Jobs in europe

Discussion in 'European/Other Countries Truckers Forum' started by Pete the trucker, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Pete the trucker

    Pete the trucker Bobtail Member

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    Does anyone if it easy to get a job as a truck driver in Europe?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Mrs T

    Mrs T Road Train Member

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    Yes if you are from Poland or Lithuania and prepared to work for buttons.
    If not, these are the guys who do get work, so be prepared to run illegallly to compete!!
     
  3. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

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    Canada will take you . Google Canada immigration truck driver .
     
  4. Norway Trucker

    Norway Trucker Bobtail Member

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    No,.. at the moment it's not easy to gat a well payed driving job in Europe...
     
  5. coldwarvet

    coldwarvet Bobtail Member

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    Sure it is, play dumb, drive like a fool and make no money just say ja to every question they ask you.
     
  6. fired up trucker

    fired up trucker Light Load Member

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    That is the absolute truth!!!! Now the same is happening in the US with those unqualified cheap scabs!!!!!!
     
  7. DieselDemon

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    I blame the companies who employ them,they haven't realised what they save in pay is nothing compared to damage claims and insurance premium costs.
     
  8. rksuk

    rksuk Bobtail Member

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    Hi there, I don’t really understand where do you get these narrow-minded stereotypes; I was born in Lithuania; lived in the UK for the last 12-13 years, have always been employed loyal tax payer, respect British laws, people and their culture and I never have worked for buttons (my current salary is around £29K) neither I’ve ever broke the law. You should analyze the bigger picture before making such judgements.

    Regards,
    Rob
     
  9. Mrs T

    Mrs T Road Train Member

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    I don't think its a narrow minded sterotype.

    I work in a London ER, and the vast majority of trucking accidents I see here involve drivers from Eastern Europe, mostly Romania, Bulgaria, and Lithuania.
    I also see them drive. Some realise that the English drive on the left, and some don't!
     
  10. R660

    R660 Light Load Member

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    I`ve sayed it before. Things will not improve for the "developed" Europe before there are equal living standards (salaries) in most of the Europe`s countries. The salary you call "buttons" can be a high salary in less developed countries and it could mean a decent living: owning a house, car, children educated etc. Because things are cheaper too. Especially real estate. Don`t want to insult or anything, but go learn economics if you don`t understand the processes. It is not Eastern Europe`s fault that Russia ####ed our/their economy for 50 years. Sucked everything out of these countries.
     
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