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Paleo Part-Time Jobs

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 04, 2011 at 5:02 AM

I've previously mentioned the fact that grad school is kicking my bank account's ass and I'm looking for part-time work to lower my stress levels. I did see Stephan's post about paleo jobs but that thread seems to be more focused on full-time careers.

I'd love to find work as a butcher or a farmhand to get a better understanding of where my food is coming from but I wouldn't know the first thing about getting such a position. I'm sure there are also a lot of other opportunities related to the paleo lifestyle as well, I'm just having trouble brainstorming and figuring out how to get my foot in the door.

Not sure if this question is paleo enough but I just wanted to see if anyone had any experience or suggestions on getting part-time "paleo work."

Thanks in advance.

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on November 07, 2011
at 05:45 PM

LOL I let you know when I get it figured out.

Cc7381bd787721575ea9198048132adb

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on November 04, 2011
at 08:48 PM

Looked into it, I'd love to do it but it runs through Sept. and classes start the end of August. Great suggestion though, probably the most paleo farm in the country.

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(3536)

on November 04, 2011
at 08:00 PM

How do I go about applying?

B9cc28905ec54389c47cde031d709703

on November 04, 2011
at 07:15 PM

It will be in the Wyoming sticks in about 3 years. Room and board will be available.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on November 04, 2011
at 06:34 PM

Where is your farm?

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

(4090)

on November 04, 2011
at 06:24 PM

I had another idea for you! What about presenting at local health food stores on Paleo eating? Like a mini seminar. Even local books stores might like that, especially if they had multiple paleo/primal book offerings.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on November 04, 2011
at 06:24 PM

Farm labor is tough, low-paying and in high demand. I've got 2-3 tons of manure in the barn right now that needs mucking out, any takers? ;)

Cc7381bd787721575ea9198048132adb

(5541)

on November 04, 2011
at 05:04 PM

I actually did apply with Chris, have my fingers crossed!

Cc7381bd787721575ea9198048132adb

(5541)

on November 04, 2011
at 05:04 PM

These are the kind of answers I'm looking for! Very creative and very paleo. +10 if I could.

B1fcaceba952861d0324bdb291edbbe0

(3159)

on November 04, 2011
at 11:13 AM

Craigslist it...

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on November 04, 2011
at 09:19 AM

Chris Kresser is looking for a PT virtual assistant right now - part time. Check his web page if you are tech savvy.

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on November 04, 2011
at 06:09 AM

Get some firsthand input -- go to a butcher, farmer, etc. and just talk. You could contact your favorite local brand. You might not find anything in the actual 'production' (i.e., butchering, sowing, etc.), but you could get involved in business side.

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on November 04, 2011
at 05:28 AM

I have no idea, but I will definitely be watching this thread! Good question.

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F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

(4090)

on November 04, 2011
at 04:34 PM

What about learning how to build urban chicken coops and helping people set them up and learn how to care for them. You can make money off the build, money off the training, and maybe get free eggs.

Cc7381bd787721575ea9198048132adb

(5541)

on November 04, 2011
at 05:04 PM

These are the kind of answers I'm looking for! Very creative and very paleo. +10 if I could.

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

(4090)

on November 04, 2011
at 06:24 PM

I had another idea for you! What about presenting at local health food stores on Paleo eating? Like a mini seminar. Even local books stores might like that, especially if they had multiple paleo/primal book offerings.

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on November 04, 2011
at 05:33 PM

Apply for a farmhand internship at Joel Salatin's Polyface Farm in Virginia.

If I was college-aged again and had a chance to do everything over, I'd seriously consider it.

Being able to grow food sustainably is a much more valuable skill-set than being able to write code - despite what the current economics might suggest.

Cc7381bd787721575ea9198048132adb

(5541)

on November 04, 2011
at 08:48 PM

Looked into it, I'd love to do it but it runs through Sept. and classes start the end of August. Great suggestion though, probably the most paleo farm in the country.

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B6114a1980b1481fb18206064f3f4a4f

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on November 04, 2011
at 07:08 PM

Does your university have a "hire our students" type website linked to the career center? Our career center lets you upload a resume (or 2 or 3) and other personal info to a "hire" site that in turn lists all of the open part-time jobs and internships on campus, plus a lot more in the community and around the state/country. It's how most students on my campus find part-time jobs and internships and where most employers in the area post to find student workers. These include many "Paleo-themed" jobs at natural food stores, community agriculture, meat labs on campus etc. Many universities have similar services in their career centers, and the jobs you apply for don't have to be related to your eventual career interests. I've both hired others students to work for me (biological field assistants and nannies to take care of my kids) and applied for student jobs this way.

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B9cc28905ec54389c47cde031d709703

on November 04, 2011
at 09:10 AM

When I was a teenager I worked at small town grocery store. I worked in produce and then "transferred" over to the meat department. They had an in house butcher. By transferred I mean after I was done with getting the produce out I would go over and ask the butcher if he wanted some help. After a while he decided that he "needed" the extra help and then that is were I worked.

If you want to work on a farm. Just drive up to a farm and ask if they need any help with daily stuff.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on November 04, 2011
at 06:24 PM

Farm labor is tough, low-paying and in high demand. I've got 2-3 tons of manure in the barn right now that needs mucking out, any takers? ;)

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on November 04, 2011
at 06:34 PM

Where is your farm?

B9cc28905ec54389c47cde031d709703

on November 04, 2011
at 07:15 PM

It will be in the Wyoming sticks in about 3 years. Room and board will be available.

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on February 24, 2013
at 02:31 AM

I want to start buying my own things , and my parents are always running low on money . Is There Any where a 14 year old girl can get money , or a job? Thanks ! :)

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9b0a4701e373d4dd13831cfb9b13f42d

(1677)

on November 04, 2011
at 07:28 PM

Well if your single theres always the worlds oldest profession....

JK

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on November 04, 2011
at 08:00 PM

How do I go about applying?

9b0a4701e373d4dd13831cfb9b13f42d

(1677)

on November 07, 2011
at 05:45 PM

LOL I let you know when I get it figured out.

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