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    I do OK, I survive, I pay the mortgage, feed the wife and kids and go 3 holidays a year. I have managed to make a good living from this trade and am grateful for being given an opportunity many years ago to get aquainted with a sanding pole. If that hadnt happened I would probably be a deadbeat waster living in the east end of London and you can bet your arse this forum wouldn't be around.

    For the sake of my kids futures, who are about to be taxed to death for the next 25 years, I am considering upping sticks and leaving the country before I turn 40. Has anyone got any good work contacts in Canada, Mainland Europe, Australia or New Zealand they may be interested in sharing with me?

    This is a serious request.

    And is anyone else considering leaving?
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    I'm with you on this one. I'd love to leave but feel a bit tied down here.

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    Last I heard Australia had closed it's doors on English construction workers emigrating to there, unless it has changed in the last 12 months you might strike lucky.
    "YOUR PRIUS JUST SAVED ALL THE PETROL MY MUSTANG USED!"

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    If I had any contacts, i'd be there by now. It would be Canada or North America for me, as I don't much care for the Antipodean people or their way of life.
    This country has gone to s**t. The harder you work, the more you are clobbered, and the lazy do nothings get given it all. Add to that the power of the media, the cost of living, the retarded celebrity culture, and the importance that is given to things that just aren't important. I wish i'd left years ago.

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    Already seeing some good feedback from Canada and a lead in Norway. Nice one!

    I had a telephone call from the tapeinator this morning. If anyone else is thinking the same way as him (lets kill that idea stone dead right now) if I am fortunate enough to leave the country, the forum will still continue and it has already been managed from 3 different countries over the last year, yet nobody noticed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amestaper View Post
    I am considering upping sticks and leaving the country before I turn 40.
    It's normal when you hit the big 40 to have these types of feeling - you start wondering what's if all for etc.

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    If you're looking for the 'job in Holland' stuff? I moved it to the members only job centre area because it was showing up in search engines where non registered users could see. My mistake for not noticing this earlier and I apologise if this has inconvenienced anyone, we've got a policy of keeping any job leads for our own members and haven't had any complaints about it yet.
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    I leave the country on a regular basis to work around Europe & also have a 2nd home in France, but the wife & 2 kids always feel back @ home in the UK,

    I have been offered a sponser ship in Perth but after a 3 week reccy found it not quite the dream it is some times painted as
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain perfect View Post
    I leave the country on a regular basis to work around Europe & allso have a 2nd home in France,

    but we Wife & 2 kids all ways feel back @ home in the UK,

    I have been offered a sponser ship in Perth but after a 3 week reccy found it not quite the dream it is some times painted as
    Care to elaborate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by saleen836 View Post
    Care to elaborate?
    Far too hot up to 43 degrees You cant stop boxing in that heat.

    & The local Aussies who do the flushing are only interested in one thing

    BEER!

    You have to nurse maid them, If you dont they just drink BEER.

    My contact who has a long running contract of nurseing homes was needing to meet strict dead lines,
    but was being let down by local labour,

    After a few site visits I decided working in OZ is not for me, Great for holidays etc but not work!
    Milk No Sugar.

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    i have never had the urge to go to a sunny country to live but i did move to republic of ireland where i built my own house but wife did not like it and once i moved away from dublin work was scarce so i came back but i dislike the uk so much i moved to france where i did a lot better stayed there for three years but i have to admit it is not easy, wonderful lifestyle very relaxed and slow paced but very high social charges and loads of red tape,you are never going to get rich there but living there i am sure would add ten years to your life. if the government keeps taxing us more and more i would certainly think about returning there as i have a couple of nice building plots over there which i could do something with if i was living near to them.

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    I saw some ads asking for uk trades, including dryliner fixers and finishers, to go and work in Canada, a year or so ago. Offering 40k a year?. dont know what the cost of living is like in Canada but it didnt seem that tempting to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain perfect View Post
    Far too hot up to 43 degrees You cant stop boxing in that heat.
    Keep a bucket of water handy to dunk the tools for those moments when you have to stop and wipe the sweat from your brow? Never been to Oz, but familiar with the South African climate and reckon I would prefer working near naked in that heat to the sub zero temps and 3 layers of clothes we're accustomed to here.

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    I saw some ads asking for uk trades, including dryliner fixers and finishers, to go and work in Canada, a year or so ago. Offering 40k a year?. dont know what the cost of living is like in Canada but it didnt seem that tempting to me.
    Theres a vacancy posted in the members area for a UK based Plasterer / Drywall Installer - Canada Nationwide salary: 30,000 - 40,000+
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain perfect View Post
    Far too hot up to 43 deegrees You cant stop boxing in that heat.

    & The local Aussies who do the flushing are only interested in one thing

    BEER!

    You have to nurse maid them, If you dont they just drink BEER.

    My contact who has a long running contract of nurseing homes was needing to meet strict dead lines,
    but was being let down by local labour,
    After a few site visits I decided working in OZ is not for me, Great for holidays etc but not work!
    MMMMMMMMM BEER sounds just like the place for me :-) too old now though I'm afraid
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    Hi amestaper,
    colleague of mine emigrated to Oz last Feb, loves it out there.
    If your serious about going out there let me know and I will pass on his phone number>
    cheers

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    Hi amestaper.i left england 5 years ago with the wife and 2 kids.Best thing we ever did.
    it is not all fun and frolicks though.
    you will really miss family, friends,beer and the weather.sorry last bits a lie.
    On the plus side there are less people in new zealand which means less competition for jobs,shorter working hours,no trafic jams, great weather and very friendly people.If you are willing to get of your arse and work hard over here you can do really well for your self.There is no skimming over here everything is taped.The quality of boarding over here is very high which makes taping very easy.Plasterers in new zealand are called gib stoppers.
    If you want to know anything else email me and i will see what i can do to help.

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    We will be heading out to the land down under at the end of this year,i have a friend who moved out 4 years ago and he has sorted me out with a sponsor etc. Visas are all in place and we cant wait to get away from here. Last person to leave the country can switch of the lights.

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    Hi, i also want to live but right now i am busy in a home renovation. i am changing it's color and internal structure that's why i am not able to live.

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    i'm looking to leave for australia next year.this place is melting my chuffing head.

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    Thinking of going abroad to work guys any ideas on where is best right now. There aint much here and what is is crappy money. See a lot for Canada and Australia but what's it like to work in extreme heat or cold drying time being main problem and frozen water. Any advice guys or leads. Liked the thought of Canada but the girlfriend is a midwife and there self employed out there so she ain't keen. Australia I'm thinking working in plus 35 is got to be hard going. Although most positions are hours not price. Cheers guys confused.com

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