Good Easy Cushy Job That Pays over 85k No Degree No Qualification Just Get in The Door Type Deal

So working life is going great but I always want more so I'm here to ask for advice on any jobs that don't require any degree or qualifications that I can maybe get into that pays more than 85k.. Not even making half that now..

Bonus points if the work is pretty lax labour wise but honestly I'm open to anything (no funny answers) huuurr durrr no drug dealer, hand jobs or other stupid answers for jobs.

I was thinking of getting into mining but I think all those jobs are high skill jobs and I can't drive continuously for too long at least right now because of health fatigue reasons but that will clear up once I put my health in the right direction and stop abusing and over exerting my body for no reason.

So anybody want to chime in with what they do and if it's easy to get into and does not require any barriers to entry like a degree or qualification.. I'm fine with doing short courses maybe if the payout is great but I'm not going back to uni again for 3 - 5 years if the prospects are shaky.

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      You will also eventually Apply for higher positions with experience which will help you get closer to your goal.

      without a degree or actually putting effort you wont get far.

      and more like a call centre role at an aps2 level

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    write some books for the kindle store on how to make easy money. The answer being… to write books on the kindle store on how to make easy money.

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    Op, why do you want to work for money? Your money should be working for you.

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      location location

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      How do you get the money in the first place, in order for the money to work for you?

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        So working life is going great
        that pays more than 85k.. Not even making half that now..

        OP already has a job that pays around ~$40k. They could save $100 p/w and after 12 weeks have enough to start a small portfolio. This past doesn't require a uni degree. Then they save another two weeks and buy one of those gaming chairs. That takes care of the cushy part.

        The last part and the most difficult one is to leave their emotions at the door when they work on getting their money working for them.

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          $100 x 12, $1200 to buy shares? Isn't the parcel a little small? The $3 dividends will be working hard alright.

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            @Ughhh: Watch out Warren Buffett!

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              @SirMurduck: Warren Buffett started with a small position like everyone else. People can work for years and save $120k or they can start with a smaller portfolio and add on as it grows.

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            @Ughhh: People have to think outside of the box. ABB wicked to $2.20 on their first day. That is a 220% return. A $1200 investment could potentially have been a $2400 payout.

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          Also, so you agree that op needs to work for money to get that $100 saved up.

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            @Ughhh: I’m assuming that Op already have some savings by working hard and is now looking to work smarter. There is no better way to work smarter than to get ones money working for them.

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    +1 for government jobs.

    Outside of government you can look at:

    Fly In Fly Out - non mining kitchen hand at a mine can make $85k

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    Warehouse. Moving pallets. But, not easy.

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      If you're just moving pallets from inwards to pallet bays with no manual unloading, it's piss easy work. And if you're lucky you may be able to listen to podcasts/music while you're doing it. Only downside is shit pay.

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    Is this thread for real?

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    If you're smart enough business bank manager and assistant manager jobs pay that readily enough. I still see people hired with next to no experience. You would need to test well and convince everyone you are capable/willing of working hard (even though the work isn't that hard).
    Best bet is to get in through a recruitment firm as an analyst of some form in a middle office review/compliance type role on a contract and can move on from there fairly quickly.

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    I worked at JB in sales was making about $85k a year with alot of free stuff and products pretty easy money but had to work every weekend

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      wow how many hours a week and were you a manager?

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        38 hours as they don't pay overtime

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      Really is JB commission based?

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        Base wage plus Commission

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        Yep, take everything they say with a grain of salt, some just push the product/brand with the highest commission for them.

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          Isn't that what any good salesperson does, etc Finance brokers, Car salesmen, Insurance ?

          I don't work there any more so feel free to ask me anything :)

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            @solidussnake: Good, as in they make the most money, then probably, good as in offers the best advice then no. I knew someone that worked at JB he only recommended products based on SPIVs. I have seen other salespeople doing the same, ie someone has done their research and knows which product was the better product, the JB guy though was trying his best to push an alternate product. I generally don't listen to salespeople, but I know some people accept their advice thinking the advice they are receiving is good.

