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    03-24-2014, 05:36 PM
Need a barn job

I'm looking for a barn job in PA.
Any body know of a place that is hiring?
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    03-24-2014, 06:02 PM
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The best way for you to find a job is to be present at the facility. MANY people want to work in barns so usually employees are a friend of a friend or are already affiliated with the job. You best bet would be to making a resume and going "door to door".
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    03-24-2014, 06:07 PM
Check the local horse magazine (forgot what the PA one is called). You can also check the Equiery (The Equiery – News & Views) but that is more MD/VA focused. Also check
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    03-25-2014, 09:00 AM
Aah, you want to be a barn slave. I hope you are up to the task. There's a notion amongst barn owners that people should work for well below min. Wage, put in long hard hours and then use time off to pitch in while they traipse off to costly shows. And it seems that those who want to work in barns don't seem to establish ground rules as to your expectations, like paid weekly, on time, without fail, hours of work, extra pay for extras, and time and a half if it's your day off. If you don't do this, owners will have an endless list of "favors" they'll want you doing.
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    03-25-2014, 10:24 AM
Well I do have a resume I made.
I have help at a local resuce-I love it but the people who ran it didn't run it will and it was more or a stress.
I have a job in horses now, but everything changes week to week, pay is held for weeks, they just hire a Mexican and gave them my hours. They know I'm a good worker but just want me to quit and don't want to talk to my face and tell me.
I m a part of yard and groom-applying to everything-even out of state.
I know it is hard work, that doesn't matter to me. I would like to get payed for some of the work.
I love horses and I hate not being around them.
Thanks for the ideas if you have any more please let me know. Thanks
    03-25-2014, 02:51 PM
Do you not have a labor board who goes after employers who don't pay? You need signed contracts that will stand up in court. That is why you ask for weekly pay as too many are full of excuses and drag it on. If pay is late, don't give them another 5 minutes. Come back to work when paid. In the mean time go ask for what is owing. If you think the Mexican is replacing you, that poor sucker will probably never see his pay either.
    03-26-2014, 03:51 PM
Ericka9, your attitude is exactly what someone will take advantage of. It's a job and it's business. Never mind the romantic notion of being around horses. It's not like volunteering at a rescue, this is work, work that has to be fit into a schedule. Demand your pay and leave. Stand up for yourself, there are other jobs with horses.
    03-26-2014, 05:56 PM
I plan on quiting.
So what do I do in the mean time to show on my resume that I still love horses?
Most places around here they are not hiring and the market for boarding/selling horses are not here.
Do I go back to the resuce and did with all the crap there just to keep my love of horse going>?
    03-26-2014, 06:12 PM
What is your goal with showing on your résumé that you love horses? That alone isn't enough for a good job.

Skills are what you want to demonstrate, not love for horses. People want to see if you can run a barn, what you did, if you had a hand in a lesson program, did you train and if so in what, do you have showing experience, show training experience, show grooming experience, breeding, first aid (including wrapping), hauling, etc.
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    03-27-2014, 03:59 PM
Ok but you have to get a job with that.
The currently job does do anything.
So I guess I need to find a barn that help with that.
I'm want to build a resume so it looks like I know how to do different things with horse.
In the mean time I need to find something to help my love, hoping someone would have some ideas?

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