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    Default I've Done It.

    I've finally acted and as of 28th March I will be joining the Lost Dog's Home. As a volunteer of course.

    I didn't get the job at the boutique apparently because I am "a smoker." I have been informed that by law I shouldn't have been required to answer that question, but crap happens I guess. First job I've ever not got, so that was a huge shock to my ego, I must admit.

    Have had a good talk with the head honcho, and she has explained they do get a few GSD's in there looking for new homes, so that will be my main focus. The vet who does all the work for them happens to be my vet too, so I'm really quite happy about that!

    It will give me something to do other than renovating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    I've finally acted and as of 28th March I will be joining the Lost Dog's Home. As a volunteer of course.
    I had to lol at this
    Congratz hun its so good that you can give those guys the attention they need

    Breeding, Showing, Training and general crazy making!!!
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    What's the lost dogs home?? is that like, fostering/rehoming dogs or something?

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    I didn't think that they were allowed to discriminate against smokers?

    Sounds like a really good idea DA!

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    aww big congratz hun.... what lucky doggies for having you to help them..

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    Lost Dogs Home in Tas must have a better reputation than the one in Sydney.

    When I started working for the Public Service in Canberra - I was with a group of about 17 people. About two would put their hands up if you asked who was a smoker, and people were still allowed to smoke in the office then, though that stopped only months later. Anyway when we went to an after work party, only two people didn't smoke. So there were a hell of a lot of "social smokers" in our group.

    I figure if you can go a whole work day without a cigarette, you can write you "don't smoke" on the job application with impunity.

    And that's coming from a never had a smoke person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Lost Dogs Home in Tas must have a better reputation than the one in Sydney.

    When I started working for the Public Service in Canberra - I was with a group of about 17 people. About two would put their hands up if you asked who was a smoker, and people were still allowed to smoke in the office then, though that stopped only months later. Anyway when we went to an after work party, only two people didn't smoke. So there were a hell of a lot of "social smokers" in our group.

    I figure if you can go a whole work day without a cigarette, you can write you "don't smoke" on the job application with impunity.

    And that's coming from a never had a smoke person.
    That was what I thought, but i was totally honest. Said yep I smoke. Always outside the house, and certainly not in work hours or in my vehicle. I spoke to 2 ppl, one a government worker and the other a MP, and they both said I should not have been asked that question. They said it was illegal to do so, but who knows. Even more so, who cares.
    When I've been working I've had no issue going all day without one. I even found I smoked less when i was at home, due to a lesser desire to have them. Lol.

    Hy I have no idea what the rep of the LDH in Tassie is. Then again I have no idea what the rep of the one in Sydney is like either. Elaborate please?
    They do have a general no-kill policy here TMU, but of course that doesn't include unsuitable dogs for rehoming due to major health issues or human aggression etc. I've helped to euthanise many a dog, that part doesn't phase me I'm afraid. Not sure that's a good thing to end up like that, but possibly good for this voluntary position anyway.

    Ha ha Ashaari, just realised how I worded it. you could have had a field day with that one!

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    Way to go DA

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    That is great DA!

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    There isn't a Lost Dogs Home in Sydney - not that I know of anyway. I think you must mean the one in Melbourne whose practices are beyond belief. They have a shocking rehoming rate, will not work with rescue and pity help a dog if he/she is over 4 or 5. Go to the website of Rescued with Love and you will find dreadful stories and photographs of the GM who has been there for about 20 years posing with mounds of dead animals.

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