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RobE911

American climber seeking job abroad...

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You guys rule

 

Rob - I've no idea on the paperwork / visa issues. All I know is that if you can get that side of things sorted and be ready to work "crack on" etc - plenty of work going for the right fella.

 

I'm ex mil - did some detachments in Ford Bragg & North & South Carolina and spent a lot of time in New Mexico - your beer is like cats piss & you don't take kindly to good looking well spoken Brits stealing your women / but we needed to get back at you for the 40's. :-)

 

On that basis - Welcome. And seriously - PM me if you do get over here, would like to think I can help.

 

Russ

 

Im sure the accent swooned the southern ladies for a day or two, but thats more than enough time... Thanks for your advice man, you'll be one of the first I contact when Im the idiot abroad.

Don't forget to give Germany a look.

 

A lot of companies are often looking for good climbers/cutters (the company I'm working with and another nearby included)

 

And a lot of people in Germany speak English, especially in tree companies. I have absolutely no idea how the whole visa stuff works though.....

 

Best of luck whatever you do

 

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I'll definitely look into that, thanks :thumbup1:

If you manage to get over here there is plenty of opportunities for a guy of your experience.

 

Hopefully you decide to take the plunge. Don't let anyone put you off your dreams.

 

Good luck!

 

Im thinking the UK might hold more promise but what about all of the regulations/certifications there? arent they NPTC's or something??:confused1:

It seems there's a lot required to just run a chainsaw, would this hold me up at all?

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Rob, try and find a couple/or 3 good companies who are looking for climbers, then come over for a week or 2 and arrange to climb/work for a few days with each of them. I wouldn't gamble on finding a company then making all the arrangements/visa etc for 12 months etc then get here and find the company is sh*t and the staff are maniacs.

 

I know the 2 week visit would be expensive but long term it would be better for you if you found a good place to work with decent people.

 

Thanks for the advice Scot, I could probably swing a two week stay. I do have a weeks paid vacation this year and I took 2 weeks unpaid last year to go check out Europe. In a perfect world I would find a gig there, fly back here, quit my job, go back and start bustin a$$.

 

BTW here are two links to some crane removals I've done in Atlanta.

 

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Slightly sore political issue if you aim to come to the UK: A lot of people here would take issue with being primarily described as part of the EU. We generally like to see ourselves as slightly detached and distinct (geographically and culturally) from the rest of the continent of Europe (whether members of the European Union or not) but many here especially don't like the idea of just being a charmless cog in the homogenous EU superstate. Many here hate the EU umbrella.

That aside, the UK is quite simply the best place in the world without question and you'd be very welcome! Good luck.

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Slightly sore political issue if you aim to come to the UK: A lot of people here would take issue with being primarily described as part of the EU. We generally like to see ourselves as slightly detached and distinct (geographically and culturally) from the rest of the continent of Europe (whether members of the European Union or not) but many here especially don't like the idea of just being a charmless cog in the homogenous EU superstate. Many here hate the EU umbrella.

That aside, the UK is quite simply the best place in the world without question and you'd be very welcome! Good luck.

 

Agreed. It usually plays out in conversation like this:

 

American: "oh you're from Britain, cool, I'd love to come to Europe"

 

Brit: "really? Why don't you go there then?"

 

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Thanks for the advice Scot, I could probably swing a two week stay. I do have a weeks paid vacation this year and I took 2 weeks unpaid last year to go check out Europe. In a perfect world I would find a gig there, fly back here, quit my job, go back and start bustin a$$.

 

BTW here are two links to some crane removals I've done in Atlanta.

 

 

 

nice work Rob.

 

Anyone looking at those vids can see you're a good climber.

 

Generally speaking the trees you would be working on in the UK would be smaller than the trees in Atlanta. But there is some areas where you would find smaller companies that specialise in bigger tree work if that's what you wanted to do. An average small tree company in the UK will do a wide range of work, from small shrubs and hedge pruning to medium/large removals and crown reductions etc.

 

Good luck with your search.

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