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Careers Where Banter And Fun Come Into Their Own

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16 July 2019. The choice of career that you have is often something that you spend time considering. Not all of us know what we want to do with our lives when we leave school, so often find ourselves in a job just to make ends meet. However, after some life experience and also realizing what we want to do and what we are passionate about, many of us can switch careers.

However, the one thing we don’t think about is workplace banter, the type of fun that you can have alongside your work with your peers and co-workers. With that in mind, here are some of the careers where banter and fun can come into their own. Maybe it will entice you to consider one of them for your next career move.

The military

You may not realize it, but banter among the military and the army in different rankings is something that is more common than you think. What can be seen as a very serious job role to have, can also get you to a stage where there is banter and fun poked out of people. From rankings, pogs and grunts to others say marines eat crayons. So you may be wondering why do marines eat crayons?

But the truth is these sorts of comments are another way of having banter among peers and a figure of speech referring to the level of skill required for that particular role. There is more to it than meets the eye and there is  more information about the various comments and phrases used among the military online.

The office job

There is nothing quite like office banter is there? The gossip and chat at the water cooler, the email communication or private messenger services you can use between colleagues. There will always be someone at the end of the joke, and workplace banter can often be one of the best ways to get through what can also be a very mundane day in the office.

However, office banter can also be taken to a different level, and some people can often feel victimized or singled out when it comes to jokes and what is described as banter can be more of a personal attack. It is always good to have a laugh with your co-workers, but always make sure that feelings are not hurt in the process.

Working in a school environment 

It takes a special person to work with children and in the education system, and to be a teacher means that you need to have a thick skin. Banter can be had among teachers as they discuss and share stories of their day teaching children. After all, children can often have no filter. But then you also need to think about the banter that teachers can have with their students, especially as they get older and in secondary and high school education. While it can be very tough in some circumstances it can also be a lot of fun to watch their minds grow and their personalities develop.

Let’s hope this has given you career inspiration from another angle.

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