how hard is it REALLY to get a job in London??
Replies: 32 - Last Post: Jul 11, 2011 2:02 PM Last Post By: vedanta
Jun 7, 2011 1:34 AM
15Standard of living for people doing the kind of jobs mentioned here will be far higher outside London than in it. A poorly paid worker can afford a much better place to live away from London.
Jun 7, 2011 2:51 AM
16Hail what *16 says. Couldn't be nearer to the reality than that.
I lived in London for quite a few years - and it took me that long to see through the 'Con' of it all. People going on about better life, better wages etc. Utter rubbish.
The place is just out of control for the everyday worker. Yes, of course there are excellent opportunities there - as there are in every city, but they usually come at a stiff price. Accommodation and transport costs are just frightening to an outsider.
OK - so do London. But try doing a bit of research into other regions too. You'll be very pleasantly surprised at what you find.
Don't get me wrong - I think London is an OK place and I still go down there quite often to see family and friends, but even they say - when they visit me, it's better here.
Jun 7, 2011 3:41 AM
17I agree with batty. I love London, I love visiting my friends, but I couldn't live there. The prices are eye watering.
Jun 7, 2011 6:14 AM
18Y'all are obviously looking in the wrong places then. Sorry but I don't find it that expensive but then I know where to shop for my fruit and vegetables amongst other things.
I have temps that work for me for £10 an hour and they live perfectly comfortably. They just don't have penthouses off Sloane Square or Fulham.
I use a bike or my feet generally to get around or an oyster card. I live on a boat which keeps prices way down (granted boats are hard to come by) and let out my boatsman's room to a musician for £20 a week plus entry to his gigs.
It's not a better way of life or anything like that but it just doesn't have to be as expensive as people make out.
Jun 7, 2011 6:20 AM
Jun 7, 2011 7:39 AM
Jun 7, 2011 9:26 AM
21Yebbut, I pay about that price for a pint in Portsmouth. It's become normal costs in a lot of places these days. Same in lots of parts of Cornwall as well. Don't get me wrong - I'll still drink at £2 a pint in Wetherspoons etc, but if you want a proper local pub, they're pricey.
Jun 7, 2011 11:11 AM
Jun 7, 2011 11:31 AM
23See, what you should all do is move here to Bonn. The beer is far better quality and about half the price. And there's no chav's either. Nor any screaming drunken teens at kick out time. :)
Jun 7, 2011 11:38 AM
24Same applies in Antwerpen. Best ales - and amongst the most well behaved punters.
Jun 7, 2011 11:43 AM
25I don't think I'd pass the German police fitness test somehow....!
Or the Belgian for that matter.
Jun 7, 2011 11:46 AM
Jun 9, 2011 5:15 AM
27AH yes Fwoggie, how is it all going in Germany? No chavs sounds like a good start.
Jun 9, 2011 1:17 PM
28There are always schools looking for supply staff.
and the competition is fierce, and includes people with proper teaching credentials.
however, this is summer camp season; go to tefl.com and have a look. they are efl camps, but they need housestaff and activity leaders etc. if you pm me, i can talk to you about a specific type of job that might interest you, but would rather not discuss 'in public.'
Jun 9, 2011 1:46 PM
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