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Travelling abroad whilst on license

The big problem with buying from China is the shipping time...... 2-3 weeks.

I've bought plenty of good gear from sites like Banggood, but I've been prepared for the wait because their prices, eg scooter accessories, could be up to 25% of places in this country.

Most punters want things tomorrow.......
 
The big problem with buying from China is the shipping time...... 2-3 weeks.

I've bought plenty of good gear from sites like Banggood, but I've been prepared for the wait because their prices, eg scooter accessories, could be up to 25% of places in this country.

Most punters want things tomorrow.......
Air vs Sea... the costs are substantial, I do it myself and the cost of Air freight makes me want to cry and wish I had it 45 days earlier...
 
The future? E-commerce, he wants to travel abroad next year to China to visit the place for outsourcing goods to retail through an online outlet, the question is, what are the chances of his probation officer authorizing him to go out of the country?
One cannot but think there's another chap involved in this scheme offering to pay for the tickets and expenses, and there will be a 'take these suitcases with you when you travel, lad!' happening.
 
Just out of interest... I've got a cousin whom has just been granted indefinite leave to remain who came from India whom is bone headed and looking for a job working door staff, he's been out of the country over 5+ years after being removed for overstaying his visa, not deported but was told either go yourself and get a visa or we remove you and your banned from coming here xxx years.

Door work for him? Minimum residency requirements?
You don’t appear to have been very lucky when cousins were being allocated.
 
Two hopes.
Or as my old Staffy Ssgt Hope used to say

You have three Hopes and I'm one of them

At depot (Poperinghe that is) our DS S/Sgt. was Arthur Hope, he told us though that his name began with a B, and ended with a D. He was a very good bloke though, became a milkman when he left so that was some career change, I could just imagine him dressing off the bottles and crates on his float :)

Anyway for the OPs cousin I suggest trying the lottery, by the sound of it he has more chance of winning the jackpot than making a successful business out of whatever he has in mind.

As for getting trade quals, it sounds like he would struggle to see that through, and even if he did the same problem of getting a job/setting up in business at the end of it would surely apply.
 
At depot (Poperinghe that is) our DS S/Sgt. was Arthur Hope, he told us though that his name began with a B, and ended with a D. He was a very good bloke though, became a milkman when he left so that was some career change, I could just imagine him dressing off the bottles and crates on his float :)

Anyway for the OPs cousin I suggest trying the lottery, by the sound of it he has more chance of winning the jackpot than making a successful business out of whatever he has in mind.

As for getting trade quals, it sounds like he would struggle to see that through, and even if he did the same problem of getting a job/setting up in business at the end of it would surely apply.


I seem to remember, that in the old days, if you wanted to improve yourself, there were trade courses like plasterers, or decorators, available in the prison system ?
 
I seem to remember, that in the old days, if you wanted to improve yourself, there were trade courses like plasterers, or decorators, available in the prison system ?


While I was working in a YO prison in south staffs, I went into the training block, They were training the lads in, tiling, floor laying, plastering, painting and decorating, I asked one of the screws ," Do you do the technical trades, electrical, plumbing gas fitting Etc?"......... his reply,........... " No, these lads, generally don't have the IQ for it, Half cannot read or write to any great degree, and a more hands on than technical trade is easier for them to pick up" Fast forward 4 years, we had our new bathroom fitted, the tiling was a work of art, all symmetrical finished to perfection, the lad who did it said to me, " You're the electrical bloke from ******** nick, I remember you, you came into the training wing".......... The system does work sometimes.
 
At depot (Poperinghe that is) our DS S/Sgt. was Arthur Hope, he told us though that his name began with a B, and ended with a D. He was a very good bloke though, became a milkman when he left so that was some career change, I could just imagine him dressing off the bottles and crates on his float :)

Anyway for the OPs cousin I suggest trying the lottery, by the sound of it he has more chance of winning the jackpot than making a successful business out of whatever he has in mind.

As for getting trade quals, it sounds like he would struggle to see that through, and even if he did the same problem of getting a job/setting up in business at the end of it would surely apply.

Arthur was one of my instructors at depot in 1972. He was a L/Cpl then.
 
I first saw him and thought that's John Cleese; tall, dark hair, tache and facial features that were all close to the mark.

He was tall. I was 6' 1" and he towered over me. The rest of our instructors were nearly all legends of that era. Ben Braine - platoon sgt, Barney Barnes, flash Parkinson to name but a few.
 
Just out of interest... I've got a cousin whom has just been granted indefinite leave to remain who came from India whom is bone headed and looking for a job working door staff, he's been out of the country over 5+ years after being removed for overstaying his visa, not deported but was told either go yourself and get a visa or we remove you and your banned from coming here xxx years.

Door work for him? Minimum residency requirements?

 
There are people we pay to do inspections for us in China as our tight arse business still thinks international travel is only for v.senior executives and that sending Contract Specialists and Quality Control must be a junkett (whilst they post picture of all the food, saki and other apres ski activities the companies are laying on for them) on Workplace.
 
Just out of interest... I've got a cousin whom has just been granted indefinite leave to remain who came from India whom is bone headed and looking for a job working door staff, he's been out of the country over 5+ years after being removed for overstaying his visa, not deported but was told either go yourself and get a visa or we remove you and your banned from coming here xxx years.

Door work for him? Minimum residency requirements?

Your cousins seem a bit thick, are you the pikey lover from wales?
 
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There are people we pay to do inspections for us in China as our tight arse business still thinks international travel is only for v.senior executives and that sending Contract Specialists and Quality Control must be a junkett (whilst they post picture of all the food, saki and other apres ski activities the companies are laying on for them) on Workplace.
I bet they've got really nice inspection rooms. Fantastic kit in great condition.

And as I found when visiting a supplier in China who was very proud of the inspection area, all the little plastic tags to keep the batteries isolated still in place as it was never used.

Still, I am only the quality specialist, we will use them anyway. And then be shocked when stuff doesn't fit together.
 
He was tall. I was 6' 1" and he towered over me. The rest of our instructors were nearly all legends of that era. Ben Braine - platoon sgt, Barney Barnes, flash Parkinson to name but a few.

I certainly remember Ben (RIP). He was RSM at SEE when I arrived for class 3/2. A good bloke too and with a nice sense of humour about it all.
 
Tell him to come to his senses. Help him get a CSS card and get a job labouring on a building site. If he can hack it, he could get to meet some trades[men] who might give him a chance and train him up. He won't school qualifications to lean how to become a plasterer or tiler for example, maybe a scaffolder. You get the gist. Eventually he could become a tradesman and earn some better dosh. It's a way more likely plan then him getting to travel abroad.
He doesn't like being pointed in a sensible direction it seems; easy money with as less effort as it requires it seems, hence e-com has caught his mind seeing as how dealing again will land him back behind bars and dissapoint his father even more so
 

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