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helloooo all .finally its happening .i have finally managed to get my life in order and touch wood(taps head)I shall be setting off to the shelaand islands in a little under 4 weeks. Before anyone says anything about me being barking mad , I have done nothing but dream of the day when I will be able to leave doncaster behind for good. So the only thing I ask is that will anyone out there be willing to help me find any kind of job or can suggest places that might be recruitng people and point me in the right direction to find somwhere to stay ,if not looks like a few weeks sleeping in my car will have to do. So if anyone can suggest a few places I would apreciate it .Im afraid I wont be able to check this site much due to me living with friends at the moment. But I definently will be able to post the day I will be arriving .Any way take care all and wish me luck and be seeing you all soon .

 

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Why worry about finding a place to live or a job when you can go to the local council and walk into a free fully furnished house in front of all the other Shetlanders that have been on lists for months....

 

 

(nothing against you personally)

 

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Why worry about finding a place to live or a job when you can go to the local council and walk into a free fully furnished house in front of all the other Shetlanders that have been on lists for months....

 

 

(nothing against you personally)

 

 

Nothing against her personally, then why post it in this thread, looks like you're having a go at anyone who wants to move to Shetland. She is doing things the right way in my book

 

If you want to grumble about the housing situation in Shetland this thread here would be better

http://www.shetlink.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5758&highlight=

 

and I do actually agree with you on some of what you said but you picked the wrong place to bring it up and I hope the lady doesn't feel you were tarring all incomers with the same brush.

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new zealand must be nice hope you didnt get in front of any locals when you went down there. if a person is willing to give everything up and move somewhere then good on them. the only council accomidation that non shetlanders can get is if they are working for ether the nhs or the sic and then its only for up to two years.

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So the only thing I ask is that will anyone out there be willing to help me find any kind of job or can suggest places that might be recruitng people and point me in the right direction to find somwhere to stay ,if not looks like a few weeks sleeping in my car will have to do.

Sal

 

It would appear that you wont even have a car to sleep in, as I see you are advertising to buy one.

 

Why is it so hard for people to get a job and accomodation BEFORE landing in Shetland? You obviously have access to the internet and I would have thought it easy enough to sort these things out so that you arrive fully employed and with somewhere to stay.

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I would tend to agree on that point, I wouldn't dare roll up in a place without a job lined up and somewhere to sleep. However, if she is willing to turn her hand to literally anything and isn't too precious about it I can't see her struggling to get a job.

 

Sleeping in the car is a different kettle of fish though, winter is coming and only someone pretty foolhardy would even think about it. I would reckon staying put and sorting out as much as you can before moving would make a load more sense.

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^^ or perhaps some kind-hearted person with a spare bedroom might like to let it out?

 

Careful someone might think you're offering :lol:

 

If I had a spare room and no kids I certainly would. As it is, we shall shortly be overcrowded without a chance of moving into a larger home until the magic money fairies deliver enough for a mortgage.

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> Why is it so hard for people to get a job and accomodation

> BEFORE landing in Shetland?

 

We are planning to move only after we have got ourselves a reliable income via something like telework, and enough money saved to buy land and build a home.

 

 

> Why worry about finding a place to live or a job when you can go to

> the local council and walk into a free fully furnished house in front of

> all the other Shetlanders that have been on lists for months....

 

Its the same story the country over, neighbours of mine who have lived and worked here most of their lives will never get a chance to live in local council housing when the housing list stands at something like 80,000 and some 3,000 a year priority cases get the lions share of anything going.

 

In the same borough as me this:

 

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article1780948.ece

 

Meanwhile, your see former UK soldiers living on the streets in appalling conditions, even churches letting people sleep in tents in the graveyards to help.

 

I could go on..

 

I could mention how the council with their attitude of helping, and insisting on raising the living standards for those renting, actually helped rents double! yeah that really helped us..

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