How many of your work away from the farm

Discussion in 'Horse Chat' started by billz, Oct 31, 2018.

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How many of you work away from the farm?

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  1. I work full time

    85.0%
  2. I work part time

    7.5%
  3. I work but on a temporary basis

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. I am not currently employed

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. I am retired and horse around when ever I feel like it

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. I haven't started working yet because I'm stil in school

    7.5%
  1. spec

    spec Full Member

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    We farm, crops and cattle. Because of this, the horses are not a financial burden. Time sacrifice, yes, but they're relatively low cost and low maintenance compared to our livestock. I would not have to work "to pay for my horses" per say, but I will work once I finish my degrees because women belong in the laboratory, not the kitchen ;)
     
  2. lucky_pine

    lucky_pine Senior Member

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    I work anywhere from 40-80hrs a week. Pulled a 110hr work week once, that was fun.

    I squeeze in horses when I have the time. I'm in a lease situation, his owner handles all the care and I'm thankful for that.
     
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  3. NBChoice

    NBChoice Senior Member

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    BUT WHY?? :eek:
     
  4. lucky_pine

    lucky_pine Senior Member

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    When things break, I am called to fix them. I'm a Millwright, an Industrial mechanic. I work on conveyors, over head cranes, anything with an electric motor. It just is what it is. Paycheck is always good!
     
  5. CarlisleChipper

    CarlisleChipper Senior Member+

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    I'm an L&D nurse, also a lactation consultant. I work 3 nights a week, make a living wage, and keep my horse at home on my farm. I also grow my own hay and cut it.
     
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    kb1gra Senior Member

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    I work full time, but from home, so I go out and do chores/ride as my work commitments allow during the day.
     
  7. ColorMyWorld

    ColorMyWorld Senior Member

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    I work full and part time. Plus take care my my own ponies and dogs which we all know is another part time job.
     
  8. slc

    slc Senior Member

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    That's reality for a lot of people.

    "If you don't like it we can hire someone else" or it's just the nature of the business the person is in.
     
  9. NBChoice

    NBChoice Senior Member

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    That's not any type of reality I'd be okay with living in.
     
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  10. JinxedDream

    JinxedDream Senior Member

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    Then you're fortunate :) I currently work in a profession where by law, they don't have to pay us overtime and as a nature of the work, we must work 60+ hour weeks part of year. I was threatened with layoffs if I didn't come back despite being severely injured.
     

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