So, I decided to post this as it may be of interest to some of you who are looking for work. I'm juggling couple of jobs here in the north of Ireland and in fact have had to turn down a job offer as I just can't fit any more hours in. I have one semi professional job, and one in retail. I'm having a ball up here as well and grateful to be progressing in a job and earning extra money with the other one.
There are loads of jobs to be had up here and they are all over northern Ireland. See www.jobcentreonline.com for example. Yet I am meeting more Eastern Europeans and other nationalities working here than I am those from the south of Ireland.
Another reason I'm even happier now to be here earning and saving is due to an encounter I had with a customer when working at the checkout in my retail job when they asked me 'are things that bad in the south that you had to come up here for work'? They were wearing the poppies, the only people still to be wearing them and I meet a lot of people through this job.
Generally though people are really great here, you will always recognize who's on the Irish or the UK side of things and people are mostly respectful of others from what I've seen.
We need more of you up here!