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1851. Posted by taigra (Budding Member 72 posts) 5y

Quoting yying

Hi, i just get the news from ECO that my appeal was successful... so i need submit my travelling documents to issue visa.
I plan to go UK mid/end of Aug, so who else interest to go on that time too? I am looking for partner oh...
Beside that, if u have any vacancy can hold till Aug, kindly keep me posted. TQ...

Congrts!!!!!!!!!

1852. Posted by 3L (Budding Member 8 posts) 5y

Hi,

I've been reading this thread and was amazed that many of you were able to get a job in the UK though mostly are not within London. I really need some advise in job hunting and tips coz I can't even get a contract/part time job. To make things worst, I do not have administrative experience and agencies are not keen to help me at all. Appreciate your kind advise/tips. Thank you.

1853. Posted by taigra (Budding Member 72 posts) 5y

Quoting 3L

Hi,

I've been reading this thread and was amazed that many of you were able to get a job in the UK though mostly are not within London. I really need some advise in job hunting and tips coz I can't even get a contract/part time job. To make things worst, I do not have administrative experience and agencies are not keen to help me at all. Appreciate your kind advise/tips. Thank you.

Hi 3L,

are you base in london? what type of job you are looking for? what is your previous job experiences?

1854. Posted by writingale (Budding Member 37 posts) 5y

hi,
im also not getting any job in london, been trying from december... as of now, i work as a nanny, but it pays only 90 pounds per week (plus free food and room), and i definitely need more pay because I have loans back home...

im trying to get supermarket jobs like in ASDA or Tesco but no luck there...

some offices want assistants but they are put off by the working holidaymaker visa... they want some one who can be with them for at least 3 years... they tell me that they usually spend 6 months training a person so if the person has only one year working visa then it is not feasible for them...

im really worried! any tips?


Rads

1855. Posted by taigra (Budding Member 72 posts) 5y

Quoting writingale

hi,
im also not getting any job in london, been trying from december... as of now, i work as a nanny, but it pays only 90 pounds per week (plus free food and room), and i definitely need more pay because I have loans back home...

im trying to get supermarket jobs like in ASDA or Tesco but no luck there...

some offices want assistants but they are put off by the working holidaymaker visa... they want some one who can be with them for at least 3 years... they tell me that they usually spend 6 months training a person so if the person has only one year working visa then it is not feasible for them...

im really worried! any tips?


Rads

what type of job you are looking for? what is your previous job experiences?

1856. Posted by Jian (Budding Member 14 posts) 5y

Hi all,

Just to update about my experience since I land in the UK for about 2 months.

I'm now in Edinburgh, Scotland. I couldn't get any office job as well maybe because of I'm not native speaker or maybe the visa type.

However, I think if u don't mind any jobs u should be able to survive.

I got a job as a waiter in a Chinese restaurant.

If u are interested, the restaurant i'm working with is still hiring. It's a chain store with few branches all over Scotland. If u are interested pls call 0131 556 3313 and look for Candice

on top of that, if u are in Edinburgh, I think there would be a lot of opportunities these two months especially during the festival. I found a lot of shops looking for sales assistants especially for the coming busy period in Jul & Aug. You can also walk in and ask :)

Good luck :)

Jian

1857. Posted by Buzzcock (Full Member 178 posts) 5y

Well, as this is the longest thread of all, I guess I should add my two pennies' worth. I'm guessing that a lot of the grammatically poor 'job hunting' posts are either spoofs or the posters are genuinely foolish enough to think that they will find employment on this bankrupt overcrowded island, where the real level of government debt exceeds the GDP, where the total level of private debt (mortgages, credit cards etc) is way over a trillion pounds - yep that's greater than £1,000,000,000,000 - and both of which will take at least a decade to pay off. I'm guessing that they are also too young or too stupid to understand the meaning of the word R-E-C-E-S-S-I-O-N.

1858. Posted by taigra (Budding Member 72 posts) 5y

well, as a working holiday maker visa holder we are not lucky enough ask the british government to FEED us with government benefits if we are not working(or in some cases choose not to work/plain lazy), in fact we have to pay tax to support these ppl. so we have to work no matter how bad is the economic.

if you read some posts before this, it is not difficult to find a job in restaurant, hotels, housekeeping, retail etc which the 'locals' choose to avoid due to hard work and low pay(imagine they are getting more benefits than our pay after tax) so keep searching and don't give up,
these job do not need you to have shakespeare's english or phd in economics BUT you have to be HARDWORKING and don't just sit down and COMPLAIN this la that la hahaha....

dua sen punya komen

taigra

[ Edit: Edited on 27-Jun-2009, at 16:54 by taigra ]

1859. Posted by Buzzcock (Full Member 178 posts) 5y

And therein lies the problem.

Britain has an ample supply of unskilled labour available but the government keeps importing more to keep wage levels down and rent levels up; the only people benefitting being unscrupulous employers and buy-to-let landlords (including those government ministers with several properties who benefit from high house prices). Of course the more people there are living on this already overcrowded island, the greater the dependency on food and fuel imports, so the bigger our balance of payments deficit gets, all of which adds to the already humungous level of debt.

Personally I don't care what anyone's ethnic origins are, I just think it is lunacy to encourage more people to come and live on an island whose natural resources are depleted, whose industrial base is severely run down, which only has enough farmland to supply 60% of its food needs and where jobs are being outsourced to other countries - in some cases by us paying the European Union to do so via our taxes.

Hey but don't let that put you off, you can still believe the delusion that Britain is wealthy. Oh and service industry employment is dependent on discretionary income being spent in those restaurants and hotels, but for most of the population such discretionary income as they have is falling and will continue to do so for a good few years yet. Do you seriously think that people who are up to their eyeballs in debt will be able to continue spending money they no longer have?

1860. Posted by Jian (Budding Member 14 posts) 5y

As a working holidaymaker, I have a clear mind of why I am here. I'm here to make some money for traveling as traveling using my Ringgit Malaysia is too expensive. I appreciate the opportunity given for me to be here.

I think how the government works doesn't really matter to me.

And as mentioned by taigra there are loads of jobs offer out there...so if u are a genuine working holiday maker it shouldn't be an issue for you. and yes, u have to be hardworking and don't be picky, most importantly stay positive.

No matter how bad the economy is, there is always something for u :)

Good Luck! :)

Jian