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RobE911

American climber seeking job abroad...

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Hi,

 

What do I have to do to work abroad???:confused1:

After seeing some of the EU last September I decided I really wanted to work/live there for a little while, (or however long they wanna keep me). So I planted some seeds and a guy responded a few months later, last week, and asked if I'd still be interested in the job. I could smell Sweden earlier this week when the employer I was talking to bailed on bringing me over. He said the paperwork would be too much work... After he'd mentioned getting that sorted after I arrived.:thumbdown:

 

I have over 4 years of climbing, rigging, and chainsaw experience and I'm not a douchebag when it comes to working in a team. I have a CV and I'm very willing and able to pay my way to and from an opportunity abroad. Besides some money and a good work ethic, what else do I need to make it across the pond?

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An understanding of Brit humour. :-)

 

Your own gear, PPE & climbing rig over here can be a costly exercise - not sure what you have now on a US v UK basic requirement?

 

Russ

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If your that keen why don't you just come over to the country you want and chap some doors ( which of course you have already googled ) you get 90 days here to find work , ample time ? PS . Be ready to get going , bring your harness , will impress employers ..

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Hey thanks for the replies-

Hobsurf- I think the show "Idiot Abroad" is awesome... Get it?

I have a Sherril harness and a hitch climber system with a poison ivy rope. Id definitely just pay to bring it all in one big gear bag.

 

Born2trot- Is it really that easy? Maybe I should have just done that instead of worried about every little detail but a Brit I work with talked me down on the idea. He said it'd be like an illegal immigrant trying to find work. I know, "why don't you just go to home with your stupid questions?!" He's upper management and I'm not trying to convince everyone I'm quitting just yet.

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Hey thanks for the replies-

Hobsurf- I think the show "Idiot Abroad" is awesome... Get it?

I have a Sherril harness and a hitch climber system with a poison ivy rope. Id definitely just pay to bring it all in one big gear bag.

 

Born2trot- Is it really that easy? Maybe I should have just done that instead of worried about every little detail but a Brit I work with talked me down on the idea. He said it'd be like an illegal immigrant trying to find work. I know, "why don't you just go to home with your stupid questions?!" He's upper management and I'm not trying to convince everyone I'm quitting just yet.

 

An American lad did just that at our firm last week , he got a start and the company is going to sort out his visa to .. I want to go to Canada preferably with a sponsorship but if not I'll be going anyway ..

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Hey thanks for the replies-

Hobsurf- I think the show "Idiot Abroad" is awesome... Get it?

I have a Sherril harness and a hitch climber system with a poison ivy rope. Id definitely just pay to bring it all in one big gear bag.

 

Born2trot- Is it really that easy? Maybe I should have just done that instead of worried about every little detail but a Brit I work with talked me down on the idea. He said it'd be like an illegal immigrant trying to find work. I know, "why don't you just go to home with your stupid questions?!" He's upper management and I'm not trying to convince everyone I'm quitting just yet.

 

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.

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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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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

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If he's developed a good sense of humour, he'd not enjoy germany in my opinion.

 

Couldn't wait to get home from there last time I was over there for weeks on work.

 

Miserable bar-Stewards who pretended not to speak English and all the shops are closed on Sunday.

 

Come to Britain, it's 'funner' here, as you septics say!

 

:thumbup::laugh1::thumbup:

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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!

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