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i love my job...

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
Look who im caring for at the moment...

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I think my awww just exploded :(
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    He is absolutely adorable - reminds me of my old dog Treacle when he was a pup :heart:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    what is your job?

    cuteness!!!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I work at hearing dogs for deaf people (as you can see from my sexy work shirt) which is where dogs are trained to alert deaf people to sounds like the doorbell/smoke alarm/telephone etc.

    This puppy is 7 weeks old and was donated to the charity from a litter, we're just waiting for a vacant puppy socialiser that can have him till he's old enough for training. So im taking him home for a few nights after work :)

    I think im in love! :heart:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hes quality. Reminds me of my puppy, hes a little shit though.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Awwwww *want* :heart:.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    he is lovely...jsut a shame i have a fear of dogs..
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oh I love your job too! :heart:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    :heart: He's gorgeous. I hope you don't get too attached seeing as you have to give him back.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    squeal wrote: »
    :heart: He's gorgeous. I hope you don't get too attached seeing as you have to give him back.

    hah too late for that! Its a lesson i have to learn though as i will do this lots in the future.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Blah wrote: »
    hah too late for that! Its a lesson i have to learn though as i will do this lots in the future.

    Aww no, I'd hate to have to give him back. Do the blind people get the dogs for free?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    squeal wrote: »
    Aww no, I'd hate to have to give him back. Do the blind people get the dogs for free?

    deaf people :p

    Yeh the recipients get them for free but can make a donation. It costs thousands to train one up though!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Blah wrote: »
    deaf people :p

    Yeh the recipients get them for free but can make a donation. It costs thousands to train one up though!

    Sorry i didn't realise i put blind.

    Do you not get any funding other than donations then? What's your role there?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    squeal wrote: »
    Sorry i didn't realise i put blind.

    Do you not get any funding other than donations then? What's your role there?

    The charity has no government funding, so all money comes from donations.

    Im a welfare officer. I do a wide range of stuff in my role, anything you can imagine involving dogs really!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    So it's alot more than training them and looking after them?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Blah wrote: »
    The charity has no government funding, so all money comes from donations.

    Im a welfare officer. I do a wide range of stuff in my role, anything you can imagine involving dogs really!

    That sounds like a real nice job to have, especially with working with all those puppies all the time but is the pay half decent if you don't mind me asking?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sofie wrote: »
    So it's alot more than training them and looking after them?

    I can be doing anything from picking up rescue dogs coming into the centre, to health care, training, enriching them, dirty work, exercising, assessing.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    squeal wrote: »
    That sounds like a real nice job to have, especially with working with all those puppies all the time but is the pay half decent if you don't mind me asking?

    Its decent enough for me. Its probably what alot of people would consider a small wage, for what is extremely physical, demanding and stressful work at times.

    But im working for a charity, im never going to get rich from it. Im not in the job for the money.

    I live onsite for excellently low rent so im able to save quite well. But it does mean i have to be on call!!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    OMG so cute. and i think I have socks like yours, mine are fluffy with a little face at the top :blush:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Blah wrote: »
    Its decent enough for me. Its probably what alot of people would consider a small wage, for what is extremely physical, demanding and stressful work at times.

    But im working for a charity, im never going to get rich from it. Im not in the job for the money.

    I live onsite for excellently low rent so im able to save quite well. But it does mean i have to be on call!!

    Yeah of course, I'm sure the satisfaction from the job makes the wage not so much of an issue.
    Living on site must save a lot too so it can't be bad. Did you have to go through training yourself to be able to train the dogs?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Awwwww i'm in love as well! I'm also sad because the girl who has a duel dog in my office is moving and I won't get to play with him any more (Duel dogs are a hearing dog for the deaf at home and a guide dog for the blind when out and about - for people who are deafblind - but there are only about 6 or 7 in the country)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Wyetry wrote: »
    Awwwww i'm in love as well! I'm also sad because the girl who has a duel dog in my office is moving and I won't get to play with him any more (Duel dogs are a hearing dog for the deaf at home and a guide dog for the blind when out and about - for people who are deafblind - but there are only about 6 or 7 in the country)

    oh wow, those dogs must be amazing. It makes me feel all fuzzy to think how much these dogs change peoples lives. :heart:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    squeal wrote: »
    Yeah of course, I'm sure the satisfaction from the job makes the wage not so much of an issue.
    Living on site must save a lot too so it can't be bad. Did you have to go through training yourself to be able to train the dogs?

    Well im not a trainer so i dont have to have trainer training, but i do get assessments and exams to move up through levels. I did a degree in behaviour so i already know how to do what training i do with them
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Aaaaw! I saw a hearing dog demonstration a few weeks ago, can't remember the name of the place though. I entered my dads dog into the dog show and she got 3rd in the over 7's. I want to work with animals!!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Blah wrote: »
    Its decent enough for me. Its probably what alot of people would consider a small wage, for what is extremely physical, demanding and stressful work at times.

    But im working for a charity, im never going to get rich from it. Im not in the job for the money.

    I live onsite for excellently low rent so im able to save quite well. But it does mean i have to be on call!!

    I like you. What a decent person you are.

    All the best. :thumb:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    hes too cute!!!
    what a fab job!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Calvin wrote: »
    I like you. What a decent person you are.

    All the best. :thumb:


    :yes: Most definatly. I'm sure its such a rewarding job too.
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