Skilled operator advert, £20,000 a year?

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Saw this job advert on Exmoor Farmers Network, want the applicant to drive a hundred thousand pound machine have extensive experience but only paying £20,000 and you can work Monday to Sunday too! No wonder agriculture has an issue attracting talent, this job would easily be £32-35,000 in an associated field like construction and you wouldn't have to work weekends.
 

Shutesy

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Saw this job advert on Exmoor Farmers Network, want the applicant to drive a hundred thousand pound machine have extensive experience but only paying £20,000 and you can work Monday to Sunday too! No wonder agriculture has an issue attracting talent, this job would easily be £32-35,000 in an associated field like construction and you wouldn't have to work weekends.
Typo? Maybe supposed to be £30k?

Edit: having re-read it there are a number of spelling mistakes and grammatical errors so I wouldn't be surprised if it was a typo!
 

An Gof

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Saw this job advert on Exmoor Farmers Network, want the applicant to drive a hundred thousand pound machine have extensive experience but only paying £20,000 and you can work Monday to Sunday too! No wonder agriculture has an issue attracting talent, this job would easily be £32-35,000 in an associated field like construction and you wouldn't have to work weekends.

Good luck with that, recent adverts in Cornwall for specialist spray operators at more than twice that level.

 
Lol. I can't find a job to pay me minimum wage simply as I need to be back for the children by 4pm. To date, zero local companies willing to be flexible on hours for a skilled, experienced graduate. Sigh.


I get pished off that I can't find all day shifts (7am until 9pm) on minimum wage because someone has snaffled either the early or the late. It's a serious PITA when trying to organise work in a hospital.
 
Neighbour of mine is employing folks working on the M25. They get a van for travel and all they need to do is turn up with a lunchbox under their arm, He was paying them £25 per hour and yet they still wouldn’t work for it.


What are they doing? That is London mind, where everything costs a bomb.

If someone knows of a job where I can turn up and do 12-16 hours a day until the end of September, point me at it.
 

Top cereal and oilseed growers honoured at the Yield Enhancement Network Awards 2021

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Despite an average growing year for most crops, many growers managed to go above and beyond their predicted max yields, with Lincolnshire grower Tim Lamyman taking the top spots for his wheat yields and his world record breaking winter barley yield.

The highest cereal and oilseed yields achieved at harvest 2021 were announced at this year’s Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Awards on Wednesday 24th November at the Croptec Show. With award presentations by Tom Bradshaw, Vice President of NFU, 24 farms took home the evening’s top awards for highest yield and highest potential yield achieved for wheat, winter and spring barley, oats, and oilseed. The 2021 winners came from all corners of the UK, as well as from as far afield as Finland and New Zealand.

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