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        02-17-2009, 08:43 PM
      #1
    Weanling
    Need advice!!!

    So I have a major dilema and I don't know how to choose or what to do! I'll explain everything

    I live in Saskatoon, Sk. And my horse is staying at a stable near by.

    I got offered a job in Okotoks, Alberta.. which is 6 hours away. I would be training horses, going to show's as a groomer, and getting free lessons. Its a live in position with a small salary monthly. It also is just till the fall when showing season slows down and then there won't be so much work for me to do.

    Then I was offered another job, to be a galloper for some thoroughbreds for the summer. It would be a 6pm-10pm job but my coach said its a really hard job and she knows the jockey and said she's rude.

    Then I was offered to go back to the stable I use to work at, this time as a working student. To help the english trainer/instructor daily. I don't know all of the details yet but I really get along with her, and she's showed at spruce meadows alberta.

    If I went to okotoks I would have to move and then move back in the fall. I wouldn't be making much but that's not an issue for me. I also live in a town house with my friend and would have to find a person to take my place here. If not I'd have to keep paying rent.

    Please help me out! Thanks.
         
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        02-17-2009, 09:20 PM
      #2
    Showing
    Tough call, where would you be getting the best experience at? Which would look best on your resume for the next job you apply for? Which would you enjoy more? You need to make a list of pros and cons of each position and chose the one that has the most pros.
         
        02-17-2009, 09:43 PM
      #3
    Weanling
    Thats what my bf told me lol.
    Pro's of stable in okotoks:
    Get lessons, train horses, be a groomer
    Con's
    Trying to find someone to fill my spot in my house, moving all my stuff then moving it all back, not knowing anyone where I'm going.
    Pro's of galloping horses:
    Great experience, get to work in a new area
    Con's
    Dangerous, hard area to work, not really looking into racing horses.
    Pro's of student worker
    Worked there before and know the people, Really experience rider to work with, make some money, don't have to move away, work with alot of horse's I already know
    Con's
    I'm not sure exactly what I'll be doing there yet.. like if I'll be riding or if I'll just be cooling out horses and stuff.. I really need to wait to make cons till I know more about the job.
         
        02-18-2009, 08:40 AM
      #4
    Started
    I would wait to hear more about the third job before really deciding. I don't think that I would want to work for a rude person... just because everything could potentially be your fault and it makes the work not enjoyable. But you need to do what you feel is right
         
        02-25-2009, 02:02 PM
      #5
    Weanling
    Ok so the english rider that wants me to work with her is phoning me tonight so we can talk about the job. I'm excited!
         
        02-25-2009, 02:36 PM
      #6
    Showing
    Good luck, hope it goes well
         
        02-27-2009, 02:01 PM
      #7
    Weanling
    So she's going to get back to me with wages and stuff. Then we might try a couple sessions together to see what it'll be like. YAY! I might live at their place during the week and then just come back to the city on the weekend since its getting to be a far drive out there.
         
        03-01-2009, 11:35 PM
      #8
    Weanling
    I start April, after I'm done upgrading at the stable as a working student. I can't wait!
         
        03-02-2009, 11:38 AM
      #9
    Showing
    Wow, congratulations! Sounds like a great job
         
        03-14-2009, 10:32 PM
      #10
    Weanling
    So I just found out that they are hiring another girl, after they told me yes.. what a load of bull! I'm so mad! I don't know what to do!
         

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