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Old 03-21-2013, 10:45 PM
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Just thinking about options, I have no plans to quit my job anytime soon. Though I would save so much money by just not being in the store every day being taunted by awesome things!!

Anyway, I was just wondering if people had any suggestions/ideas for potential places that would be a good match.

Basically, I'm interested in positions that managerial experience could get me into, that is a 9-5, M-F type gig. My goal would be to mainly not work on weekends, I don't even necessarily want to work in the mornings, lol, but I feel like places that are open nights are generally open on weekends as well.

I don't have any type of degree, but I do have manager experience, and I feel like that has to count for something, right?!

So yeah, just putting feelers out there for the future. The only thing I really can't deal with are blood and guts

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Old 03-21-2013, 10:50 PM
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Have you tried a dog facility with sports focus? Both that I've worked at have been open to the desire to have weekends off.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:55 PM
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Have you tried a dog facility with sports focus? Both that I've worked at have been open to the desire to have weekends off.
Like a training place? I am *so* not trainer material, I don't know ALL THE THINGS!

Or a daycare? Because I feel like a daycare is going to be like retail, busy during weekends. Plus, I am always worried that working at a legit daycare (instead of the amazing one I worked at in PA) will make me hate dogs :/
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Practice manager at... SOME PLACE RELATED TO DOGS!
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:00 PM
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We don't offer daycare on the weekend and my last facility did not either, but desk job/management would likely require weekends.

Have you considered a government job? Outside of dogs but you'll get a standard 9-5 without weekends or even 7-530 with four tens. Denis works for the dept of justice and previously worked for the dept of health and human services. He does have a masters but many of his coworkers do not have any college experience. It may not be a blast pushing paper but its a good and meaningful gig. Plus you get holidays and benefits.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:02 PM
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I would honestly not mind getting out of dogs for work.

How does one go about looking into government jobs?
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:03 PM
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Oh and yeah, I train two days and work daytraining (our version of light training and daycare) two days a week and I totally hate dogs sometimes. lol I came home and screamed a primal scream and ran to my bedroom alone with Shamoo when Backup jumped on me to say hi after an especially hard training day with a super douche lab. Thems the breaks. :P
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:08 PM
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I would honestly not mind getting out of dogs for work.

How does one go about looking into government jobs?
I would start with google, also look at the federal jobs on usajobs. My sister is a federal worker, it's harder to obtain without a degree (she's a lawyer), I think, but equally worth looking into.

Really if you're interested they're great career paths. Denis gets raised regularly and has a clear promotion path. You need to work from the ground up but it's worth it.
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No day cares I know offer weekend service.

How about manager of a state of the art stand alone canine physiotherapy rehab facility? There's one of those in Calgary and I think it's so cool. Everyone should have access to one!
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I would strongly recommend you get a degree, even if it's just an Associates and you take classes at night/online. The job market is INCREDIBLY competitive to the point where if you don't have at least a Bachelor's degree, employers aren't very interested. Because while you might have a great skill set even without the degree, there's somebody else dying for the job who has a great skill set AND a degree, which to employers means more than no degree for whatever reason. In the job market I've been dealing with the past few years, I've been passed over because I don't have a MASTER'S degree... highly recommend at least an Associates if you do not decide to full on pursue a Bachelors.

Just about every place I can think of where having retail management experience counts for something is... retail management. Which means odd hours and weekends. Your retail experience will help you in other jobs because it means you're used to dealing with people, including difficult people, but you need other skills for those other jobs besides just the retail. You might want to look into human resources; but again they will almost definitely be looking for a degree. Accounting is another possibility if you're good with numbers.

Alternatively you could try to get a job as a receptionist somewhere; people skills are always essential there. But those jobs are super competitive too with a lot of people applying. If you know somebody at the place it helps. The ideal would be to get a job as a receptionist at a legal office because those pay higher than a receptionist position just about anywhere else haha. But again, super competitive because people know it pays well.


Boost your skill set. Brag on yourself. You've got skills besides just retail management... what are they?

ETA: The daycare Auggie's breeder's husband owns does weekends. Always has. I'm not sure about the other daycare in town, I would guess yes if they want to be competitive, but obviously I've never cared to check them out. =P
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