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    Career Change For Me

    Career change coming up for me. Again.

    Just in case anyone gives a toss.

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    Best wishes to your new career.

    Is it still bike related?


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    Yep - Good luck. What's prompted this then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    Career change coming up for me. Again.

    Just in case anyone gives a toss.
    Of course ... what?
    "So if you meet me, have some sympathy, have some courtesy, have some taste ..."

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    In summary, some people are good at being self employed contractors, and some not so much. I'm not so much.

    You don't realise the benefits of being employed by someone until you don't have those benefits. Like Kiwisaver contributions. Like paid annual leave. Like having colleagues to bounce ideas off. The psycho-social aspect of work is often underrated.

    Just now, if I get sick and can't work, I don't get paid. What that leads to is me going to work when I'm crook as a dog. I had to excuse myself from a client one day about a year ago so I could go and vomit, then return to continue with the lesson. That started me thinking.

    Of course, there will be those who are thinking "Welcome to my world". That's okay, if that's your world and it suits you, all good. It just doesn't suit me.

    So I'm running away to an hourly rate, 37.5 hours a week job where I don't have to work every weekend to earn a living.

    The job isn't confirmed yet, so I won't disclose it.

    It's fair to say that I'll miss the motorcycle world where I've worked part time and full time since I became a baby traffic cop in 1988. I know I'll miss the industry, it's full of awesome people.

    But it's my time to move on.

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    Wont you miss the flexibility of self employment? And being able to post on here whenever you like...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    Career change coming up for me. Again.

    Just in case anyone gives a toss.
    Back door man at the Blue Oyster Bar?
    6 grand for 2 grands worth of fun. - F5 Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    In summary, some people are good at being self employed contractors, and some not so much. I'm not so much.

    You don't realise the benefits of being employed by someone until you don't have those benefits. Like Kiwisaver contributions. Like paid annual leave. Like having colleagues to bounce ideas off. The psycho-social aspect of work is often underrated.

    Just now, if I get sick and can't work, I don't get paid. What that leads to is me going to work when I'm crook as a dog. I had to excuse myself from a client one day about a year ago so I could go and vomit, then return to continue with the lesson. That started me thinking.

    Of course, there will be those who are thinking "Welcome to my world". That's okay, if that's your world and it suits you, all good. It just doesn't suit me.

    So I'm running away to an hourly rate, 37.5 hours a week job where I don't have to work every weekend to earn a living.

    The job isn't confirmed yet, so I won't disclose it.

    It's fair to say that I'll miss the motorcycle world where I've worked part time and full time since I became a baby traffic cop in 1988. I know I'll miss the industry, it's full of awesome people.

    But it's my time to move on.
    Yeah man.

    I am coming up on three years at my "new" gig. I moved from being self employed to being a minion, albeit an adequately compensated one (though some days I wonder....). I really like it.
    6 grand for 2 grands worth of fun. - F5 Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryDorsetCase View Post
    Back door man at the Blue Oyster Bar?
    Bugger. Didn't see that one on Seek.

    Have you moved on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post

    So I'm running away to an hourly rate, 37.5 hours a week job where I don't have to work every weekend to earn a living.
    so one thing, when i ask for small combo big mac please don't get into the brainwashing statement that our smallest is a medium, that pisses me off

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    Meh, you're going to work for Cassina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldrider View Post
    Meh, you're going to work for Cassina.
    That hourly rate would be staggering

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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    That hourly rate would be staggering
    onya rastus, good luck on the new venture. ya be able to get back to enjoy riding again.

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    Are you able to teach me how to ride my KX500 properly though ?

    Been to Hospital too many times but, I won't sell the bike.

    Look forward to your reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    That hourly rate would be staggering
    First, It'd fuking have to be a stunning rate before I could ever see you working for a fuckwit like that.
    Second, good luck with the new gig mate, time for a bit of R & R, no shame in that.
    Go you good thing.
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