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#3741413 - Yesterday at 07:13 PM How do you do it?
cecil30-30
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Leaving my job of 9 years for a new one has got me thinking of my deer hunting time. I like to hunt a lot, my job of 9 years allowed me to hunt every morning through the week up until 2pm and I always got to hunt Sat and Sunday. Now my new job is a 8am-5pm job with sporadic days off but always getting 2 days off a week. And getting off at 5pm is a luxury, yesterday we didn't make it back in until 8pm. I gotta know for those who like to hunt a lot, how do you cope with the lack of hunting or just getting to hunt 2 days a week? I told my wife, I'm gonna give it a good run and give it a chance, but I'm not making no promises, I may be looking for a new 2nd shift job in the near future.
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#3741417 - Yesterday at 07:16 PM Re: How do you do it? [Re: cecil30-30]
leader
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Hunting don't pay the bills.
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#3741437 - Yesterday at 07:25 PM Re: How do you do it? [Re: leader]
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i take a lot of vacation

2 hours at a time
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#3741441 - Yesterday at 07:33 PM Re: How do you do it? [Re: Deer Assassin]
Redwing
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Over 15 years I have built up close to 350 Vaca hours. I'm 1hr and a half from my hunting grounds, I try to sneak in long weekends and usually the second week in Nov.
Like Leader said , Pay the bills first.

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#3741445 - Yesterday at 07:36 PM Re: How do you do it? [Re: Redwing]
smstone22
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I don't know but getting ready to find out. I get about 2 days a month off with my new position. I'll take about 2 weeks leave but it's going to be rough, I'm looking for different employment but want to keep the pay level. Hard to do.
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#3741451 - Yesterday at 07:43 PM Re: How do you do it? [Re: smstone22]
cecil30-30
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I'm the same way Steven. Leaving my job now going to the new job is going to practically double my pay. Hard to say no to that. But what good is life if your always at work wishing you was able to hunt more? I mean yea you got the extra money to buy the nice hunting equipment you want, but you'll have no time to use it. LOL
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#3741453 - Yesterday at 07:43 PM Re: How do you do it? [Re: smstone22]
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Vacation time !
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#3741457 - Yesterday at 07:45 PM Re: How do you do it? [Re: cecil30-30]
iowavf
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Deer season doesn't run 365 days a year. You have faction and hopefully weekends to hunt.
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#3741463 - Yesterday at 07:51 PM Re: How do you do it? [Re: cecil30-30]
smstone22
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 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
I'm the same way Steven. Leaving my job now going to the new job is going to practically double my pay. Hard to say no to that. But what good is life if your always at work wishing you was able to hunt more? I mean yea you got the extra money to buy the nice hunting equipment you want, but you'll have no time to use it. LOL
Yep I hear ya! I've been able to buy more land but when I will hunt it? I keep telling myself it'll all work out into a "normal" job or a job with a better than normal schedule but it hasn't for the past 8 months anyway. I guess you just keep hoping and be patient. For me it was about double money as well and more access to future higher earning positions so I had to do it but yeah I feel your pain for sure, I've had to accept that I have very little time outside work. I don't even get holidays off, just one weekend a month.
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#3741468 - Yesterday at 07:52 PM Re: How do you do it? [Re: iowavf]
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If you don't have kids just wait til you do and you'll wish you had 2 days.
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