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              @tryagain: spiv's?

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                @capslock janitor: Say certain products the Manufactures will pay & place an additional fixed commission or Spiv as its known so you get the normal commission + the additional SPIV commission and the salesperson will push that item harder like for example Norton 2 Year OEM you can sell for $129 and it makes you an easy $20 commission where other competitors the normal commission would be $2-3 etc

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            @solidussnake: Insurance broking has commission but, we pick based on overall price to consumer.

            We have already had that argument thrown at us and we know it's not a great option overall.

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      Can second this, was doing JB for a while as well. Was on around $90k p.a incl commission which you can make if you’re good, but every weekend you’ll be in the store!

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        Someone I knew was just working weekends whilst studying, he was easily making over 40k just from the two days.

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    OP - you talk about going back to uni again, so you already have a uni degree? What is it?

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    I think you are trying to obtain something by taking the lazy road. Pay rate usually equate to your expertise gained by obtaining a higher education. I figure you left school in year 10 and now seek the comforts obtained by those who studied hard.

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    Definitely I can help you with that and its much more than 85k. Let me forward you email from Nigerian Prince on Investment proposal.

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    following…oh wait!

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    You're dreaming. Get a real job.

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    Try the oldest profession known to man

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      Can’t believe took me reading to the second page for someone to say this.

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    For real I would suggest getting into some sort of public facing role and leverage it into something better. I lifeguard a council pool. Money is fine, but not where you are looking to be, but every week I am turning down, higher paying, higher hour, higher pressure gigs. Put yourself in front of people who can offer you the sort of roles suggested above!

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    So you want a high paying job and are too lazy to invest in yourself to get qualifications. Plus you don't want to work too hard in said job. Wow!

    I'll give you the heads up - you'll never get a high paying job with that attitude. I hope for your sake this is troll thread.

  • +3 votes

    admin on a fifo mining site, you get the danger pay without any of the danger.

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    Start live streaming on twitch.
    Are you good at video games?
    If not you will need a good personality

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      actually most the guys that are really good literally have no personality and there's a lot of kids that are very good because they spend 20 hours a day playing video games there's a couple of guys that do warzone who actually super entertaining even though they're good and that's why they have a huge following

      problem is you won't get a following just from Twitch a lot of these guys are using Instagram or YouTube to basically promote themselves to get people over to twitch

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      Not my thing.

      I am not a good conversationalist only a good pen pal.

      And my gameplay is cheese at best definitely high tier at all just a bunch of fails turning into lesser fails.

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      Lot of people love this idea, but it is so time consuming - long hours, income drops to zero if taking a holiday, it is a terrible profession. No long term future, burnout.

      People like it though because fame, video games.

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    Carsales, I have multiple Friends working for Mazda and Hyundai earning 90 to $110,000 a year and they've been doing it for many many years

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      Takes a special kind of person to enjoy or succeed in sales.

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        Been trying to wrap my head around it and just look at it like numbers in a video game or just a game but yeah sometimes its hard knowing that your money is essentially gained by ripping other people off feels dirty but honestly if you have a good reason to rip people off like develop something good in this world that contributes a net benefit then really all you are doing is redirecting the worlds resources which honestly is what the top 1% of people should do because the bottom 1% of people are definitely not spending the worlds resources be it money or minerals or what not they are not spending that stuff optimally, efficiently or well at all.

        I feel like I could do better than some but definitely not the top 1% who don't cut corners or waste anything.

        But that is not life.. gotta always factor in the chaos principle that anything is possible good or bad or everything else in between.

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    Fair question. I'd say government for starters. Your not going to get that money off the bat but not hard to work your way up in a few years. You don't need a degree just the right attitude. Next, if you are prepared to move then that's another option. Where I am I was speaking to state manager of a very big company and he claims they couldn't get anyone to work in one of their depots with starting pay of 70k completely unskilled. Main reason is its in the middle of nowhere. So id say look at remote places. Best of luck.

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      Nice good points here yeah government is high on my probably will transition to this list.

