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post #1 of 7 Old 02-21-2014, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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A dream come true!

I passed my interview today..based on nothing but my resume. This spring I will be moving to Alberta.

I am getting PAID (WITH room and meals provided) to take strings of trail riders through the Rocky Mountains, all day every day. This is a dream come true for me. Right now at my age I can't think of anything I would rather be doing.

I will be making money being on horseback all summer. Driving teams, caring for guests, and most importantly furthering my knowledge of horses. My goal in life is to train professionally, and this may not be the end game but its a **** good place to start.

I just had to share! I can't believe it. I don't know what I did in life to deserve something this incredible...there has to be a catch. I just gotta make sure I don't die or develop some crippling injury til then..

Now I have to sell my horses, get a new vehicle and sell my POS car. Lots to do in 2 months..

Also, I really need advice..
I started my job at the end of December. Obviously I know I'm leaving at the middle or end of April...do I tell my boss now, or wait closer to? I don't want to lose my job but it's unfair not to say anything until my 2 weeks, especially with so many other people quitting around the same time. With what's in store for my future I don't care about this job all that much but two months of pay is a lot to lose.
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post #2 of 7 Old 02-21-2014, 03:24 PM
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First of all, CONGRATS!!! That sounds amazing. I am SOO jealous I totally wanna do a rocky mountain ride. Just woah!!!

And 2nd of all, I wouldn't tell your boss now. Give a months notice if that makes you feel better.
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post #3 of 7 Old 02-21-2014, 04:08 PM
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post #4 of 7 Old 02-21-2014, 04:32 PM
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That's great!

Don't give your notice yet, it's not being dishonest, it's still a fair way off who knows what will happen between now and then! On the same note though, don't go talking about t to your work colleagues :)
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post #5 of 7 Old 02-22-2014, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
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Ok ill probably tell him closer to the end of March then and see what happens. I was planning on taking the last couple weeks off anyways. I gotta get horses and tack and everything else sold and worked out.

This is unbelievable! I'm serious feeling like something is wrong here..how is this happening? It is too good to be true. Who honestly gets exactly what they want in life, this easily? Craziness...
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post #6 of 7 Old 02-22-2014, 08:19 AM
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I assume this is a seasonal job. Why do you have to sell your horses and such?
Seems like a big change and I would think you could take your horses with you.
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post #7 of 7 Old 02-22-2014, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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Its possibly seasonal. He does keep a couple people through the winter. Regardless if he keeps me or not, I don't plan on coming home right away. I want to go out west to 'get an education' so to speak. I want to work in any and every horse related job I can and learn as much as I can out there so one day if I do come home I can hopefully make a career of it. Even if I was only going for the summer or a year they'd still be going. I need money to get out there, and I definitely don't have the money to board them back here while I'm halfway across the country.
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