Job for someone with no social skills

I have little to no social skills. I can talk to people and all but I can't do small talk or be polite as would be required in any job involving customer service or working as part of a team. My previous jobs have been shop assistant, taxi office phone answerer, warehouse guy and washing dishes in a restaurant.

I didnt last in the shop because I couldn't do the whole "friendly and polite" thing. The taxi phone job didn't last because I got pissed off with customers talking to me like shit. The warehouse job was ok but I had to leave due to personal bullshit and now live somewhere where there are no warehouse jobs nearby. The dish washing job was easy but I basically didnt get kept on because they had a few people on a trial basis and I was probably just the least popular person because I didnt involve myself in the social shit with the other employees and was too quiet.

I've been looking on indeed and pretty much every job involves some sort of social element like customer service or care work etc or even construction work involves being part of a team and having to communicate with your colleagues a lot.

I just need a job I can do for a while to get money together so I can start my own business. Atm I am completely broke and staying with my parents the last 2 months and have no money or belongings apart from my clothes and my phone.

My main hobby is powerlifting but due to having no permanent place to stay and no money I haven't been able to train properly or eat properly for at least the last 8 months. I would like to do something like personal training or strength coaching but dont want to be one of those people who basically does nothing but shout encouragement at people and make them feel good about themselves.

Any ideas for short term ways to make a living so I can afford not to be a tramp?

Help us keep this site organized and clean. Thanks!
[ Report Post ]
Comments ( 24 ) Sort: best | oldest
  • Yes.
    Surviving in a society involves being social.

    Instead of coddling your poor social skills by fixating your life around it, you should try to better yourself and learn how to be human.

    Comment Hidden ( show )
      -
    • Some are introverted and can't get it, they are born that way. You can't just force them. Lucky for the op there are many desk jobs that requires fewer social and presentation skills. Personally I am an Accountant and all I need to do is data entry, balancing , etc, my job doesn't need much social skills. On the other hand those on marketing department need it a lot. Best for op to pursue a job within the accounts department.

      Comment Hidden ( show )
    • I've tried all my life and still do. It's like a short person trying to be professional basketball player, they can play basketball if they want but they'd be better at a different sport

      Comment Hidden ( show )
    • As someone who used to be cripplingly shy and had a lot of social anxiety, I agree. Plus, the only way you can improve your social skills is to actually socialize. Yes, it will be very awkward and uncomfortable at first, but with time you'll gain confidence and it will feel more natural. All trying to avoid social interaction does is at best keep your social anxiety the same, and at worst make it even worse.

      EVERYONE deals with anxiety at some point in their life. We have to work through it.

      Unfortunately, today's society seems more geared towards using shortcomings as a crutch and making excuses for why people can't do things, rather than encouraging them to try to work through their issues. Yes, some people have issues that are harder to work through than others, but there is always some room for improvement and something that can be done.

      Comment Hidden ( show )
  • Uber, stay silent the whole way through and then get 5 stars and good conversationalist on your review as well as 17$.

    Comment Hidden ( show )
      -
    • I wouldn't mind doing something along those lines, but I don't have a car or a license and just getting started would be extremely expensive cos im in the uk

      Comment Hidden ( show )
  • I work a warehouse job you can be an type of person. As long as you do your shit no one really cares. Get a real job.

    Comment Hidden ( show )
  • I should probably add I have criminal record as well

    Comment Hidden ( show )
  • Packaging or doing warehouse orders
    Delivering brands to stores
    Night stocking
    Janitor
    Mail sorting

    Comment Hidden ( show )
  • TRUCK DRIVER. You can make bank driving trucks these days. Its in high demand too. Most truck driving employers do not care if you're socially weird. As long as you get the load from point A to point B. Swift would probably be the best company to start with because they will train you immediately. They'll help you get your CDL and how to back a trailer. Then when you finally learn how to drive one you quit swift and go for a higher paying company like UPS or Walmart. UPS and Walmart pay almost 40 an hour to drivers.

    Comment Hidden ( show )
  • cop

    Comment Hidden ( show )
  • Most blue collar jobs don’t require constant human interaction. Contact yes, but not interaction. Apply to be a post man, warehouse worker, Trash collector, construction worker. Idk even people with criminal records can get a job.

    Comment Hidden ( show )
  • Any job where you laugh when you see 'strong verbal skills' as one of the requirements on the job listing that you know some worthless piece of shit in HR wrote.

    Comment Hidden ( show )
      -
    • Yeah ive seen jobs online where the job title is "extraordinary superstar" and you read the description and it's just working in a shop

      Comment Hidden ( show )
  • Everyone keeps saying "warehouse" but didn't the OP mention there are no such jobs nearby?

    As far as some jobs like construction, yeah there might be communication but you could try to keep interactions strictly work related. That is not the same as having to be social. It should be easier in that case to communicate since it isn't small talk.

    Comment Hidden ( show )
  • Amazon picker - you will be so busy you won't have time to chat and also it is very active.

    Comment Hidden ( show )
      -
    • I did that job already when I lived in England but there are no warehouse jobs like that where I live now

      Comment Hidden ( show )
  • Get a job cleaning dog kennels, or horse stables? Maybe get a job working in a library?

    Comment Hidden ( show )
  • Do you live near any large retail stores? I work at Target and I work in the backroom as a batch picker. I use a Zebra scanning device to pull whatever items it tells me to from storage and then I ready them to go out on the salesfloor. I have not so perfect social skills and this job suits me fine.

    Even when I'm on the salesfloor it's not so bad since most of the exchanges with customers are the basic smile and say "hello, may I help you find something?" They tell me what it is they're looking for, I look up where it is, tell them, they thank me, and that's it.
    :)

    Comment Hidden ( show )
      -
    • The whole "how can I help you today madam" thing is exactly what I hate

      Comment Hidden ( show )
Add A Comment