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Just wondering if anyone here has a story to share about how they have taken temporary work to tide them over whilst their normal line of work is on hold?

 

I hear that there are going to be 80,000 workers needed in agriculture starting around April fruit picking etc.  We all know that us Brits are not too good at this usually, but if needs must may be worth considering.  And there is huge demand for drivers and other roles for Tesco, Amazon etc.  Much easier than fruit picking I imagine.  I did look at driving jobs but I think I will manage without but I will do it if I have to.  Worse ways to stay afloat I think than driving for Amazon for a few months.

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8 minutes ago, Squaredy said:

Just wondering if anyone here has a story to share about how they have taken temporary work to tide them over whilst their normal line of work is on hold?

 

I hear that there are going to be 80,000 workers needed in agriculture starting around April fruit picking etc.  We all know that us Brits are not too good at this usually, but if needs must may be worth considering.  And there is huge demand for drivers and other roles for Tesco, Amazon etc.  Much easier than fruit picking I imagine.  I did look at driving jobs but I think I will manage without but I will do it if I have to.  Worse ways to stay afloat I think than driving for Amazon for a few months.

Just signed up for land army...am alright for work at mo but covering all bases...it’s got to outside manual work for me,I have no problem fruit picking or anything to do with agriculture.

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I knew a couple of lads that  years ago did harvest work 12 month of the year travelling the world, from apples, wheat to sugar cane they were mad.

4 minutes ago, 5 shires said:

Just signed up for land army...am alright for work at mo but covering all bases...it’s got to outside manual work for me,I have no problem fruit picking or anything to do with agriculture

Picking fruit is not hard work unless eye candy about.:001_tt1: 

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2 minutes ago, woody paul said:

I knew a couple of lads that  years ago did harvest work 12 month of the year travelling the world, from apples, wheat to sugar cane they were mad.

Picking fruit is not hard work unless eye candy about.:001_tt1: 

That’s all well and good but i’am a professional🤪

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I was supposed to start on a rip out at the local leisure centre last week, it got pulled on Tuesday morning, and the site closed until further notice.

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Amazon doing their own deliveries is a new thing round here, and all their drivers* I have met so far are eastern europeen and struggle finding their way about?

Obviously amazon are hoping to make more money doing it this way, but you wonder what was wrong with giving the work to royal mail and the posties.

 

 

*I imagine they're self employed?

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56 minutes ago, 5 shires said:

Just signed up for land army...am alright for work at mo but covering all bases...it’s got to outside manual work for me,I have no problem fruit picking or anything to do with agriculture.

...do you have to wear a tin hat n say "yes Mr Manwaring" cos that would make my day.  K

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43 minutes ago, eggsarascal said:

I was supposed to start on a rip out at the local leisure centre last week, it got pulled on Tuesday morning, and the site closed until further notice.

Story of yr life mate, k

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1 minute ago, Khriss said:

Story of yr life mate, k

Think you've fallen on your feet for a few months and the rug gets pulled from beneath you. I'll manage, but out of savings I guess.

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If lockdown goes beyond a month, (and I expect it will) might do a bit of chainsaw work for harvesting guys I’m friends with.

hard going and not great money but I enjoy a few days of it every now and again for some reason (sad, I know)

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