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post #1 of 12 Old 06-12-2011, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Help Which Job???

I wasn't sure where to put this but here it is anyway.

I am looking for some outside input to help me make a decision. I have been looking for a part time job for a few years without success. Within the past two weeks I have found two jobs. One is working weekends and holidays at a Pet Motel, the other is working as a stablehand at a racing stable on weekends and probably holidays too.

I have asked the pet motel a year ago (before I found the racing stable) without a reply then tried again this year. I went up there for a trial on saturday and they asked for my details, availability etc. They are aware I currently do volunteer work at the stables on weekend mornings. They also are directly across the road from where I live so no worries about transport. It is highly probable I could get this job.

Then I have been working at this racing stable on weekend mornings for nearly 2 months now. I really enjoy it even though its hard, it is also something I really want to get into. Just yesterday I found out someone is leaving and I could get a part time job on weekends and possibly holidays now. It's almost garuanteed I would get it. I told the boss that I was already offered another job but I would be more inclined to go for this one. Here is my problem it is only a ten minute drive to get there but I still rely on my mum to get me there (I am in the process of getting my license). I have seriously thought about trying riding my bike there, I am guessing it would take me about 1/2 hr to an hour to get there because there are hills. I would also have a problem with weather if I rode my bike.

My mum has pointed all this stuff out to me and has even said what is the pay for both of them which I don't actually know. I think my mum is trying to get me to choose the pet motel because it is easier to get to. I could also probably continue with my volunteer work if I went to the pet motel. I really want to go to the racing stable though because it is the only place I have been able to find that would take me and I don't know when I would possibly get another offer of a job. I'm so frustrated help please any input would be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 12 Old 06-12-2011, 08:31 PM
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If you truly want to work at the stables then on your bike, great for fitness, I used to cycle to a stables 7 miles away for weekend work, I got quite quick at it, and fortunately the steepest hill was the one I had to go down on the way there, so I wasn't late for work, becuase when I started it used to take me an age to push the bike up that horrible hill on the way home. In the end I could cycle all the way up it, and boy it's the fittest I've ever been in my life
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post #3 of 12 Old 06-12-2011, 08:34 PM
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Ask if you can hang around the racing stables for a while...then see if it's worth the 10 minute drive

If you want a stable friendship, get a horse.
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post #4 of 12 Old 06-12-2011, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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If you truly want to work at the stables then on your bike, great for fitness, I used to cycle to a stables 7 miles away for weekend work, I got quite quick at it, and fortunately the steepest hill was the one I had to go down on the way there, so I wasn't late for work, becuase when I started it used to take me an age to push the bike up that horrible hill on the way home. In the end I could cycle all the way up it, and boy it's the fittest I've ever been in my life
Thanks that was my thought I'm pretty good on a bike I think and I was thinking it would help me get fitter. The only thing is I haven't actually asked my mum if she would let me because I would be alone and part of it is along a highway.

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Ask if you can hang around the racing stables for a while...then see if it's worth the 10 minute drive
I have been doing volunteer stuff there for awhile and I feel it is worth the ten minute drive. It's just I rely on my mum for it and she isn't always free.

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post #6 of 12 Old 06-12-2011, 08:43 PM
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Whatever you think best than...
I'd take the job at the stables

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Tricky one.
But if working at a stable and racing is what you want to do in the future I would say go for that one.
You may need to work extra hard for your license though because were coming into winter and riding may not be possible for long.
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post #8 of 12 Old 06-12-2011, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Tricky one.
But if working at a stable and racing is what you want to do in the future I would say go for that one.
You may need to work extra hard for your license though because were coming into winter and riding may not be possible for long.
That was my thoughts exactly because I have to be there to start at 7 in the morning. I think during the week its earlier and it only starts getting light about 6

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post #9 of 12 Old 06-13-2011, 06:59 AM
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I'd say with biking you have an extra plus: no need to go to gym!

I'd ask both places about pay rate and the stability of job (I mean if it's long term kinda or just month or 2). If about the same and you really want to work in stables, then its just the way to go IMO.

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post #10 of 12 Old 06-13-2011, 07:03 AM Thread Starter
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They are a couple of good points I should ask about. My mum already pointed out the pay but I didn't think of the stability.

My two horse Apache and Sammy are my world
along with our dogs Patch and Bear.
But I will always love you Jimmy R.I.P
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