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First Job Thinning Apples...
My name is Jan and I would like to tell you my story. All it started in Czech Republic where I have lived since I was born. I always wanted to get to know country of the lord of the ring or also country where lives more sheeps than people.:]
Even more there was an advantage of having summer twice a year. So this all make my decision to go there. My flight started in Vienna and I came to Auckland after two days When one night I spend in luxury hotel arranged by my Flight company. It was really luxury stage before come back to reality
After that Ive got to the reality Just like that I have been in foreign country with a really heavy backpack and no booked accommodation for a night. What more... there was really expensive bus to the Auckland downtown . Later I have found out that for this price u could pay half way to Hastings. So question is why I have a feeling that this is kind of playing with people who dont have any other chance to get to the city.
So anyway lets move on After two weeks I bought car cause in the city was almost no chance to get a job for me and only possibility to stay with an money is going to do seasonal jobs. Which was much more easier to find with a car.
Lately I got call that if I have got car I was going to get a job And that was how I found my first job. Thinning apples was my first experience that earning maney would be that easy as it was addressed in much traveling agencies After that experience I had a many similiar jobs where most important was have two fast hands, strong shoulders and been able to do same kind of moving whole day.
Also I would like to say that sometimes it is hard to work for an constractors How u should take those people seriously when they are not paying u correctly, forgeting about hours,names and when u have worked. Offen also happends that they dont need u for whole week even u are asking them. And later youll get to know that they came to your backpacker and asked just for asian people. Kind of discrimination?
Now I am staying in Hasting and guess what I do picking apples job. Like a most of people in this time.
So in the end if u are thinking about going to New Zealand. I would recommended it. It is beatifull country with a lot to show. But just be sure that if u want to do backpacking and earn some money during traveling it would not be easy and sometimes u maybe wouldnt find a job.
Good luck with finding right job!!
Submitted by: Jan Kucera Date submitted: 1/03/2010 11:26:44 p.m.