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Hi Seasonal Jobs Im Aleš and Im from Czech Republik. Before travel to New Zealand I worked like site manager building construction in Prague. I never wanted leave Chzech Republic, but my friend told me, I can make good money there. So me and my girlfriend and two friends went to New Zealand. On the internet we found Information about this. Student agensy helped to us make the visa and school. When we arriwed to Auckland, we studied there one mounth English lenguage and after looking for work. It was 1st of October. We tried to send a few mails to different company, what we found on the Internet, but no one no answer. We send a few email to some backpapers and only two answer: "You can come here, I have work for you". We went there, we spent there one week and stil work nothing. The ouwner of backpaper was liar (Katikati Backpaper) So we tried visit picknz in Hastings and filled in forms, but they never did not call us. In Hasting we found very good backpper. The ouwner is very good man and he helped to us found the job. First job was with Chinese contractor. It was terible, becouse we didnt get holiday pay and tax was 21%. When I checked my online IRD accont, I saw he paid only 16%, so he stole 5% every week from maybe 15 persons. No one didnt get payslip, realy crazy. So we changet contractor, but if you work for Indian of Asian contractors, its the same. This is true, realy I have lot of experience like this. After long time we had luck in May and we started work in apple packhouse and after kiwi packhouse. Realy good job, but weather made lot of problem. Pickers coudnt pick fruit, so many days was day of. In New Zealand, I tried: apple thining apple picking nectarins picking dustman pupkins weeding apple packer kiwi packer sheep shearing Maybe I made a mistake, when I went to New Zealand, but its very good life experiance and nature in New Zealand is incredible.
Submitted by: Aleš Kopecký Date submitted: 23/07/2011 9:40:58 p.m.