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Old Jul 30th 2007, 7:56 am
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jdr, he's confused me already
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jdr, he's confused me already
Dont worry, soon he will start being a smart arse!!
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Old Jul 30th 2007, 8:34 am
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Originally Posted by jpen
Hi, my name is jason and i''m living in Bristol at the moment but hope to move over to the Costa's early next year with my wife and two kids, i am very new to this site so any info would be very appreciated.
I'm 36 and work as a CORGI registered gas engineer / Plumber working on heating systems and kitchen, bathroom's and rain water systems, i would like to know is there plenty of work on the Costa's, Gilbraltar and what sort of wages do tradesman with my skills get, also on the Schooling system they have there as i have a 10yr old girl and 6yr old boy and what sort of lifestyle would our family have,.
I would be great full for any information that you could give us as we are going into this a bit blind so witch areas would be good and a large English area.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and i hope to here from you soon.
CORGI REGISTERED, I dont won't to put you off moving to spain, but you have to think outside of the Brit Box! Plumbers which u served ur time at I assume are "handy Men" in spain; they don't have the flashy vans with the sign written promises, sorry mate!
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Old Jul 30th 2007, 9:58 am
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Ignore this attention craving, kiwi loving buffoon Jason. I try my best to support the mentally ill but sometimes this guy makes me want to machete whoever thought up the concept of care in the community.

My advice??

I have none other than don't listen to Matt's advice.

Now do what all newcomers do and get the beers in fella

Mine's a guiness. Matt will have a Cherry B with a brolly in it.
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Old Jul 30th 2007, 10:15 am
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OI!

You with the odd shaped balls

Ignore this attention craving, kiwi loving buffoon Jason. I try my best to support the mentally ill but sometimes this guy makes me want to machete whoever thought up the concept of care in the community.

My advice??

I have none other than don't listen to Matt's advice.

Now do what all newcomers do and get the beers in fella

Mine's a guiness. Matt will have a Cherry B with a brolly in it.

OMG your in big trouble now derbyflan
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Old Jul 30th 2007, 10:18 am
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OI!

You with the odd shaped balls

Ignore this attention craving, kiwi loving buffoon Jason. I try my best to support the mentally ill but sometimes this guy makes me want to machete whoever thought up the concept of care in the community.

My advice??

I have none other than don't listen to Matt's advice.

Now do what all newcomers do and get the beers in fella

Mine's a guiness. Matt will have a Cherry B with a brolly in it.
I feel like cider today 2 pints of strongbow please!
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Old Jul 30th 2007, 6:34 pm
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Default Re: Advice on moving to the Costa's

Originally Posted by derbyflan
OI!

You with the odd shaped balls

Ignore this attention craving, kiwi loving buffoon Jason. I try my best to support the mentally ill but sometimes this guy makes me want to machete whoever thought up the concept of care in the community.

My advice??

I have none other than don't listen to Matt's advice.

Now do what all newcomers do and get the beers in fella

Mine's a guiness. Matt will have a Cherry B with a brolly in it.
Do you have some sort of problem with mental illness Derby?
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Old Jul 30th 2007, 8:24 pm
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Do you have some sort of problem with mental illness Derby?
No, I think it's a good thing.
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Old Jul 30th 2007, 9:23 pm
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Default Re: Advice on moving to the Costa's

Originally Posted by jpen
Hi, my name is jason and i''m living in Bristol at the moment but hope to move over to the Costa's early next year with my wife and two kids, i am very new to this site so any info would be very appreciated.
I'm 36 and work as a CORGI registered gas engineer / Plumber working on heating systems and kitchen, bathroom's and rain water systems, i would like to know is there plenty of work on the Costa's, Gilbraltar and what sort of wages do tradesman with my skills get, also on the Schooling system they have there as i have a 10yr old girl and 6yr old boy and what sort of lifestyle would our family have,.
I would be great full for any information that you could give us as we are going into this a bit blind so witch areas would be good and a large English area.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and i hope to here from you soon.
lots of general info already on here so have a good search round

CORGI - as already said is irrelevant here, although you may be ok within an expat community but wages are a lot lower and there are loads of others all trying to scratch a living - there are previous threads on that, how in the high expat areas people are under cutting each other, the cost of living here and much more

you really need to look into it mate but top tips I would say are

rent before you buy
put the kids into a Spanish state school
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Old Jul 31st 2007, 10:44 pm
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JPEN have you looked at the free beer thread at the top? Some useful information on there. If you browse through all the previous threads although there is some useful advice there are hundreds of pages of useless chat-line stuff.
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Old Aug 1st 2007, 8:55 pm
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Default Re: Advice on moving to the Costa's

Originally Posted by jpen
Hi, my name is jason and i''m living in Bristol at the moment but hope to move over to the Costa's early next year with my wife and two kids, i am very new to this site so any info would be very appreciated.
I'm 36 and work as a CORGI registered gas engineer / Plumber working on heating systems and kitchen, bathroom's and rain water systems, i would like to know is there plenty of work on the Costa's, Gilbraltar and what sort of wages do tradesman with my skills get, also on the Schooling system they have there as i have a 10yr old girl and 6yr old boy and what sort of lifestyle would our family have,.
I would be great full for any information that you could give us as we are going into this a bit blind so witch areas would be good and a large English area.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and i hope to here from you soon.
Hi Jason
There is plenty of work available to someone with your qualifications in the Costa del Sol. Tradesmen usually get around 120 euros a day. The schools here are very good but not as good as in the Uk. The lifestyle here is very good, and our kids love it here. The school that my children go to is about 30% English which makes it much easier for the kids to intergrate. (both my kids are fluent in Spanish but still have English friends). You are doing the right thing by going to a large English area, it is much easier to find work and friends. Good luck and I hope everything goes well for you.
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Old Aug 2nd 2007, 12:16 am
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Old Aug 2nd 2007, 1:01 am
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Sorry maybe i used the wrong word with qualifications, I should have said experience. Jobs with a contract are hard to find but work such as fitting air conditioning (easy for a plumber) is fairly easy to find. Most (spanish) gestors will advise you to try working here for a few months before going legal as it is very costly to start a company.
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Sorry maybe i used the wrong word with qualifications, I should have said experience. Jobs with a contract are hard to find but work such as fitting air conditioning (easy for a plumber) is fairly easy to find. Most (spanish) gestors will advise you to try working here for a few months before going legal as it is very costly to start a company.
Thats what I said in my other post, you have to earn mega money and have Spanish paperwork to survive legally.
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