Saturday, 17 December 2011
Chopping and Changing
I've come across a financiers who've become nurses, a retired doctor who returned to college to become a glass blower, a software engineer who trained to be a landscape gardener and a teacher who became a bus driver. One person with a particularly complex career portfolio combining podiatry, working as a carer for people with learning difficulties and being a personal assistant all at the same time. Perhaps this fluidity in the job market challenges the notion that define us by what we do.
I was having a chat to Mr Metrosexual the other day and asked him what he did before he became a nurse. It certainly seemed like his change of direction came not a moment too soon. 'I was a pharmacy techinician' he replied. 'It got a bit boring so we had to devise our own fun. We made suppositories that were a bit too big and roughed up the edges!'