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I have landed on my feet in my current job, my headkeeper is top notch and will fight for everything me need whether its in the house or equipment. He doesn't think its right to expect someone to graft their tits off all day maybe in the pissing rain to come home to a cold damp house. he says he doesn't live in shit so why should he expect his lads too?

 

I think depending on the perks, a beatkeeper starting his first beatkeeping job should start on about 12,000 a year and for it to go up every other year depending on how well their doing their job.

if you go to a new job the number of years experience should be taken into account.

 

I started on less than this and was over the moon with just getting the job, at the end of the day keepering isn't about the money but just because your doing what you love doesn't mean you should have to degrade your standards of living more so when you have a family that depends on you.

 

all these miserable old has beens need to grow up and live in the present.

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It would interest me to know what you lads think a keeper should be paid

I know keeping is more of a life choice than career choice and you only get out of it what you put into it as in any job but I think a lot of people on here took it as he'd jack and should be grateful that he can't afford to put food on the table and while working his arse off his employer treats him like shit.

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Gone are the days you need to doth your cap and pay for the privellage to work go these people.

It's about time the industry caught up with the times.

I wouldn't wish anyone to have to earn peanuts for their blood sweat and years then to make it worse get endless shit from their head keeper.

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I travelled daily to my first job ,a round trip of 70 miles .No fuel paid for the princely sum of 87 quid a week .Petrol was 20 a week .No house ,complicated.Expected to be on rearing field for 0430 and some days had to stay on lamping as part of a rota .Tips were split 60-40. 60 to head keeper and 40 between 4 beats .We got roughly 300 a month tips which was considerably more than the neighbouring estate got .One suit a year ,cartridges on demand and days loading if you were good enough which more than doubled the weekly wage in a day .Tasks were laid out daily from keepers house after breakfast and you never went home till done .The bosses dogs were our resposibilty as were the heads ,cleaning walking ,feeding .Shoot days started at 0500 for us ,feeding in the dark on straw rides and we had to check all traps before 0730 when it was quick breaky at heads and brief on the day .Mid week to save time we would feed at night in the dark to save time

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its a tough job no dout,i would nt do it personally,too long hours for the money.and i know some shooters are good lads but you allways get the cocks.run a syndicate now for basically free,but its for alot of friends,and we get the run of land.its a hobby so work aswell.

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so foxdropper you fed ride after dark :laugh: yts then :laugh:

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I couldn't be arsed to even reply on this anymore I get nothing but heat for wanting another chance I know I made a mistake but when your paying all bills except rent, my oil for heating was £300 for 500litres, everything adds up, £170 a week at 18 paying all bills including car to run and insure, dogs to feed, gear to buy because I wasn't supplied with anything, my parents paid for my food shopping and when they haven't got a lot themselves times a hard I had to give up the go, end off, I made my mistake and I learnt from it I should have found another job while I was in one.

If what your sayings true then fair play. Its 2015 and nobody should be on less then minimum wage for anything. And if you are your bills should have atleast been paid. If keeping is that shit then get yourself a trade do an apprenticeship or whatever and if take shooting up or whatever else as a hobby. When i first left school i played rugby full time. In the end you get no wage out of it untill you hit make the grade fully and even then the money isnt that great unless your the best of the best and you loose interest. Anyway i f****d it off and have now almost finished my apprenticship im earning good money and im finally enjoying my sport once again. Good luck to you with whatever you do but n°1 has always got to come first remember that.
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Give it up buddy, go get a trade. 3 years at college as truck mechanic then 40k for 4 nights a week. Run you own shoot on time off.

 

I go shooting and I help out at weekends ............ unless a paying job comes in ! Stroll around feeders on a sunny Saturday is nice, traipsing through knee deep sludge on a cold Jan morning isn't.

 

Minimum wage for 18 year old is £5.13 per hour I believe, going up in October

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Got to laugh at the lads that think keepering is poorly paid stick at it border hunter the rich rewards are there for those that work and are ambitious

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