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  1. Oops...harryjohnson, the shows I am familiar with...

    Oops...harryjohnson, the shows I am familiar with do not include that clean up cost in the staff payroll, it is a job performed when the show is over, staff is gone and is a completely different crew...
  2. OK, my disclaimer is I am not a manager and am...

    OK, my disclaimer is I am not a manager and am not intending to take up the colors for them but since harryjohnson wants to talk for the sake of argument...

    The shows I was specifically referring...
  3. While donning my suit expecting major flames.......

    While donning my suit expecting major flames....

    I concede many of the points other posters have made, showing at the A shows has become incredibly expensive. It is hard to discuss this topic...
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    Wanderluster, hate to tell you but Beezer gets to...

    Wanderluster, hate to tell you but Beezer gets to skip on your royalties. My high school yearbook, (from when dinosaurs roamed the earth), has a gag ad in it from parents "Eileen and Ben Dover"...
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    To the best of my knowledge, worker's comp does...

    To the best of my knowledge, worker's comp does not cover this...they are independent contractors with no benefits and no manager I know pays into WC (or anything else as far as I know) for horse...
  6. Elizabeth, (if I may call you that) thank you so...

    Elizabeth, (if I may call you that) thank you so much for your reports, and especially, thank you for what you and countless others are doing in the recovery effort. I appreciate that you are too...
  7. Ise, windline, huntertwo, thanks for having the...

    Ise, windline, huntertwo, thanks for having the guts to stand by your guns. I have very mixed feelings on many issues here, but one I am crystal clear on is whatever problems the federal gov't...
  8. I'm prepared to be ripped a new one for this, but...

    I'm prepared to be ripped a new one for this, but here goes...

    First, politics is politics. There's not a politician that doesn't end up with photo ops, that's why they have "handlers" and that's...
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    Yea, Merry!!! ...

    Yea, Merry!!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif ...
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    Glad you're home, Merry, that alone always makes...

    Glad you're home, Merry, that alone always makes one feel better. Take care and do everything they tell you to get better soon. So sorry you have to go through all of this....
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    Merry, please get better soon, we are always less...

    Merry, please get better soon, we are always less of a board without your wit, wisdom, and amazing personality. Here's hoping you'll be back to normal and posting here with us in no time.

    It goes...
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    You know, Khobstetter, you're right, I am...

    You know, Khobstetter, you're right, I am important, we all are, and we all were long before this task force report came out with suggestions for licenses and the rules that go with them (and may I...
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    Hey Beezer! Other than the fact that the...

    Hey Beezer! Other than the fact that the National Weather Service issued small craft warnings for my swimming pool, things here are OK. I've missed you guys.
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    I have been lurking on this discussion for some...

    I have been lurking on this discussion for some time and can't restrain myself any longer.

    C. Boylen - Shows "will be evaluated...and you will have a better indication of what shows are suitable...
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    Hey Bumpkin! There is a slim(at this point...

    Hey Bumpkin!

    There is a slim(at this point very slim) chance that I may be up your way to some shows next year. If it looks like its happening you'll be the first to know. Miss you too.
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    Maybe lurking is a sign of aging...I too lurk...

    Maybe lurking is a sign of aging...I too lurk more than post nowadays. Glad to see some of the California clique is still around in one form or the other.
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    Willem, you were always quite a guy! There are...

    Willem, you were always quite a guy! There are tears on my cheeks but they are there because you have brought me great joy. I do give thanks for every moment with every one of my wonderful friends...
  18. In pretty late on this one but... 1) Like...

    In pretty late on this one but...

    1) Like Bumpkin, I'm from back in the day. I did my own hauling, grooming, braiding, warm-up, feeding and mucking. Met my trainer at the show and used her...
  19. Erin,...

    Erin, http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/sigh.gif

    I'm so sorry about Shamrock, I have every confidence my old Irish Thoroughbred will be meeting him at the Rainbow Bridge and they...
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    Thanks for the info, guys. I think that system...

    Thanks for the info, guys. I think that system or something similar would be great for hunters. I'm no show manager but I do know a few that work very hard to present nice, enjoyable, safe shows...
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    Seems reasonable, Portia, but in dressage are...

    Seems reasonable, Portia, but in dressage are those certain shows pre-selected or are they shows of the exhibitor's choosing?

    "just remember this my girl, when you look up in the sky, you can see...
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    CCollman is absolutely right, abolish the mileage...

    CCollman is absolutely right, abolish the mileage rule and nobody wins.

    All the posters keep throwing around "free market", "let the best show win", "good footing", etc. but as noname so concisely...
  23. Erin, To answer your question on a previous...

    Erin,

    To answer your question on a previous page (I hope) most people who work at shows do not fill out employment apps because they are not employees. They are independent contractors contracted...
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    Coreene, I don't know what brings more tears to...

    Coreene, I don't know what brings more tears to my eyes, knowing the loss you feel, or your amazing strength and wisdom as you deal with it.

    My thoughts are with you....
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    Still trying to read the whole thread so this may...

    Still trying to read the whole thread so this may have been mentioned.

    My teeth grind when people say, "Where are you at? I don't know why they are compelled to add that "at".

    Also the leaving...
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