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Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:35am
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Mand and kev

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We are a married couple in our 50s non smokers.  We have visited PDM a couple a number of times we love it. We plan to move Puerto De Mazzaron full time in the next 5 years.We both work full time in England, My husband is a General manager of a lifting hire company. I work within  in the caring industry if we decided to move to Mazzaron earlier maybe 2021 /22 what are the Job opportunities like ? We wouldn't want anything to heavy. We are not ready to retire fully as yet is there a potential niech  in the market in starting a very small buisness just to keep us interested ? This will help to pay our way. We will initially rent until we find the right place to buy. Our children are making there own way now. We would like to find a little something for ourselves in the sunshine😎  We would be very interested in anything that may be available 

Many  thanks 

Mandy and kev 

Spanglish

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:14am

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Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:14am

Do either of you speak Spanish ?

Massive unemployment here before corona. 

Going self employed a huge expense also. 

Sorry to be negative/ realistic but unless you have a income from Uk you will struggle 

Roland

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:27am

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Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:27am

Who can say what the job opportunities will be like in 2021/22 just not possible.

Mand and kev

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:50am

Mand and kev

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Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:50am

Spanglish wrote on Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:14am:

Do either of you speak Spanish ?

Massive unemployment here before corona. 

Going self employed a huge expense also. 

Sorry to be negative/ realistic but unless you have a income from Uk you will struggle 

Hi there 

We dont take this has being negative, it's a learning curve for us. We do not speak Spanish We do have the capacity to take care of ourselves financially  We are on the road of retirement but just not ready you dont get the answers if you dont ask the questions.

Thankyou for your reply the Corona virus has been terrible I think it has made people reavaluate their life 

Stay safe 

Amanda 

RichT

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:45pm

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Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:45pm

Mand and kev wrote on Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:50am:

Hi there 

We dont take this has being negative, it's a learning curve for us. We do not speak Spanish We do have the capacity to take care of ourselves financially  We are on the road of retirement but just not ready you dont get the answers if you dont ask the questions.

Thankyou for your reply the Corona virus has been terrible I think it has made people reavaluate their life 

Stay safe 

Amanda 

If you're looking for work that would just keep you going until your pensions kick in, or to top up your pensions, then there are opportunities for people who are prepared to work hard and keep trying - albeit in jobs that don't pay particularly well and/or are part of the 'gig' economy.

As I assume you know, there is a large number of retired & aging British ex-pats throughout Murcia (many of which contribute on this forum!); and many of whom prefer to do business with Brits / English-speakers where possible. So there is demand for swimming pool maintenance, gardening, rental property maintenance / cleaning / key-holding, handyman-type jobs, hairdressers, taxi drivers, etc. There have also been posts on this forum in the past few months looking for carers.

There are no easy opportunities (and there was a really good post on here recently referencing an article describing people who had been chancers & failures in the UK, thinking there is an easy life in Spain - and, being clear, there isn't); but there are opportunities for those prepared to work...

Don't give up on dream, just do as much research as possible on how to make it work for you!

Hope this helps!

Mand and kev

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:46pm

Mand and kev

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Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:46pm

RichT wrote on Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:45pm:

If you're looking for work that would just keep you going until your pensions kick in, or to top up your pensions, then there are opportunities for people who are prepared to work hard and keep trying - albeit in jobs that don't pay particularly well and/or are part of the 'gig' economy.

As I assume you know, there is a large number of retired & aging British ex-pats throughout Murcia (many of which contribute on this forum!); and many of whom prefer to do business with Brits / English-speakers where possible. So there is demand for swimming pool maintenance, gardening, ...

...rental property maintenance / cleaning / key-holding, handyman-type jobs, hairdressers, taxi drivers, etc. There have also been posts on this forum in the past few months looking for carers.

There are no easy opportunities (and there was a really good post on here recently referencing an article describing people who had been chancers & failures in the UK, thinking there is an easy life in Spain - and, being clear, there isn't); but there are opportunities for those prepared to work...

Don't give up on dream, just do as much research as possible on how to make it work for you!

Hope this helps!

Hi Rich 

This is good to know ..We  are very hard working and trustworthy people DBS checked we could also get very good references from our employers. We dont want to do another 5 years in the uk  I think we are to the point where we are getting fed up with the Rat race and looking for something to put a little  spring back in our step.. where would we start to look are there jobs advertised on this site ? Is there any one out there looking for a couple like us ? 

Thankyou 

Amanda and kev 

Mand and kev

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:55pm

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Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:55pm

Hi Alex 

I'm sorry I wanted to reply back to you but didnt know how I hope you get this message thankyou for allowing me on your sight stay safe 

Amanda 

RichT

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:08pm

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Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:08pm

Mand and kev wrote on Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:46pm:

Hi Rich 

This is good to know ..We  are very hard working and trustworthy people DBS checked we could also get very good references from our employers. We dont want to do another 5 years in the uk  I think we are to the point where we are getting fed up with the Rat race and looking for somethin...

...g to put a little  spring back in our step.. where would we start to look are there jobs advertised on this site ? Is there any one out there looking for a couple like us ? 

Thankyou 

Amanda and kev 

Sorry, I meant more for you to work for yourselves in the activities mentioned, rather than be employed by someone.

If you have a look in the Recommended Tradesmen section on this forum, there are regularly residents asking for recoemmendations for different jobs that need doing; you could leaflet the areas in which you are looking to work; and 'word of mouth' is the best way to get work.

Mand and kev

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:49pm

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Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:49pm

RichT wrote on Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:08pm:

Sorry, I meant more for you to work for yourselves in the activities mentioned, rather than be employed by someone.

If you have a look in the Recommended Tradesmen section on this forum, there are regularly residents asking for recoemmendations for different jobs that need doing; you could leaflet the areas in which you are looking to work; and 'word of mouth' is the best way to get work.
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Oh sorry I see i didnt realise that's what you meant lol I will have a look thankyou 

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