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>> No. 11332 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 2:32 pm
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Ey up lads.

Anyone here in the building trade? Or more specifically, a trade that involves a CSCS card? I'm jobhunting and I see a lot of "must have cscs card" and I'm thinking getting one might make it easier to get work. Then I look up the card and there's a gazillion different types, and the website says you have to have qualifications before you can get one and it's all super fucking confusing. It reminds me of dependancy hell on an outdated Linux system.

Is there a "basic" card I can get which will allow me to work the sort of jobs the Guardian is constantly telling us English people don't want to do? This seems ridiculous.
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>> No. 11333 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 3:19 pm
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As I understand it, you need to pass some basic training and then you can apply for the card. Some training providers will do a bundle where they'll do both, and if you're a leeching scumbag you may be able to get the JCP to pay for it if you can show that it would improve your prospects (i.e. lots of site labour work going locally).

>> No. 11334 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 3:39 pm
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>Is there a "basic" card I can get

Yes. You want the CSCS Labourer card. You might see this referred to as the green card. The only qualification you need for this is a basic health and safety certificate, which you can get after a one day course. You'll also have to take an absolutely piss-easy exam on health and safety. The course, exam and card will cost you between £120 and £200 all-in, but you might be able to access free training, especially if you're signing on. Google "free cscs" and the name of your nearby towns for details. These free courses usually include some bollocks about numeracy, literacy and employability in order to qualify for funding, but it's worth the hassle if you're skint.


If you're under 25 and unemployed, you could be eligible for a development award from the Princes Trust. You can claim up to £500 for expenses to help you get into work - training and licensing, tools, equipment, clothing, and transport to work until you get your first pay packet.

>> No. 11335 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 3:45 pm
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I was talking to a Site Manager last night, he says that in his current team of 50 labourers, none of them are British and most of them are cowboys who don't know what they're doing despite overconfidence.
While the initial pay is hardly a living wage, by the sound of it if you're either humble enough to learn and check what you're doing is right or you have the language and communication skills to help direct a bunch of Eastern Europeans who barely speak English into doing things properly, there's probably a decent chance to climb the ladder. At least to middle-management.

Not that having had one conversation with this bloke means I know what I'm talking about, but it's a thought.
>> No. 11336 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 7:00 pm
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See this is what pisses me off. I bet none of those cunts has a CSCS card, and I bet they got the job via this ( https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/612310/British-recruiters-advertise-jobs-abroad-Polish-workers ) kind of deal.

They purposefully make it hard for English people to do these jobs. I wonder what could be their reason?
>> No. 11337 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 7:09 pm
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You'd have to ask whoever made up your story.
>> No. 11338 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 7:35 pm
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That picture is rather silly. Quite a lot has changed since 1973, leaving the EU won't make us go back in time.
>> No. 11339 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 7:35 pm
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The reality bubble some people have when it comes to politics reminds me of the Apple reality distortion field.
>> No. 11340 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 8:08 pm
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>> No. 11341 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 8:10 pm
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Well, to be fair, you do sound like a cunt. I bet those Poles aren't racist cunts.
>> No. 11342 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 9:42 pm
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Oh do fuck off Tarquin.
>> No. 11343 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 10:19 pm
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>That picture is rather silly

It is however the level of debate people seem to have based on my sample of Facebook friends. The self-congratulating circle-jerking it with the choir of most people’s political opinions boils my piss. It is like they can't comprehend how anyone could have an opposing position from them without being the Anti-Christ.
>> No. 11344 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 10:33 pm
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A number of years ago I got myself a CSCS card and did a bit of labouring for a week before I realised I'd make more money working in McDonalds.

From my limited experience, a building site is basically something like a slave plantation. You've got your overseer Englishman at the top, your various skilled tradesman or house negroes in the middle; working class Englishmen involved in various skilled trades, and you've got your labourers or dumb plantation negros at the bottom; Poles, Lithuanians, and various other Eastern Europeans working cash in hand for a pittance.
>> No. 11345 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 10:56 pm
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Politics on facebook is mildly interesting to browse through but it's a terrible place to engage in any sort of debate. Just shows you how many of your mates are complete spastics.
>> No. 11346 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 10:58 pm
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(by "it's a terrible place" I mean most of the Internet.

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