Work dilemma (WGAS)

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  1. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    So a job posting has been made for the K9 Unit. Certainly no guarantee that I'll get it but odds are pretty good considering my work record, reputation (depending on who they ask) and my seniority. It's also not a highly sought after position so competition is light. It is not a promotion but its more $$$$ due to built in overtime for care of the dog plut OT for emergencies and searches.

    Pros.....
    More $$$$ without working moonlighting gigs and the $$$$ goes towards my pension.
    My partner is a dog......not some alcoholic that always smells like cheap whores. I've had pretty good luck with partners but even the good ones can get you in trouble over something stupid.
    Something new.
    A more positive public interaction experience.
    Exercise as part of and during work.

    Cons.....
    The flexible shifts and "call-ups". I've been on dayshift for 12 years (mostly).
    Training is 4 months in Texas. Four freaking months is a long time for a hermit like me. Plus my wife (couldn't be more understanding and perhaps would love to have me gone) would be stuck with all of the farm work/horse maintenance. She can and would do it but it's lots for one person to handle.
    Those 4 months are overtime/moonlighting free so money will be tight. Plus expenses for staying away from home (meals and whatnot).

    Hmmmmmm........
     
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    mo munee mo penshin
     
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    + u gain a new dogbro 4 life
     
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    I'd go for it but then I'm a big dog fan so what do I know.
     
  9. gwartney

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    No per diem to pay for your meals and housing while you are in Texas?
     
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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    i say yes, change it up & that dog would love the farm on time off...the change will do you good, keep from burnout.
    dont you get per diem during training? would it be summer in texas, fuck that:facepalm:
     
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    If they're sending you for training you'd probably get a per diem to cover that.
     
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    Your company's not paying for your meals? The fuck?
     
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    I was just thinking, will you get paid for meals and housing?
     
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    I say "go for it" your pros completely outweigh your cons. 4 months is a small sacrifice for years of happiness, more money, better pension, a loyal partner, etc.
     
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    do it
     
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    Sumbitch ask us for advice then bolted. I hope the dog bites him.
     
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    Dogs > people

    Full speed ahead, man
     
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    The guy who runs my pup's Daycare is a K9 state tropper, he seems to love the work, and it obviously prepared him for a very lucrative business. He does training and boarding and seems to love it

    best of luck
     
  19. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    I haven't talked to anybody that's been through it yet for details. I do know that some of the training facilities have dorm like accommodations which I'd likely find dreadful. I envision my city doing it on the cheap so I'd be shocked if they cover expenses aside from the dorm thingy and flights. Maybe they provide the normal "dog care overtime" during training as well which is pretty acceptable.

    Flights are another issue......I don't fly so I'd have to drive which I am certainly cool with but it limits shooting home for a weekend.
     
  20. LonghornJ

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    Do you have to sit when you pee too?

    Jesus...