A Week To Go and I have a Job Placment!
Trip Start Dec 01, 2008
43Trip End May 21, 2009
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
As for me, I had to get a Work Visa and an entry clearance visa which was a lot of paperwork and not very cheap. Luckily, with the failing world economies, the dollar has gotten much stronger! So I have a lot more money than I thought!
I also worked through The Original London Pub Company. For $600, you send them a resume and they do the job search for you. Add in that all job offers include live in accomodation. It's a bit of money but saves getting to London without a job or a house and having to pay for 1-2 weeks of figuring all that stuff out.
Anyways, a few weeks ago I got my pub placement and it's pretty awesome. I'll be working at the Cittie of Yorke located in the Holborn area close to the Chancery Lane tube stop. It's a huge pub with a really cool historic interior. The photos I've included in this entry were ones that I found online. I'll make minimum wage which is 5.52 pounds an hour. Then, I'll have 26 pounds a week deducted for room and board. Housing includes a room right in central London with cable and internet access. Board includes every meal Monday through Saturday. Sunday the pub is closed and I get a day off! Otherwise I work 40 hours a week which includes split shifts and generally half of Saturday.
The pub is frequented by lawyers, study abroad students and occasional tourists who can actually find it. I should also mention it's a Samuel Smith's pub and serves only that brand of beer. Most people also claim it has the cheapest pint in central London. All good things...
Anyways, once I'm in London I will try to update this as much as possible with all my pictures too.