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bruuuno 12:16 Sat Mar 30
Learning a trade at 40
Any of you cunts done it? Am thinking spark, particularly

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normannomates 3:31 Tue Apr 2
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Zzzzzzzzzzzzz

jfk 1:03 Mon Apr 1
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I'd reccommend looking at train driving a school mate of mine was a money broker in the city until it went tits up.he retrained as a train driver on the Shenfield to Liverpool Street line reckons it's a piece of piss.£60 grand basic with loads of overtime and a blinding pension.
Once crossrail takes off the trains virtually drive themselves apparently they are now looking for new staff.

J.Riddle 12:49 Mon Apr 1
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pulhampete 12:13 Sat Mar 30
I thought gas boilers were being phased out?

jfk 12:47 Mon Apr 1
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*teeth

jfk 12:45 Mon Apr 1
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Garrrrlic bread,
Don't know he's exact position working on rigs he might of got lucky.As it happens he's quite a likeable fella.
I'm sure it's not all glamour especially in the winter but it is just a job that pays really well with not too much responsibility.
I reckon it's miles easier than daily shit I have to put up with.Im too old for a change of career now(52) it's a case of gritting my feed and cracking on for another five years.
Changing a career at 40 is well doable if you don't dwell on it.
Good luck Bruuuno.

garrrrlic bread? 10:12 Sun Mar 31
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jfk 8:58 Sun Mar 31

It's mental to be honest. I left the RAF and went offshore and tripled my basic wage instantly. All kinds of bonuses on top for this and that before the slump but now they're coming back. Just for a rig mechanic you're talking 80-90k. A good roughneck 50k, a driller 120k. Subsea engineers 150k. Basic wages before the add ons. I tried going back onshore for a bit for the family but I was just left wondering how 9-5 folk find time to do anything, so now I'm back offshore.

jfk 8:58 Sun Mar 31
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garrrrlic bread,
I know a jock that's not the brightest but works on rigs.He bought a few flats locally to me and rented them out probably 10 years ago.
He's recently been around drives a new four seater Porsche which I'd imagine(I know fuck all about cars) 80 grands worth and bought a gaff for 800 grand.
There must be huge money working on offshore oil rigs.
Obviously no good for blokes married with kids but there's loads of dosh to be had for certain types.

Chigwell 7:38 Sun Mar 31
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At 39 I gave up my job and invested 4 years in training for a new career. I was able to do it because I was not married then, and had no children to support. It also helped that my boss kept my old job open for a year in case things didn't work out. Best move I ever made. But you must be determined and accept it will be hard to get a job at 40+ with no experience.

ironsofcanada 4:13 Sun Mar 31
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garrrrlic bread? 4:08 Sun Mar 31

Yes people can certainly make it work. Had an older friend with a wife and 4 kids, did it for a couple year at the oil sands in Fort McMurray Then came back started a paintball business.

garrrrlic bread? 4:08 Sun Mar 31
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Yeah the bad side is I miss my kids, the good side is doing fuck all for a big wedge.

ironsofcanada 4:05 Sun Mar 31
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garrrrlic bread? 4:01 Sun Mar 31

A lot of my friends did similar things (Arctic surveying, oil sands etc) to pay for college or start a business. Great money if you can keep out of the lifestyles, have a strong or nonexistent home life and are in good health.

garrrrlic bread? 4:01 Sun Mar 31
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Not really a trade, but a starting wage on a semisub (floating) oil rig is about 35 grand with half a year off. Payrises and promotions happen fast. Be on around 50k in a few years if you aren't thick as fuck. Would need to spend a grand on the courses and get a bit of luck getting a start, but now's a good time.

There's guys on my rig with no actual qualifications earning 140k plus. Plus the company sometimes pays your tax for you if you aren't in the North sea.

Percy Dalton 11:27 Sun Mar 31
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After yesterday's team selection I'm sure becoming a football manager especially a west ham one looks piss easy.
The money is good and if you turn out shit at it you walk straight into another job

J.Riddle 2:04 Sun Mar 31
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Roofer, charge what you want, the customer won't fancy getting up there, so will take your word as long as you look the honest Joe......

Pop Robson 12:54 Sun Mar 31
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Joe any jobs going.?

Just watched the Motley crue film and thought a roadie would be fun

joe royal 11:38 Sat Mar 30
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That’s a reference where I work.

A lead driver turned a truck over in Paris and failed a breath test .

Still works here , but awkward tho as he can’t drive in France .

The rule is ten strikes and your out - unless you hit a bridge .

I smashed into the entrance to Red Bull Leipzig’s stadium on Guns n Roses last year as it was marked up at 4 meteres but turned out was only 3.9.

Got a new truck for a 4 month Metallica tour as a reward .

bruuuno 11:28 Sat Mar 30
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I’d love to joe son but I have nine points on my license

joe royal 10:52 Sat Mar 30
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Become a rock n roll truck driver and spend your days driving around Europe with the biggest bands in the world .

Money ain’t bad either.

aldgate 8:13 Sat Mar 30
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Hope zabaleta is reading this

Lertie Button 7:41 Sat Mar 30
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Chef, if you have an interest in food

Don Ravioli 7:03 Sat Mar 30
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Kitchen fitting on new build sites is an easy trade.
Units come ready made, no plumbing, no elecs, walls are pretty much square.
Money is good as well once you get your speed up and are doing one a day.

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