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Created by puppetonastring Two weeks ago, 31 Dec 2017
puppetonastring
WA, 3618 posts
31 Dec 2017 1:42PM
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I reckon my new gig is pretty hard to beat. "Shore Water Sports" is a SUP & Kayak hire service operating off the beach at Shorehaven Waterfront Park with the Wreck of the Alkimos clearly visible just 500M off the landscaped beach. Bewdiful!
Job Profile:
1) thoroughly test the rescue boat before opening everyday - checking the cray & occy pots is a good way to do that.
2) Run tours out and around the wreck till the wind comes up. End of SUPing & Kayaking for the day. Knock off time.
And there I am - right on the beach with all my toys free to use the wind from start-up to end.
(in between running lessons of course)
How Does Your Job Shape Up? Ha ha - go on youre allowed to drool

mowingthelawn
QLD, 250 posts
31 Dec 2017 7:32PM
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Im a maths teacher but spend most of my time on seabreeze

ReefWalker
WA, 24 posts
31 Dec 2017 6:21PM
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Very nice puppetonastring!!!

I work from home as a consulting engineer.
Home is 1.8km from Floreat beach.
Flexible hours involves going for a kitesurf when the wind gets up

toppleover
QLD, 1267 posts
31 Dec 2017 8:28PM
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puppetonastring said..
I reckon my new gig is pretty hard to beat. "Shore Water Sports" is a SUP & Kayak hire service operating off the beach at Shorehaven Waterfront Park with the Wreck of the Alkimos clearly visible just 500M off the landscaped beach. Bewdiful!
Job Profile:
1) thoroughly test the rescue boat before opening everyday - checking the cray & occy pots is a good way to do that.
2) Run tours out and around the wreck till the wind comes up. End of SUPing & Kayaking for the day. Knock off time.
And there I am - right on the beach with all my toys free to use the wind from start-up to end.
(in between running lessons of course)
How Does Your Job Shape Up? Ha ha - go on youre allowed to drool



Sounds great but you forgot to tell us the pay rate

Keaw Yed.
WA, 158 posts
31 Dec 2017 8:09PM
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Sounds like a business advert

toppleover
QLD, 1267 posts
31 Dec 2017 10:26PM
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KEAW YED said..
Sounds like a business advert


Agreed but whatever it is, I wish you all the best puppet & HNY!!!

Gazuki
WA, 588 posts
31 Dec 2017 10:01PM
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Yeah na, I'll stick with FIFO, work a month, have two months off, much better.

Keaw Yed.
WA, 158 posts
31 Dec 2017 11:00PM
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That's a great swing Gazuki

bjw
NSW, 2368 posts
1 Jan 2018 5:02AM
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There is no such thing as enjoyable work. Otherwise it wouldn't be called work, they wouldn't need to pay you. It'd be called a hobbie.

Every job I've ever done Id rather be at the beach.

Plummet
4057 posts
1 Jan 2018 3:10AM
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Sounds like your living your own personal dream. Good on ya mate.


kitepac81
NSW, 53 posts
1 Jan 2018 7:50AM
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Whilst it is true that there is no perfect job sounds like you found a good one, me a tradie electrican it is a ok trade off for money vs time but im on the lookout for other ways to spend less time working more time doing fun stuff as they say cant replace time

Ozone Kites Aus
NSW, 595 posts
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1 Jan 2018 8:12AM
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Just tallied up my hours spent testing Ozone kites for December 34.5 hrs on the water, around the beaches of Lennox and Byron.

puppetonastring
WA, 3618 posts
1 Jan 2018 8:05PM
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Ozone Kites Aus said..
Just tallied up my hours spent testing Ozone kites for December 34.5 hrs on the water, around the beaches of Lennox and Byron.


Sounds like a winner to me

cauncy
WA, 5718 posts
1 Jan 2018 9:01PM
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puppetonastring said..

Ozone Kites Aus said..
Just tallied up my hours spent testing Ozone kites for December 34.5 hrs on the water, around the beaches of Lennox and Byron.



Sounds like a winner to me


There's 168 hrs in a week

bjw
NSW, 2368 posts
2 Jan 2018 11:27AM
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Ozone Kites Aus said..
Just tallied up my hours spent testing Ozone kites for December 34.5 hrs on the water, around the beaches of Lennox and Byron.


