User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Just Lookin

  1. #1
    On a Sabbatical VauxVeteran's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Nicking Ya Dinner.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default Just Lookin

    Had a quick look at the hgv jobs again, as you open the page up you are presented with do you wanna earn £600 pw shortage of drivers etc, go on to the actual vacancies and it drops to £6-7ph or the wages have something like competitive on them, competitive with what? McDonand's? Bar Work? I'm sure there are good paying hgv jobs out there, but all these others are vacancies are vacancies because the firm doesn't want to pay, £6ph is £240 before tax, leaving you with about £180 take home, who can afford to go to work to pick that up? my house costs almost that to run pw before food, maybe I'll just go paint my face black and practice how to say Yezz Mazzah, wake me up, it is 2008 not 1808 isn't it?

  2. #2
    Regular Member BigMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Pretending to be unmarked Police in my T5...
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Maritime in Southampton pay some of the best money going, IRO of £550 a week for 5 and half days. But you need to do 5 nights out for that too.

  3. #3
    Regular Member AndrewTi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Guttedsville
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    HGV work can get decent rewards bud, the trick is to go where the real shortage is, i.e English speaking, reliable, conciencious and above all, safe.

    If you were to go down the HGV route, go for an ADR qualification too, it's what you need for the carriage of fuel and chemicals, there is a real shortage in this area.

    Whatever you choose, good luck. Don't let the bastids get you down. You're better than that.

  4. #4
    On a Sabbatical VauxVeteran's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Nicking Ya Dinner.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    I've still gotta get over the 50mph thing as well, I'm really not sure I can concentrate at that speed, my mind is one of those that the harder it's worked the better it performs, other than that I just drift off elsewhere, I dunno if it's a girt or a curse tbh, looked at trains as well, but I know I'm gonna fail on that one due to degrading eyesight and hearing, yes you heard it right, I'm becoming a wreck since 40 dawned.

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Belfast
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    That's crap money. I used to be on £200pw take home and it was almost impossible to get by on that, and I'm single living in a shared house!

  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    southampton
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    the drivers where i work are being paid about 24 k a year, take home is about 1350 a month i think, could tell you for sure when they start paying me it as soon as they assess my skills as a driver (even though i recedntly passed the hgv test)

    edit :- it is multi drop beer delivery though, some long days but good holiday package, i get 6 weeks a year plus any hours over normal that i work i get back as rest days, just had 2 weeks off in january all rest days.

  7. #7
    Regular Member BigMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Pretending to be unmarked Police in my T5...
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    I understand totally where your coming from Ian, hence why i m giving up my current job in the very near future and going to drive abroad again, A bigger challenge and far more enjoyable. Actually taking a slight pay cut to do it, but i need to be challenged.

    Have you thought about re-training as a Plumber or a Sparky. They are always gonna be needed in the world mate. I looked into it last year, but was a touch out of my cost limits.

    I have often thought about going to Colege to retrain, but not sure what to retrain in. The main thing is your happy, and if that means you earn less, then so be it, as long as you can survive relatively comfortably. I learnt that sitting in hospital after an operation in June last year, It totally chan ged my outlook on life.

  8. #8
    Regular Member Dwabo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Carterton, Oxfordshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    used to earn £13-15 an hour doin agency work...weekends was up to £20 an hour for the agency I did some stuff for in reading...just gotta keep looking...there are jobs out there..

  9. #9
    Regular Member sonic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Away with the fairies.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    My brother runs a haulage firm out of So'ton. He is always telling me how difficult it is to find decent reliable drivers.
    If your serious VV about a change I'll ask him what vacancies he has at the moment.
    I know I was surprised when he told me how much the drivers earn!
    This is his firm http://www.onlinedelivery.co.uk/

    Funny you mention trains, 'cause my other brother drives trains for GWR works out of Fratton!

  10. #10
    On a Sabbatical VauxVeteran's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Nicking Ya Dinner.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by sonic View Post
    My brother runs a haulage firm out of So'ton. He is always telling me how difficult it is to find decent reliable drivers.
    If your serious VV about a change I'll ask him what vacancies he has at the moment.
    I know I was surprised when he told me how much the drivers earn!
    This is his firm http://www.onlinedelivery.co.uk/

    Funny you mention trains, 'cause my other brother drives trains for GWR works out of Fratton!

    Thx Ken, but I don't have the licences right now, and before I chuck 2k + into it I want to be sure that it pays and that I can do it, I went for an assessment at Botley about 12 yrs ago, they said I would take five days to pass and that all they really needed to do was to get me some hours in the cab and get rid of my "bad habits" i.e one hand steering in reverse etc, which I'm sure most hgv drivers do anyway because it's more comfortable that way than 10 -2 ing it.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. lookin low
    By LAURA4014 in forum Troubleshooting
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 2nd December 2012, 12:46
  2. what do i need to look out for when lookin at a 1.9 cdti
    By armoured farmer in forum Diesel Engine related
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 15th August 2011, 18:30
  3. Lookin Good
    By ballio in forum Styling
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 28th January 2010, 14:00
  4. lookin for second car
    By pogo in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 1st May 2006, 12:36

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •