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New job at a recycling centre
Take it, hard work but you're onto a winner 79%  79%  [ 19 ]
Leave it, driving a taxi earns more dosh 21%  21%  [ 5 ]
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:34 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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The opportunity may come up for a job down the tip:

Downsides - 7 days a week, £300 which just about minmum wage. Dirty sometimes smelly outdoor work.

Upsides - 5 min from home, all the retrobike finds I can shake a stick at. No more finising at 5am just to earm a crust. No more abusive drunks, throwing up in the car etc. Home by 4.05pm winter/ 5.05pm summer. No more exsessive taxi fees- insurance, MOT, taxi license etc...


what do you think? :?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:42 pm 
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go for it . does 7 days a week mean you wont ever have a day off though :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:51 pm 
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surely you'll be able to flog a fair bit of the stuff too to add to your income? Sounds ideal - at least until something better comes along. You can always go back to taxi-ing at another time.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:54 pm 
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Sorry Cheese, I very nearly go no further in your question than the '34F' bit! Go for it I reckon on both the job and the 34F bit if you can! I have only ever worked outdoors and my degree and I will be picking fruit come summer if nout more permanent comes along!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:58 pm 
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Just had a thought. You're there so much people must assume you work there already!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:06 pm 
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But you may find the 'smell' from the tip stick to you. No matter how much you shower :(


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:35 pm 
North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
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I'd take a job at the tip over being a taxi driver anyday. Don't know how you put p with the taxi business. And finding all those goodies at the tip is a dream, so much good stuff gets chucked out.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:09 pm 
aka Leo Swayer
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I was never happier than when I was working outdoors


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:01 pm 
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Take the job have a alias for the bay, as your working 7 days a week have someone with the knowledge for the bootsales and keep in with the t**sers that watch you.


I was a skip driver it helped :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:21 am 
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You'd be the biggest fu**in fool in the world not to give it a go at least for a couple of months

:shock: Harshly put ,but it seems you love a rummage ,so i'd go for it


Rich pickings and no doubt all your new workmates will point out all the bike stuff to you

:lol: many hands... :wink:


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