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  • What are Primal Friendly Companies You Would Work For?

    If you could work for any primal friendly company in the world and make the same amount of money that you make at your current job (or more) where would you work?

    I am currently job hunting and am applying to several Whole Foods positions across the country. What companies should I apply for next?

    My motivation to work soars when it involves something I believe in. Sure, whole foods sells bread but I can't control that. I believe in Whole Foods and thus have a passion to work for them.
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  • #2
    Most gyms wouldn't be too bad, I suppose, but the rat race of training doesn't appeal to me at all. Other than that... I can't really think of much to be quite honest.

    You could always apply to Monsanto. Bet they'd love to have you...
    Are you a college student, trying to navigate college while being Primal? Do you know any other PB college students on a tight budget? Heck, for that matter, are YOU trying to live Primal on a budget? Enroll at Primal University!

    For after all what is man in nature? A nothing in relation to infinity, all in relation to nothing, a central point between nothing and all and infinitely far from understanding either.
    -- Blaise Pascal

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    • #3
      Monsanto? NO THANKS! Lol
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      • #4
        Judging by your avatar photo and location, I'm thinking you oughta go for being a ranch-hand on a grass fed cattle operation in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Northern California. Okay, so I'm a smartass. I wouldn't do that either. But good luck finding something you can believe in - that's a solid step forward!

        Hey, maybe Mark is hiring for the supplement or publishing end of his businesses.

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        • #5
          You can work as a park ranger.

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          • #6
            I have three shifts left at Starbucks until I am QUIT FOREVER I HATE YOU STARBUCKS YOU ARE FAST FOOD.... *Ahem*

            I'm leaving Starbucks to focus on school for a year, once that year is up I'll probably apply at Whole Foods if only for the discount while I keep pursuing my career. If I could do anything and still make a great living? I wouldn't mind running a highly sustainable, smart farm.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Piscator View Post
              Judging by your avatar photo and location, I'm thinking you oughta go for being a ranch-hand on a grass fed cattle operation in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Northern California. Okay, so I'm a smartass. I wouldn't do that either. But good luck finding something you can believe in - that's a solid step forward!

              Hey, maybe Mark is hiring for the supplement or publishing end of his businesses.
              Haha yea if I could get free grass fed steak daily then it wouldn't be so bad...

              Originally posted by BoyPrimal View Post
              I have three shifts left at Starbucks until I am QUIT FOREVER I HATE YOU STARBUCKS YOU ARE FAST FOOD.... *Ahem*

              I'm leaving Starbucks to focus on school for a year, once that year is up I'll probably apply at Whole Foods if only for the discount while I keep pursuing my career. If I could do anything and still make a great living? I wouldn't mind running a highly sustainable, smart farm.
              Ah Starbucks - makes me remember my days at Bagel Beanery... a coffee and bagel shop... never again!

              Nice blog by the way - I added you to my ever growing primal blogroll - http://www.primaltoad.com/community/blog/
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              • #8
                I've actually considered cattle ranching as a new career path...hrm...

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                • #9
                  In this economy you're lucky enough to be employed at a decent paying job, much less find some thing so specific. Good luck in your endeavors.

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                  • #10
                    I used to be a chiropractic assistant. The first office I worked in was great, actually I think those two doctors are on this forum somewhere? They even have a Primal Blueprint challenge going on in their clinic right now, teaching people to eat and exercise Mark Sission style. *wave to Drs. Ed and Karen*. It was pretty primal in what we taught the patients, (cut out sugar and refined grains, eat more organic unprocessed foods, get outside and exercise and take care of your spine and you will see improvements in multiple areas of your health) and the fact that it was 100% focused on natural and preventative health. I learned so much working there! It maybe wasn't lifting heavy things or working outside but it supported my interest in health and wellness and gave me the chance to feel like in some small way I was helping to improve the well being of other people. Then I moved back to my home town and started working for a different chiropractic office that didn't have the same feel to it and was definitely less primally influenced, the doctors didn't follow the advice and lifestyle they themselves were teaching their patients, not to mention paid next to nothing. Needless to say I have gone into a different much less primal field of work purely for the salary and benefits plans. It has helped me get out of debt, pay for our wedding and buy a new house (we move in ten days!!) but I often feel conflicted that I am in a field that contradicts the lifestyle I myself am trying to follow.
                    The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease. - Thomas Edison

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                    • #11
                      Hmmm. I don't work for what would necessarily be called a primal-friendly company. However, they have a *great* philanthropic model -- 1-1-1.

                      1% profit--money donated to non-profit causes
                      1% product--support over 6000 non-profits for free on the software
                      1% productivity--they pay me 4 hours per month to go work with non-profits. It's a huge part of the company culture -- you're expected to go do non-profit work on a regular basis.

                      They purchase carbon offsets for the office buildings, trying to reduce their carbon footprint. All the flatware in the office is "spudware" -- made from potatoes and 100% compostable. They frequently "fine" departments that leave fancy screen-savers running, instead of turning off the screen (and saving electricity.) They moved from bottled water to filtered water systems. And so on.

                      Maybe instead of just primal as your focus, you could also look at how companies use their influence in the community? Just my $.02.
                      If I don't live my dream, who will?

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                      • #12
                        A local farm would probaly be the simplist thing to do. A neat idea - try a crop mob.

                        Crop mobs are made up of people that go to a farm on the weekend and help out with work, and for payment receive food.
                        It's a great way to build community, help people out, without wholly committing to a specific place or type of work.

                        Here's a link to a cropmob - http://cropmob.org/
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                        • #13
                          I think my ultimate dream job would be farming. How much more primal can you get then digging in the dirt, pulling out the veggies, chopping wood to keep you warm, milking your own goats, watching your cattle get nice and fat on organic grass pastures? I know it would be dirty and smelly and a lot of hard physical labour but all those things attract me to the idea more so. I like the idea of knowing where my food came from and being proud that I was about to produce a bounty. A few pots of tomatoes and lettuce on my balcony just aren't enough to feel like a true provider. We move in ten days (why yes I am counting down the days!) and next spring I will have a small garden but not enough space for chicken sadly.
                          The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease. - Thomas Edison

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                          • #14
                            hunter/gatherer

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mikebike View Post
                              In this economy you're lucky enough to be employed at a decent paying job, much less find some thing so specific. Good luck in your endeavors.
                              Yea and I'll add that I live in Michigan where the economy is the worse out of all 50 states!!

                              Originally posted by Leanne View Post
                              but I often feel conflicted that I am in a field that contradicts the lifestyle I myself am trying to follow.
                              This is what I do NOT want. It doesn't have to be pro primal... but something that contradicts it completely would be tough... say working at just about any fast food place...

                              I have thought about applying at any restaurant that need servers. I have never been a server but believe I would be excellent at it. It would just be hard working at say an italian restaurant where someone more than likely wants something grain based and they ask the servers for recommendations... just saying...
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