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Old 09-19-2007, 10:19 AM   #1
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I have a question for you guys, I hope it's not too controversial.

Would you take a pay cut to work in a brewery? I.e. do you think the reduction in earnings would be worth all that experience - and to make a career out of it.


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Old 09-19-2007, 01:55 PM   #2
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Old 09-19-2007, 02:24 PM   #3
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over worked

under paid

under appreciated

I would do it if I could afford it...
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Old 09-19-2007, 02:31 PM   #4
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Hell, if cnbudz gets his venture off the ground, I'm going to go do grunt work for him for beer!

I couldn't imagine giving up my career to brew, I like what I do too much and I have a family. Were I still single, no kid, I might have considered it.
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Old 09-19-2007, 02:33 PM   #5
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Only if I can have the job of checking the bottles for mice.
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I can't wait, Worked out a deal with SWMBO that after she gets her doctorate, I can quit and get a job in a brewery, I told her that it would be a huge pay cut and she was ok with it because she'll Finally have a job.

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Will the pay cut put you out on the street? If so, definitely not worth it. If you can still maintain a normal lifestyle and you really want to do it, go for it.

As Bird mentioned I'm in the midst of starting a small scale brewery, doing all the applications now and they sure do suck, and I don't plan on stopping my regular job until I know I can support myself with brewing and even then I won't completely stop what I do now.

Bird, I'm saving the title of "Head Fermenter Scrubber" for you
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Bird, I'm saving the title of "Head Fermenter Scrubber" for you

I believe that would be a cellerman, and he would get to shovel out the 170deg mash tuns too

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I believe that would be a cellerman, and he would get to shovel out the 170deg mash tuns too

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Although it would be cool, I don't think I'd want to do it as a profession. I'm worried it would take all the fun out of it if I had to brew every day vs. doing it when I want to.

A few years back I took an extra job with a couple guys that were running an operation at one of the "card clubs" here in LA. I played blackjack about 30 hrs/week. The game holds no interest for me now. It's all about numbers.


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