Yeh, that's Ozone Kites, whereas we were talking about enjoyable jobs.

Plummet
4057 posts
2 Jan 2018 5:57PM
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Well my last job was convenient as Fark. The boss was 3000km away. I could have my lunch hour whenever I wanted, the office was 2mind from the beach. I even needed to regularly visit customers down the coast right next to world class kite wave location. I usually kited several days during the week.
The money was good plus they funded me to provide a vehicle. That vehicle just happened to be a 4wd Ute so I could get even more access to kiting.

All and all at first site a glorious job to facilitate a kiting addiction.

But. The corporate bull**** slowly beat me down and was killing me from the inside out. I held on to that job for 4 years longer than what I should have because of the convenience.

Enter the new job. No company car, 45mins from the beach minimal chance of mid week kiting in the winter, less money.

But. It's not killing me, and I enjoy the work. I'm working at an innovative engineering workshop which do some funky innovative design. I'm getting involved in engineering design, proto typing and build. That is interesting as hell to me.

So..... Life is not all about kiting, there are other things to interest that brain too. The perfect job may not need to be kite related at all.

puppetonastring
WA, 3618 posts
2 Jan 2018 6:55PM
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toppleover said..




Sounds great but you forgot to tell us the pay rate
AwwwYeah hadnt thought of that .
Not to worry - its only Day 6 - must be payday tomorrow

Ozone Kites Aus
NSW, 595 posts
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6 Jan 2018 7:19AM
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cauncy said..
puppetonastring said..

Ozone Kites Aus said..
Just tallied up my hours spent testing Ozone kites for December 34.5 hrs on the water, around the beaches of Lennox and Byron.



Sounds like a winner to me


There's 168 hrs in a week


Thats a goal!

The perfect job is the one you love to do. If you can do the job that you love to do and it involves kiting, then that sounds like a good thing to me, perfect, hmm does that exist?

bjw
NSW, 2368 posts
6 Jan 2018 8:56AM
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Plummet said..
The boss was 3000km away.


An Australian hired a Kiwi?

WTF were they thinking?

Chris_M
1542 posts
6 Jan 2018 12:42PM
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bjw said..

Plummet said..
The boss was 3000km away.



An Australian hired a Kiwi?

WTF were they thinking?


Bad move to hire somebody who will do the job better than you, agreed

eppo
WA, 6373 posts
6 Jan 2018 2:11PM
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I fcken hate my job.

NthScb
69 posts
6 Jan 2018 7:38PM
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Ozone Kites Aus said..
Just tallied up my hours spent testing Ozone kites for December 34.5 hrs on the water, around the beaches of Lennox and Byron.


I'm happy to spend that much time testing out the edges. Just send a 10m and 8m over and I'll do it for free.

cauncy
WA, 5718 posts
6 Jan 2018 9:11PM
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NthScb said..


Ozone Kites Aus said..
Just tallied up my hours spent testing Ozone kites for December 34.5 hrs on the water, around the beaches of Lennox and Byron.




I'm happy to spend that much time testing out the edges. Just send a 10m and 8m over and I'll do it for free.



See Jason from west oz and dm from action sports,
i had a great run on the v9 edges, 9 10 mtr and new v2 enduro 10, the 9 v9 edge was the pick of the edges, but I'd possibly grab an 8 , along with a couple of enduros,

Fly on da wall
VIC, 527 posts
7 Jan 2018 12:43AM
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cauncy said..


NthScb said..




Ozone Kites Aus said..
Just tallied up my hours spent testing Ozone kites for December 34.5 hrs on the water, around the beaches of Lennox and Byron.






I'm happy to spend that much time testing out the edges. Just send a 10m and 8m over and I'll do it for free.





See Jason from west oz and dm from action sports,
i had a great run on the v9 edges, 9 10 mtr and new v2 enduro 10, the 9 v9 edge was the pick of the edges, but I'd possibly grab an 8 , along with a couple of enduros,


Yawn... Another ozone pimp! They're getting a bit long in the tooth..bring back all the other's

Seriously guy's... After quite a few year's on here it's the same old same old from the same guy's. Where are those honest guy's gone. Ooh, that's right they got over it like me... Bye bye seabreeze n all the tightarse promoting crap geaR kooks. Good equipment sells itself based on reputation not speculation...

