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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3680 on: March 05, 2019, 03:24:39 am »
I'm really happy for you Tom  :thumleft:

And keep up the good work with the running  :thumleft:
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3681 on: March 14, 2019, 09:39:53 am »
Update  :)

Couple of weeks later and find myself nowhere.

In short: The company applied for a LOA (letter of authorization) for me to leave SA and to enter the sandbox.
This because they do not have a SA Embassy and you can only get you Visa in Dubai or in-country.
What makes this difficult these day is that they want to force companies like the rest of Africa and 3rd world to employ their own citizens which makes sense. Let's be fair, not what we as expats want to hear but the right thing to do if your citizens are abled borsies right?
However, in the private security detail business it is hard to near impossible for an expat from Europe or Amerika and some other places to enter a country being guarded by people that can get radical based on their religious views and so on.

Where do that leave me? Well, in the end hard to accept but I am just a number and still not on the companies books a nobody that invested a lot money wise,  time and even sacrifices other job opportunities because I was/is looking for a longtime solution for my life.
In this time I have also been on and off wrt health but that was self inflicted (I did not realize)
Because of frustration thr only joy I got/get is from running and overtraining has put me to a near system collapse and I was even hospitalized for a short while (dit keep that to myself and close relatives to some extend) and the big issue was a serious condition of anemia (I did mention a little about it prior) Also had difficulties on the island for a while due to this, and it is not the actual mineral deficiency but rather the absorption which has crippled me.

I am left wit 2 x choices: get up and move forward or get up and move forward  :laughing4:
In the morning hours I could not sleep and decided to dig into my pension fund (savings) which I never wanted to touch. However, the bank account ran dry and I had no choice and it's all good, still I have savings and I'll manage just fine. Once I'm sorted I'll do my best to patch that savings back up.

So where does this leave me? I have missed the opperturnety but I am on their system and if the loa do pop at some stage I may stand in the quee and have another change, things out of my control.

Went to HEMS yesterday (private ambulance company) to find out which ALS paramedic will be on call since it is the 'Om die dam' ultra marathon and I am working in the medical tent for the club. So another guy and I will be coordinating this and if something goes wrong HEMS will assist with response vehicle and ambulance.
I did speak to the owner of the company and we agreed that I'll wait it out a couple of days, maybe to the end of the month and then come back and help see how he can help with some shifts on road, and sport over weekends.

All this to me is called life. I realised I have made some mistakes, but how would one ever know?
Time to get up and move on.

If anyone knows about seasonal farm work in the states, let me know please. All I was able to locate has got an age limit of 40 to 45 but my son did hear about a guy in his 50's. Just cant get hold of him for more info, also from Brits and working 8 months a year in the States.

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3682 on: March 14, 2019, 11:54:25 am »
Good luck Tom! Something will pop up. Just keep the faith.
 
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3683 on: March 18, 2019, 03:00:22 am »
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If anyone knows about seasonal farm work in the states, let me know please. All I was able to locate has got an age limit of 40 to 45 but my son did hear about a guy in his 50's. Just cant get hold of him for more info, also from Brits and working 8 months a year in the States.

I'll keep my ear to the ground for you  :thumleft:
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3684 on: March 26, 2019, 11:37:38 am »
 :'( Preperation for this contract cost me my last bit of money.
I only hear back today and this is what they say after I had already signed contract.
Contract is however only valid from the date you step onto the plane.
Some dreams shattered.
Dont count you pokken chicken tom....pok :'( Hope remained, but i have reached an ultimate low.
So hard to keep on trying, it's like one run out of steam.
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3685 on: March 26, 2019, 12:14:32 pm »
Hi Tom, are you a qualified paramedic? I have a friend in PE who works for ECMR and can ask her to keep her eyes open for anything if you are.
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3686 on: March 26, 2019, 01:11:06 pm »
Hel, that is not a nice one!
Keep your head up, something will come along!
I am also looking as I am also out of work from 5 April.
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3687 on: March 26, 2019, 04:40:03 pm »
Hi Tom, are you a qualified paramedic? I have a friend in PE who works for ECMR and can ask her to keep her eyes open for anything if you are.

ILS registered with HPCSA yes. What did give me the advantage when I was younger is the several bolt on courses I have done which is or was recognized by remote site contractors but not accredited by the SA health professions council. Unfortunately i am not ALS. My strength lies in extra knowledge obtained while working for UN like for example tropical diseases and a number of other things that normal medics dont deal with.
SANAP allows us as per special agreement to practice out of protocol albeit not reckless if that makes sense.
Now they want young folks and that's also ok. I just accept live as it is and take it day by day.
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3688 on: March 27, 2019, 09:05:18 am »
I did volunteer (still is) at HEMS currently.

