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Old 20 December 2007, 19:37   #11
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Depends what commercial work you want.

We run a Sea Safari company and also offer safety boat and off shore support boats.

There are a large number of rib based trip boats around the UK, many looking for staff.

I know of a couple on the Thames that need skippers.
If you or anyone needs or are looking for work in that neck of the woods please feel free to pm me.

I am very fussy about who I let work on the safari side, you not only need to be good with the boat but you need to be great with the customers too.

Lots can drive not many can entertain.
Whilst the boats always go out two in crew, one to drive, one to look after the customers both need to have the skills to interact with the people on board.

Some aint so fussy
What sort of remuneration are you able to offer these multi-skilled paragons of virtue Jon?
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Old 21 December 2007, 01:19   #12
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What sort of remuneration are you able to offer these multi-skilled paragons of virtue Jon?
Well I pay 10 per hour but I know some up in the smoke pay a lot less!
The company I am working with on the Thames will look to pay the same as I do.
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Old 21 December 2007, 14:18   #13
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Thanks Jon - looks like I'm going to have to stick with the office job for a while longer!
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Old 22 December 2007, 02:46   #14
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Thanks Jon - looks like I'm going to have to stick with the office job for a while longer!
No one ever said you will get rich driving boats for a living

I guess that is why most people do it as a second job, I know all of my team do.
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Old 23 December 2007, 14:39   #15
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Thanks Jon - looks like I'm going to have to stick with the office job for a while longer!
Jim, I have recently done some work for a friend which involved speaking to a number of companies that hire Coxwains and Boatmen for rescue boats. Safe to say most of them pay considerably more than 10 an hour.

If you are prepared to put some time and money into getting trained up there is plenty of well paid work out there however a large amount of this is up norf so you will need to break out the thermal undies and be prepared to spend a lot of time away from home!

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thers jobbs onn de tems rivver att de mowmint adviRtized at 35-40K inn de pokkit les takks an a bunng forr me tellin yew wher de jobbs iz

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You go off shore for a month at a time (28 days) and you work 12 hours a day for 7 days a week. then a month off. So to work out the hourly rate of your salary package just divide the number by 2352 (no of hours worked per month * 6 months worked peryear).

Also remember that food is obviously provided whilst you are offshore so the more you eat the more you get paid
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You go off shore for a month at a time (28 days) and you work 12 hours a day for 7 days a week. then a month off. So to work out the hourly rate of your salary package just divide the number by 2352 (no of hours worked per month * 6 months worked peryear).
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28 (working days / month) x 12 (working hours / working day) = 336 (working hours / month).

6 (working months / year) x 336 (working hours / month) = 2016 (working hours / year).
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