What's a job that doesn't require much social skills and is easy to get

United States
June 22, 2008 4:18pm CST
I only have a GED, actually I don't have it yet, but I'll probably be finished with all of the tests in a few days. But my question is this, what job can I get with just a GED that doesn't require me to help customers non-stop. I'm want to go to college soon, but I don't have the money to support myself right now, so I need to get a job, but the problem is that I don't consider myself a very social person and I don't know if I can handle helping customers for eight hours straight. I don't want a job as a clerk at Walmart or Kmart. lol. But If I have to have a job that makes me help customers all day long I guess I will have to try it. But are there any jobs that will require me to work with just a few other employees and not have to help customers? I mean I want a job like this with just having a GED. I want to go to college soon too, but I don't have the money to support myself right now and need a job soon.
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@DeniseH (130)
22 Jun 08
If you were to work in some kind of office you may have to deal with customers on the phone - i dont know how you feel about that? If you dont like the idea of talkin to customers even on the phone, the only jobs i can think of where you wouldnt need to deal with customers at all, are jobs in factories like picking and packing or in a post room that sort of thing.
@DeniseH (130)
22 Jun 08
P.s - good luck in whatever you do :)
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• United States
22 Jun 08
I second the stocking. It pays alright and you're usually working after customers are gone and the store is closed. You could also see if a library near you needs someone to shelf books, order books, or label incoming new stuff. You could also look into archival work where you file papers, retrieve things for people, and copy things. Vets and shelters often hire kennel help, which is a nonconfrontational thing. You read the directions for each animal, do what you need to do, and someone else deals with the people. Housecleaning might also be an option. Usually, housekeepers come in during the day when people are at work. That would also go the same for maintenance people, landscaping crews, etc. Congrats on your GED and good luck with your future education!
• United States
23 Jun 08
Then I've got the perfect job for you. A friend of mine was in a real financial bind awhile back and got the coolest job. Well, it's not really super hero cool, but considering he's ex-military it has a good deal of power and pays good. It's in the security industry as a security guard. It pays good, depending on where you live. You don't need more than a GED or high school diploma. You will need a guard card or license. Most times a company will hire you, train you and then help you get the card. It's a growing industry. Guards are employed by security firms around the world and by private businesses. From what I have heard, most guard jobs allow you to sit down when you want and others require foot patrol. It's not a long term kind of situation and you can get out whenever you want. They are always looking for young people, between 18-30 to fill temp positions. You could do it part time, half time, flexible days, full time. Whatever you wanted. Like I said, it pays pretty good. And there are usually good beneifits. I did some research on it at monster and other sites. And, the best part is, that you don't have to help out customers. Hope that info could be of some assitance to you.
@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
23 Jun 08
Look for warehouse jobs. Places where you may track inventory, load trucks, handle shipping and receiving in a warehouse, to cycle counts on inventory, etc. You won't be face to face with customers there. You may have to interact with delivery drivers, or other employees, but it's not facing the customer.
@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
23 Jun 08
You might want to try data entry jobs. You won;t need to talk to anyone except your boss because you'll be sitting in front of the computer all day. WHat's more, you can also work at home! Many websites nowadays pay you to do data entry work, so you can work around your own schedule and study whenever you want. Hope this helps, good luck!
@KrauseHome (35507)
• United States
23 Jun 08
Doing stocking type of jobs is a Good start for sure. Places like WalMart and grocery stores, etc. usually do this later in the day, and that way you do not really have to be bothered working around a lot of people. These also pay fairly decent too. You just would be required to do a lot of heavy lifting usually though too. All I know is if this sounds like something you are interested in, start looking around. Go online and look for Stocking or Warehouse jobs, and go from there. There is bound to be something there you might enjoy. Just my thoughts.
@loolets2 (106)
• United States
22 Jun 08
I am still searching for that kind of job. I am too shy to be around people, but not too shy to work with some, sometimes, just not all of the time. I've done stocking and doing e-mails, but I got lucky, they were going to transfer me to the phone soon, so I had to leave.
• Canada
22 Jun 08
When you select a Best Response for this one, let me know! ;-) A job where one doesn't need a lot of social skills, and that is easy to get, would be my dream job. I have my ighschool education, but I really don't like being around people. My ideal job is one that I can do on my laptop from anywhere.