We've been extremely busy.

One accident, mom and baby  :'( but they are fine, baby was strapped in and mother braced over her. Mom was admitted with chest injuries and baby went home with dad. Dad was not involved.

Jogger with a knee dislocation....phew that was eina for the poor patientient but luckily we had an ALS on scene and after the morphine she was okish.

Inter hospital transfers and some old age home calls (epileptic) and more house calls.
Been a hectic 48 hours.

I was standing in for a medic on leave. Working this weekend from Friday to Monday and then I'll focus on jobhunting again. They may call me if there  are more shifts in due future.

At the end of the shift the ambulance need to be cleaned and paperwork in order. Patient report forms. Just came home at 9 am and was relieved at 7H30 already. I need to get better on the computer with PRF'S  :lol8:
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3689 on: March 27, 2019, 09:56:45 pm »
One of my friends just sent me this link, and I did apply and is as always hopeful.

However; just have a look at the intro 'Looking for 'young' .........and that seems to be the problem.
If only they knew me, they would have given me the change no doubt I'm sure because I qualify 100% and have a lot of extra registered qualifications that will add benefit to the field of work.

They are selling an image these days, not a service and I see this currently while working on the road as a volunteer.

Herewith:

EMS Vacancies South Africa
11 hrs
Company: Africa SAFE-T
Position: ECT or AEA
Location: Multiple Remote Locations in SOUTH AFRICA
Closing Date: 5 April 2019

Africa SAFE-T is seeking young, dynamic and passionate emergency care professionals for its remote risk and emergency medical services company.
Africa SAFE-T provides remote medical response and support to our membership clients under the supervision of our on-duty medical practitioners. Africa SAFE-T also coordinates emergency preparedness programmes for our clients and provide wilderness orientated first aid training and risk assessments.
The ECT/AEA will be expected to:
1. Take part in distant learning for the purposes of professional development;
2. Participate in the education of laypersons in Wilderness First Aid;
3. Medical Treatment of patients: Emergency and Primary Healthcare;
4. Audit our clients first aid kits and ensure they remain stocked at all times.
Competencies:
1. Excellent command of the English language, both verbal and written;
2. High level of Interpersonal skills;
3. Self-motivation;
4. Excellent attention to detail.
Position Requirements:
1. ECT/AEA with a minimum of 2 years experiences;
2. Current Registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa;
3. Drivers License with Professional Drivers Permit.
Position Benefits:
1. Market-Related Salary;
2. Six weeks on duty; Two weeks off duty rotations;
3. 15 days of Annual Leave annually;
3. Medical Aid Contribution;
4. Company transport from Johannesburg to the working area.
Please send your CV, and a copy of both your HPCSA card and your drivers license to recruitment@africasafe-t.com
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3690 on: March 28, 2019, 10:57:09 am »
Tom, send me your CV, I'll pass it on to my friend, you never know what can come from it - duane@comsol.co.za
 
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3691 on: March 28, 2019, 11:00:34 am »
One of my friends just sent me this link, and I did apply and is as always hopeful.

However; just have a look at the intro 'Looking for 'young' .........and that seems to be the problem.
If only they knew me, they would have given me the change no doubt I'm sure because I qualify 100% and have a lot of extra registered qualifications that will add benefit to the field of work.

They are selling an image these days, not a service and I see this currently while working on the road as a volunteer.

Herewith:

EMS Vacancies South Africa
11 hrs
Company: Africa SAFE-T
Position: ECT or AEA
Location: Multiple Remote Locations in SOUTH AFRICA
Closing Date: 5 April 2019

