Archive for July, 2008

Post #4 : Truck Drivers

July 29, 2008

Truck Drivers

          Truck drivers are the people who drive massive trucks loaded with goods. Truck drivers not only drive, but they also load and unload goods. In order to obtain this career, you have to be very precise, be able to stay awake for long hours, be able to drive without getting into accidents, know about trucks, and be physically fit. Cargo types, vehicle sizes, and trip durations may vary from day to day and from driver to driver. In general, there are two types of truck drivers: heavy truck and tractor-trailer drivers and light or delivery services truck drivers. The two groups of truck drivers are classified by their gross vehicle weights. Truck drivers spend most of their time driving. All you need to become a truck driver is a driver’s license. A truck driver’s income varies from week to week but they make around $50,000 a year. Although truck driving sounds like an insignificant career, if there were not any truck drivers, we would have had to drive to ports, factories, or farms to pick up goods.

Truck

Truck

 

Post #3 : Personal Shoppers

July 18, 2008

Personal Shoppers

          A personal shopper is one who assists customers with merchandise. Unlike regular clothing store workers, personal shoppers help their customers individually, one at a time. Personal shoppers are usually asked to select goods based on their client’s needs, budget, or style. Shopping assistants are usually found at upscale departments stores which have a variety of designer brands. In order to become a personal shopper, one needs to have strong understanding and interest in fashion, knowledge about new products, good communication skills, a physically fit body, patience, the ability to earn the trust of others, good judgment, and an outgoing personality. Although personal shoppers work mostly with upper class clients, there are no formal educational requirements for the job. If personal shoppers did not exist, the richest and busiest people would not have dressed as nicely as they do today.

Personal Shopper

Personal Shopper

 

Post #2 : Carpenters

July 15, 2008

Carpenters

          Carpenters are people who build a variety of things ranging from buildings to chairs. They may also repair or install structures. Carpentry involves long hours of standing and is therefore physically tiring. To become a carpenter, one must be good with their hands, have good hand-eye coordination, be physically fit, and must be accurate and precise when taking measurements. Carpenters risk getting injured at work every day. The average carpenter earns between $13.55 and $23.85 an hour. Although finding a job as a carpenter is easy, carpenters may lose work time when the economy is bad. If there weren’t any carpenters in our world today, our world would lack buildings, tables, chairs, and all the structures you can possibly think of.