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Why it's quiet: With all due respect, your closest company in this profession is dead. Other than communicating with the family of the deceased to direct the funeral, you are pretty much guaranteed silence most of the time you work.
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The person who wrote this article has no idea what its like for a "shy type" to find a job. You have no networking skills so you apply to ad after ad in the newspaper and on the Internet and get called on one interview for every 200 jobs you apply for. Then when you finally get called on the interview, you're competing against hundreds of bubbly extroverts. You don't stand a chance. Having SAD and getting any of the jobs listed is like winning the lottery.
 

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I used to work as a cleaner for a big store, and I'd be cleaning before the store opened and was alone just listening to the ipod. There are few jobs with 0 SA though, they'll always be confrontation unless you work from home.
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Heh, I work in a library and I'm in library school. There are actually a lot of jobs there where you don't have to talk to people. I'm just a clerk right now, and it's in my job description to direct people elsewhere if they ask me ANYTHING (even like where maybe the Mystery section is, even if we're right beside it). I'm hoping to get into cataloguing, which is just sittin' at a desk with nothin' but books and a computer.
 

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Heh, I work in a library and I'm in library school. There are actually a lot of jobs there where you don't have to talk to people. I'm just a clerk right now, and it's in my job description to direct people elsewhere if they ask me ANYTHING (even like where maybe the Mystery section is, even if we're right beside it). I'm hoping to get into cataloguing, which is just sittin' at a desk with nothin' but books and a computer.
that's the field i want to go into as well. the organization aspects of the job definitely appeal to me most, but there still is that pesky 'customer service' element. do you like library school? are you grad or undergrad? i've done a bit research in regards to schooling, but am still somewhat 'on the fence', so to speak...
 

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I'm actually in community college for it. "Library and Information Technology," I'll be a Library Technician when I come out, instead of an actual Librarian. We learn more of the grunt work (like cataloguing and acquisitions and such), whereas the university folks do so much more of the managerial stuff. If you want to do the organization things, I suggest something more like what I'm doing.
And yeah, I friggin love library school. You'd be surprised how many places have libraries. Plus, with the course I'm in you can get into things like archives and museums, too.
 

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I'm actually in community college for it. "Library and Information Technology," I'll be a Library Technician when I come out, instead of an actual Librarian. We learn more of the grunt work (like cataloguing and acquisitions and such), whereas the university folks do so much more of the managerial stuff. If you want to do the organization things, I suggest something more like what I'm doing.
And yeah, I friggin love library school. You'd be surprised how many places have libraries. Plus, with the course I'm in you can get into things like archives and museums, too.
thanks for the info! yeah, i'm definitely much more of a 'behind the scenes' kind of person. i volunteered at a small, local museum in h.s. and got to basically catalogue archives all day - heaven! so what you're doing sounds perfect! unfortunately, i'm like 9 credits away from finishing my bachelors in psych. i only recently started considering the whole 'librarian as a profession' thing within the past year... but i really appreciate your input, and it gives me further encouragement to keep exploring the field/educational options. i'm glad you enjoy what you're doing so much- i wish i had found your focus earlier on in life. best of luck to you, and, again, thank you!
 

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Undertaker it is !

I like graveyard shifts too :)
 

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Yep, I'll be starting grad school for my MLIS this fall. It's fundamentally a service-oriented profession, but it is still okay for super-introverts. There are many different types of librarians, and many different types of library jobs. Go to the ALA (American Library Association) website for more information!

Librarians ROCK.
 

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Yep, I'll be starting grad school for my MLIS this fall. It's fundamentally a service-oriented profession, but it is still okay for super-introverts. There are many different types of librarians, and many different types of library jobs. Go to the ALA (American Library Association) website for more information!

Librarians ROCK.
cool, shall do! and, yes, librarians do indeed rock. i think it can be a very versatile profession...
 

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yea thats what i thought too. im very surprised by how much they make if its true
I think that number is misleading. It really depends on what type of library you work in. If you work in a small, rural public library or as a school media specialist, you probably won't be making that much. On the other hand, if you work in a large, well-funded research institution - and many who do may be considered tenure-track faculty - your salary may naturally be much higher.
 

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1. Automotive Service Technician
Why it's quiet: Automotive service technicians have an intimate relationship with one thing: cars. Aside from a short conversation with clients on "what seems to be the problem," service technicians spend most of their time under the hood of the vehicle.
Pretty much...I have very little social interaction with my job which I really like. I have to use the phone a few times a day and sometimes speak briefly with a customer, but for the most part I spend about 90% of an average day working alone. It's great for someone like me who is shy and nervous around people. About the only person I have to deal with during the day is my boss and we get along well. I like what I do and I make a decent living at it too. About my only complaint is that it's hard, dirty, physical labor and I'm often completely burned out by the end of the day.
 

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You would think an interior designer would be a terrible job for a shy person. Without networking skills and the ability to exude confidence you would have a hard time getting work.
 

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Do librarians really make that much money?
I saw a couple postings recently for cataloguing jobs at government libraries (one public library, and one federal government department) and they were $50 000 and $60 000 (Canadian) yearly, respectively.
 
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