Africa SAFE-T is seeking young, dynamic and passionate emergency care professionals for its remote risk and emergency medical services company.
Africa SAFE-T provides remote medical response and support to our membership clients under the supervision of our on-duty medical practitioners. Africa SAFE-T also coordinates emergency preparedness programmes for our clients and provide wilderness orientated first aid training and risk assessments.
The ECT/AEA will be expected to:
1. Take part in distant learning for the purposes of professional development;
2. Participate in the education of laypersons in Wilderness First Aid;
3. Medical Treatment of patients: Emergency and Primary Healthcare;
4. Audit our clients first aid kits and ensure they remain stocked at all times.
Competencies:
1. Excellent command of the English language, both verbal and written;
2. High level of Interpersonal skills;
3. Self-motivation;
4. Excellent attention to detail.
Position Requirements:
1. ECT/AEA with a minimum of 2 years experiences;
2. Current Registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa;
3. Drivers License with Professional Drivers Permit.
Position Benefits:
1. Market-Related Salary;
2. Six weeks on duty; Two weeks off duty rotations;
3. 15 days of Annual Leave annually;
3. Medical Aid Contribution;
4. Company transport from Johannesburg to the working area.
Please send your CV, and a copy of both your HPCSA card and your drivers license to recruitment@africasafe-t.com

I hope you have applied....why worry about the YOUNG part.. you need to get your bait in the water to be able to catch a fish.

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3692 on: March 28, 2019, 03:32:46 pm »
I read "seeking young, dynamic and passionate" and I see "young and desperate enough to work for peanuts".

Tom, a friend of mine's son is doing his specialisation studies (as a doctor). He saw a gap to help earn a bit of cash. Long story short he got a group of young doctors together and they service outlying luxury campsites and lodges on a rotational visit at regular intervals basis. Looking after staff, not guests. Not a lot of money, but more than they had before, and they get to stay in top dollar lodges for "free".

Perhaps there are industrial / manufacturing companies around Brits and Rosslyn that may need some SHEQ type work on a non-permanent basis?

Just an idea.
 
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3693 on: March 28, 2019, 06:55:42 pm »
Tom, send me your CV, I'll pass it on to my friend, you never know what can come from it - duane@comsol.co.za

Thanks @Blikkies1, I have just sent it to you. I have basically fw my application for the above position to you since I think the short intro should be relevant.

 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3694 on: March 28, 2019, 06:57:57 pm »
I read "seeking young, dynamic and passionate" and I see "young and desperate enough to work for peanuts".

Tom, a friend of mine's son is doing his specialisation studies (as a doctor). He saw a gap to help earn a bit of cash. Long story short he got a group of young doctors together and they service outlying luxury campsites and lodges on a rotational visit at regular intervals basis. Looking after staff, not guests. Not a lot of money, but more than they had before, and they get to stay in top dollar lodges for "free".

Perhaps there are industrial / manufacturing companies around Brits and Rosslyn that may need some SHEQ type work on a non-permanent basis?

Just an idea.

I appreciate all suggestions and will look into this. Like Woody1 says; 'I need to get my lines in the water!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3695 on: March 30, 2019, 08:15:52 am »
Volunteering the whole weekend at Hems (paid shifts) and during the day on a 'smelters mine' at Mooinooi near Rustenburg (half way between Brits and Rustenburg)
Here CO is a huge risk and we may have to extricate people if needed so ex fireman and still knowing my BAA Drager from top to bottom helps.
Dit an attempted suicide at 01am also last night at a pub in Brits  :patch:
Luckily he'll be fine with the right support.
So many people just throwing in the towel.
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3696 on: March 30, 2019, 08:20:15 am »
Confined space entry by using BA and search and rescue was always a huge favourite when I was a fireman.
I was also in charge of servicing and re filing Breathing apparatus

 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3697 on: March 30, 2019, 07:20:24 pm »
Looking good Tom. Holding thumbs for all the lines in the water, but glad HEMS can use you well in the meantime and keep you on your toes.
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3698 on: April 03, 2019, 12:22:06 pm »
I have spent 128 Hrs on the road for HEMS the last 2 weeks of April doing various calls from motor vehicle accidents (2 x serious) and then MI's and strokes and other medical calls.
I love the way these guys works, and the only thing that gets to me is the long hours.
I came on duty Friday morning at7 and left Monday morning at 7H50.
Slept a bit here and there between calls.
I dont complain, it was paid shifts and come end of this month (April) and I may earn enough to cover my deductions and maybe even my levy and prepaid electricity.

My last call Monday Morning ending with a Mi (patient did not make it) and first call today with a tannie that passed of mumbs (pampoentjies) She was 72...Rip tannie
Pok so sad but so nice being there for strangers who you sort of sommer instantly connect with and be strong for them.

I am doing 24hrs now, and tomorrow afternoon I will get an early bday party from some friends in pta.

 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3699 on: April 03, 2019, 03:43:24 pm »
First patient extrication.
Sad for the patient but I enjoyed the call.
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