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Left their employment due to family health issues. Passionate about trees and the environment, this was my ideal job. This was a job where you felt you could make a difference to people’s lives and the general environment.


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Repetitive, mundane tasks, no opportunity for advancement.

Too many meetings about when the next meeting is going to be. Micro managers setting bad examples to their staff re Health & Safety e.g.. Do as I say, not as I do. No support from badly trained managers; just get on with mundane job and don't complain or they make life difficult for you. Don't have your own ideas on how to do things as you won't be listened to. Don't complain as you'll be threatened with disciplinary action. No recognition for a job well done.


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  • Ability to learn new things
  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Supportive environment
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  • General feeling of work happiness
  • Fair pay for job


Most weeks start with work plans for the week ahead and different jobs that need to be tended to. Work is then organised for the week into priority’s etc. learning skills is a common sight within the commission ware you will either be putting your skills to test or attending a course to learn new ones. Management is somewhat different than usual various departments are managed differently depending on job role but is all over seen by a DM. There is a variety of co-workers from all backgrounds which makes for some varied topics of conversation to say the least. Hardest part of the job would be the dealing with contractors and issues arising with them as everything is red tapped and the proses are extended and hard to sort. Most enjoyable part of my job is being outside most days and with a chainsaw in my hand.




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good if you are single

Long hours for good pay but you can work up to 120hours a week then move to a new site b&b is your home
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Based on 44 reviews

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4.2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.3 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
4.0 out of 5 stars for Culture

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