Jerry
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  • Big decision made today. Decided to quit my job at the end of the month and take a break from long distance driving. 15 years is a long time to work for 1 company.
    Going to try and use the break to get my enthusiasm back for avgeekery in general!
    Jerry
    Jerry
    I'll probably look to continue driving but not the long distance stuff. After a break i'll look for a local job that means i'm home every day and gives me a better work life balance.
    TheLocalYokel
    TheLocalYokel
    There seems to be a shortage of lorry drivers across the UK. Is that partly due to Brexit with Eastern Europeans no longer driving in the numbers they once did? First Group in Bristol once set up a recruiting base in Poland for bus drivers. There are still a lot of Polish bus drivers in and around the city.
    Jerry
    Jerry
    That is part of it and the pandemic has stopped tests but also the job is less appealing than it once was especially with the long hours and the 4 to 5 nights away a week. It partly used to be a way of life for many but it is becoming less so. I also think that expansion by companies like Amazon and Aldi has also impacted the shortage.
    Rebooked my BHX to BFS flight for March! Hopefully 3rd time lucky i'll get to fly from Birmingham!
    Ashley.S.
    Ashley.S.
    I've been hearing a lot of trips, mostly cruises, have all been cancelled or postponed, with the earliest dates being April 2021 :oops:
    Aviador
    Aviador
    Fingers crossed you'll get away this time.
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    Jerry
    Jerry
    Tenerife got cancelled as well!
    Wasn't expecting to be travelling to Leeds today! First non work travel since lockdown on the train.
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    Aviador
    Aviador
    Are you still in Leeds?
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    Jerry
    Jerry
    No it was a flying visit. Went to pick up a car off my sister. Drove back Friday morning. Unfortunately back in work today!
    An unexpected trip to CWL tonight to pick up my sister arriving from Dublin! And her flight is late and probably won't land until 23.45! She was supposed to be going to Leeds!
    Cars suck! Guess i'm going to have to wait till Xmas to go to the US!
    Brum X
    Brum X
    Sorry to hear that Jerry. Hopefully you can get it sorted
    Jerry
    Jerry
    Thanks. Yeah it's all sorted just used up money that i would've needed for my trip in December. Not too worry i'm still going in December and it does mean i get to go to Anglesey at the end of the month though i would've prefered Portland!
    Stuck in traffic by Heathrow isn't too bad! Plenty of planes to watch!
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    TheLocalYokel
    TheLocalYokel
    Have you got your phone/video with you?
    Jerry
    Jerry
    Yeah i did but it was stop and start traffic. I posted in one of the stops. I think next time i pass that way i'll mount my camera up and see what i can get! Still amazing to have a 777 fly right over my head!
    Looking forward to the 1st May! Can't wait to see Qatar Airways flying into Cardiff and Wales!
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