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rolyon
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Post by rolyon »

So today I had my first interview since passing my class 1 test just over a week ago.
Even though they advertised the job at £15-£18 per hour in the interview they told me the hourly rate was £12.05. The interviewer said "that's the best rate you'll find as a new driver in the Exeter area".
Has this happened to anyone else where the actual wage is much lower than advertised?
And is £12.05 a fair wage for a new driver?
P.s. I'm probably not going to accept the offer because I was hoping for a little more even if that may be wishful thinking.
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Post by ellisee »

Not even sure they can legally do that! Know your worth. Walk!
maalli
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Post by maalli »

No. Definitely not. They trying it on
Should out the company.
Tbh no reason a new driver should get less
Unless it's specialised like heavy plant, tanker etc...
Shouldn't be classified as anything other than another driver
jakewzy
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Post by jakewzy »

Nonsense that,
KnigWiz
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Post by KnigWiz »

You can do much better on agency in that area!
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Post by leineo »

If it was say the £12.05 ph for a few weeks while training etc then ok
But to advertise at 1 rate and try palm off another with no explanation as to why and for how long is pretty pathetic
If you think you can do better then go for it don’t undersell yourself
martco
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Post by martco »

I had the same Rolyon, I was offered class 1 at £12ph between 1800-2100 then £13.40 from 21:00-03:30 then back to £12 until 6am.
I went back to class 2 as the wages were good with Mon-Fri.
If you’re looking for a decent paid job with decent hours then give Booker Exeter a look online mate, they’re recruiting at the moment
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Post by danney »

martco wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:10 am I had the same Rolyon, I was offered class 1 at £12ph between 1800-2100 then £13.40 from 21:00-03:30 then back to £12 until 6am.
I went back to class 2 as the wages were good with Mon-Fri.
If you’re looking for a decent paid job with decent hours then give Booker Exeter a look online mate, they’re recruiting at the moment
if working for booker your better off going through agency called talstaff lots of hours and really good wages and it's the same wage experienced or non experienced
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Post by martco »

danney wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:11 am
martco wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:10 am I had the same Rolyon, I was offered class 1 at £12ph between 1800-2100 then £13.40 from 21:00-03:30 then back to £12 until 6am.
I went back to class 2 as the wages were good with Mon-Fri.
If you’re looking for a decent paid job with decent hours then give Booker Exeter a look online mate, they’re recruiting at the moment
if working for booker your better off going through agency called talstaff lots of hours and really good wages and it's the same wage experienced or non experienced
I’m good thanks Danney, the staff package offered by bookers / tesco is pretty decent and the hours I work suit me.
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Post by dabois »

Because they will have to train you up.
rolyon
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Post by rolyon »

dabois wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:12 am Because they will have to train you up.
it wasn't £12.05 until I was trained. that's how much they pay all their class 1 drivers but advertised as more.
dabois
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Post by dabois »

rolyon wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:12 am
dabois wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:12 am Because they will have to train you up.
it wasn't £12.05 until I was trained. that's how much they pay all their class 1 drivers but advertised as more.
Either use them for experience or find something else, don't get stuck on that crap money
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Post by geaws »

I'm on 12.75 for class 2 and I'm a new pass. I'd want at least 15 for class 1
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Post by royrvel »

Yes happened to me so I just started class 2 work just to get foot in the door.
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Post by Pemadd »

Bad advertising may be let trading standards have a look at them
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Post by AmcWee »

That's bad, could understand it if budding up and maybe 1st few months whilst your experience grows but no need to be so different for an unknown period. I have 6 months experience in Suffolk. Company put me thru test etc am on reasonable money, pretty sure only the 20 year people are on substantially more.
AmcWee
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Post by AmcWee »

If you liked the job, company vehicles set up etc Otherwise then show them you are a reasonable guy. Say £15 to £18 was advertised & whilst you appreciate you wouldn't normally be offered £18 in first 2 years. You would only contemplate anything under £15 for the period of induction, buddying up etc then maybe phased increase to the £15 etc.
Jasonzo
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Post by Jasonzo »

Tell him too 'JOG ON" your worth more than £12.05
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Post by lepuff »

Cheeky bastards, never settle for less, you're doing the exact same job as the guy with 10 years on his licence.
Red flag anyways, I'd stay right away from that firm.
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Post by croulcy »

