin great idea- all the abuse and no pay!

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