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Dave’s Diary:Boredom Ends at the Thin Blue Line

 I am not a nine-to-fiver by any stretch. I get bored easily and I need variety of things going on on the job.  Turns out I’m not alone. According to a U.K. survey of approximately 100 workers, nearly 25 percent said they felt bored most of the time and that it hurt their job performance. Eighty percent of workers surveyed said that being bored at work makes them lose concentration. More than 50 percent said that chronic boredom led them to make on-the-job mistakes. Free spirits of the working world often have an entrepreneurial spirit and don’t always want to be at a desk and a worker who is bored on the job not only suffers himself, but his lack of focus may be detrimental to the employer, too.  SO…it makes good sense to seek out those careers that offer variety.  Radio is not on the list but should be!  That having been said, here are Seven jobs for people who bore easily.

  1. Hairstylist
If you like to chat, are a self-starter and want to build your own business base, this job may be for you. Pay in this profession can vary greatly depending on the training completed and the career path taken. Median annual pay: $22,500

2. Bartender
Bartenders are great listeners and get to meet new people every day. No two days at work are ever the same. This job is about relationship building, quick decision making and being comfortable talking with people from all walks of life. Depending on the place of employment, pay can vary greatly; tips make up much of the income. Median annual pay: $18,680  

3. Hotel concierge
In this position, every day is unique and brings new faces. A worker in this role needs to know attractions in the city and give recommendations to guests, as well as help them with basic needs. Hours vary and may require working late nights. At times you might need to be on call as well. Median annual pay: $46,880

4. Publicist
Publicists work to get their clients positive press coverage and build their clients’ brands. They do this through media outreach and other initiatives. While working as a publicist can be stressful and often requires a lot of hours, if you thrive on that type of work environment, this may be the role for you. Median annual pay: $57,550

5. Law enforcement
Law enforcement officers help protect people’s lives and property. It’s a high-risk, highly demanding job. Duties depend on the type and size of the organization at which you work. Police officers also have one of the highest rates of on-the-job injuries and fatalities. Median annual pay: $55,010

6. Landscape architect
Are you good at thinking about the big picture, and do you want to create amazing projects? This may be your gig. Hours and work environment — agency or corporate — will dictate the structure, but the opportunity to plan and design parks, recreational facilities, highways, airports and other properties can be as rewarding as it is challenging. Median annual pay: $62,090

7. Food critic
Love to write and eat? You may be interested in becoming a food critic. You’ll need to know your foods and have a discerning palate to be able to describe your culinary experiences. Median annual pay: Varies depending on factors such as the publication you work for, how often you write articles and your reputation

Like the researchers say..it’s normal to get tired of your job every once in awhile, if you’re someone who needs constant change, don’t be afraid to pursue a career that makes you excited to go to work every day.

 

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