(Male, Age 48) from Seymour, NY
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career
|0 / 10
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Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
I own & operate my own business. I raise English Bulldogs and also do taxidermy work. Both businesses are operated out of my home with the help of my family. We currently have no outside employees. We do higher temporary help on occasion.
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I own, raise and breed 11 females and 2 male English Bulldogs. Bullies take a lot more work than average dogs. I AI them, stay with them to help deliver pups because they frequently have difficult deliveries, sometimes c-sections. Sometimes we bottlefeed pups or have to put them on and off the mamas every 2 hours.
I also do taxidermy work. I am federally and state licensed. I do any kind of legal animal, bird or fish.
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
I of course would like to make more. My salary is pretty much determined by the economy
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
not really. I enjoy having work time spent with my wife.
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
home. used to have a job I drove to, love working at home much better.
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 7
The Actual Work: 3
A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am
|6am to 7am
|7am to 8am
|Self employed, so I am sitting in bed with my with drinking coffee, watching Today show and planning the day.
|8am to 9am
|Clean kennel, check on dogs, fix anything that needs it.
|9am to 10am
|mount 2 deer, this has several hours of waiting for it to soak, tan, and tumble dry. During that time I work around the house and farm.
|10am to 11am
|Still working on those deer mounts. It can take several hours
|11am to 12pm
|Taking lunch while the deer hides tumbles in wood chips to clean and dry it.
|12pm to 1pm
|finish up deer mounts, check on the dogs, do things I want to get done around the house.
|1pm to 2pm
|Paint a fish or finish out a dry mount.
|2pm to 3pm
|AI dogs that need it.
|3pm to 4pm
|Done for the day unless something comes up.
|4pm to 5pm
|5pm to 6pm
|6pm to 7pm
|7pm to 8pm
|8pm to 9pm
|9pm to 10pm
|10pm to 11pm
|11pm to 12am
Table of Contents
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
just researched things I liked to do and decided on taxidermy and bulldogs
What was the application process?
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
no. I’m self employed.
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
I taught myself, watched videos & red books.
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
If you want to work at home. Find something you love to do. Talk to someone that is self employed to find out the ups and downs. Do what you love.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Must be organized and self motivated. You are working for yourself and don’t have anyone else to tell you what to do.
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
I’ve had 60 hours of college. But I’ve taught myself what I need to know to run my own businesses.
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Make sure you are doing it to be happy, not necessarily to make lots of money.
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
What are your current career goals?
this is my goal to be self employed
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Self employment isn’t for everyone, but I love it.
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1
|Ran all aspects of a nursing home
|Prior Job 2
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:2.5
|several different ones
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)