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jonesa80 May 22nd 2006 12:26 am

Stay in blighty or move to spain?
 
Hi guys

Wanted some advice if I may from you guys. I am 24 currently long haul cabin crew based in London sadly because the way my rosta works it makes it hard for me to be based outside the uk even though I do longhaul. The money I am earning at the moment is very good.

My financee is 29 and has just returned to the uk. Shes slovakian and we met in majorca where she was working there for a few years. She just got a job as shorthual cabin crew but both of us are very unsettled in the UK, we hate it!!! Sadly we have not got enough money for a place in the sun in majorca yet.

Do I give up my job and follow my heart even though a job all year round is assured or do I follow my head and stay in dull, boring, rainy old blighty.

all suggesstion are welcome

andy

bfg69bug May 22nd 2006 7:57 am

Re: Stay in blighty or move to spain?
 
instead of mallorca - why not look at spain ?

easyjet dont yet have a base here, but i *think* monarch do ? theres plenty of easyjet ground crew, obviously all the spanish airlines as well - iberia etc...

check it out, theres a website for malaga airport, and if you arn´t already, i´d suggest joining the www.cabincrew.com website - they have good forums there, should you wish to continue in ur chosen career paths.

patsywhitehair May 22nd 2006 8:04 am

Re: Stay in blighty or move to spain?
 

Originally Posted by jonesa80
Hi guys

Wanted some advice if I may from you guys. I am 24 currently long haul cabin crew based in London sadly because the way my rosta works it makes it hard for me to be based outside the uk even though I do longhaul. The money I am earning at the moment is very good.

My financee is 29 and has just returned to the uk. Shes slovakian and we met in majorca where she was working there for a few years. She just got a job as shorthual cabin crew but both of us are very unsettled in the UK, we hate it!!! Sadly we have not got enough money for a place in the sun in majorca yet.

Do I give up my job and follow my heart even though a job all year round is assured or do I follow my head and stay in dull, boring, rainy old blighty.

all suggesstion are welcome

andy

yep, agree London can be dull, rainy old blighty but......

when you say you want a place in the sun do you mean to live? if so, do you speak Spanish, what sort of job would you be looking to do.
Remember the grass is always greener.....
maybe you could look for a reps job in Majorca, is that the type of thing you'd like?

Mitzyboy May 22nd 2006 10:05 am

Re: Stay in blighty or move to spain?
 
Well making the move is not always as easy as it seems. Trying to find a job on foreign soil will probably be more difficult than at home especially if you don't speak Spanish. Finding somewhere to live also. But as Patsy said, how about holiday reps?

BUT, at 24 you are young enough to try these things and still bounce back if it doesn't work out. Imagine how you'd feel if you got to mid life and started thinking "I wish I'd done that"

I'll probably misquote but "it is better to have tried and failed than to have never tried at all"

I'd say get some money behind you and then go for it! As you get older and responsibilities build you won't feel so able to as theres more to lose.

jdr May 22nd 2006 12:54 pm

Re: Stay in blighty or move to spain?
 
Stay in England if you have a good job and take more holidays ;)

Legal contracted full time employment is really hard to find in Spain.
Most of the jobs that are about for young people are crap, timeshare, telesales, rip off`s etc.

bfg69bug May 22nd 2006 9:06 pm

Re: Stay in blighty or move to spain?
 

Originally Posted by jdr
Stay in England if you have a good job and take more holidays ;)

Legal contracted full time employment is really hard to find in Spain.
Most of the jobs that are about for young people are crap, timeshare, telesales, rip off`s etc.

true bruv ;)

keithwalters May 22nd 2006 9:45 pm

Re: Stay in blighty or move to spain?
 

Originally Posted by bfg69bug
true bruv ;)

ALTHOUGH, I know of a girl who lives near us who is in telesales, and whilst it's not the sort of job I think I would go for myself, she regularly hauls in 12,000 - 15,000 euros PER MONTH!! She's bl**** good at it though - could sell sand to the arabs.

jonesa80 May 22nd 2006 10:24 pm

Re: Stay in blighty or move to spain?
 

Originally Posted by patsywhitehair
yep, agree London can be dull, rainy old blighty but......

when you say you want a place in the sun do you mean to live? if so, do you speak Spanish, what sort of job would you be looking to do.
Remember the grass is always greener.....
maybe you could look for a reps job in Majorca, is that the type of thing you'd like?

Thank you all very much for your mail and adice guys.

Sadly I dont speak spanish and have already been a holiday rep 3years ago not a fantastic job i must say.

But Majorca is a place we have fallen in love with. Applied for a job selling suncream in hotels majorca in the summer, lanzarote in the winter with the chance of moving into management. Theres got to be more to life than just england. So confused.