Does matter if u have experience or not still worth at lest £14 hour
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Post by nobley »

Here in Birmingham hgv2 are on 15 16 hr taking the piss big style
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Post by farhaa »

nobley wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:34 am Here in Birmingham hgv2 are on 15 16 hr taking the piss big style
Which company. Please PM. Thank you
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Post by nobley »

farhaa wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:36 am
nobley wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:34 am Here in Birmingham hgv2 are on 15 16 hr taking the piss big style
Which company. Please PM. Thank you
most decent agencies
farhaa
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Post by farhaa »

nobley wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:36 am
farhaa wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:36 am
nobley wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:34 am Here in Birmingham hgv2 are on 15 16 hr taking the piss big style
Which company. Please PM. Thank you
most decent agencies
Please can you forward agency contact details. Thank you PM me.
jorafla
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Post by jorafla »

15-18 will be overtime rate, con merchants when they do this, I stop the interview immediately and tell them its not for me as they didn't explain fully in the ad... so what else are they hiding? 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️
Robeth
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Post by Robeth »

Might daughter had just passed hers and she is getting £15 per hr
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Post by beleon »

No they are trying it on with u as a new driver. That’s probably there class 2 driver rate. (Not slagging off class2 drivers by the way)
frykid
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Post by frykid »

I'm a new starter and I'm on £16.50 with a £10 food allowance a day,they are about if you can find them.
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Post by Robsincl »

I'm on 10.50 as 3.5t driver, plus £60 pw bonus and loads of overtime.
But if it gets you in the door, then may be worth a pint.
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Post by Ceskowi »

I’d take it, get some experience and would move on in a couple of months 🤷🏻‍♂️
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Post by glawow »

You will get more than 12.05 if you work for Domino’s pizza delivery driver.
Don’t waste your time my friend.
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Post by brtech »

Had this happen to me bud best thing to do is call them out there and then and walk out... sometimes people try it on
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Post by Gatesy »

I had the same, I went for a job interview, job was advertised at £15.80p/h ... That was unsocial weekend hours, normal daytime mon-fri way £9.50!!!!
Needles to say ... I didn't take the job
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Post by quinee »

Never under value yourself
Steefie
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Post by Steefie »

Bit pf an insult really considering how much your license has cost you.
Although I feel like they take advantage take of new class 1 drivers.
I'm currently looking for a job but struggling to get anywhere with finding a job and getting an interview.
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Post by hoyremo »

I wanna know where people are finding Class 1 work £15+ lol for mon- Fri work best I've seen in my area is £12.72 and even tramping jobs are £14 plus meal allowance
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Post by McaTruck »

If they advertise it at 15-18 they should honour it,
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Post by gazpleu »

Seems to be the norm in this profession it's bollocks, advertise one rate and offer less, say oh yeah it's x pounds per year but forget to mention that's 60 hours a week on nights and weekends, takes the piss to be honest
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Post by Quadhill »

Break the virginity of your tachograph card for a month and then look elsewhere
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Post by kingst »

New driver here.. 4 weeks on the road, My take home is £180 a day, don’t undervalue yourself mate keep looking
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Post by evauity »

Tell them to stick it , your worth more than that buddy
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Post by Normiq »

If it says 15 to 18 pounds an hour it's usually 15 all year round and 18 on Xmas day up to midnight then back down to 15...
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Post by adyitin »

Welcome to the world of transport i have been doing abnormal loads for ten years went for a job interview with a company who told me the wages where 18 an hour to only find out its 11.50 an hour so dont matter where you go in transport it happen to us all
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Post by lushin »

I'm a new driver and I got 14.25 on class 2 but company paid for my license
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Post by nowokx »

Job adverts around Exeter should find around 15£ ph
https://uk.indeed.com/jobs?q=hgv+driver ... rom=mobRdr
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Post by Pearid »

As a new driver you're doing much the same work as an experienced one. In this industry experience is just a useful luxury to those whom have it.
£12 is poor unless supported by overtime rates to bring it up to that 15-18
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Post by Niconn »

Sign up with an agency for better pay 💰
elmiter
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Post by elmiter »