Surfer62
VIC, 1142 posts
7 Jan 2018 10:08PM
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puppetonastring said..
I reckon my new gig is pretty hard to beat. "Shore Water Sports" is a SUP & Kayak hire service operating off the beach at Shorehaven Waterfront Park with the Wreck of the Alkimos clearly visible just 500M off the landscaped beach. Bewdiful!
Job Profile:
1) thoroughly test the rescue boat before opening everyday - checking the cray & occy pots is a good way to do that.
2) Run tours out and around the wreck till the wind comes up. End of SUPing & Kayaking for the day. Knock off time.
And there I am - right on the beach with all my toys free to use the wind from start-up to end.
(in between running lessons of course)
How Does Your Job Shape Up? Ha ha - go on youre allowed to drool



Back on topic of dream job not dream kite

Sounds pretty good but Im at beach when I want to be there, any beach I choose anywhere, days off when i want, start and finish work when i want, time off guided by tides, swell and wind, 9 weeks holidays a year when i want it, long service leave when i want it, same pay every week, not tied to one beach, no testing rescue boats, no running tours, on the beach with my toys when it suits me, yep I drool at the thought of your gig puppet

cauncy
WA, 5718 posts
7 Jan 2018 8:37PM
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Fly on da wall said..


cauncy said..




NthScb said..






Ozone Kites Aus said..
Just tallied up my hours spent testing Ozone kites for December 34.5 hrs on the water, around the beaches of Lennox and Byron.








I'm happy to spend that much time testing out the edges. Just send a 10m and 8m over and I'll do it for free.







See Jason from west oz and dm from action sports,
i had a great run on the v9 edges, 9 10 mtr and new v2 enduro 10, the 9 v9 edge was the pick of the edges, but I'd possibly grab an 8 , along with a couple of enduros,




Yawn... Another ozone pimp! They're getting a bit long in the tooth..bring back all the other's

Seriously guy's... After quite a few year's on here it's the same old same old from the same guy's. Where are those honest guy's gone. Ooh, that's right they got over it like me... Bye bye seabreeze n all the tightarse promoting crap geaR kooks. Good equipment sells itself based on reputation not speculation...



Fly on my bell end
get your facts, I'm riding north kites, but credit where credits due

cauncy
WA, 5718 posts
7 Jan 2018 8:51PM
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I win











Tough gig up here
bring back the red thumbs for the heavy c..ts

MrFreeze
205 posts
8 Jan 2018 7:07AM
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eppo said..
I fcken hate my job.


Hmmmmm, one word, resign!

Plummet
4057 posts
8 Jan 2018 2:48PM
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MrFreeze said..

eppo said..
I fcken hate my job.



Hmmmmm, one word, resign!


I recon Eppo might be in the position I was in prior to job change. Don't like the job or the terrible management, but its convenient for kiting,,,, other job options = less convenience, less kiting.

MDSXR6T
WA, 887 posts
8 Jan 2018 4:57PM
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I recon Eppo might be in the position I was in prior to job change. Don't like the job or the terrible management, but its convenient for kiting,,,, other job options = less convenience, less kiting.

I dont know... school teachers generally have it very good in WA if there not in a ****ty school. About 100k a year once you've been in the system for 7 or 8 years, fantastic job security, Monday- Friday, 12 weeks a year holidays, convenient to most lifestyles including family life etc etc

MrFreeze
205 posts
8 Jan 2018 7:13PM
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Plummet said.
I recon Eppo might be in the position I was in prior to job change. Don't like the job or the terrible management, but its convenient for kiting,,,, other job options = less convenience, less kiting.



I dont know... school teachers generally have it very good in WA if there not in a ****ty school. About 100k a year once you've been in the system for 7 or 8 years, fantastic job security, Monday- Friday, 12 weeks a year holidays, convenient to most lifestyles including family life etc etc



Hmmmmm, So that's why he hates it, only 12 weeks holidays a year and 100k. Hell I'd be squealing like a stuck pig too.



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