/ NEWS: The start of your new career: a job at Joe Browns

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Michael Ryan - on 07 Dec 2008
The story I am hearing goes something like this. We are in a financial depression and people will forgo non-essential and luxury items. Belts will be tightened, there will be less climbing trips abroad, but no one is going to stop climbing or playing in the hills in the UK. On my travels for UKClimb...

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/older.html?month=12&year=2008#n45492
Clint86 - on 07 Dec 2008
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:
They should get a few applicants I reckon. Only 20 days holiday though.Mmmmmm.

'In the early years Joe Brown fibreglass helmets were manufactured on the
premises'.

How times have changed!
In reply to Eeeerm: Thought it read as 28 days holiday.

No suggestion of salary bands. Could be on minimum wage, could potentially earn 50k?

Good luck to whoever applies.
Clint86 - on 07 Dec 2008
In reply to grumpybearpantsclimbinggoat: Yes but you're entitled to 8 or so of them by law.
Clint86 - on 07 Dec 2008
In reply to grumpybearpantsclimbinggoat: Still a great job opportunity for someone out there who lives in the city perhaps.
RAF2008 - on 08 Dec 2008
In reply to Eeeerm:
20 days is the statutory minimum.
Rob Exile Ward on 08 Dec 2008
In reply to RAF2008: Er no, it's rather more than that:

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/Employees/Timeoffandholidays/DG_10029788

24 days per year (thoug that can include the 8 bank holidays. Going up next year to 28 days per year.
Jon Dittman - on 08 Dec 2008
In reply to grumpybearpantsclimbinggoat:
> (In reply to Eeeerm) Thought it read as 28 days holiday.
>
> No suggestion of salary bands. Could be on minimum wage, could potentially earn 50k?

I have made this charge a number of times and the response is always - we will pay based on experience which to my mind means minimum wage.
Michael Ryan - on 08 Dec 2008
In reply to Jon Dittman:

Retail climbing sales wage varies. Usually start at minimum or just above, sometimes can include commission on sales. Then with experience and promotion it increases.
timjones - on 08 Dec 2008
In reply to Rob Exile Ward:
> (In reply to RAF2008) Er no, it's rather more than that:
>
> http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/Employees/Timeoffandholidays/DG_10029788
>
> 24 days per year (thoug that can include the 8 bank holidays. Going up next year to 28 days per year.


We're turning into a nation of wimps ;)

Most people already get at least 128 days including weekends.
Rob Exile Ward on 08 Dec 2008
In reply to timjones: We're practically French...:-)
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Franco Cookson OLD - on 08 Dec 2008
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com: bit pointless applying now, after it's recieved about 1000 applications due to this ad....

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