I worked for many years as a maintenance man for several companies. Then I done my back in, and moved to office type work.
For 5 years, I worked for a hostel in Wales, turning an old hotel into a useable hostel, installing more bathroom facilities, dividing larger rooms, obligatory shelving!
I used to love it, until the ex. Everything I did was critised, so I stopped doing anything.
Now in a lot worse health, I'd love to be more active, but oh well!
I do tho, use my vast knowledge to help others doing DIY projects, esp on Facebook.