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on Thu Apr 16 2020, 16:07
First topic message reminder :

if you are at home, furloughed and want some fresh air, why don't you join the Land Army and help bring our harvests in.

Food shortages are a real possibility if our crops rot in the fields.

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on Tue Apr 21 2020, 13:00
@tomplum wrote:I've submitted an application, If I get work it might be fun to take my tent down there and call it my holidays as well, Very Happy


The neighbours WILL be pleased. Very Happy
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on Tue May 19 2020, 17:16
Tom:

Britons needed to 'lend a hand' with harvest
Environment Secretary George Eustice says only "around a third" of migrant workers normally expected for the harvest are currently in the country.

He says this means Britons will be required to "lend a hand" in bringing in this summer's fruit and vegetables.

He says UK citizens interested in signing up for the work can now register their interest on 'Pick for Britain' website.
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on Tue May 19 2020, 19:19
yea seen it Vixen and applied on a form from 'pickforbritain', So we'll see what that brings,, The Land Army - Page 2 709307421
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on Tue May 19 2020, 19:36
got a conformation from Jotform, to say they have my application, They seem to be using Temp employment agencies to find and set out the T's & C's, I understand its easier for them to do that but, there;s now middlemen taking a slice of the pie, they will charge the government for finding the men and chargeing the men for finding them work,

anyway faint heart never kissed a pig so I'll go along and see how it goes, Very Happy
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on Wed May 20 2020, 14:40
lots on the radio about it today, there are thousands of English volunteers, the problem is the agencies, they are doing what they do, processing applicants and shuffling papers, One bloke's advice was, Go to the farms and present yourself, work direct because the agencies are in it to make money, not to help the farmer nor the applicant,
I think that is good advice and my next avenue to venture up,
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on Wed May 20 2020, 15:31
so yea,go direct is the answer, been in touch with this site,

https://www.lovefreshberries.co.uk/jobs

contacted that one in Stafford and awaiting reply Wink
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on Wed May 20 2020, 16:13
I might do the same, had a day and half today, the world is full of idiots.....
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on Wed May 20 2020, 16:18
yes it is, and you can bet your bottom dollar, there'll be quite a few on the farms,, Very Happy
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on Thu May 21 2020, 10:34
I'll tell you what,,,, there is defo a communications problem,

ent 3 emails up to now to , what i thought was direct to the farms, first one never answered, the next one just replied saying,

thank you for your email but, I am fuloughed at the moment so unable to connect you to any work, WTF scratch
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on Tue May 26 2020, 12:21
right well today I give up,,,I'm sick to the back teeth of filling on line applications and not even getting a confirmation or thank you, Its a shambles,  

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on Thu May 28 2020, 12:20
Here's the reason why, Tomp/

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on Thu May 28 2020, 13:57
yea, I suspected some brown envelope deals, and i think my age is also going against me even though in one of my applications I reminded the agency, about discrimination, whether its, race,religion,sex,or age I am supposed to be given the same chance as anyone else ,

no response was the answer to that,,, Crying or Very sad

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on Sun May 31 2020, 18:27
Land army?

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on Tue Jun 02 2020, 16:12
you know what they say ?

" be careful how hard you look for work, If you look hard enough. you just find find some" and it might be true, One of me emails has just replied,

Dear Tom,
Thank you for your interest in working on our Farm, if you are still interest please reply " yes" to this email, and we will contact you,

I know, I know, Don't count my chickens,, The Land Army - Page 2 709307421
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on Tue Jun 02 2020, 17:03
did you reply "yes" or "no"?
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on Tue Jun 02 2020, 17:14
Hope its a cycle ride away.

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on Tue Jun 02 2020, 17:43
Its in Worcester and the man from delmonte
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on Tue Jun 02 2020, 22:44
has a practice today in the garden,

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on Wed Jun 03 2020, 10:15
@Vixen wrote:did you reply "yes" or "no"?

I knew a Frenchmon once, who spoke in something like Allo Allo French (not joking) and if you asked him a question over the radio, he would reply "er yes no" What a Face
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on Wed Jun 03 2020, 15:17
latest update, A bloke from an agency phoned me this morning and asked was I still interested, I said yes, So he then said I will email a application form fill that in provide proof of legibility of right to work here, passport, birth cert and we can get going to set you to work on Monday, £8.50 to £12 per hour depending on this and that, Reet, The form was a ' war and peace' type document with the usual stuff, name address, last job/s from most recent back to , way back when, and a shit load of irreverent, referees and stuff,

So i just filled in what I'm happy letting them know and a note saying,

I understand as a middleman you like to shuffle papers and make judgements about people you don't know but, If you want pickers to pick, just tell me where to go and who to see, the farmer will know in an instant whether I'm capable and at the end of all this paperwork, he is paying,
So I might not be going Crying or Very sad
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on Wed Jun 03 2020, 16:25
lookin' good, he's just emailed me back and said , '" ok Tom thanks for the info, we can work with that, be in touch shortly" Best get me bags packed, cheers
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on Wed Jun 03 2020, 17:14
yer a bolshy bugger Very Happy
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on Thu Jun 04 2020, 20:24
again on the 6 0 clock news today, " We can't get British workers " say the farmers, The trouble is, the farmers won't talk to us who want to work, instead they engage, middle management, deck driving, pen pushers that, want to shuffle paper and fill in documents and check passports and legal rights to work and never give any details of where they have work, I'm brastin' to get in the field and show these farmers what a British workman can do and show these Romanian gypo's that, not all British people are benefit claiming, lay abouts,
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on Fri Jun 05 2020, 21:42
update,,,

they never got back in touch so i phoned um tonight,

Hi Chris, are we on for monday, I'm all ready to go here,

Chris, Sorry Tom, meant to get back to you but, they've filled all their vacancies for the spring onion picking but, don't worry we have many more farms on our books and the Summer fruit picking will be here soon, We'll get in touch,

I ought to get in touch with Piers Morgan on Breakfast TV,

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on Fri Jun 05 2020, 22:04
@tomplum wrote: .... I'm brastin' to get in the field and show these farmers what a British workman can do and show these Romanian gypo's ....  


You don't think Romanian Gyppoes are coming picking fruit & veg.? The only things they 'pick' is pockets!
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