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    Congratulations!!

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    Congrats Toni!!

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    Toni, how wonderful! Every aspect of this job sounds exciting and perfect for you. Good going.

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    Wonderful news! Congrats to you, Toni!

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    Oh I m sorry I missed this earlier, congrats for the new job, by your posts it seems exciting for you although I dont quite understood what Seavey Family guru is
    Doing a job you are excited about is a bless I think!

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    Seniorita the Seavey Family are a three generation family of sled dog mushers. http://www.ididaride.com They race in the Iditarod - http://www.iditarod.com - and in 2004 Mitch Seavey won the race. Grandfather Dan Seavey helped create the Iditarod 40 years ago. Mitch's sons have also run the Iditarod (Dallas Seavey is the most competitive of the boys). My job will be to run their social media and online reservations (in the summer time they give dog sled rides/demonstrations) basically I get paid to play on their twitter, website, and facebook all day - ish. lol

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    I think it sounds delightful, Toni. You may feel lucky to get this job, but from reading your posts, I am of the opinion that they are lucky to get you to work for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    I think it sounds delightful, Toni. You may feel lucky to get this job, but from reading your posts, I am of the opinion that they are lucky to get you to work for them.
    That's basically what Danny kept saying, that I was a huge asset as far as he was concerned. We'll see. I'm already seeing a lot of crap by the anti-I D I T A R O D sort who believe that the Seavey's and others are abusing their dogs. All because they don't live a pampered pet lifestyle... I deal with that off and on, sure, but when it's venom directed at people I admire, respect and KNOW and I know that what they're claiming as fact is not only incorrect but outright lies it really wears on me. their tour has only maybe five bad reviews, and they're all the same person. If it was really that bad why are they coming back? Oh, wait, they didn't take the tour, they just post crap on tripadvisor and other places. RIDICULOUS!

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    Congrats on your new job. Hope all works out fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    That's basically what Danny kept saying, that I was a huge asset as far as he was concerned. We'll see. I'm already seeing a lot of crap by the anti-I D I T A R O D sort who believe that the Seavey's and others are abusing their dogs. All because they don't live a pampered pet lifestyle... I deal with that off and on, sure, but when it's venom directed at people I admire, respect and KNOW and I know that what they're claiming as fact is not only incorrect but outright lies it really wears on me. their tour has only maybe five bad reviews, and they're all the same person. If it was really that bad why are they coming back? Oh, wait, they didn't take the tour, they just post crap on tripadvisor and other places. RIDICULOUS!
    I once helped write an elementary school math textbook, and when I worked up some story problems about the race (distance in miles, average mileage traveled per day, and so forth), they told me that the topic was too "controversial." These folk were so chicken that we weren't even allowed to write story problems about zoos, because they were afraid that activists would protest that. Another program I worked on was fine with the topic, thank goodness, and that's how we got the wonderful article in that gave the history of the original run. Sigh...some people have a very narrow idea of purity (in any of a number of directions) and are very offended if everyone else doesn't live by their ideals. This happens on both sides of the political spectrum. It does get old after awhile, doesn't it? I remember once reading in a magazine an interview with a TV actress who made some light comment about feeling as though her hips were the size of Bolivia, and someone wrote in and said that the woman had offended Bolivians everywhere.
    Last edited by Olympia; 02-27-2012 at 11:02 AM.

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    just did my first interview with Conway and Mitch. Con just won the Jr. I D I T A R O D and had a run in with a moose... Mitch is preparing for it. Going out to their place in Sterling to get pictures. I'm not gonna complain. At least if my exploder gets stuck they have dog power to pull me out!

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    Sounds like you don't want to go. Anyway,count the Pros and the Cons of this job
    and try not to sign a contract.

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    If you could move over there with a family member or a friend -that would be ideal.
    If not you can maintain daily contact with them via email and on the phone-it helps a lot
    and travel to the states when you have a chance.
    Do go where you think you will be happy or comfortable,don't do it for the money or if it
    doesn't sound like a place you would dislike been at.
    Last edited by Ana Raquel; 02-28-2012 at 04:04 AM.

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    Congratulations Toni and best of luck.

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    thanks for posting, Ana. Post often and long!

    and thanks, Buzzz! Haven't seen you in a while, good to see your post this morning!

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