Yes perfectly fair. As you are a newbie or new pass and don't have experience it will cost the haulage company at least £7000/£8000 to insure you.
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Post by romew »

elmiter wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:23 am Yes perfectly fair. As you are a newbie or new pass and don't have experience it will cost the haulage company at least £7000/£8000 to insure you.
I agree, once you have experience look for more money, but at the moment your still an apprentice.
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romew wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:26 am
elmiter wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:23 am Yes perfectly fair. As you are a newbie or new pass and don't have experience it will cost the haulage company at least £7000/£8000 to insure you.
I agree, once you have experience look for more money, but at the moment your still an apprentice.
I am no apprentice. I am a retired HGV1 Driver. Through I'll health. Fed up hearing about the what to be hgv drivers and doing there HGV1 license through the government boot camp scheme. All they see is the £££££signs. They don't have the experience. They expect just to walk straight into jobs. Absolutely crazy. The government reduced the age you can do a hgv from 21 to 18. A 18 year old with absolutely no road sense behind the wheel of a 44 ton truck and trailer. Absolutely crazy.
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elmiter wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:26 am
romew wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:26 am
elmiter wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:23 am Yes perfectly fair. As you are a newbie or new pass and don't have experience it will cost the haulage company at least £7000/£8000 to insure you.
I agree, once you have experience look for more money, but at the moment your still an apprentice.
I am no apprentice. I am a retired HGV1 Driver. Through I'll health. Fed up hearing about the what to be hgv drivers and doing there HGV1 license through the government boot camp scheme. All they see is the £££££signs. They don't have the experience. They expect just to walk straight into jobs. Absolutely crazy. The government reduced the age you can do a hgv from 21 to 18. A 18 year old with absolutely no road sense behind the wheel of a 44 ton truck and trailer. Absolutely crazy.
I meant the person that made the post, not you.
I've only had my licence 27yrs, but you don't learn this job until your doing it, a driving test doesn't make you a Lorry driver.
Most younger people just aren't willing to put in the hours this job requires.
elmiter
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Post by elmiter »

romew wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:27 am
elmiter wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:26 am
romew wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:26 am

I agree, once you have experience look for more money, but at the moment your still an apprentice.
I am no apprentice. I am a retired HGV1 Driver. Through I'll health. Fed up hearing about the what to be hgv drivers and doing there HGV1 license through the government boot camp scheme. All they see is the £££££signs. They don't have the experience. They expect just to walk straight into jobs. Absolutely crazy. The government reduced the age you can do a hgv from 21 to 18. A 18 year old with absolutely no road sense behind the wheel of a 44 ton truck and trailer. Absolutely crazy.
I meant the person that made the post, not you.
I've only had my licence 27yrs, but you don't learn this job until your doing it, a driving test doesn't make you a Lorry driver.
Most younger people just aren't willing to put in the hours this job requires.
Sorry Romew miss read your post. You are right because you have passed a test doesn't mean you are a HGV1 Driver. The learning curve starts once you pass. As you said they just don't want to put the hours in. It is absolutely crazy a 18 year old behind the wheel of a 44 ton truck and trailer. Look at the number of accidents. I watched one on Facebook earlier tonight a car transporter hit a low bridge and ripped two vans off!!!!.
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elmiter wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:23 am Yes perfectly fair. As you are a newbie or new pass and don't have experience it will cost the haulage company at least £7000/£8000 to insure you.
no they do block insurance any driver who works for that company and £12.05 is taking the P you are better than that
elmiter
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Post by elmiter »

coliver wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:31 am
elmiter wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:23 am Yes perfectly fair. As you are a newbie or new pass and don't have experience it will cost the haulage company at least £7000/£8000 to insure you.
no they do block insurance any driver who works for that company and £12.05 is taking the P you are better than that
He is a newbie driver. With no experience. The simple answer if you understand it which you don't is it will cost anything from £7000 /£8000. One accident and the insurance company will refuse to insure the driver. You are out a job. I was earning the wages that driver's get know in 2004.
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Post by rumenex »

Funny story this is! Just out of curiosity, I've phoned quite a few job adverts, all offering big money! Always get told sorry that jobs gone, but we have some £13/hour!!! Been driving artics for over 25 years!! It's all bollocks!
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Post by Jridyn »

