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Old Apr 9th 2013, 1:37 pm
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hi
i am looking to come over to NZ over the summer, i am a joiner so will be looking to do that, i have heard there is plenty of work but really want to hear this from someone who is actually there and not agency's as the ones over in the UK kind of tell you what you want to hear

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Old Apr 9th 2013, 4:09 pm
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Hi I'm wanting to do the same I'm 27 and also a carpenter how r u getting on?
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Old Apr 9th 2013, 4:11 pm
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i have had replies for jobs, filled out the forms they have sent and thats it really but that was only yesterday ! how do you see it?? dont fancy going over and there not being much work !!
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Old Apr 9th 2013, 4:12 pm
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Same really I'm looking at the reed agency looks good, how old r u, Wat sort of chippy r u, I'm considering going on my Tod Wat about yourself

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Old Apr 9th 2013, 5:48 pm
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yeah on my own too although a mate looks like he will be heading there soon .... im 24 looking to get on commercial just searching the web to fing negatives... and im struggling !!
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Old Apr 9th 2013, 5:51 pm
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My main drawback is the lack of knowing people.tbh. I have shopfitted all over UK and done lots of.domestic work etc. Where in the UK r u. I'm tom
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Old Apr 9th 2013, 6:10 pm
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manchester, going alone will be sweet ! meet people there like i say the only thing i dont want to happen is i go there and there no work ! so im going to save up and if that does happen ill just start my travels early ! where u from
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Old Apr 9th 2013, 6:28 pm
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I'm from coventry. Yeah be good place looks tip top. There's a good advert on reed.co.UK like I said. I got bit saved already n tbh I think if working the rent n that shud b ok.
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yeah i got enough to lastme now so just need flights and a job now
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Happy days. I'm thinking of going in Sept Oct after our summer prob for 6 to 12 months depending on job. Tbh they wud snap peep like us up we r right Wat they want
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Old Apr 9th 2013, 6:56 pm
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yeah same here i want to go v fest 1st haha a year there then oz
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Old Apr 9th 2013, 7:06 pm
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Lol v fest went there last yr was good. U workin at mo
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Old Apr 9th 2013, 8:11 pm
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crap line up this year but still going ! not working at the mo i quit a job last week seems like theres nothing out there ! hate it one reason why i wanna get away !!! are u
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Yeah I am working but its not steady at all. I just wanna do a year or so at first tbh then cum bk. Many of.the agencies like u to go over in pairs or groups so u can get on with jobs easier etc. Im fitting doors today errr
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Look at coverstaff, tradestaff, canstaff - all agencies that handle trades. Agencies are paying carpenters around $25 per hour and expect around 40 hours per week. On top of that, they pay your ACC levy and 8% holiday pay. At the moment there is plenty of work - the trade most in demand seems to be brickies though.
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