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    11-02-2008, 07:09 PM
Okie dokie :) Just offering suggestions if you did want to work the Sunday.
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    11-02-2008, 07:11 PM
If times were really strick on when I could work, then I"d work Sundays, but as long as I have the choice it's nice to have one day off fully hehe
    11-02-2008, 07:19 PM
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I think leasing Sonny out should be your very last option because I don't think you would be happy with that at all.

As for college/work... I think it's up to you. I started out as a part time college student becaue I wasnt sure if I had the maturity to handle it full time... And it turned out that I didn't. It took me a few years before I was able to juggle work and college. I finally figured out a way (I think it had something to do w/ "growing up"...)
    11-02-2008, 08:22 PM
Well mainly I was thinking of leasing because I wouldn't know how much time I'd get. I don't know if I really would. My friend was talking about boarding at the stables so I could always have her ride him for me. Mainly I just don't want him to get so fat that he gets really unhealthy.
I'd probably just be leasing him out to a friend (probably for free or a small ammount)
    11-02-2008, 08:52 PM
I say focus on school. School only last a period of time and it's going to lay the foundation of you getting a good job later on. If you go to school and try work it's going to be to stressful. I know because I did it and I don't recommend it. If school is not something you are concerned about at all then by any means go to work. My preference would be for school tho :)
    11-02-2008, 09:19 PM
Originally Posted by My2Geldings    
I say focus on school. School only last a period of time and it's going to lay the foundation of you getting a good job later on. If you go to school and try work it's going to be to stressful. I know because I did it and I don't recommend it. If school is not something you are concerned about at all then by any means go to work. My preference would be for school tho :)
My only concern is that I'll get too stressed out to work while going to college full time...cause I'm stressed out as it is now with stuff and I'm only taking 2 classes....and then I'll have to quit working so I won't be too stressed...and if I quit working I'd have to sell Sonny because I wouldn't be making any income and my parents might pay for him for a while, but not for more than a month.
And as I said, selling Sonny is not an option.
I'm not too concerned for school only in the meaning that I don't mind taking years and years to finish....I don't care if I get it all done in 2 years. I have a hard time staying interested in things and I think if I did all that was required in the 2 years that I'd get bored and would HATE doing it, which if that happened, I'd definitely just stop and not finish.
    11-02-2008, 10:16 PM
Originally Posted by SonnyWimps    
hot, my mom said I HAVE to be insurance, no ifs ands or buts. My mom is peranoid that Sonny will kill me :roll:
My parents and me have always had a loving but brutally honest I would tell her if I HAVE to have it...then she can pay for it. But I know that that won't fly in most "normal" families.
    11-03-2008, 01:38 AM
Why don't you work on sunday, I hope its not because of sabath or anything; The sabath is actually saturday. Anyways, I don't see why you couldn't work a few hours on sunday. You don't have to pull an 8 hour shift but you could do a 5 or so and then still have plenty of the day left to ride and do homework.. or just do homework
    11-04-2008, 12:41 PM
I think I've made up my mind.
I will only take 1-2 classes and work more hours and pay for health care....and since I'll be "saving" my parents money because I don't be going to so many classes and won't need books, I'll see if they will go halves for health insurance (maybe).

I figured...if I worked 30 hours with my $8.75 per hour pay, I'd be able to make a little over $1000 a month. The quote I got from just one health insurance place said it would cost about $425 a month to be covered by them (only quote I could get without putting all my information in like address, phone number, etc) I don't think it would get higher than that. It included prescription drug coverage, hostital coverage....the only thing it did not include was physician and refurals I believe (but not positive). I hate doctors so it's not like I'll go there every time I have a cold.....but I'm wondering about if it would cover dentist stuff.....mainly because I am thinking of getting braces because my bottom teeth are all scary looking (extremely crooked) and if I happen to get cavities (haven't gotten one in a good 3-4 years though).
But I'll look around and maybe my dad will help with that also.

I have yet to mention that idea to my mom mentioned it and she said he wasn't happy about that at all but he didn't mention it to me when I got home so he wasn't super upset.
    11-04-2008, 04:42 PM
I know you made up you mind but you really should get school done asap... cost to go to school increases every year, also for books I would find out what I needed and then would buy them used on Amazon for way less then the college bookstores.

I would go to school and then work after... I had 22 credits and 20-30 hours a week for work, I did manage to find some time to ride during school but we all have to make sacrifices some time in our lives. After two years I am just working, I have health insurance with my job, and I have some time to spend with the horses.

I would also work on Sundays, IMO you should be old enough to make some decisions on your own. If you are making it to church on Sat night then you should be able to have Sunday to work. Otherwise maybe work longer on Sat. And go to church on Sundays, if your parents are "mandating" you to do things they need to be flexible.

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