Thanks for the genuine support and advice guys! Unexpected to say the least (espesh as I though I was the most hated person for all the skip diving...
I suppose I did have a short career working in my first love - Hifi
I worked for Quad, Wharfedale, Mission and TAG McLaren Audio - I was allowed to tinker and had an enjoyable 7 years at it, then hifi became the domain of the very well off or the slightly bonkers. Its all made in China now and theres barely enough enthusiasm for it to have kept AVForums going for so long (if they hadnt diversified).
I've been a cleaner, a caretaker, taxi driver as well as testing speaker systems and working for McLaren.
Its not quite mid-life crisis but its close to 'oh shit what the hell do I do now?' sort of thing.
I've just finished a 13 chour shift early becuase of another bloody puncture.... Pubs shut, Family Guys finished so have not a clue what to do for the rest of the evening.