Is it better to be wealthy or happy?

Mercedes May 23rd 2006 12:10 am

Re: Stay in blighty or move to spain?
 

Originally Posted by jonesa80
Thank you all very much for your mail and adice guys.

Sadly I dont speak spanish and have already been a holiday rep 3years ago not a fantastic job i must say.

But Majorca is a place we have fallen in love with. Applied for a job selling suncream in hotels majorca in the summer, lanzarote in the winter with the chance of moving into management. Theres got to be more to life than just england. So confused.

Is it better to be wealthy or happy?

Give it ago, you can always go back if it doesn't work out. I live in Spain and commute for my job, it may be something to think about. There are some companies you can work for, that you can work from home. So providing you have access to a computer, internet ect, it may work. Anyway as someone said you're young, and have an adventure whilst you can, before you get tied down with a family, mortgages etc.....Life is for living and taking risks and you have no one to depend on but yourself and of course your girlfriend. Go for it and be happy.

Mitzyboy May 23rd 2006 12:13 am

Re: Stay in blighty or move to spain?
 

Originally Posted by Mercedes
Give it ago, you can always go back if it doesn't work out. I live in Spain and commute for my job, it may be something to think about. There are some companies you can work for, that you can work from home. So providing you have access to a computer, internet ect, it may work. Anyway as someone said you're young, and have an adventure whilst you can, before you get tied down with a family, mortgages etc.....Life is for living and taking risks and you have no one to depend on but yourself and of course your girlfriend. Go for it and be happy.

Well said ...... you only get one go at it :)

Choombo Jun 4th 2006 3:28 pm

Re: Stay in blighty or move to spain?
 

Originally Posted by jonesa80
Hi guys

Wanted some advice if I may from you guys. I am 24 currently long haul cabin crew based in London sadly because the way my rosta works it makes it hard for me to be based outside the uk even though I do longhaul.

A heterosexual male cabin crew member!?! :) :scared:

Unexpat Jun 4th 2006 7:14 pm

Re: Stay in blighty or move to spain?
 

Originally Posted by jonesa80
Thank you all very much for your mail and adice guys.

Sadly I dont speak spanish and have already been a holiday rep 3years ago not a fantastic job i must say.

But Majorca is a place we have fallen in love with. Applied for a job selling suncream in hotels majorca in the summer, lanzarote in the winter with the chance of moving into management. Theres got to be more to life than just england. So confused.

Is it better to be wealthy or happy?

Happy. No question, but don't neglect wealth if you can. You're young - go for it. Time enough to be responsible when you're 30+ ;)

TruBrit Jun 4th 2006 7:23 pm

Re: Stay in blighty or move to spain?
 

Originally Posted by jonesa80
Hi guys

Wanted some advice if I may from you guys. I am 24 currently long haul cabin crew based in London sadly because the way my rosta works it makes it hard for me to be based outside the uk even though I do longhaul. The money I am earning at the moment is very good.

My financee is 29 and has just returned to the uk. Shes slovakian and we met in majorca where she was working there for a few years. She just got a job as shorthual cabin crew but both of us are very unsettled in the UK, we hate it!!! Sadly we have not got enough money for a place in the sun in majorca yet.

Do I give up my job and follow my heart even though a job all year round is assured or do I follow my head and stay in dull, boring, rainy old blighty.

all suggesstion are welcome

andy

hiya i'm ex LHR ba cabin crew long and shorthaul....stay where you are it's good money plus great job and stash the cash while you can.... :)

TheArmChairDetective Jun 4th 2006 7:48 pm

Re: Stay in blighty or move to spain?
 
[QUOTE=Mercedes]Give it ago, you can always go back if it doesn't work out. I live in Spain and commute for my job, QUOTE]


Please tell me more, It sounds very exotic :)

Mrs eddie Jun 8th 2006 9:26 am

Re: Stay in blighty or move to spain?
 

Originally Posted by Mercedes
Give it ago, you can always go back if it doesn't work out. I live in Spain and commute for my job, it may be something to think about. There are some companies you can work for, that you can work from home. So providing you have access to a computer, internet ect, it may work. Anyway as someone said you're young, and have an adventure whilst you can, before you get tied down with a family, mortgages etc.....Life is for living and taking risks and you have no one to depend on but yourself and of course your girlfriend. Go for it and be happy.


Brill advice ...... :)

We've just upped sticks and moved to Spain, we have two young kids..both under 4....had to sell up and follow our dream for a better life while we are young enough.....well 31...eek - not as young as you tho mate - so gori but try and sort a job out before.....

Lifes to short to be unhappy - but you need money to get by wherever you are so just don't rush in....

You sound switched on anyway .....best of luck to you ;) :) :)


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