      Seems like it is a good balance of low stress low effort job but ok pay.

      Mental and physical health more important than money these days.

      I could hypothetically do programming jobs maybe if I apply myself and cut most of my wasteful hobbies out but then I would have no life but be a income generating robot machine with less of a soul that I have now.

      Yeah nah I got used to being semi happy can't throw that away.

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      do you also get paid to live away? or accomo

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    Police force, firefighter don't require a degree but not easy jobs exactly

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      Thought about that.. don't want the chance to end up on the news even if it is for a good thing.

      Also police force is the kind of job where you need to really want to help the community and not just the polite nice ones.

      I cannot do that.

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    Pack a few pairs of jocks in a suitcase and go to Kalgoorlie.

    You'll get an entry level dump truck driving role in a week and sit in aircon for at least that much money, more likely more.

    This is 1st hand experience. Gold is booming and there is no better place than Kalgoorlie to take advantage of that fact.

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      Kalgoorlie hey hmm so I don't need anything but a can do attitude and a HR license correct or is there something more I might need?

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        They change the car licence bit on demand. At times it drops to a car licence as it is the site competency that matters, not your "on road" driving licence.

        You'll never go wrong with a HR licence.

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    Prostitution. You're welcome.

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      OP has health fatigue issues

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        djmm, meant as a manager in that industry.
        Gotta keep that p.i.m.p. hand strong tho

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    a friend works at a chemical container washing facility. No qualification. Cruisy job, low base rate but plenty of OT. He works around 12 hr/day 6 days a week. >100k easy.

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      what are the shift times? honestly if you can send me more info I might try it seems something in my territory very repetitive mind numbing work

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    I'm very disappointed about the suggestions that the place to go is the government even though it's probably the factual route.

    It's like teachers - how can we expect a high standard of education when we insist that they should be paid peanuts?

    How can we expect good government if we actively encourage people to chill 9 - 5 and put in minimum effort? To be clear, it's not the hours that define the issue, its the attitude.

    In the current age of overpopulation, suggest people only willing to put in minimum effort like the OP should be expunged.

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      except in the current age, government grad jobs takes a massive part of grad jobs.
      These employees are deemed as "future" leaders of public service, whereby all of them have a degree and are trained to get promotions.

      Not to mention, most govement agency are now poaching and hiring their senior levels from the private sector.

      Maybe in the 90s and early 2000s it was pretty lax

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      It's the government's themselves that's the issue and those in government roles who make decisions to pay decent money for the lazy. In the end all of us suffer with our tax money going to these people. Government has always been known as being inefficient and ineffective.

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      Yup, seeing some attitudes, so many people out there do not 'deserve' a job but can't really blame them if they're allowed to get away with it.

      It will be interesting to see how the jobs market is, in the medium term after Covid-19, although I doubt it will be actually reshape attitudes.

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    Have you considered therapy OP?

    You sound pretty down on yourself. Might help you to have a chat to a professional. If you don't like psychologists then maybe a career/life coach could help.

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      Know any pro bono ones?

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        A mental health treatment plan lets you claim up to 20 sessions with a mental health professional (including psychologists) each year under medicare.

        Talk to your GP who can refer you.

        Health professionals set their own fees, so medicare may only cover part of the cost. If the psychologist bulk bills, you won’t have to pay anything.

        Source

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    If you're cute and fit I can get you a job that pays $200 an hour, after my cut. If you're willing to work all day and even service multiple clients at the same time you can earn even more. If you service two clients at a time for 24 hours a day then you'll earn 3.5 million per year. Maybe even more, depending how fast you are at graphic design.

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      Tell me more do I need to have health insurance?

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        Dental Plan! Lisa needs braces.

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          I despise them. I despise them all Smithers.

          Fetch the aeromobile!

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    Night security guard at a carpark.

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      It is one of the jobs I have considered and is on the cards because it is relatively easy and within my realm of capabilities just not much room for growth and income improvement I think.

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    Data Entry. It's an entry level job, can pay ok because people HATE doing it. You get an understanding of the business via the data, learn a lot and can open up future opportunities.

