If you can't pass for Mediterranean could you pass for say Irish? Just kidding, sort of. I've worked OCONTUS and enjoyed it in the past. Look online for jobs and stay current with the scams going around.LOL, Thanks. Yeah I'm as white as it gets I wont blend in. Just its a good time in my life. I'm healthy, I'm divorced and thought it might be "fun" for a year or two. I'm a journeyman electrician with my California C-10 license, why not.
There is just no end to the calls you can hop in out there right now. It's a good time to work in the US.Hey Guys,
I see that in the past there has been a lot talk about work over seas. Does anyone have the scoop as to what the work scene is like now? I thought It might be and adventurous way to make some good money.
The one for Honolulu looks kinda good for him. It's sorta like foreign country lite if you get my drift. Sort of a starter introduction to life overseas, and especially if you live on the west side of Oahu instead of the East side with all the rich haoles like me............. If you get culture shock from this place you will definitely not like it overseas anywhere else.......
I'll add that Dean is an excellent employer. :thumbsup::thumbsup:The one for Honolulu looks kinda good for him. It's sorta like foreign country lite if you get my drift. Sort of a starter introduction to life overseas, and especially if you live on the west side of Oahu instead of the East side with all the rich haoles like me............. If you get culture shock from this place you will definitely not like it overseas anywhere else.......
Australian is hard to master, Maori is not too hard. British is a muck in another fer pasture. Ireland one just needs to speak beer!I'd recommend:
With luck, you'll master the local language.
Most other safe spaces won't tolerate imported talent.
The other UN-safe spaces will ( no joke ) take your tools away from you when you leave. Yes it's a universal policy in the Third World to NEVER let your tools leave their country.
Betcha didn't know about that, did you ?
The euphemism is "export controls."
Export controls usually includes CASH, too.
If you really want to be altruistic -- join the Peace Corps. It's ALWAYS hard up for tradesmen. Do-gooders it has aplenty. Skilled souls, it has not.
The typical Peace Corps volunteer is a 'secular preacher' -- with no transferable skills whatsoever. It's all feel-good with no practical results -- other than shocking the American as to how backward and resistant Third World H holes really are.
By now, the stories are legion.
BTW, the average IQ on this planet is 85 not 100.
No wonder the Peace Corps didn't pan out, per the advertising.
I'd like to hear more about your trip to DeutschlandAustralian is hard to master, Maori is not too hard. British is a muck in another fer pasture. Ireland one just needs to speak beer!
You ship your toolbag out the week before you leave.
Cash you transfer into your own Visa account.
I wasn't able to get my pistol out of Germany.
If your talking war zone:I don't mean to high jack this topic. However, I feel if I start a new overseas topic not many people will reply. I have a few questions about overseas work as a "Journeymen Wireman" I am looking into applying for an apprenticeship.
1. As a JW how easy is it to get overseas electrician work? What is the best path to take?
2. What is the pay scale normally?
3. Is there normally overtime? Is it time and a half or double time?
4. What are your options for contract length? 12month, 6month etc?
5. Are you given free room and board? or are you on your own? If you are on your own do they give you extra pay for these things? How much?
6. Taxes: How much tax do you pay? Is all your income tax exempt? Or maybe just a fraction of your income tax exempt? how does this work?
Thank you for any help.