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Good news Its never too late

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by bluemonkey, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. bluemonkey

    bluemonkey Busy Member

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    Well 14 months ago at the grand old age of 28 (bet that doesnt sound too old to some of you :p ) I decided I'd had enough with my old career and took the tough decision to take a apprenticeship (with the grand hourly rate of £2.65 :() in butchery. Well 2 months ago I finished my apprenticeship and was offered a full time job at the farm shop i'd done my apprenticeship at, and today i've officially been told that i've successfully completed all of the units needed to receive my qualification! Just shows if you put your mind to it just what can be achieved and that its never too late to make the changes you want. Just wanted to share some good news
     
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    Well done :up:
     
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    Good News indeed I'm well pleased for you :thumb:
    Sometimes you have to 'bite the bullet' or you will for ever think 'I wonder if' ...
     
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    Good on yah pal well done

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    Congratulations mate - not heard from you for ages and now we know why 18months stood around with your sausage in your hand:D
     
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    Thanks guys! Yeah its taken up a huge slice of my time till now! OzzyJ just remember its an "award winning sausage"! :D
     
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    Well done Mate.

    It might just be your lucky day. PM inbound.
     
  8. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Well done mate,

    Done properly it's a dying skill:)
     
  9. bluemonkey

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    Yeah seeing the standard in most of the other shops i really know i fell lucky to learn where i did.
     
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    How much you paying for Rabbits?? :D:D:D:D:D. Well done Fella, can't fault your commitment.
     
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    £2 skinned and gutted. Thanks
     
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    congrats, and welcome back into the fold mate.
     
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    Cheers steve! yeah its been a while hasnt it but im glad to be back!
     
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    Good on ya fella, another butcher into the fold!

    I went into it at 22, wanting a trade under my belt. Still there 10 years later as the tidbits I get make it very worthwhile! :D

    Stick at it bud, don't think you ever stop learning in this job. Invaluable skills to have, some of the old boys would make your head spin with how things used to be done... ;)
     
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    Very Impressive, congratulations....
     
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    Bluemonkey,
    It's nice to see young blood in our profession, I've been a butcher and slaughterman since the age of 13 when my dad decided I needed some direction. I've moved into more the game side inthe past few years doing deer and bison. But all my work is free lance, working for different farmers mainly casualties. Then I've a couple of small contracts which I enjoy doing.
    Good luck ing your new carree.

    Andrew
     
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    Yeah everyday i learn something new or see a different way to doing something. I think im lucky that i work with a young team that are really forward looking and always looking for a new challenge.
     
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    Yeah i read earlier that the average age of a butcher is 55-60 ish. Its nice coming into butchery as an ex chef as knife work is second nature and its always nice to show off with the cooking advice for the customers!
     
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    Chef to butcher is a great route. You've already got the knife skills, the understanding of cuts, appreciative of quality meat.

    And all the patter for the customer! They love a good natter on how to cook summat nice ('specially the old dears). :D

    Unfortunately, my entire kitchen repertoire 'til I started was a Pot Noodle or a Rustlers burger. Now I love being in the kitchen, I'll try anything. Great job to be in.

    Gotta ask, how do you find it as opposed to cheffing? I've got buddies that are chefs, and they're all going nuts working 70hrs etc. Would you go back, or have you found your calling for the time being?
     
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    No way would i go back to working in a 35C windowless box for 60+ hours a week! The other butchers were saying how busy it gets at Christmas but to me coming from the kitchen it was just business as usual!
     

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