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      It is one of the jobs I have considered and is on the cards because it is relatively easy and within my realm of capabilities just not much room for growth and income improvement I think.

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    Escort services come to mind. Very well payed. All you need to do is what you would do anyways for free.

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      It is one of the jobs I have considered and is on the cards because it is relatively easy and within my realm of capabilities just not much room for growth and income improvement I think.

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    LOL

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      where do i apply?

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    I'm a self-taught residential I.T. repair person.

    The one thing I am constantly asked for (& don't have the skills to offer) are website design/set-up/maintenance.

    Yes, there are a LOT of "web design" companies out there, but they're mostly terrible. Even their own websites are filled with spelling and grammatical errors….

    You can WFH & set your own hours/pay.

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    If you can land a job at Coles/Woolworths as a dept manager or store support manager of a larger store you’ll easily get 85k

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      I've heard some get north of $110k pa. If that's true, then id go for that.

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        I wouldn't call these cushy jobs though. They're often under a lot of pressure by state managers and work long hours.

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          Agree, not cushy. Government job is more aligned to OP's work ethic.

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          I agree, Expect 60 hours a week at all times including weekends and public holidays.

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            @tcme: 60hr work weeks are a thing of the past at Coles, they’ve introduced a whole range of new rosters for management that limit the hours you’re allowed to work and state managers actually enforce no overtime/excessive hours.

            Thanks to all the Woolworths back pay drama for this

  • +9 votes

    A lot to do with who you know. Well the starting point.

    I'm not going to sit here and say I'm doing that great, but I worked the 40k jobs in my 20's. Call centres, etc.

    A an old work colleague called me up for a job one day that paid 75k. He remembered how hard I worked when earning 40k. I previously applied 3 times for the same job and was shut down. Did not know he worked there. Jumped on it and got my foot in the door. I could have sat at 75k, but I'm one to actually take pride in my job. I can't stand the ones that want the money with hardly any effort. See too many of them get away without doing anything. I mean good for them, but I don't know how some is comfortable doing so. Also knowing people think you're useless and be ok with it.

    I decided to learn and learn on the job and make a name for myself. Again nothing to really boost about, but I'm on over 100k now.

    Did I get lucky? Yes.
    How? Knowing someone.
    The issue? If I lose this job, am I qualified to find another job that pays as much? No.

    But at least I have the experience and the job title itself is used among various industries.

    Key points:

    1. You need to know someone that could help you get a better paying job.

    2. Work hard, take pride and make yourself known. Network, network, network!!

    3. If in a job that pays really well, but the type of job is niche or the skills are not relevant anywhere else (Basically a job title that makes no sense anywhere else). Look to move to another role after some time that gives you skills to apply for similar type roles in other companies.

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      Good points, Sega!

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    Awesome way to increase the minimum salary to 85k per year.

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    Bitcoin. I hear it's easy money.

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      Some big players are starting to hedge their bets on it. I definitely think it's work getting a few grand worth and sitting on it as along term play. If big financial institutions/world banks/governments start piling in, eventually everyone will have to do it too, or be left behind. Food for thought.

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    Government jobs. Just keep a low profile and you'll be right.

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    Adult apprentice for EBA company would make u around 85k

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    So essentially you want to be paid above the average Australian wage but do well below the average amount of effort.

    Other then being a stripper, porn, illegal activties (drug dealer), it is highly unlikely.

    Mining would have what your after but they do require a decent amount of effort.

  • +5 votes

    HR recruitment, they earn big bundles but are some of the most useless and clueless tools around.

    Anything HR rofl

    Real Estate Agent

    Car sales

    Start Up Entrepreneur

    Day Trader

    Other stock market related jobs

    State Government Supervisors (various)

    State Government Managers (various)

    Business Owner

    • +2 votes

      Business owner!? Did you read what the OP wrote? He wants to do as little as possible….combining this with being a business owner will send him bankrupt.

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    web/app development.
    lax, no education required and 85k is just the start.