Lighthouse Keeper position, worth it?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by Pantisocrat, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. JustinW

    JustinW Senior member

    Messages:
    9,199
    Likes Received:
    100
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2008
    Reread the ad, I think it called for a Light Housekeeper to clean-up someone else's mess [​IMG]
     
  2. henrikc

    henrikc Senior member

    Messages:
    411
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Location:
    Norway
    I once spent two nights in a lighthouse. It was a great place - nice views, could crawl up in a chair and listen to the waves, the seagulls and the crackling fire.
    However, this was a preserved monument, so no electricity at all. It was a pain in the ass to get that fire going and the first night it never got hot. Turns out it was some kind of old fashioned fire place that we used wrong.
    The point is, it could be a great job, but there might be a few drawbacks.
     
  3. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

    Messages:
    20,605
    Likes Received:
    390
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Location:
    greater chicago
    I actually once was in a lecture where they discussed this as one of those jobs that can be seen from two very differnt perspectives.

    1. very little work, a lot of free time, nobody watching you work, freedom if you do what you are supposed to do


    2. huge responsibility, a lot of multitasking - keeping things going, fixing things, checking things, working with limited resources.

    If you have nothing else going, and you want a little time and don't get lonely, I'd do it. I think it gives you a lot of time for reading/studying/excersize, on top of that you can spin this well for afuture career - the responsiblity, having to improvise, no close suporvision
     
  4. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

    Messages:
    17,802
    Likes Received:
    5,801
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2008
    pro: sounds like a great place to bring chicks (or at least for uninterrupted fapping)


    con: also sounds like the opening scene of a horror movie
     
  5. zissou

    zissou Senior member

    Messages:
    7,509
    Likes Received:
    4,265
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2008
    Location:
    too far from the sea
  6. Milpool

    Milpool Senior member

    Messages:
    921
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2010
    Well, do you have a better option in hand for making that money? If no, then yes, go for the position.

    And I do agree that it would be a great way to catch up on reading, writing, fapping, etc.
     
  7. Davidko19

    Davidko19 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,411
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    you gonna get raped.


    It might be semi - cool, but I think the romance of it all will end quickly. Probably a lot of rats and scary stuff in there.
     
  8. willpower

    willpower Senior member

    Messages:
    4,414
    Likes Received:
    39
    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Location:
    West Coast
    Wireless internet?
     
  9. tomgirl

    tomgirl Senior member

    Messages:
    1,831
    Likes Received:
    25
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2009
    Location:
    where it's winter for 8 months
    i only have two random job fetishes: lighthouse keeper, and gravedigger. lighthouse keeper is less creepy/stephen king, and therefore much less lame. do it.
     
  10. AntiHero84

    AntiHero84 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,427
    Likes Received:
    46
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Location:
    Long Island
    DO IT!

    Seriously, if I was younger, I would jump all over this job. I could only wish I had that much free time to read/draw/write/do just about anything. Granted, there will be responsibilities, but you could learn some very useful skills. Not necessarily useful in the professional sense, but manly fix-it type skills that may impress the ladies some day.
     
  11. NorCal

    NorCal Senior member

    Messages:
    8,420
    Likes Received:
    1,039
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Hell yeah! Sounds like an awesome job.
     
  12. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

    Messages:
    21,952
    Likes Received:
    7,150
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Worth it for the resume line-item alone.
     
  13. romafan

    romafan Senior member

    Messages:
    8,950
    Likes Received:
    501
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2004
    Location:
    NYC
    This would be a great job. Along the same lines, working in a firetower would be cool (I think Kerouac did this). I love lighthouses - our little beach house is about a mile or so from this light:
    Attachment 47895
     
  14. RSS

    RSS Senior member

    Messages:
    10,042
    Likes Received:
    290
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Location:
    No.1 Nonsuch Place
    I want to marry a lighthouse keeper
    And keep him company.
    I want to marry a lighthouse keeper
    And live by the side of the sea.
    I'll polish his lamp by the light of day
    So ships at night can find their way.
    I want to marry a lighthouse keeper
    Won't that be okay!
    We'll take walks along the moonlight bay
    Maybe find a treasure too.
    I'd love living in a light house,
    HOW 'BOUT YOU?
    The dream of living in a lighthouse baby, every single day.
    The dream of living in a lighthouse,
    the white one by the bay.
    So if you want to make my dreams come true,
    You'll be a lighthouse keeper too.
    We could live in a lighthouse
    The white one by the bay,hey hey.
    Won't that be okay.
    Yada tada ta ta ta.

    Mind you I'm not proposing ... I just like the song.
     
  15. frenchy

    frenchy In Time Out

    Messages:
    2,069
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    if it has wi-fi go for it and if it doesnt just rent the shining and watch what happens when you get cabin/lighthouse fever
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by