I passed my class 1 end of March and started a class 2 job £15 per hour for 40 hours and £20 an hour over 40 hours… It’s heavy graft but well worth it and decent wage for a class 2 👍🏻
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Jridyn wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:34 am I passed my class 1 end of March and started a class 2 job £15 per hour for 40 hours and £20 an hour over 40 hours… It’s heavy graft but well worth it and decent wage for a class 2 👍🏻
what area?
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Post by Jridyn »

prinzer wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:38 am
Jridyn wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:34 am I passed my class 1 end of March and started a class 2 job £15 per hour for 40 hours and £20 an hour over 40 hours… It’s heavy graft but well worth it and decent wage for a class 2 👍🏻
what area?
Leeds mate
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Post by prinzer »

Jridyn wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:39 am
prinzer wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:38 am
Jridyn wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:34 am I passed my class 1 end of March and started a class 2 job £15 per hour for 40 hours and £20 an hour over 40 hours… It’s heavy graft but well worth it and decent wage for a class 2 👍🏻
what area?
Leeds mate
that’s decent then for up north init
Barique
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Post by Barique »

A lot of companies where I am are paying between £10-13 an hr, factories are paying more!
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Post by Daivab »

Experience is the key there isn't much companies that going to take you on and pay you £15 - £18 and you never done it before... as a new driver you will struggle because some of these places is in housing estates and all sorts if you hit a car then they got to cover it as a new driver we got yo start from some where after 6 months say you been offered £16 per hour doing the similar thing then over time you can get it up as you proof that you can do the job...
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Post by Jonaly »

Doesn’t matter if it’s your first job, or you’ve been doing it 35 years you do the same thing, you know how to do the basics, you have the same money, so no I don’t think that’s right, plus I’d they ain’t going pay what they’re saying they’re paying then it sounds like it’s another not good story
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Post by Longee »

Know how much you are worth and tell them to do one
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Post by Krisol »

12.05 for Class 1 is total pxxx take. You can find van jobs for that rate and plenty Class 2 jobs starting from 14£.
15£ is lowest I would accept as new class 1 driver.
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Post by olliey »

it’s all about gaining your experience 3-6 Month . if you have too take 12 13£ An hour . then do it And then you can go and get your £18-20 an hour
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Post by teeipp »

I called one company, it was advertising 45k- 50k a year.
Asked what the hourly rate was. 12.00 I was already on 13.57 at the time
For sleeping out and dealing with all the traffic and everything else that comes with tramping. No ta.
Get 14.00 an hour now class 2 and am home every night.
Oh and when I pulled him on the advertised ,he coyly said well that is potential earnings you know if you max your hours and work Saturday or Sunday most of the time🙄.
As a side note,I drove buses in Manchester for 6 years and my ex collegues are on nearly £14.00. so in conclusion putting ourselves through nearly 4k to get a license ,time, effort added ect is a piss take for the industry and no wonder so many left to go and drive buses all them years ago.
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I passed in May and work for Aldi. 10hr days, 15ph. Cant complain.
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Post by Shient »

Take the job and keep looking for a better one
You will be gaining experience while your looking
Or go on agency's and take anything they give you. That way you will get a wide spread of experience
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Post by Majraci »

As inexperienced driver it is good rate, for a driver with no experience. It will get better
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Re: Has this happened to anyone else where the actual wage is much lower than advertised?

Post by Alegard »

I passed 2 months ago started where I am now a month ago started me on 15 ph for first month then on 16ph then up to 17.50 after probation which I think is rather good tbh
jootto
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Re: Has this happened to anyone else where the actual wage is much lower than advertised?

Post by jootto »

Take it build your experience then you can choose the company and how much you get paid
keters
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Re: Has this happened to anyone else where the actual wage is much lower than advertised?

Post by keters »

They are taking the risk on a new driver who has only passed test so cannot really drive the truck and will bend the truck in first year take the job go learn to drive the truck sure they will help you learn to drive it.
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Re: Has this happened to anyone else where the actual wage is much lower than advertised?

Post by masior »

I'm at a company now through agency not bad I thought then I seen what I'd be on for full time with them class 1 nights 50 hour week 29k !!! company's are starting to rip the pis again
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Re: Has this happened to anyone else where the actual wage is much lower than advertised?

Post by gracqu »

It’s down to experience, you put the graft in then you reap the rewards.
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Re: Has this happened to anyone else where the actual wage is much lower than advertised?

Post by davita »

Nah don't accept that - the advertised rate is what you should get. When I passed I said I wouldn't work for less than £15ph or it wasn't worth the expense of getting my licence.
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